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Good friend general -- like old times during this hour Jenna as it's still early morning for her she is out west of the streaming media west show.
Jenna and you have a special guest there -- so without further -- on -- you.
Bank sap entries yet that's right we're actually going to be talking and next to a company roku -- I I don't know if his name necessarily but it.
Person who founded this is the person who -- about the DVR which I think is Protestant -- -- it from anyway it.
It's Anthony Wood he's here with that he's CEO and founder of roku and he hasn't needed -- that really change the way.
That we aren't so watch TV now not just our DVR has been a different way and you're holding it in that basically the -- -- handling this.
Well this is a box when they called the roku digital video player and it's cost 79 dollars.
This very simple set up to -- -- your TV and your Wi-Fi network.
And lets you watch.
From over 50000 movies.
On the man -- solely on your TV.
What I need to act.
Well you know people have the ways they can watch television that you know even with lots of channels people often like there's nothing on -- watch on and so.
-- this it's just a huge library of TV shows and movies instantly available.
And you know -- TV on your schedule.
Now let me say this little box here if I if I wanted to take this let's -- stuff look at my TV and -- the living are confident and you know streaming movies -- and I then.
I'm like in and take it CU.
The better but then the TV there is at a stadium on TV out.
You can move around that this that this sewing and expensive most people this I want for -- bedroom once they're let me tell this.
A little bit about the price because under eight dollars as compared to some of the -- price we've seen that allows streaming media like the Xbox for example yeah it's considerably cheaper -- Heidi keep the price that.
Well there's no moving parts there's no hard drive.
And -- that's just what we focus only for the somehow going made these boxes super easy and simple inexpensive.
An episode of the reviews that I was reading about your companies that it's very easy to set up.
It's -- and bad things and you want access to Netflix.
Videos or Amazon.com.
Where you can do it very easily.
You weren't going to you did previously worked with net -- yeah I.
A project like this that then then he separated -- through that relationship had that happen.
Well -- has been around for awhile but also.
For about a year I was I was employee and Netflix and I worked on there.
They're -- products and actually a lot of -- -- -- this in the spots was developed since and that place and then.
-- -- -- -- -- -- And so it if you're looking for different chips adding Netflix Amazon.com what's next under the -- yeah -- so today so today you know we have people who watch Netflix -- -- watching that -- channels on the on the man they can watch Major League Baseball on the spots.
But pretty fairly soon we're gonna -- what we caught channels throats like the App Store for like an iPod but for TV and it will bring a whole array of news channels.
To the box and so our goal is real it's been open TV platform.
Where anything is on Internet and anything that's on television -- -- -- satellite you'll be able to stream over the Internet what's on the spot that we -- -- price for that box does that.
Nuns -- is -- gonna get less I mean this fox is going to be 79 dollars or less for a long time -- I mean as as -- there's more content of course if you want you know.
Content and generally have to -- the content -- So you people say though that in the next couple years at my television the next television I -- can have a device like this.
It it already is that any -- very little for precious that would put that directly -- that technology directly into the television.
And others you know lots of people already bogged their HDTV and they're not planning on change -- -- in the next you know five years and so.
-- customers that a -- -- -- -- -- -- rather this bias and I'm not box some some TVs on some newer TVs are sorry to include some of this technology but.
You know generally television companies focus on television and not the streaming technology and so you know we think you'll always get a better experience without -- -- something integrated into the television.
He set aside here kind of horizon as far as people buying TVs and is that how long you think that's going to be relevant.
Not mean -- I think the best the other issues we -- So.
Yes it would change it so it and when the winds are box they -- automatic -- updates several times a year.
If -- is if you think channel surfing is dead is -- -- your television just kind of -- let you know what's playing yeah is that better that is that changing with the fact that I really have more control through streaming media about what I wanna watch -- I'll watch it.
Well definitely was.
The DVR is and you know on demand television and cable operators people are getting warmer -- -- I didn't say sports and news to really being able to pick the shows they want when they want to watch them but.
But still lots of people still like to -- live shows but I think yes over time you know if you imagine fighters now watching live TV except for news and sports -- -- -- -- very -- To make -- the challenges and that they're going -- and looking for the sitcom that you like great.
Or -- -- -- the movie you're the special that you like is they're going to be -- partnerships that you see you're going to be very typical of letters between movie houses.
-- between cable networks for example what's the biggest challenge yet.
-- and that's a big issue when you if you say if you imagine a world where every television show movie ever produce is available on demand how do you find the ones you want -- Yes so then have commercials well -- on the commercials unless you pay for a commercial side I don't think.
You know I think that -- the traditional business models for television which is subscription pay no commercials or pay per view or commercial.
Commercial but the free I mean those are gonna continue that's not gonna change in any world what's gonna changes.
Is the way you is the fact of the shows will be on the men and trying to find them is a big challenge and that's always -- -- -- time on how -- -- make the navigation in the -- how to make it easy to -- -- Thank you so much out there right really interesting real quick here I just want to go back in time didn't DVR that he developed into his -- is important that the DVR.
With that you that allowed it to skip commercials.
Right look people like that it's much.
Well he allegedly wanted to let you guys love it -- they did right and that that was an issue.
Yes I was -- young right VCRs you can skip commercials DVR's -- to do that I'm you know wit if you look at products like this.
That power and -- the content owners decide this is this more like online song line.
Sometimes you can skip commercials sometimes sometimes you can't -- and that's really controlled by the the companies that the publish the content and that that'll be the same for this response.
I had been appreciated -- nine dollars that's the easiest setup guys in and relatively cheap again.
Andy was saying it makes it Christmas gifts and I talk a little things that -- -- a little bit I think at probably that they think that bar.
I think he's -- -- god for creating the DVR person.
Well loved to skip the commercials and they hate LA I am sorry if you guys will -- hear -- actually can't you.
Actually got mine.
Really it's that's -- -- streaming against.
See sometimes you can hear why do I meant it that -- love the DVR yeah this outage this is onward and upward.
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