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Will Roku be able to add to queue from interface like Xbox?

Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:58 am

Xbox360s newest update is allowing you to browse selections and add them to queue on screen, rather than from the computer then just view queue on screen like roku does. Is rokue going to update so this is possible on their device? If not I dont see a reason keeping my roku.
 
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:11 am

If the only reason you have the Roku for is Netflix, then I concur-- why keep it for just one channel if you have a device that does the same thing?
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
 
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:26 am

Keep the Roku for use on a second TV. Also, having a Roku and an X-Box means that the kids can play games on the X-Box while the adults watch movies on Roku - or vice versa. If you live alone, this wouldn't matter, but a lot of people live in households where more than one person wants things at the same time!

Besides, there's more to the Roku than just Netflix.
 
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:31 am

Roku does plan to integrate the same browse and add function to the Netflix experience on the Roku player. We do not have an ETA on exactly when this will happen yet.
 
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:25 pm

That's AWESOME.

And it's AWESOME.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
 
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Yes!

Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:32 am

From the current newsletter:

"In addition, Netflix is in the process of developing new features that will enable you to browse movies directly on any Netflix-ready device—including your Roku player. Stay tuned for more information."

Lots of people should be pleased by this as it has been an oft requested feature.
 
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:02 am

It would be great if we could load movies from Instantwatcher.com on the Roku player,instead of using the Internet to make selections.
http://instantwatcher.com/
 
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:44 am

Robmac123 wrote:
It would be great if we could load movies from Instantwatcher.com on the Roku player,instead of using the Internet to make selections.
http://instantwatcher.com/

That would be great, but you need to understand that the box only has a small amount of memory, just enough for the software and 64mb of buffer space. It's just a decoder, not a PC.
 
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:10 am

Will the Ford Focus be able to circle the Nurburgring as fast as my 911 Turbo?

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Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:02 pm

hey good to know, i totally glossed over that email....
 
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:29 pm

I remember when 64 megs of memory was huge for a computer. The Roku box really is a computer, it's just one that is used for a special purpose than as a general purpose computer.

It will be a good addition to allow us to add titles from the Roku, that sort of functionality should be well within the power the box has.

I would like to see a stripped down web browser on the Roku, but I don't know if it would be worth Roku's time.
 
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:40 pm

Please also consider that MS has ~ 30 billion in CASH. If they want somthing they have the power to make it happen....yesterday. In this case appeasing to the publics wishes of browsing and adding to Netflix que via XBOX.
Be patient with the ROKU...they will make it happen but they do not have 120,000 employees ready to do it....nor 30 billion in cash at their disposal.

Cheers!!!

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Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:09 pm

I really wish Netflix would allow me to organize my Queue. I'd love to be able to, for example, have a movies queue and a tv queue.
 
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Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:47 pm

Anyone that has Vista or 7 play with Netflix in Media Center? It's pretty awesome. It seems to be a blend of the 360 Netflix interface & Amazon on the Roku DVP.

I wanna see that style on the Roku DVP. What do you think?

Try it out. It's nice.

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