RokuGuide Quick Look: At first glance, Viaway Media appears to offer a different way to access the same podcasts that are available in other Roku Channels such as iTunes Podcasts and Nowhere TV. I suspect that the difference is that Viaway allows registered users to put podcasts into a queue that is also accessible from other devices. However, I was never able to test the queue feature because my Viaway wouldn't link to my Roku.
To link your Roku, you must first register at viaway.com/Activate. Registration requires you to provide your full name, e-mail address, a security question and answer, and the registration code from the Roku. Then you have to click a link in a confirmation e-mail to prove that you provided a real e-mail address. (There is also an option to login using your Facebook account, but I never trust third party websites that allow you to do that - I don't want every video I watch to be posted on Facebook without my knowledge.) After all that, you're told to select your plan. In addition to the free Basic plan there are Plus and Live & On-Demand subscriptions at various prices. I got my confirmation e-mail, and stayed with the free basic account but my Roku never linked up.
That's as far as I got. For now, I'm sticking with other options for getting these podcasts on my Roku. But I'm marking this channel for a full RokuGuide Review in the future. Assuming I can get the channel to link.
Developer's Channel Description: Viaway brings the world of the internet video and audio podcasts to your Roku device personalized for your taste, mood and selection. Driven by you, customize your entertainment with Viaway Plus.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Internet TV
DEVELOPER: VIAWAY MEDIA