Roku LLC on Thursday announced that it would make its
SoundBridge network music player technology available to original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Utilizing the SoundBridge technology OEMs can add networked digital music features like Internet radio and digital music playback to their devices.
Embedded SoundBridge supports several protocols including Microsoft Windows Media Connect and Windows Media DRM 10, UPnP and Rhapsody. SoundBridge also supports playback of WMA, AAC, MP3, AIFF, WAV and LPCM file formats.
While SoundBridge will play protected WMA songs from music services like Napster and MSN Music, it cannot playback protected AAC songs from the iTunes Music Store.