RokuGuide Quick Look: Formerly named USB Media Player, Roku Media Player lets you watch photos and videos and play music through your Roku using a USB thumb drive (on Roku players with a USB port). You can also stream photos, videos, and music from a computer on the same network as your Roku player, if that computer is running a compatible media server, which includes Windows Media Player, Plex, Twonky, and Tversity. Roku does not offer a media server specifically for this app.
The following media formats are supported:
Video - MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264)
Music - AAC, MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), FLAC
Photo - JPEG, PNG, GIF
Setup is very easy if you already have a media server installed on your computer - or if you have a Roku with a USB port. The app quickly found my USB drive, my PlayOn server, and my Windows Media Player. From there, simply select the server and the file type and the app will scan for available directories and files from which you can browse and select media. If you have the PlayOn server installed on your computer, the app will give you access to all PlayOn media.
-- Information is current as of December 22, 2013
Developer's Channel Description: The Roku media player allows you to find, browse, and play content from media servers on your local network as well as USB (on those Roku players with a USB port). It supports such media servers as Twonky, Windows Media Player, Plex, and Tversity.
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