Earlier this week, the Netflix Player set-top box launched. The Roku hardware costs $100, and the minimum subscription plan that lets you stream content is $9 a month. This would have been awesome, except for three serious deficiencies:
- Limited selection – currently, only older movies and TV shows are available for streaming–less than 10% of Netflix’s total catalog
- No HD output – highest resolution is 480p.
- As D says: “Streaming sucks.”
Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s definitely a step in the right direction, and I’m glad to see Apple TV getting some competition, even if it’s an orange. At least it’s not a lemon. What’s that about bad puns? I can’t hear you, I’ve got a banana in my ear!