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YouTube on Roku?

Can you watch YouTube on Roku?

This is a question I get a lot of on Roku Review.

You used to be able to watch a private YouTube channel on Roku up until about Fall 2010.

But Google, which owns YouTube, later asked for Roku to take that channel down.

There are some ways to hack around this I'm sure, but I haven't spent much time doing so because there are just so many other options out there in terms of streaming video. And the quality of YouTube's videos almost always leaves something to be desired.

I'm pretty happy with Roku's Netflix and Hulu options, so what more do you need?

 

What is Roku?

Roku is a streaming media player, one of the first of its kind to broadcast content from channels such as Netflix and Hulu directly to your TV via the Internet. The Roku 2 was released in Summer 2011, and is available in three models that retail for under $100 -- the HD ($59.99), XD ($79.99) and Roku 2 XS ($99.99). Roku Review takes an objective look at the Roku, sharing reviews, tips and tricks, news and deals in hopes of getting the most out of streaming media.
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