The popular Android Game Angry Birds, which made its online debut through Google Chrome recently, is now all set to put your living room on fire. Roku, a leading Internet TV platform, and Rovio have entered into a strategic partnership to bring the first Angry Birds experience to the TV.
Roku will offer Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio video games; launch an Angry Birds video channel featuring Angry Birds animated shorts; and sell Angry Birds merchandise—all via the Roku Channel Store.
"Just as we were the first to enable Netflix to stream instantly to the TV, we intend to be the catalyst for transforming the way people play casual games—starting with Angry Birds—on the biggest screen in the home."
The announcement today also marks Roku’s expansion of its successful Internet TV platform to include casual games. Although Rovio is the first partner that will bring popular casual games to Roku, the company is in talks with other casual game providers and aggregators, and will make additional announcements including availability details within the next few weeks.