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  • Roku Tops 10 Million Media Streamers Sold

    Roku Tops 10 Million Media Streamers Sold

    The media streaming world is alive and growing, as streaming set top box maker Roku has just announced that it passed the 10 million unit milestone. According to the press release, Roku has sold (not just shipped) over 10 million media streaming boxes since launching in 2008. As it stands now, the company has a media streaming stick (that starts at just $49 and competes directly with… Read More

  • How Amazon Fire TV Stacks Up To Apple TV, Chromecast And Roku

    How Amazon Fire TV Stacks Up To Apple TV, Chromecast And Roku

    Amazon has just announced its streaming TV media device, the Fire TV, and that means it now faces off against other tech giants and incumbents in yet another category. So how does the Amazon TK compare to the likes of the Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s lineup of streaming set-top boxes and new HDMI stick? Here’s a basic rundown. First-Party Content Amazon has a… Read More

  • The Improbable Rise Of Roku

    The Improbable Rise Of Roku

    In 10 years, when we look back and think about which companies fundamentally changed the way viewers get their TV shows delivered to them, will Roku be a part of the conversation? Based on what the company has done to date, and where it’s going, it seems likely. Read More

  • Roku Introduces A New Entry-Level Streaming Stick For $49, Shipping In April

    Roku Introduces A New Entry-Level Streaming Stick For $49, Shipping In April

    Streaming video company Roku has been building hardware to make dumb TVs smarter, and unlocking a whole lot of over-the-top video content along the way. Today, the company is introducing a new version of its Streaming Stick that will be a lot more affordable at $49, as well as a lot more accessible, by connecting to a TV’s HDMI port. Read More

  • Roku Adds Cable App Showtime Anytime To Its Content Lineup

    Roku today announced another big cable network is making its content available on its streaming video devices. This time, it’s Showtime, which will enable cable viewers to login and catch up on previous episodes of shows like Homeland, Ray Donovan, and Dexter. Showtime Anytime can be downloaded on Roku devices now, with service available to select cable subscribers. Read More

  • Roku Moves Beyond The Box, Partnering With Hisense And TCL To Introduce Roku TVs

    Roku Moves Beyond The Box, Partnering With Hisense And TCL To Introduce Roku TVs

    Who would have thought that streaming set-top box manufacturer Roku would actually introduce a TV before Apple? Well, it looks likely that’s going to happen, thanks to partnerships with Hisense and TCL that will make Roku’s streaming video platform available directly on a new generation of smart TVs launching later this year. Read More

  • Gift Guide: Something For A Twenty-Something

    Gift Guide: Something For A Twenty-Something

    Twenty-somethings are some of the hardest people to shop for. They’re changing so quickly, interests waxing and waning by the day, that it can be pretty difficult to figure out a great gift for the holidays. But have no fear. At least one of these four suggestions should be a good fit for a young professional or college student, whether they’re your family member or friend. Read More

  • YouTube Finally, Finally, Finally Gets A Channel On Roku 3

    Mark this up as one of those things that we’ve been waiting for forever and had to happen at some point: YouTube announced today that it’s launched a channel on Roku streaming devices. Well, one Roku streaming device at least. The new YouTube app is available on Roku 3 devices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Republic of Ireland. And it provides fun stuff like HD streaming and… Read More

  • AirCast Mobile Wants To Make Phone-To-TV Video Sharing As Easy As Texting

    AirCast Mobile Wants To Make Phone-To-TV Video Sharing As Easy As Texting

    Chances are you’ve got a screen in your pocket and a screen in your living room, and as time goes on more and more companies are trying to find ways to make the two play nice together. The latest entrant in the field is a Chicago-based startup called AirCast Mobile is taking a stab at bringing the phone-television content gap with an app called AirCast Live that lets users remotely… Read More

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