Roku set for CTV and international-fuelled bounceback, says Berenberg

Roku is likely to maintain its lead in the streaming devices segment and successfully grow its ad revenues, according to a note from Berenberg’s analysts, giving the company’s stock a ‘buy’ rating as the bank initiates coverage. Berenberg’s analysts say they “remain confident in Roku maintaining its leadership in the streaming ecosystem and growing ad-revenues”, […]

Roku brings voice remote to the UK

Roku has launched its voice remote in the UK. The Roku Voice remote, as the name would suggest puts voice search and voice control at the heart of the Roku user experience. Users can press the voice search button and search for actors, directors, movie and TV shows titles, while voice can also be used […]

Roku to close adult entertainment loophole

Roku has confirmed that it is closing a loophole that has allowed non-certified apps – including apps from adult content providers – to operate on its platform. Earlier this week, the company announced that it is launching an independent developer kit (IDK) that will allow developers to “extend the utility of the Roku OS and […]

Roku launches independent developer kit for custom apps

Roku is launching an independent developer kit (IDK) which will allow developers to “extend the utility of the Roku OS and facilitate even more innovation across the platform.” In a blog post, Roku announced that the UDK will expand the developer platform to add new capabilities in addition to BrightScript or SceneGraph in the development […]

Roku announces measurement partnership with Nielsen

Roku has announced a partnership with Nielsen to measure content on its devices within Nielsen Digital Content Ratings (DCR).  Digital Content Ratings provides access to deduplicated reach and demographic insights for channels on Roku devices to identify which programmes most effectively reach key audiences.  Nielsen described the partnership as a major milestone on the path […]

Streaming more popular than pay TV in UK claims report

A new study into UK consumer TV viewing behaviour has found that Brits prefer streaming content over pay TV. The report, carried out by National Research Group on behalf of Roku, found that nine in 10 survey respondents are TV streamers versus only seven in 10 who use traditional pay TV services. The report also […]

Roku announces German product line-up

Weeks after announcing its expansion into the country, Roku has revealed its product lineup for Germany. The streaming players offered by the company in the country includes the Roku Express, Roku Express 4K, Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Roku Streambar. Roku Express is the company’s entry-level HD streaming device running Roku OS and will be […]

Roku announces expansion into Germany

Roku has announced a plan to expand into Germany. The company on Monday announced plans to launch its streaming players in the country later this year, providing competition with Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast devices. When it launches in the country, Roku will be partnered with Seven.One Entertainment Group, RTL Deutschland and Sky Deutschland […]

BritBox on Roku

Britbox, the joint-venture SVOD of ITV and the BBC, is now available on Roku streaming devices.  Existing subscribers can access the streamer via their Roku devices, while new customers can sign up to the service directly on their streaming stick or smart TV.  Viewers can watch a wide range of content including the likes of […]

Watch This! Launches on Roku and Amazon

Streaming channel Watch This! Has launched on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Watch This! offers a variety of shows from genres including documentaries, comedies, news talk, movies, scripted and unscripted drama, live music and music video shows. Titles include N’Style Atlanta Uncut, Super Sako: An Armenian Prince and Larry Dickem. The channel was launched earlier […]

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