Roku Gets a YouTube Channel, Complete with HD Streaming and ‘Send to TV’ Feature
Roku is the latest set-top device to get a YouTube app. Starting today, Roku 3 owners in the US, UK, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland can now stream YouTube videos on the big screen with their device – in HD when applicable.
You can also shoot videos from your phone to your TV via Roku.
“Control YouTube on Roku from that sick new phone you just got, turning your TV into your personal JumboTron. Just connect your device to the same Wi-Fi as your Roku,” says YouTube’s Sarah Ali.
Roku began to let users stream video to their TVs from their mobile devices back in August.
“The YouTube channel rounds out our industry-leading selection of streaming entertainment just in time for the holidays and the annual year-end best-of video lists like YouTube’s own list of top trending videos released last week. Whether it’s finding a helpful tutorial, listening to the latest music, or watching your favorite videos for hours on end, YouTube has something for everyone and today we couldn’t be more pleased to announce the launch of this much-anticipated channel on our platform,” says Roku’s Ed Lee.
This isn’t the only new content app to hit Roku in recent memory – just last month Roku added the popular WatchESPN and WATCH Disney apps to their lineup.
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