Popcornflix Tops Two Million Users on Roku26 Jul, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Popcornflix, the ad-supported streaming movie app, July 26 said its channel on the Roku media player has been linked by users more than two million times.
Saratoga, Calif.-based Roku, which cut its teeth developing a branded player for Netflix in 2008, recently announced it had sold more than five million of its devices in the US.
Noteworthy to Popcornflix is that while Roku offers hundreds of third-party entertainment channels, few offer free access to more than 750 full-length feature films and independent titles in a wide range of genres, including action/thriller, comedy, family/kids, drama, horror, Bollywood, and documentaries.
“Two million users is a serious milestone,” said Gary Delfiner, president of digital distribution for Screen Media Ventures, parent of Popcornflix. “Roku is doing an awesome job, and we are so happy to continue to be a part of the platform.”
New York-based Popcornflix recently launched FrightPIX on Roku, which focuses on horror films. In June, it released an Android app, which is compatible with smartphone, tablets and optimized for Android 4.0 and higher operating systems.
The free app is currently available for download in the United States and became available in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France and Scandinavia next month.