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Roku’s free, ad-supported streaming channel is now live on the web

Roku is today bringing its free, streaming entertainment destination, The Roku Channel, to non-Roku devices for the first time, with a launch on both the web and on select Samsung smart TVs, ahead of

Roku unveils $200 wireless speakers made for Roku TV

Roku is getting into the speaker business with today’s announcement of Roku TV Wireless Speakers. Mark Ely, the company’s vice president of product management, said Roku is trying to addre

Roku suffers major outage affecting Netflix, YouTube and other channels

Streaming service Roku got hit with its worst outage to date after a number customers suffered issues watching Netflix, YouTube and other channels for more than five hours. The issue — which Rok

The many twists and turns of hardware

I don’t think anyone would disagree that building a successful hardware business has quite literally many more moving parts than software.

The Roku Channel expansion is basically confirmed

Roku essentially confirmed its plans to bring its free, ad-supported “The Roku Channel” streaming service to a wide number of non-Roku hardware platforms, with an update to its Privacy Pol

Apple TV and Android see increase in streaming video viewership in Q1

Conviva, a video AI platform with visibility into the streaming market through clients like HBO, Turner, Hulu, CBS, NBC, ESPN, BT and Sky, is reporting today 114 percent year-over-year growth in strea

Roku adds news to its free channel, including the new streaming network ABC News Live

Last fall, Roku launched its own channel to provide its cord-cutting customers with access to free movies and TV shows in a single destination. Today, it’s adding live news to its channel, too.

Roku’s reckoning, Snap’s huge CEO payout, Airbnb goes upscale and a big NYC acquisition

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the full gang was in town, with Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley

Roku stock tanks 18% after sharing financials, outlook

Despite surpassing analyst expectations for the quarter, Roku disappointed Wall Street when it shared its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The digital streaming business fell about

YouTube TV’s app arrives on Roku & Apple TV

The YouTube TV app is at last available on Roku devices and Apple TV, starting today. Google had announced earlier that YouTube’s live TV service would be coming to Roku and Apple TV in the firs

These startup exits delivered the biggest bang for the buck

Big IPOs by the best-known brands tend to dominate attention in startup circles. But when it comes to delivering significant returns on invested capital, it’s often lower-profile companies that come

US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4

Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months. After three quarters of rising investment at early through growth stag

TCL unveils its voice-enabled, Roku-connected Smart Soundbar

Last week Roku announced its plans to enter the voice-controlled device market through a new program that would allow other manufacturers to integrate with Roku's voice platform in their own smart spe

Roku joins the voice computing market with smart soundbars, speakers and more built by partners

Roku, which sells the most popular brand of streaming media players in the U.S., is now aiming to carve out a niche for itself as the voice control platform for home entertainment. Today, Roku is unve

Caavo’s over-the-top TV box for over-the-top TV boxes ships February 14

The streaming box that aims to bring sanity to your streaming world by combining all your streaming hardware sources into one will ship on Valentine’s Day next year, according to The Verge. Caav

Equity podcast: Roku’s on a tear, and Snap had an awful week

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm dug into

Roku soars 26% after smashing first earnings report

Roku, the digital streaming business, had a huge first earnings report, greatly surpassing analyst expectations. The company quickly surged over 26% in initial after-hours trading. Roku reported $124.

Plex launches its live TV service on Roku, with limited DVR functionality to start

Plex is bringing its live TV streaming service to the U.S.'s most popular media player platform, with today's announcement of its arrival on Roku. Plex's software offers cord cutters a low-cost way to

Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it licensed itself and those aggregated from other cha

Roku unveils faster media players, universal remote and a new OS

A year after giving its product line-up a major overhaul, today newly-IPO’d Roku announced it’s tweaking its lineup of streaming media devices yet again, this time introducing five new pla
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