Dropbox Arrives On Roku With An App For Viewing Your Personal Photos And Movies


Dropbox has quietly launched on the Roku, with an app that allows you to view the photos and videos you have stored in your account directly on your TV by way of Roku’s streaming media player. The new app itself is simple to use – you can browse through your folders, view thumbnails and slideshows, and even search for items by name.

But wait, I know what you’re thinking – does this mean you can now use Dropbox to watch your entire digital movie collection, beyond just your home videos?

Apparently not at this time.

The app’s launch was spotted earlier today by Dave Zatz, who suggested that Dropbox’s arrival could make for an interesting competitor to Plex or perhaps a way to store exported TiVo recordings, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. At least, not at this point.

After uploading a handful movie files in the following formats – .mkv…

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