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HD Report | July 24, 2017

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Roku 3 adds Voice Search & My Feed

April 6, 2015 |

Roku has updated the Roku 3 player with the ability to search for content by voice commands using a new remote, as well as the ability to search within the Roku Channel Store by streaming channel name. Pricing hasn’t changed, … Read More

Tennis Channel Everwhere channel now on Roku

March 13, 2015 | 1

Here’s some good new for tennis fans with Roku players. The Tennis Channel Everywhere app channel has launched for both Roku streaming media players and Roku TV models.

The addition comes just in time for the tennis tournaments in Southern … Read More

New Roku channel Red Bull TV launched today

March 5, 2015 |

If you’re using a Roku player or Roku TV model in the U.S. you’ll now be able to add Red Bull TV to your channel lineup. Customers with Roku players in other parts of the world, including Canada, U.K., and … Read More

DirecTV now authenticating Fox Now channel on Roku devices

January 13, 2015 |

If you’re a DirecTV subscriber with a Roku device you’ll now be able to authenticate the Fox Now streaming channel, providing on-demand access to popular shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gotham and The Following wherever your Roku player is set up.

To get Fox … Read More

Roku to support 4k video in future TCL TV models

January 5, 2015 |

Roku says they are partnering with electronics manufacturer TCL to develop new TCL Roku TVs that support 4k content. TCL Roku TVs run on the Roku platform and incorporate a personalized home screen, search, and access to streaming channels as well as … Read More (Major League Gaming) channel now on Roku

December 29, 2014 |

If you’ve got a Roku player connected to a big screen TV and want to tune-in to (Major League Gaming) you can now do so via the dedicated app for the streaming media player. The app streams gaming programs such … Read More

Roku adds new channels & improves search results

December 23, 2014 |

Roku has recently updated its lineup with several new choices, surpassing a milestone of over 2,000 channels offered on the streaming platform. Among the newest additions are the popular app channels FXNow,, Nat Geo TV, and SundanceNow Doc Club, … Read More

FXNOW app channel now on Roku

December 18, 2014 |

Starting today Roku users in the U.S. can install the FXNow app that streams movies and TV shows from FX, FXX and FXM networks. The app is compatible with Roku players released after June 2011, as well as the Roku Streaming Stick. … Read More

Google Play added to Roku, ‘X-Men’ offered upon activation

November 3, 2014 | 1

Roku has added the Google Play Movies & TV app to their extensive channel lineup, making it available in the US, UK, Ireland and Canada. The app offers television shows and movies on-demand, some available previous to Blu-ray Disc and … Read More

Roku secures $25M in funding

October 23, 2014 |

Roku has secured an additional $25 million in funding, following the $60 million received last year, bringing the total amount Roku has raised to just over $150 million. VentureBeat reported the added funding that was disclosed in a SEC form … Read More

Roku has sold 10 million streaming media players in US

September 16, 2014 |

Roku announced today a milestone of 10 million units sold since 2008. The company said over 5 billion hours of content have been streamed since that year, with the average Roku owner streaming about 48 hours of content a month. While the … Read More

World Cup US vs. Germany match on Roku Now Requires Authentication – Bad News for DirecTV Subscribers

June 26, 2014 |

It was great while it lasted, because DirecTV subscribers don’t have access to WatchESPN. So, those of us with a Roku media player were able to watch the World Cup matches on the ESPN3 feed without authentication. But that all … Read More

FIFA World Cup streaming on WatchESPN for Roku, no authentication required [Updated]

June 13, 2014 | 1

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is being streamed live on the WatchESPN app for Roku, and unexpectedly no TV service provider authentication is required. That means anyone with a Roku media player can download the WatchESPN channel app and stream … Read More

The WatchESPN channel review on Roku

May 8, 2014 |

We’ve been pretty critical of the channels offered on streaming media players such as Roku and Apple TV. The over-the-top content can be outdated, lacking dates all together (so you have no idea when a game or news clip was … Read More

Roku Streaming Stick available to Pre-Order

March 5, 2014 | 2

The soon to be released Roku Streaming Stick from Roku is now available to pre-order for $49.99 from Roku, Amazon, Best Buy, and other electronics retailers. The stick inconspicuously plugs into the back of an HDTV and pushes up to … Read More

Roku adds Showtime Anytime channel

February 19, 2014 |

Here’s a nice little addition for Roku owners who subscribe to Showtime through AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, and other TV service providers. The Showtime Anytime channel has been added to the Roku channel lineup, giving users unlimited on-demand access … Read More

DIRECTV now authenticating HBO Go on Roku

January 31, 2014 |

DIRECTV is now authenticating HBO Go on Roku streaming devices. That means HBO subscribers can catch up on Game of Thrones episodes before the fourth season starts in April, as well as watch other original HBO television series, original films, … Read More

YouTube finally launches for Roku 3 player

December 18, 2013 | 1

It’s been a long time coming but YouTube is finally available on the Roku 3 streaming player. Roku posted the news on the Roku Blog, announcing channel availability in the U.S. Canada, U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. The company … Read More

PBS on Roku adding ‘Downton Abbey’ Episode 3 of Season 3

December 15, 2013 |

You can check out Episode 3 of the third season of Downton Abbey from Masterpiece starting December, 16 via PBS’s Roku channel. The channel has been adding episodes of the series week-by-week, following a run of Season Two through … Read More

Roku app updated for Android & iOS devices

December 2, 2013 | 2

Roku has issued an app update for iOS and Android devices that’s worth a look. On both platforms, the app now allows the categories and contents of the Channel Store to match the Channel Store shown on your Roku … Read More

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