This huge. First the deets for the geeks – then I’ll spill it out.
Here’s what this means:
- 1 – Video Podcast Support (for the television) on a box that costs less than one hundred bucks. Remember, there are a LOT of people paying $120 a year for a year of Xbox Gold Access, just to get Netflix on demand (on top of Netflix fees). This box does that – and everything else (with no monthly fees). The $100 pricepoint is HUGE.
- 2 – Video Podcast Support (for the television) on a box that doesn’t “only” do Video Podcasting. A $99 box that does Netflix on Demand, Amazon on Demand, and now YOUR PODCAST ON DEMAND is tremendous. Getting a one-trick-pony to be embraced was silly. This ain’t that anymore.
- 3 – There are 10 other channels coming to Roku by the end of the year. I truly doubt we’ll see Hulu like some are asking for (my bets include Blip, Mevio and Vimeo – but I have no knowledge) but the 10 other channels are going to make the product even more attractive.
- 4 – In plain English, this is the box you can put on your Mom’s television – and she’ll easily be able to watch/find your stuff. It’s what we needed.
And we got it.
ACTION ITEM NUMBER 1: Make sure your show is at MediaFly.
ACTION ITEM NUMBER 2: To get an idea of where MediaFly is going, download their free iPhone App.
ACTION ITEM NUMBER 3: Buy a Roku box today so you’re ready when things launch.