announced that a blinkx app is now available on Roku
, the leading Internet TV platform. The app can be found in Roku's Channel Store and allows customers to seamlessly search, discover and watch high quality videos from blinkx's extensive index of professionally produced content.
Introduced in 2008, the award-winning Roku streaming players provide an easy, affordable and reliable way for customers to access a variety of entertainment choices instantly on their TV. In 2009, Roku added the Roku Channel Store, the first true app store and open development environment for long- and short-form streaming entertainment to the TV. With more than 225 entertainment channels-now including blinkx-Roku players deliver the best collection of streaming entertainment available for the TV.
The blinkx app for Roku gives customers the ability to search through blinkx's index of premium content and immediate access to four distinct and engaging video channels:
- Sports - an action-packed channel showcasing the latest highlights, interviews and game updates from the world of sports
- News - a breaking news channel featuring top stories from around the world, culled from the "Inform Me" channel on blinkx.com
- Popular - an editorialized roundup of the most popular videos from across the Web, including the latest shocking news from Hollywood and jaw-dropping human feats
- Fun - a riveting playlist of hilarious bloopers, amazing stunts, ridiculous pranks and cute animals, drawn from blinkx Beat
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find rich media on the Web. The company has made more than 720 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date. blinkx has also opened its TV API to provide partners in the fast-growing Connected TV ecosystem-from box makers and TV manufacturers, to app developers and game consoles-access to blinkx's video index.