Quick Look: Roksbox for Dropbox allows you to stream photos, videos, and music from your Dropbox account. This app will also stream media from network attached storage (NAS) devices, computers, and other web server-enabled devices. If you have a USB-enable Roku player, you can also access files on the USB thumb drive.
You must first set up an account with Dropbox, which can be done by going to Dropbox. Once the account has been set up, you will need to create a "shared folder". This folder is where all media will be stored for streaming through this Rok app. If you would like to separate the different media, you can create subfolders for organizational purposes. Once you have your Dropox account set up, you should visit Setup Dropbox. This offers you the ability to do an express or standard setup, as well as giving you a list of advanced features that are available with this app.
Roksbox features setup wizards to walk you through the process in setting up Dropbox access and, if desired, web server access. You can set different root directories for videos, photos, and music, so you don't have to search through your entire Dropbox directory structure to find the media type you're looking for. Other options include changing the theme, selecting how media listings are displayed, and the ability to specify XML files for detailed media file information.
A great feature, not found on other Roku streaming media apps, is the ability to create profiles that define access to media on a particular device, or that restrict the types of media available to certain users (think "parental controls" here).
-- Information is current as of October 9, 2014
Developer's Channel Description: Stream videos, music, and photos or graphic images directly from Dropbox, and from devices such as a NAS, PC, or nearly any other web server enabled device. Also stream from USB devices connected directly to your Roku player.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Personal Media
DEVELOPER: Wildd Technologies
FEES: One time purchase of $4.99