What don’t you like about your Roku? Lack of live programming? Lack of games? Primitive interface?
Relief may be on the way.
I just backed the Mohu Channels Kickstarter project. The Kickstarter project initially targeted $35,000 and is already over $100,000. The more money they raise, the more features they promise to add to the streamer. Here are the stretch goals…
- $70,000: lifetime subscription to the Mohu Guide
- $85,000: Side-Loading – Personal Movie Playback
- $100,000: OTA Time-shifting
- $115,000: 5.1 Audio PassThrough
- $125,000: Remote Control App for Android tablets and smartphones
The Kickstarter ends Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 1:02 PM EDT. As of today, 981 backers have pledged $103,569 to the project. For a pledge of $89, backers get a Mohu Channels streamer, the motion remote, and an HDMI cable. Mohu Channels is a set top streamer that integrates internet streaming and broadcast television via a traditional grid guide. Unlike the Roku with its proprietary Brightscript apps, Mohu’s streamer creates channels from broadcast stations, google play apps, and even web pages. The remote features a full keyboard and an ‘air mouse’ that moves the pointer on the screen — kind of a WII-mote with a keyboard. I’ll be reviewing the Mohu Channels on https://thebeersoncomcast.wordpress.com when mine arrives in June. CNet has taken one for a ride and you can read about Channels on the kickstarter page. If this sounds like fun to you, join the Kickstarter project and help us get 5.1 passthrough audio and an android remote app!
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