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This article was published on November 19, 2014

    You can now play Tetris on your Roku

    You can now play Tetris on your Roku
    Roberto Baldwin
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    Roberto Baldwin

    Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

    YES!

    Tetris is the heroin of video games. You can’t just play one game. You have to play at least five games. Okay, maybe ten.

    Starting today you can play the highly addictive game on the Roku 3 and Roku Streaming stick with HDMI. The game is free to download if you just want to play in Marathon mode. But if you more than one game playing option, it’ll cost you $4.99.

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    Apparently it’s the 30 year anniversary of the game. That’s 30 years of having that song stuck in your head and learning how to cram boxes together.

    Roku has long boasted about the number of apps (it calls them Channels) available for its platform including games. Like most app stores, a lot of those apps aren’t worth mentioning but with the Tetris news today, the Roku finally got a game that makes sense on a streaming device.

    Actually it makes sense on all devices because Tetris.

    ➤ New on Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version): Tetris [Roku]