Roku launches new sports hub dedicated to women’s sporting events

Roku is giving sports fans what they want — better access to women’s live sports. The company announced Wednesday the launch of Women’s Sports Zone, a new centralized hub that makes it easier fo

Roku expands smart home lineup with new home monitoring system for $99

Roku is continuing its latest venture into smart home hardware with the launch of its new home monitoring system, complete with two entry sensors, one motion sensor, a wire-free keypad and a central s

Roku touts its new ad products, including an AI that matches campaigns to TV moments

In Roku’s recent quarter, the company posted better-than-expected revenue of $741 million, but worried investors with its warning of an uncertain ad market and declining average revenue per user

Roku gains 1.6 million active streaming accounts in Q1, warns of continued ad uncertainty

Roku delivered its first-quarter results on Wednesday with better-than-expected revenue and the addition of 1.6 million active streaming accounts in the period. Although the company’s results ca

Disney+ ad-supported plan is now available on Roku devices

Roku has announced that the ad-supported Disney+ tier, Disney+ Basic, is now available to its users. When the ad-supported plan launched four months ago, many users were surprised to find that it wasn

Many canceled HBO shows, including ‘Westworld’ and ‘Raised by Wolves,’ are now on Roku

The Roku Channel has added 14 new free, ad-supported channels featuring TV shows and movies from Warner Bros.’s content library. Earlier this year, Warners Bros. Discovery announced that it reached

Roku announces a second set of layoffs impacting 200 employees, or 6% of its workforce

Roku is the latest tech company to announce a second round of layoffs with today’s news that it’s letting go of 6% of its workforce, or around 200 employees. The company disclosed the cuts

Roku, Roblox and others disclose their exposure to SVB in SEC filings

The fallout from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank is impacting a range of startups and larger firms including, as we know now from SEC filings, publicly traded companies like Roku, Roblox, Quotient

Roku partners with Best Buy and its advertising business to get first-party shopper data

Roku and Best Buy announced today that as part of their new first-to-market partnership, Roku gets access to Best Buy’s advertising platform. Also, Best Buy customers have exclusive access to Roku-b

Roku’s latest software update brings local news, more live sports and a new mobile app

Roku devices are getting an upgrade. The company announced today a series of updates coming to its media streamers and TVs with the new version of its software, Roku OS 12. The updates, which will foc

Free, ad-supported creator content comes to The Roku Channel

Roku struck a deal with creator company Jellysmack to launch new content featuring 17 popular YouTube and TikTok creators like Brad Mondo, Lauren Riihimaki (LaurDIY), Emmy Cho (Emmymade), Karina Garci

Roku soars past revenue expectations as it bets on streaming devices to boost growth

Over a month after Roku announced its first Roku-branded TVs, which will launch in the U.S. in spring 2023, the hardware company reported its quarterly earnings this afternoon, which showed Roku beat

Roku partners with DoorDash to give users 6 months of free DashPass and shoppable ads

Today, Roku and DoorDash announced a multi-year partnership in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to give Roku users six months of complimentary DashPass, as well as interactive shoppable ads for DoorDash bu

Warner Bros. Discovery reaches deals with Roku and Tubi to license 2,000 hours of content, including ‘Westworld’

Warners Bros. Discovery has reached deals with Roku and Tubi to license 2,000 hours of movies and TV shows, the companies announced on Tuesday. The deal will bring Warner Bros.-branded free, ad-suppor

Roku ends 2022 with new milestone, tops 70M active accounts

Roku reached a new milestone in 2022, the company announced today, surpassing 70 million active accounts globally, an increase of nearly 10 million users year over year. The company had 60.1 million a

Roku unveils its first-ever TVs designed and built by the company

Roku today is expanding its product line to include a range of smart TVs that are the first to be both designed and built by Roku itself. The Roku Select and Roku Plus Series TVs will be Roku-brande

Disney+ ad-supported plan is currently unavailable on Roku devices

On Thursday, Disney+ launched its first-ever ad-supported plan, “Disney+ Basic,” in the U.S. at $7.99 per month, which is the same price as the previous ad-free plan before Disney raised the price

Roku lays off 200 US employees, citing economic conditions

Roku wrote in a new SEC filing that it plans to cut 200 jobs in the U.S. as it braces for economic headwinds. Thanks to the workforce reduction, the company expects to incur a non-recurring charge of

Roku’s home screen gains a new ‘Sports’ tab for users to access live and on-demand sports content

Roku announced today that the home screen menu will now include a new “Sports” tab that gives sports fans instant access to sports events, upcoming events and on-demand sports-related content. The

GIPHY comes to connected TVs with launch of a GIPHY Arts app for Roku

GIPHY Arts, the Giphy division dedicated to GIF art and artists, launched a free exclusive app on Roku today that allows users in select regions to view GIPHY Clips — 30-second original short cl
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