NASA Launches Channel for Roku

There’s a new way for people to learn about NASA’s exciting missions and thought-provoking discoveries.     The agency now has a channel for Roku digital media streaming devices.screen shot of Roku Direct Publisher Channel

Users can install the app for free to access NASA content. This channel, a version of the NASA app, is similar to previous versions of the app developed for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV devices. Users have downloaded the NASA app more than 18 million times across all platforms.

“We want NASA to be available across a range of devices and news and entertainment sources,” said Bob Jacobs, acting associate administrator for communications at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington. “This broadens the places where users can stream NASA’s on-demand content and watch live launches and activities in space — right on their televisions.”

The NASA app for Roku offers several features, including:
• Live streaming of NASA Television
• Real-time views of Earth from the International Space Station
• Popular NASA vodcasts, such as This Week @NASA, NASA Edge, Space to Ground, JPL, NASA-X, NASA ScienceCast, Hubblecast, The Beautiful Universe: Chandra

As with previous versions of the NASA app, NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, developed the NASA Roku channel.