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New Roku Channels - August 16, 2011

August 17, 2011 - 21:18 -- RokuGuide

New Roku Channels - August 16, 2011Seven new games were added to the Roku Channel Store as Roku and Accedo announced their availability. The games are currently available only on the Roku 2, although they may be supported on the Roku 1 after an upcoming firmware update. All of the games, which can be purchased for $0.99 each, can be played with either the standard Roku remote or with the new game controller that is shipped with the Roku 2 XS.

The new games are part of Accedo's Funspot line of games, which are available on other TV streaming devices such as Yahoo! Connected TV. More games are planned for release in the future, and the Roku/Accedo press release quotes Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood as saying, "With our recent launch of Roku 2 and support for casual games, we plan to grow our games library significantly. We’re taking a step towards that goal with the addition of fun and easy-to-play Accedo games, which we believe are going to be a big hit with Roku 2 customers.”

Click on the links below for descriptions of each game.