Roku 3 boxes finally get YouTube app

Owners of some Roku boxes in certain countries are finally able to access YouTube through the device. Roku said a YouTube channel is now available for its flagship Roku 3 streaming box. It plans to add support for its other boxes in 2014.

"The YouTube channel rounds out our industry-leading selection of streaming entertainment just in time for the holidays," Roku said on its blog. 

The app looks good and has a look and feel that's different than the bulk of the apps available in Roku's channel store. In that regard, the app is similar to Netflix's (Nasdaq: NFLX) latest update, which created some distinctions between browsing within that and the other streaming video apps Roku offers.

YouTube was a notable omission in Roku's lineup in the years since the device was introduced. The top ad-supported streaming site by far, YouTube's app is a mainstay on other streaming media players like the Apple TV (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) Chromecast.

For more:
- read the blog post

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