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How to view the "treehouse show" and "treehouse quick tips" on the roku.
1)Add iTunes Podcast to your roku (http://www.rokuguide.com/private-channels/itunes-podcasts) a)you can do this on your computer or from your smart phone. 2)Turn on your TV, make sure you're on the Roku input, Go to settings > system update
3)open the iTunes channel, go down to search, and and look for the treehouse show and "treehouse quick tips". 4)add them to your favorites so you don't have to search for them next time you want to watch them.
with this channel you don't need to download any of the shows and take up space on your hard drive. Just pick the episode you want to watch and hit play. If we had a paid Treehouse channel, this is what it would feel like. Only difference we would click the treehouse channel instead of needing to use the itunes channel.
I think streaming set top boxes like Roku and AppleTV are changing the way people learn. Lynda.com, your biggest competitor has no intention to create a dedicated channel even though people have been asking for it since 2008. I believe the customer is always right- as long as enough people are willing to pay extra for it. IBM almost missed out on the personal computer because they believed type writers were the future. The xbox one will allow streaming, PS4 will allow streaming, most smart TVs currently allow streaming.
So to make more money, we just have to go where the competition (Lynda.com) is unwilling to go: Give the people what they want- paid media streaming,itunes,and the website. It's like the famous kevin costner field of dreams quotes: "If we build it, they will come."
people don't like squinting in front of a small computer screen for hours at a time. However, if they finish watching a movie on Neflix or Hulu and they want to learn something new. If they could just switch to Treehouse using their remote control. People would be begging us to take their money. We just have to decide if we want to lead the trend or follow the herd. They would be saying things like: "Finally a company who listens to us." if we can't make money from something, let people complain as much as they want, we're running a business not a charity. Business is all about supply and demand. if there's a big enough demand for something and the competition is not doing anything about it. It's time to move in for the kill...
one man's humble opinion...
Before I get any hate mail. I'm not bad mouthing Lynda.com. I'm a paid user on Lynda.com and Here. I was simply stating the obvious. Obvious to me at least.