Summary Box: Roku to bring more online shows to TV

THE GOAL: Bringing more Internet video to flat-panel televisions.

THE PRODUCT: Roku Inc. is developing a finger-sized device that won’t require extra cords or separate remote controls to stream video over high-speed Internet connections. The Roku Streaming Stick will plug directly into a high-definition port available on a growing number of new-breed TVs, just as a flash drive fits into a computer’s USB outlet.

AVAILABILITY: The streaming stick will go on sale in the second half of this year.