YouTube Channel is Now on Roku 3!
YouTube is available now on the Roku 3 player in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. The company might bring the new YouTube app to other Roku devices such as the Roku 1, 2 and LT, in 2014. But there’s no word from them that when it might expand to the other countries.
The company announced today that there’s finally a YouTube app available for the Roku 3. It’s quite a lackings of Roku that they didn’t make this early while competitors like the Apple TV and pretty much every game console on the market have long had access to YouTube. But finally Roku came across to solve this problem. They wrote, “Whether it’s finding a helpful tutorial, listening to the latest music, or watching your favorite videos for hours on end, YouTube has something for everyone and today we couldn’t be more pleased to announce the launch of this much-anticipated channel on our platform.”
They added that the “Send to TV” feature will let customers pair a smartphone or tablet to YouTube on the Roku 3. For this you have to just connect your device to the same Wifi as your Roku, and by one click send videos to Roku.
If you are a customer of Roku 3, you can start watching your YouTube subscribed channels and videos in HD today. You just have to install YouTube from the Roku Channel Store.