Roku starts shipping its wireless speaker in the US

Roku has started shipping its Roku TV Wireless Speakers product in the US in time for Black Friday. The speakers, the first to be made exclusively for Roku TV, will be available over the weekend and on Cyber Monday for a discounted price of US$149.99, after which they will cost US$199.99. “Sound is an important […]

Roku boosted by ad business and streaming player demand

Roku exceeded its third quarter revenue and profit outlook, driven by continued strength in its advertising business and better-than-expected demand for its streaming players. Total net revenue was up 39% year-on-year to US$173.4 million, platform revenue was up 74% year-on-year to US$100.1 million, while gross profit was up 58% year-on-year to US$79.0 million. Adjusted EBITDA […]

Yahoo news content launches on The Roku Channel

Verizon subsidiary and Yahoo parent company, Oath, has partnered with Roku to launch Yahoo video content on The Roku Channel in the US. The deal covers live and linear news from Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, HuffPost, Makers and Yahoo Sports – including long-form content, live daily programming, recurring series and special events. The move comes […]

TDG: Roku users less likely to subscribe to pay TV services

Roku users are less likely than other TV streamers to subscribe to legacy pay TV services, according to The Diffusion Group (TDG). The US-based research firm found that 35% of Roku users do not subscribe to legacy pay TV – compared to 27% of adult broadband users in general whom enjoy streaming TV. TDG forecasts […]

English Club TV launches on Apple TV

English Club TV, an educational network designed to help people learn English, has launched on the Apple TV platform globally. The English Club TV Plus App features both live and on-demand content, is powered by OTT app provider Stormcast Cinema, and is the latest in a string of device launches for English Club TV. This […]

Pluto TV launches on Roku in the UK

Pluto TV has rolled out on Roku in the UK, with the expansion coming just days it made its European debut by launching on Sky’s Now TV platform – also in the UK. The US over-the-top television service, which has a European headquarters in Berlin, will offer more than a dozen channels and a range of […]

Now TV integrates Netflix and launches new smart box

The recently-announced collaboration between pay TV giant Sky and SVOD platform Netflix took a step forward today with news that the Netflix app has been integrated with Sky streaming service Now TV. Consumers who sign-up or sign-in to their Netflix account can now switch seamlessly between Now TV Entertainment Pass series like A Discovery of […]

Roku introduces new streaming players and software updates

Roku has unveiled two new US streaming devices that are 4K and HDR compatible, and announced updates to the Roku platform that include Google Assistant support. The new streaming players are the Roku Premiere and the Roku Premiere+, which have the same functionality but the Premiere+ also includes a voice remote with TV power and […]

Harmonic-supported NASA UHD in HDR now on Roku TV

A new UHD service featuring NASA UHD content, remotely produced by Harmonic in cooperation with NASA, is now available in high dynamic range (HDR) on the Roku platform. Roku users with a 4K-capable streaming player or Roku TV can download the channel from the Roku channel store. The new UHD HDR channel is delivered over […]

Sky Deutschland taps Roku for launch of Sky Ticket Stick

Sky Deutschland has launched the Sky Ticket Stick, and HDMI dongle supplied by Sky’s long-term partner Roku as an alternative way of accessing OTT TV service Sky Ticket – the equivalent of Sky’s Now TV in the UK. The contract-free Sky Ticket service includes access to popular apps such as those giving access to the […]

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