Jul 15, 2011

Roku to bring Angry Birds Games on TV

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Roku, a nice, low-priced, Internet-associated TV platform and Rovio, game maker company have partnered up to bring popular series of Angry Birds to the TV. The game service such as Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio video games and an Angry Birds video channel that features animated shorts based on the franchise, will be offered by Roku.

People will buy Angry Birds merchandise, one of the most platform-neutral games, through the Roku Channel Store. All these will be accessible on Roku player that will be launched in this summer, but the exact date is not known yet. TV channels show videos from Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video onto your TV screen with the help of set-top boxes that are sold by Roku. Roku will start selling games this summer through its Roku Channel Store similar to the Mac App Store and Amazon Appstore for Android.

A box that is influential enough to stream high-definition video from the internet is being worked by Angry Birds but watching, how the control system obtains worked out will be interesting. For the control system, remote-over-Wi-Fi apps are ordinary with TV boxes these days but the problem is, not all people have smartphone. If remote’s 4-way control pad is utilized to shimmy the bird into position then “OK” button is pressed to allow it fly and if ‘OK’ button is pressed again, then birds perform special tricks in the air.

At present, Angry Birds is accessible for users of Maemo, Android, Symbian, PC/Mac, Sony PS3/PSP, and Chrome Web Store. Versions for Nintendo Wii/DS/3DS, Windows Phone 7, and Xbox 360 are reportedly being worked by Rovio. Roku is conversing with other casual gaming companies and is expecting to make statements of additional offerings in the next few weeks.

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