Want to see Roku fans go nuts? Then drop this piece of news on them: The streaming device is getting one of today’s most popular music services. That’s right, Roku’s getting all Spotified for the holidays.
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Premium subscribers will get the new Spotify channel and its huge catalogue (of millions of songs) streaming direct to the little hockey puck–style box. This is a big bonus for Roku users without a decent music entertainment system, as it will pipe tracks or whole albums directly to the television set without the addition of any other hardware or equipment required.
One of the biggest reasons that Roku has such an ardent fanbase is due to the ever-changing nature of having a streaming set-top box with easily downloadable apps, to expand functionality. And now the Spotify channel joins the parade of 600+ video, game and other channels that already exist on the platform.
Spotify is available now for Roku 2 and Roku Streaming Stick customers for now, but Roku HD and Roku LT owners in the U.S. and U.K. take heart — your day will be coming soon as well. Stay tuned.