Stream Local Media Files w/Roku

What apps are the best? Where can they be found?
Which ones are FREE?

 

Check out our ROKU LOCAL MEDIA FILE DATABASE

Can movies be streamed from a computer to a Roku?  Roku itself can only play a very limited number of file formats.  There are a number of third-party channels that allow streaming of videos from a computer to your Roku box.  Roksbox and Chaneru are among the most popular ones.

Roku has launched a channel app called Roku USB Media Player that enables you to play/view media (video, music, photos) from a USB drive on your TV via your Roku player. Of course, to use the app, you must have a Roku player model that has a USB port.

Sample of Apps available to stream local files: