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 Time Warner Cable, FOX NOW, PBS, PBS KIDS, Blockbuster On Demand, DailyMotion, Syfy, Big Fish Unlimited, and iHeartRadio among others. The addition of Time Warner Cable channels (numbering close to 300) will be the first time TWC offers it’s television programming through a third-party TV-connected device (although Android and iOS apps have been available). Time Warner Cable subscribers will be able to log-in through Roku devices and access the channels using their TWC username and password.
Roku also announced new partners now supporting their USB device. The Roku Streaming Stick (which integrates dual-band WiFi, MHL, and 1080p) can be used with Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, digital antennas and audio receivers to stream content. New electronics partners who are integrating the “Roku Ready” technology (which now total 14) include Coby, Harman Kardon, Hisense, TCL, Element, Haier, Hitachi America, Insignia (a Best Buy brand), OPPO, TMAX (Apex), and Sumar. The Roku Streaming Stick retails for $99.
Roku is a privately held electronics company based in Saratoga, California that was founded in 2002.