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HD Report | May 24, 2017

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Sling TV adds Cloud DVR for Android & Roku users

April 10, 2017 |

It’s been about a month since Sling TV launched their Cloud DVR service for Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and now the company is making the off-site storage available to both Android and Roku users. The service costs an extra … Read More

Roku Offers $5 Movie Credit For Vudu Customers

December 13, 2016 |

Roku sent out an email to customers letting them know about a free $5 credit towards the purchase or rental of movies and TV shows on Vudu. To get the $5 credit, just look for an email from Roku that will … Read More

Vintage Film Channel Launches On Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV & Roku

December 12, 2016 |

A new channel that streams vintage films such as Kansas City Confidential (1952), Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), and The Vampire Bat (1933) has launched on the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku platforms.

The channel, named The Film Detective, restores and distributes classic … Read More

Sling TV Will Beta Test Cloud DVR For Roku

November 28, 2016 |

Sling TV has announced a beta launch of cloud DVR service for Roku users. The beta will be limited and by invitation only, and will begin early this December.

The cloud DVR for Sling TV customers will not have a 28-day … Read More

Review of the Roku Ultra with 4k & HDR

October 14, 2016 |

The Roku Ultra is everything the Roku 4 needed to be: quiet, cool, compact, and HDR-capable.

Size

The first thing you’ll notice is the Roku Ultra is a lot smaller than Roku 4, with a 4.9″ footprint versus a … Read More

Roku Adds Comedy Channel ‘Cracked’ To Lineup

September 30, 2016 |

Roku has added the satirical comedy channel Cracked to their streaming lineup. The channel delivers daily videos as well as Cracked Studio episodic series such as “After Hours,” “Honest Ads” and “We’re Not Alone.”

Cracked will also launch the three-part Cracked Studios Series … Read More

Roku Launches New Media Players That Make 4k & HDR More Affordable

September 26, 2016 |

Today, Roku announced five new models to their lineup of streaming media players, three of which support 4k UHD and two of which additionally support HDR. The new players offer affordable solutions for streaming content to both 1080p (HD) and 2160p … Read More

How To Fix: Roku 4 Won’t Start Up After ‘Auto Power Off’

July 21, 2016 | 3

Here’s how to fix a Roku 4 which has been set up to shut down after a period time to conserve energy.

But first, the scenario. The Roku 4 runs a bit hot, even while not in use, so those who are energy … Read More

Roku Partners With Hitachi To Build Roku TVs

July 2, 2016 |

Roku and Hitachi are partnering to build HD and 4K Ultra HD TV models with the Roku Smart TV OS. The new Roku TVs will start shipping this fall in a variety of screen sizes (exact sizes were not given in their press release), … Read More

PlayStation Vue Launches For Roku Players In US

June 22, 2016 |

PlayStation Vue is Sony’s internet TV service, offering live television channels via multiple devices such as PlayStation consoles, Fire TV, Chromecast, iPad and iPhone. Now, the service has launched an app for Roku players and Roku TV models in the … Read More

Problems Streaming Vudu on Roku 4? Here’s How To Fix.

June 21, 2016 |

We’ve had several readers ask about problems with the Vudu app for Roku 4 not streaming consistently. In fact, we experienced the same problem when trying to test HDX and UHD formats from the service. The Vudu app wasn’t able … Read More

Roku tops Apple TV, Fire TV, and Chromecast in Sales

May 17, 2016 |

Roku is still the leader in streaming media players sold, accounting for 30% of the total market share from the first quarter of 2015 through the first quarter of 2016. The stats come from Parks Associates who also reported Amazon’s … Read More

Roku’s New Streaming Stick Allows Wireless Headphones

May 4, 2016 |

Late night viewing is better while immersed in sound, especially when you can use headphones as to not disturb the rest of the house. But not all TVs have headphone jacks, and wires don’t usually extend long enough anyway. That’s where media … Read More

Roku TV expands 4k support to TCL brand

March 25, 2016 |

Roku has expanded its 4k range with support for Ultra HD on TCL-brand sets. The Roku TVs can access Ultra HD content from providers such as Netflix, Vudu and Amazon directly through the Smart TV software without the need for a … Read More

March Madness Live streaming on Roku players

March 15, 2016 | 1

The March Madness Live app channel for Roku has launched just in time for the start of the NCAA Division I Men’s March Madness tournament. The app is available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S., and once authenticated … Read More

How To Watch NCAA March Madness Live on Mobile & Streaming Devices

March 13, 2016 | 2

While the men’s NCAA Division I basketball committee determines the bracket for this year’s March Madness tournament, let’s take a look at how to live-stream the games on mobile devices and streaming media players so you never miss a minute of the … Read More

New Roku TV UHD Models Will Support 4k & HDR

January 4, 2016 |

Roku has announced 60 new Roku TV models for 2016, including 4k UHD TVs from TCL towards the end of the first quarter and additional Roku TV UHD models from other manufacturers later this year.

TCL is the first Roku partner to … Read More

USA Network channel launches on Roku players

December 17, 2015 | 1

The USA Network channel USA Now has launched on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S. The free app channel lets Roku users watch TV dramas such as “Mr. Robot” and “Suits,” comedies like “Donny” and “Modern Family,” and the reality … Read More

CNNgo channel launches on Roku

December 7, 2015 | 1

CNNgo is now available on the Roku platform, providing video streams of live HD news, full-length CNN Original Series, short featured clips, and video news sorting by category. The app is supported on both Roku players and Roku TV models in … Read More

UltraFlix launches 4k titles for Roku 4 players

December 4, 2015 | 5

Roku 4 owners now have another alternative for Ultra HD content with the launch of 4k titles on UltraFlix. The app channel, available on the Roku platform, is called UltraFlix 4k and will only deliver 4k titles on Roku 4 streaming … Read More