This article was published on June 1, 2011

Roku brings Angry Birds series to your TV


Roku brings Angry Birds series to your TV
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Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].

Rovio’s cult pig-shooting game, Angry Birds, is everywhere — from smartphones to tablets to personal computers — and now Roku, the Internet TV platform that brings Netflix to your tube, has just announced that it will start introducing casual games, starting with the Angry Birds series, to your home television as well.

AllThingsD reports that Roku will start selling casual games, starting with all three versions of Rovio’s addictive titles — Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio — starting this summer.

Aside from offering the video games, it will also launch an Angry Birds video channel featuring Angry Birds animated shorts, and sell Angry Birds merchandise—all via the Roku Channel Store.

Roku’s CEO Anthony Wood says this is just the beginning as the company is planning a major expansion into casual gaming. According to the report, the company is already in talks with other casual game providers and aggregators, and will make additional announcements including details on controls, availability, and pricing within the next few weeks.

Stay tuned.