FilmStruck, Turner’s new SVOD service for film aficionados, has added a key platform with the debut of an app for Roku players and Roku TVs.
FilmStruck, a service managed by Turner Classic Movies in partnership with the Criterion Collection, has also built support for the Google Chromecast, Apple TV (fourth generation), Amazon Fire TV, Web browsers, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as Android TV devices. FilmStruck notes on its web site that support for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is "coming soon."
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Meanwhile, user experience/interface specialist You.i TV announced that it now powers apps for Roku Scene Graph 7.6, supporting standard monetization and discovery features of the platform such as deep linking, in-app purchasing, analytics, and the Roku Advertising Framework (RAF). FilmStruck is first-to-market on this solution, using a small 86 kilobyte BrightScript footprint, said You.i TV, which uses a unified codebase for other platforms, including iOS, Android, tvOS, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox, PlayStation, and Tizen, among others.
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Last fall, You.i TV announced a $12 million "B" round led by Time Warner Investments.