Now you can browse through TV with the Netflix app


DTVUSA Jr. Member
I was thinking the other day about the thread I made and my email news feed of today came up with this:

Roku upgrades Netflix app to let users browse through TV -

The great thing about the Roku set-top box is how easy it is to set up, and watch Netflix (and other Internet fare) on the TV.

The downside: you could only pick movies and TV shows that were already in your Netflix "cue." Not any more.

Roku updated the Netflix app to allow for movie and TV selection from the TV itself. You can browse and search Netflix titles from the TV and add fare to the Instant Queue for later viewing.

Roku, which sells set-top boxes for $79.99 to $129.99, is a little late to the party. Netflix apps for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 video game consoles already offered browsing (comedy, drama, classics, etc.) capability. They didn't let users search for specific titles, however, and Roku has both.

Besides Netflix, the Roku box also offers content from Amazon, Major League Baseball and Pandora Internet radio.

Roku won't say when the app will go live -- just sometime "this month," says Roku spokesperson Brian Jaquet. The company decided to let folks know about the app ahead of time, "because we wanted customers to know that this was coming, and that weren't sitting idle."

Below, a teaser video Roku released to YouTube Wednesday highlighting the upgraded Netflix app.

This goes along with the idea that some things look WAYYYY better on your computer than on TV.