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This article was published on November 14, 2013

Roku and AOL ink deal to bring first integrated news service to the streaming TV boxes

Roku and AOL ink deal to bring first integrated news service to the streaming TV boxes
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Roku, the company behind the little internet-connected streaming TV box, has signed a deal with AOL to bring the media organization’s content to TVs.

Announced today, the deal will see business, entertainment, and tech news powered by AOL on the Roku LT, Roku 1, and Roku 2 boxes. All current-generation Roku devices – the Roku LT (models 2400 and 2450), Roku HD (model 2500), Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS and Roku 3 players as well as the Roku Streaming Stick- will receive the AOL app update in the coming weeks.

As well as getting AOL’s own content, the app also delivers content from other syndicated partners such as the Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Reuters, BBCNews, HuffPost Live, Newsy, E!, CNET, Engadget, ET, StoryHunter and globalpost.

The AOL On app is already available on a number of big screens, such as some of Samsung and Sony’s connected models, and via services like TiVo and Boxee.