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Roku is the top streaming device in the U.S and still growing, report finds

Roku isn’t only maintaining its lead as the top streaming media player device in the U.S., it’s increasing it. That’s the conclusion from the latest industry report out today from ma

Roku cracks down on private channels

Roku has begun to crack down more on private channels – a feature originally intended to allow developers to test their channels ahead of submission to Roku’s channel store, but which soon

eMarketer’s 2017 forecast puts Roku ahead of Chromecast and others in the U.S.

Roku may be the most-used connected TV device this year, edging out Chromecast, Fire TV and Apple TV, according to a new 2017 forecast from eMarketer released this morning. The firm estimates that 38.

Equity podcast: Roku’s IPO, Netflix’s momentum and Shyp’s layoffs

Roku is doing an IPO this year, Netflix shares soared after an earnings beat and Shyp is throwing in the towel everywhere but San Francisco. Cord-cutting was the theme of the latest episode of TechCru

Roku is planning an IPO for this year

Internet TV provider Roku is planning an IPO for this year, sources tell TechCrunch. Confirming an earlier report by the Wall Street Journal, sources tell us that Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Allen

Roku hits 15 million monthly users, 7 billion hours streamed in first half of 2017

The trend towards cord cutting has helped streaming media device maker Roku reach a new milestone, the company announced this morning. Roku now has 15 million monthly active user accounts across its p

Roku sales blocked in Mexico following piracy ruling

Streaming media player maker Roku has lost a legal battle in Mexico which has resulted in a ban on sales of its devices in the country. Cablevision, the cable TV operator owned by Mexican media giant

As its growth slows, DirecTV Now hits the Roku

AT&T’s live TV service, DirecTV Now, is today launching on another major platform, with its added support for Roku. However, the service itself has already lost momentum in terms of new su

Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

On the heels of Twitter’s plans to significantly expand the amount of live streaming video content on its network, the company today is bringing its big-screen video app to a new platform with

Roku TVs now know what you’re watching, will suggest related shows

Roku today is rolling out a software update that’s primarily filled with new features aimed at Roku TV owners – the portion of its business where its media software is integrated into tele

Comcast will treat Rokus like CableCARDs, not set-top boxes

There’s a bit of confusion over how cable operator Comcast will treat Roku devices on its network, in terms of the pricing. As Variety spotted when the new Xfinity TV app went live earlier thi

Comcast launches its Xfinity TV app into beta on Roku

Comcast’s Xfinity TV application launched into beta today on Roku, offering both live and on-demand programming, including local broadcast stations as well as public access and government chan

Roku’s new app can replace its remote, help you find something to watch

Fresh on the heels of introducing new TV models at CES, and touting its 13 percent share of the smart TV market, Roku today is rolling out a revamped mobile application aimed at making it easier to ac

Roku’s latest OS update brings live TV pausing and private listening

Roku’s rolling out an update to its TV streaming operating system that brings a pair of important updates to its entire line of streaming players and TVs. Most notable for Roku OS 7.5 is the long-aw

4K Hitachi TVs with Roku built-in are coming to a Sam’s Club near you

You could buy a TV and a Roku player, or you could just go crazy and buy a TV with Roku OS built in. A small handful of TV manufacturers have jumped on the Roku TV train already, including Sharp, Hise

Roku’s new tools lets anyone launch a video channel without writing code

Roku today is rolling out new tools that will make it simpler for anyone to bring their video content to its media player lineup, without having to write any code. With an update to the Roku Direct P

Better ingredients, better companies

Papa John's has a catchy motto: “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” This analogy works in technology, as well. As better ingredient technologies arrive on the scene, they open the door for new, ic

Roku unveils its new line of streaming players

Confirming earlier leaks, Roku this morning unveiled a refreshed and rebranded line of streaming media players, with the intent of plugging every hole in the market. Instead of numbering the Roku devi

Roku lands its first streaming deal in Asia with Philippines-based PLDT tie-up

Roku, the streaming media company, has netted its first deal with an operator in Asia after it announced an agreement with Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).

Leak points to refreshed Roku devices sporting new names, HDR support

Roku’s popular media players will be getting a refresh later this fall, according to a new report, as well as a rebranding which will see the device models renamed from those sporting numerical
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