FXNOW app channel now on Roku

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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…

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

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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…

Roku secures $25M in funding

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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…

Roku has sold 10 million streaming media players in US

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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.

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