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'Angry Birds' game migrating to TV on Roku player

By Michael Liedtke
AP Technology Writer / June 1, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO—The addictive video game "Angry Birds" will be migrating to television screens this summer.

The move is being made possible by Roku Inc. It's adding Angry Birds to the menu of more than 250 entertainment options available through its Roku set-top box for streaming video and music over high-speed Internet connections.

The Angry Birds game will come installed on a new model of Roku's streaming box that also will include a controller.

That means the owners of the more than 1 million Roku players that already have been sold will have to buy the new model if they want to play Angry Birds.

Roku and Angry Birds game maker Rovio are announcing their partnership Wednesday, but aren't providing details about the exact timing or pricing of the new model.