The Democracy Player relaunched today under the new name Miro, complete with a new version, a new website and a restructured channel guide. My first impression: Looks very promising.

Some people have complained that Miro is too generic of a name, but I still think that it might just be a Wii moment for the Participatory Culture Foundation. Nintendo Revolution had a much fancier and bolder ring to it, but the dorky Wii moniker was what finally helped the console to succeed ...

miro screenshot

Also check out this article I previously wrote for Newteevee about Miro / Democracy if you want to learn more about the player and the team behind it.

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