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YOUTUBE IS NOW on ROKU3 – LEGALLY!

 More Info:

  • Add from ChannelStore or, manually https://owner.roku.com/Add/youtube
  • http://www.roku.com/channels/#!details/837/youtube
  • http://blog.roku.com/blog/2013/12/17/introducing-youtube-on-roku-3/

 

We don’t believe that today a Roku channel can stream from YouTube without violating YouTube’s terms of service. source:  Roku.com

Is the Roku3 capable of streaming YouTube?  Yes.  There have been a number of channels; however, they have been removed from Roku  (ie. RateRix, myVideobuzz, 1080p).  YouTube’s ToS prevents any Roku 3rd party developers from publishing a channel without authorization.

Your API Client will not… access any portion of any YouTube audiovisual content by any means other than use of a YouTube player or other video player expressly authorized by YouTube

Any discussion on an OFFICIAL YouTube channel?
(Spoiler alert:  nothing officially announced, but there was a recent youtube survey?!?)

 

Our YouTube on Roku Recommendation:  Use an alternate streaming device.  Many streaming media devices on the market today have an authorized YouTube channel/app – Chromecast, AppleTV, XBOX360, WDTV Live, mobile devices and even on some ancient blu-ray players.

OUR POLICY on Roku/YouTube:  At StreamFREE.tv, we are not interested in the illegal “how-tos” of channel development.  FREE does not mean ripping LIVE sporting streams, Pay-Per-View events, or other copyrighted content without authorization. We respect all 3rd party Terms of Services.