Amazon Offers Movies and TV Shows Via Roku Digital Video Player

Jan 06, 2009, Inc. announced it will offer customers the ability to instantly purchase, rent, and watch digital movies and TV episodes from its popular video service, Amazon Video On Demand, via the Roku Digital Video Player. Beginning in early 2009, the Roku Player, which currently supports only the Netflix service, will offer access to Amazon Video On Demand’s more than 40,000 commercial-free movies and television shows, enabling Roku customers to watch new release movie titles instantly. Amazon Video On Demand and the Roku Player will enable customers to: Access and add to their virtual library of purchases via Amazon Video On Demand’s Your Video Library, and re-watch them anytime on the Roku Player or online with a PC, MAC or other compatible device; watch new release movies the same day that they are released on DVD; enjoy instant playback; setup their Roku Player using its built-in Wi-Fi connection; and connect their Roku Player to any television set using HDMI, Component Video, Composite Video, S-Video, Stereo Audio or Optical Audio connections.