March 04, 2009 On Demand Rental now available for Roku....

Dear Judith,

You don't have to fetch your car keys or grab your wallet to watch Hollywood's hottest new releases.

Your Roku digital video player now offers more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes available to rent or buy instantly from Amazon Video On Demand—many on the very same day they’re available on DVD. Prices start at 99 cents and no subscription fee is required.

Choose from newly released movies such as The Dark Knight, Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express, or catch up on the latest episodes of your favorite TV shows such as House and Battlestar Galactica.

The new software update to access Amazon Video On Demand will be automatically delivered to you, free of charge, within the next five days. From there, just link your Roku player to your Amazon account to buy or rent right from your TV. No PC required.

New releases are just a fraction of the more than 40,000 choices available instantly from Amazon Video On Demand. See for yourself! Select the "Amazon Video On Demand" button from your Roku player's Home screen and start exploring. Amazon Video On Demand is an addition to your Roku player. Your Netflix service remains unchanged. Check out the Amazon Video On Demand Special Deals section, where you'll find popular titles like Speed Racer and Journey to the Center of the Earth for as low as 99 cents! And for a limited time, the 2009 SI Swimsuit Show will be also be offered for free.

This is just the first of many exciting new additions coming to your Roku digital video player in 2009.

Keep watching and enjoy.

Tim Twerdahl
Vice President, Roku

More information here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I tried Netflix through my friend's Xbox and I didn't really like it. I own a VUDU Box and I like it better.

I don't see why anyone even buys physical discs anymore or rents them. Digital is definitely the way to go.