Roku launches 3500R streaming USB stick

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Roku’s streaming stick is about $15 dollars more than Google’s Chromecast, but the 3500R has a couple things the Chromecast doesn’t have. For one, the product comes with a remote control — allowing you to see the…

Roku Streaming Stick available to Pre-Order

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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…

Roku adds Showtime Anytime channel

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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…

DIRECTV now authenticating HBO Go on Roku

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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…

YouTube finally launches for Roku 3 player

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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…

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

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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…

Roku app updated for Android & iOS devices

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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…

SlingPlayer app updated for Android & iOS, adds Roku support

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Sling has released app updates for both Android and iOS, as well as adding support for Roku devices. The The iOS app, Version 3.0, includes a redesigned UI, easier program discovery, live sports stats, and movie…

Netflix overhauls its TV user interface

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A new look for Netflix on your TV.

PBS Roku channel to add Downton Abbey Season 2

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PBS will be adding Downton Abbey Season 2 to their Roku channel, giving viewers access to a new episode of the season every Monday through the month of November. The episodes will be available for a…

Roku partners with M-Go video service

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Yesterday, Roku announced a new partnership with the pay-as-you-go video service M-Go. The M-Go app comes pre-loaded with Roku’s new LT, 1, and 2 models. And, the app will roll-out in October in a free software…

Livestream added to Roku channels, offers more live content

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Finally, some decent live content on Roku that doesn’t end in 3 minutes. Livestream is now available in the Roku Channel Store, providing access to local newscasts, technology shows such as CNET’s coverage of IFA 2013,…

Roku gets live Time Warner Cable channels – no cable box needed

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Time Warner Cable is now allowing subscribers access to programing via Roku media players without the need for a set-top cable box. (You will, however, need an authorized modem and internet service.) Using the TWC app,…

Roku 3 Media Player Debuts Today

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Roku has announced the next upgrade in its line of streaming media players. The Roku 3 will be on sale for $99.99 starting today and offer upgrades to the processor, user interface and ports.

Roku adds FrightPIX horror film channel

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If you’re a horror film fan with a Roku media player you’ll be happy to know the newly launched channel FrightPIX is now available to stream free-of-charge. The ad-supported channel (the second from Screen Media Ventures)…

Roku passes 700 channels, adds Time Warner Cable among other partners

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Here’s more from CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Roku has announced the platform now offers over 700 channels of streaming content. And, this quarter the company plans to over a dozen new content partners that include…

The Roku 2 XS is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day

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For $79.99, you can bring 1080p streaming content into your living room. The flagship Roku 2 XS is being discounted 20% off its normal price today at Amazon. See the deal here.
The 2 XS features over 350 entertainment channels, including Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, and Netflix. The XS remote also has motion sensors built-in, letting you play games with it, like the included full version of Angry Birds.

Roku Streaming Stick promised for fall 2012

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Roku has announced the Roku Streaming Stick to “make a better Smart TV.” The USB-sized device will plug into you HDTV via an MHL-enabled HDMI port (a new standard already adapted by manufacturers such as Samsung, Toshiba, and Sony). The stick will feature WiFi, a built-in processor, memory, and software to bring the Roku interface to your television.

New Roku LT to hit market at $50

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By the far the cheapest streaming player to hit the market will be the $50 Roku LT expected early November. The device streams 720p HD video over built-in wireless and is compatible with services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, EPIX, Crackle, and Disney

Roku announces milestone 15 million channel downloads

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Roku has announced a milestone of 15 million channel downloads spread out among its base of over one million Roku users. Roku currently offers 225 entertainment channels while still expanding. Streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu…