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Roku Now Lets You Stream Video From Android Devices

by Fox Van Allen on September 10, 2013

Roku Android appThe big news of the day is, of course, the announcement of the new iPhone 5S and 5C. But Android fans have something to be excited about today, too: The latest update to the Roku app allows you to stream video from your Android phone or tablet directly to a Roku streaming-video box.

The new feature allows you to view video you’ve shot yourself on your home television. Think of it as a basic substitute for Google Chromecast or Apple AirPlay. Of course, you’ll need to connect a Roku box (like the $99 Roku 3 or Roku Streaming Stick) to your television to complete the setup.

According to Roku, the new feature is only available for the Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy S4, HTC One, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 tablet (2012 edition). You’ll also need to be running Android 4.0 or later. There’s no word yet on future support for other Android devices. You’ll likely have to wait for a later update.

You can find the free, updated Roku app in the Google Play store. A similar app is available for iPhone; you’ll find that for free via iTunes.


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