Netflix is riding high on Wall Street and on Main Street, with its share price surging of late as its popularity with consumers continues to skyrocket, especially online where its complimentary streaming movie service is outpacing competitors. Now, Roku, which makes an Internet-enabled media player, is pushing its relationship with the service to a new level.
Roku today unveiled a video teasing its upgraded Netflix interface. The new channel gives users the ability to browse and do a full-text search of Netflix's entire streaming movie and TV episode catalog (which may be a first for non-browser devices), as well as create a list of content to watch later. The free update will come out in June for all Roku STBs
Roku, which offers three flavors of its box, ranging from the $80 Roku SD to the $130 Roku HDXR wireless box, also offers users a variety of channels loaded with content including sports, original programming, video and more.
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