Well Kind of. In this interview with Roku’ s CEO Anthony Wood, he comments that TV’s with built in Hulu, Netflix, etc won’t be able to keep up with ever changing content and services, and will drive people to want a new TV every few years. He missed the opportunity to point out how using Roku and a non-smart TV would be a lot better investment as I have in my recent post on the same topic.
Wood goes on to explain that software updates alone will not be enough to add new features like Angry Birds, a recent addition to the Roku.
I wonder. Could it be really that Roku doesn’t want to ruffle the feathers of content providers? Do that and you might find high level resistance to licensing content.
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