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4/27/2014 - YouTube is now available on all Rokus released after July 2011 (News)


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YouTube is now available on all Rokus released after July 2011
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
09:03:54 GMT


I just noticed today on my Roku XS that the YouTube channel is now available for free from the Roku Channel Store.

Here's an official Roku blog post about it, from April 22, 2014:

YouTube update: Channel now available to all current-generation devices


"*Current generation players are those introduced after July 2011 and include the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3, the Roku Streaming Stick (both HDMI and Roku Ready versions) and the Roku HD model #2500."

The YouTube channel works pretty well for me so far - except the edges of the screen are cut off since I have an old, non-widescreen TV. Haven't found a setting to fix that.

Also, too bad the Roku remote controller script can't control it as well as I hoped. For example, it's not possible to easily type in searches or to use the "find" command.

It's apparently possible to use the Roku YouTube channel with a mobile device or a YouTube account, but fortunately, that's not required.

And even my own stupid videos have better graphical quality than I thought they might. :-)

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