Roku Owners: Visit Space from Your Living Room

We were pumped when NASA did the first 4K live stream from the International Space Station a year and a half ago, and now we can hardly contain our enthusiasm with the news that spectacular views of space from NASA are now available on the Roku streaming platform.

Hailed as the world's first 24/7 UHD HDR video streaming service, Roku users with a 4K-capable streaming player or Roku TV can download the “NASA TV UHD” channel from the Roku channel store and experience the breathtaking beauty and grandeur of space as seen from the International Space Station and “other current NASA missions” in 4K Ultra HD resolution with high dynamic range (HDR) highlights.

Produced by video delivery specialist Harmonic in cooperation with NASA, the channel features a live stream and real-time views of Earth in addition to remastered footage from historical NASA missions. NASA TV UHD is delivered via the internet as an app utilizing a cloud-based end-to-end video streaming service developed by technology partners Harmonic, Accedo, and CenturyLink.

The service will “seamlessly deliver bandwidth-demanding media such as UHD HDR 60fps directly to end users in real time,” the partners said.

"From day one, our goal in partnering with Harmonic has been to collaborate on advancing technologies through which NASA can make its compelling footage of space, Earth, and the other planets available for OTT [over the top] streaming," said Bryan Walls, deputy program manager of the NASA Imagery Experts Program at NASA.

"Using NASA footage, Harmonic is able to deliver a selection of stunning NASA imagery directly to millions of viewers in beautiful UHD with the clarity and depth of HDR. For many, it will be the first UHD HDR content they'll experience in their homes; we're excited to work with Harmonic to make this beautiful and educational video content available to more of the people NASA serves."

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Ufcfan4life's picture

Does it matter if it's a newer Roku? I have Roku 2 but am getting a video error message when I try to play the video. I do have the Ultra 4K tv and tried different HDMI cables but still getting the same error. Any suggestions?