Archive for March, 2011


Jeff Gerstmann – “LIVE from my iPhone 4!”

Trouble with Dominic

Big, huge thanks to everybody at Whiskey Media!


Super proud.


I’ve developed the bad habit of not announcing my new Roku channels on this blog.

Introducing 1080p Showcase, my newest private channel for the Roku Streaming Player! This channel is not available in the Channel Store, but you can add it to your Roku for free here.

The sole purpose of this channel is to provide streams of 1080p videos, and ONLY 1080p videos. You won’t find any 480p or 720p streams here. “Where can I find 1080p content on my Roku?” is a commonly asked question, and this channel is designed to be the definitive answer.

This initial release features 1080p videos from YouTube. It turns out that not many websites are streaming in 1080p yet, but as more places begin to offer it, they will be promptly added to this channel.

I’m particularly fond of the channel’s visual design. Some of my influences for it are as follows:

If you want to test your new Roku’s 1080p capability, then 1080p Showcase is the best and easiest way to do it. Try it today!

Mad Props

Haven’t updated the blog in awhile, but not for lack of news. Just a strange combination of laziness and busyness.

CNET recently posted a video for How to Watch CNET TV on your Roku box, and look at what other channel they had installed!

Speaking of which, Jeff Gerstmann (of Giant Bomb fame) recently addressed the Whiskey Media Roku channel on his VYou page. Pretty cool!

As a matter of fact, Whiskey Media as a whole has been doing an absolutely amazing job of getting the word out. First of all, there’s been a good amount of Roku talk on their official Twitter account, as well as on specific staffers’ accounts.

Their recently redesigned corporate website now features a video message from CEO Shelby Bonnie, and at one point he mentions the Roku channel. An official shout-out from the CEO!

The new website also contains the statistic #1 most followed independent Roku channel!

The webpage for the recently announced Giant Bomb World Tour mentions the Roku channel as a paid member benefit.

This is all ramping up to the big, huge update to the Whiskey Media Roku channel that’s coming soon. Hopefully real soon. Stay tuned!

After months of public availability in the Roku Channel Store, Roku has finally added the Whiskey Media channel to their official website, located under the “All” section of their “What’s On” page.

When I compare the forthcoming update to what’s currently available in the Roku Channel Store, I can’t believe how much it has progressed. I’m really happy with the way it’s turning out, and I hope that current users will be surprised and delighted by this update.

Surprised. And delighted.