installed, but I have bought all my MP3s from them, (as Amazon does not have as many
problems using non-Amazon players that a certain other source does have.) It even
allowed me to play songs from a CD I bought from Amazon.
Well that got me thinking, (I know, always a bad sign . I also have a few books in my
Kindle Reader application on my non-Amazon tablet. It works good, though my tablet is
not one of the paperwhite ones, so it's hard to read at times, like it bright sunshine.
But, what about a Kindle Reader channel for the Roku?
It would not be hard, as the eBooks are already available on the network at
Amazon. Here is what I think would work;
- The remote server does most of the real work making pictures of the pages, based
on the Roku's set video resultion. Perhaps limiting the channel to 720p and 1080p so
that the words are clear enough.
- If the user changes fonts or font sizes, then the remote Amazon server re-creates
the eBook's page pictures and then downloads them to the Roku.
- On the Roku side, the channel / application would simply allow scrolling through the
- Certain Kindle features may have to be supported oddly. For example, annotations
or book marks may be stored on the individual Roku. So that if you have 2 Rokus, they
would not be shared. Or perhaps they can be stored at Amazon.
- Last, if the eBook is large, (or perhaps this should be for every book anyway), only
the current pages and near by pages are downloaded. Meaning if you are on page
100, then perhaps pages 90 through 120 would be on the Roku.
If Roku developers can't give me a good technical reason why such a channel
won't work, then I will likely suggest it to Amazon in their forums.