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Did anyone else who has a Roku get/see the email from them the last day or two, part of which announced the new Amazon Cloud Player 'channel'? I got it early yesterday and just now checked it out and registered -- the music I have up in the Amazon cloud is now available for streaming through my Roku and TV/speakers. I didn't actually try playing any yet so I don't know what happens on screen, like if it's the album cover or screensaver or what.

I just like that it's yet another option/choice to listen to my music. I don't really have much of a stereo set-up as I'm usually watching TV while at home, but sometimes it would be nice to have *my* music, rather than the satellite company's generic channels, on as background when I do want music. :)
 

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Now, if they'd only allow their purchased digital movie content be played on my Android tablet...
 

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That is interesting.  I must admit to being fascinated by Roku.  Not long ago, I think someone on this very Kindleboards posted about how he had gotten rid of cable and had gone with Roku and was comparing the experience.

Given how expensive cable is getting, I am wondering if that is becoming a real possibility somewhere down the road.
 

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balaspa said:
That is interesting. I must admit to being fascinated by Roku. Not long ago, I think someone on this very Kindleboards posted about how he had gotten rid of cable and had gone with Roku and was comparing the experience.

Given how expensive cable is getting, I am wondering if that is becoming a real possibility somewhere down the road.
Do you stream anything onto your TV? I've never had cable or satellite. If I did, I'd probably never get away from my TV screen. ;) I don't feel I've missed out on good TV though. I've rented or bought many of the better cable series / programs. I've had TiVo since May '04. Just started streaming from Netflix a few months ago. A lot of TV (not current or newer and not everything) is available. Plenty to keep me entertained. I got the lifetime service with any TiVo box I bought. With Netfllix I currently have unlimited streaming and unlimited DVD, one at a time. (In the past, I've had unlimited DVDs, three at a time.) Only thing I'm unhappy about is Amazon Prime video is not available via TiVo. So where does the problem lie -- with Amazon or TiVo ? Wish they could get it together.
 

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We have an internet TV and get our Amazon Prime movies and tv and have Netflix too. We had HuluPlus until recently. I dropped it because we never watched it, but even with the three of them, it's a lot cheaper than cable or satellite TV. If I could get all my Food Network shows and sports on Amazon Prime and Netflix, I would happily get rid of DirectTV.
 
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