Roku Partners with M-GO to Bring Instant Access to Movies and TV Shows
Hello fall and movies for adults! There was a time when the summer used to be my most anticipated movie-going season of the year. I used to sit up late, compiling stupid lists of my most anticipated movies of the summer. I used to run out and buy all the summer movie preview magazine issues. I even played box office games with friends. Eventually, when I started writing for film, I tried to ensure that my summer movie preview stories were the ones that received the most hits because, you know, it the biggest movie season of the year. But as Ive gotten older, things have gradually changed. I find myself more interested in seeking out the serious, dark, and prestige pictures instead of the fluffy explosion-fest crowd-pleasers. I find myself more excited for a three hour mood piece made by a Danish director starring the fourth lead in The Dark Knight instead of the latest J.J. Abrams blockbuster. Maybe its because Im getting older or maybe its just that my tastes are maturing. Perhaps its just that Ive grown weary of watching the same narrative play itself out over and over and over again.
‘Presto’: Foxtel launches movies on demand
“M-GO on Roku provides that ultimate streamlined experience through frictionless discovery and checkout.” The movie and TV show shortcuts powered by M-GO will be available in the U.S. on the new Roku LT, Roku 1 and Roku 2 players, and will automatically roll out as a free software update beginning in October to all current-generation Roku devices – the Roku LT (models 2400 and 2450), Roku HD (model 2500), Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS and Roku 3 players as well as the Roku Streaming Stick. There will also be a M-GO button on the new Roku LT (model 2700), Roku 1 and Roku 2 remotes, so consumers are just one button push away from the entertainment they crave. To celebrate the partnership, all customers who activate M-GO on Roku between October 1st and December 31st will get two free movie rentals of their choice. About Roku Inc. Roku is the creator of the most popular streaming software platform for delivering video, music and casual games to the TV. Roku launched the first device to stream Netflix to the TV in 2008, and since then has sold more than 5 million Roku streaming players in the U.S. Roku players are also available in Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. In addition, Roku works with OEMs who create Roku Ready(TM) devices which access the Roku streaming platform. Roku Ready devices can be purchased from major retailers in the U.S. Roku was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., U.S.
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