Roku Releases Netflix Players Source CodeHome Theater, Media July 3rd, 2008
Roku has open sourced its Netflix player for all of you clever hackers and developers to play with. This means that you should be able to build your own applications built for the box, or modify the software on the box to do whatever you want it to.
This would be good enough news but Roku will be releasing a software update later this year that will add the ability to watch content from other big name providers. The first thought that came to my mind was the ability to stream Hulu videos (which would mean I would buy the Roku player instantly without even thinking about it) but my guess is that we will see YouTube first.