Seagate have announced the addition of a new capability for connecting Seagate Central personal cloud storage or Seagate Wireless Plus to a Roku streaming player. The Seagate Media Channel on Roku allows visual browsing of content on the drive with cover art for movies, albums, song titles for music and thumbnails for photos.
“Streaming of entertainment content continues to grow – two-thirds of U.S. broadband households currently connect a CE device to their TV sets – meaning that consumers have a wide variety of viewing options beyond traditional broadcast and pay-TV,” says Barbara Kraus, Director of Research for Parks Associates. “Roku is the most-used streaming media player in the US. While Roku provides more than 1,500 channels, the new Seagate channel will enable consumers to also easily access owned content, including music, home videos, photos, and licensed movies from the same interface.”