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Roku's slimline Streaming Stick will be shipping this October for $99.99, with the company also announcing it has updated its iOS and Android apps with photo and music streaming capabilities.
Roku has announced an extended lineup of partners to ensure that more televisions and Blu-ray players are ready for the company's MHL-connected Streaming Stick.
Streaming device maker Roku is getting a fresh $45 million in funding from BSkyB, News Corp., and venture investors. As part of the deal, News Corp.'s Chief Digital Officer Jon Miller will be joining Roku's board.
Roku CEO Anthony Wood told GigaOM that the company missed its own sales estimates for 2011, selling 2.5 million devices instead of 3 million. Wood said he was "still very happy" with that, but rather than citing all the big-name competition Wood pointed a finger at Netflix as one of the reasons for slower sales.
Roku announced the Streaming Stick this morning, a flash drive-sized dongle that plugs directly into your TV and adds Roku's streaming services via the HDMI port.