Written by Natalie MootzNatalie has been writing for the web since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Or at least since dinosaurs achieved blogging technology. She's also written for About.com and Joystiq.
Wish you could dive off a mountain in a wingsuit? Surf extreme monster waves at Mavericks? Or maybe just skydive out of a space capsule from 24 miles above the earth?
I don't. I have a serious affliction called the NOPE! virus which causes me to run away from extreme sports while flailing my arms and screaming. But hey, follow your bliss, dude.
Either way, it's good news for both of us that GoPro has signed a deal with Roku to stream a channel via its device, according to CNet. The channel's content will be a mixture of films produced by GoPro as well as the best user-generated videos created with their line of video cameras.
CNet says that Roku is the number one streaming entertainment device in a market where Amazon, Apple, and Google are breathing down its throat. With that kind of heat-seeking competition, it makes sense that upping the ante means going after some video-hungry niches like youthful extreme sports enthusiasts.
Now in case you're out there "extreme-sporting" so much that you don't know what GoPro is, allow me to enlighten you. GoPro is a video camera you can strap onto your head/dog/drone that lets you film and share that experience with anyone.
For you it's great because you can upload your epic adventures in the hopes that GoPro will pick one of your films to highlight on its channel. Sweet!
For me it's great because, yeah, it gives me another reason for continuing to not actually do any of those things since I can just watch them through a GoPro camera mounted on your touk while you slalom through the Canadian Rockies.
That gives me an idea. I could mount a camera on my head so you can see what it's like to be, well, squeamish on a daily basis. That's worth a "Wheeee!" isn't it? Hello?