Roku Avails Dropbox, Makes Easy to View Files

By CIOReview | Thursday, August 13, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Gone are the days when Dropbox was only there for saving and sharing files, because now, Roku has added Dropbox as it’s another channel, which enables to view photos and videos saved in the Dropbox account directly on the TV.

Roku is a small device that lets users to watch videos or listen music after streaming. Its streaming device gets data via a wired or Wi-Fi connection to an Internet router. It can be connected to any television set or other device. Dropbox’s enhancement with Roku app is simple to use, where users can browse through folders, view thumbnails and slideshows, and search for items by name, reports Sarah Perez for Tech Crunch.

As Dropbox has been added to Roku, users can now directly opens to whatever content they have stored in them on the TV. However, there are some limitations with this new addition too, like there is limit on what users can view on the Dropbox Roku app; files longer than fourteen to fifteen minutes can’t play there. Also, one can’t play pirated movie collection here. But, the new launch is useful for viewing photo slideshows at events, or giving a presentation.

Moreover, it also allows to check email attachments from Yahoo Mail if the app has been integrated with the mail, but won’t serve as a source to view office files, PDF or Word documents.