OUYA Aims To Offer Hulu, Netflix, and Google Streaming Video Services

There’s been speculation floating around (including in our own comments sections) that OUYA, the $99 open source gaming console, will also eventually offer media streaming capabilities, effectively turning it into a set-top box. According to notes from Gizmag on OUYA co-founder Julie Uhrman's talk at SXSW, that’s pretty much what’s going to happen.

Uhrman said that she’s pretty confident that OUYA will have a native app for streaming video; presumably, that would include the big names such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Google. OUYA has previously announced partnerships with OnLive, TuneIn, and XMBC.


Further, she indicated that OUYA is in talks to potentially partner with manufacturers of other home entertainment products--i.e., Blu-ray players, TVs, and the like.

OUYA interface

Video streaming capabilities could be baked into OUYA as early as the June retail launch (or, you know, shortly thereafter). Early backers of OUYA’s Kickstarter campaign are set to start receiving their consoles in a week.