Ouya game console lacks Amazon, Netflix, Hulu support

Ouya, the $99 gaming console which was introduced this week and runs a version of the Android operating system, lacks support for major online video services from Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), YouTube, Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Hulu.

The Ouya gaming console

The box, which has drawn mixed reviews so far, includes support for some streaming media apps from Crunchyroll, Flixster, Twitch and the home networking app Plex. The Kickstarter-funded box's creators say there are more media apps on the way.

An early user says he ran an unsupported version of Netflix on the box which suffered from long loading times and poor video quality.

Ouya founder Julie Uhrman reportedly told attendees at the South by Southwest conference in March that the company was working to bring major streaming video services to the low-cost game console.

For more:
- check out this Ouya message board
- read more about Ouya here
TechHive had this review
Gizmag wrote up Uhrman's South by Southwest remarks here

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