Planning to show off a bunch of pics this holiday season? Put them up on the big screen, grab some ‘nog and kick back from the couch with the new Shutterfly channel. This is the latest addition to Roku’s growing Photo & Video category that already includes Facebook, Vimeo, Picasa and Flickr among other services
The Shutterfly Channel lets you access all of your personal albums, shared albums with friends and family, and even Shutterfly Share sites. It’s a breeze to navigate through slideshows using your Roku remote; just press PLAY on an album or folder to start an automatic slideshow. And, as a bonus feature, you can create Roku screensaver with either your own pictures or pictures that have been shared with you.
My own photos have never looked better. The morning I first showed the Shutterfly channel to my family, we sat around for hours laughing at photos we hadn’t seen in years…because who remembers to look at photos trapped on mobile devices. My parents have Roku players too, so now I can send them albums of their grandchildren to view on their widescreen TVs—without having to post them for the rest of the world to see.
The channel requires you to sign in to your Shutterfly account. If you are not familiar with Shutterfly, you can sign up for a free account at www.shutterfly.com. They have various tools to enable you to upload photos from your PC, Mac or phone. Photo storage is free and Shutterfly does not delete pictures.
Find it in the Channel Store or add it here.
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