09/22/2011, Roku must have a pretty strong negotiating team that the media streaming oganization has managed to work out an agreement with Internet search giant Google alongside Disney, where we bring you word on the development of a YouTube channel as well as a partnership with Disney. There was an unofficial attempt to release a viral video, although Google moved in quickly to make sure the viral video did not go […]
08/17/2011, Casual games are a real cash cow, especially for companies that keep rolling them out. Roku’s range of streaming boxes will be on the receiving end of another seven more casual games, where they were all internally developed by Accedo. Among the titles include Dracula’s Coffin, Texas Hold ‘em, Sudoku (a must in any collection I guess), Rockswap Adventures, Patience, Kaboom and the weirdly named Mahjong Fruits.
08/10/2011, The Nintendo Wii certainly introduced a new way of playing your favorite video games – through the manic waving of your Wiimote in Wii Boxing, or carefully lining up that tee shot in Wii Golf. Well, the video game controller is no longer what it used to be, with some games using your body to slice virtual fruits that fly across the screen – and the Roku Game Remote brings […]
06/29/2011, It has been less than a year since Roku introduced an update to its line of streaming media players, and now we have the Roku 2 which has just received approval from the FCC. Comprising of three models, you will find model numbers 3000X, 3050X, and 3100X coming your way in due time. It is said that all three boxes will go under the monikers Roku 2 HD, XD, and […]
06/01/2011, Casual games are clearly one of the more popular apps that you see installed across a wide range of platforms, ranging from tablets to smartphones and computers. Well, Roku’s range of boxes have certainly gone through some revisions over time and improved in many aspects, moving on from just streaming Netflix originally. Roku now intends to make the foray into casual gaming, and one of the surefire titles to kick […]
05/26/2011, blinkx has just announced the launch of its advanced video search engine app for the Roku internet TV platform. The app allows customers to seamlessly search, discover and watch high quality videos from blinkx’s extensive index of professionally produced content. Ranging from music videos to archived news footage, video game reviews and more – blinkx basically lets users search for video content that is available from all over the internet. […]
05/09/2011, If anybody’s wondering about the success of Roku’s internet TV platform, they can wonder no more. In a press release issued today, Roku announced that it has delivered 15 million channel downloads to its base of over 1 million Roku viewers. The growth in channels installed has been driven by two factors – the expanding selection of entertainment in the Roku Channel Store and its accelerating sales due to its […]
05/03/2011, Plex is on a mission – no, not to take down the world’s most wanted man, but to make sure that Plex will be made available as widely as possible across multiple platforms. Imagine all of your precious media files being served up by the Plex Media Server, where it will run on both OS X and Windows platforms, while the future will see it appear across different flavors of […]
04/21/2011, As most of you Roku owners would know, the set top box doesn’t come with an official channel for you to stream YouTube videos on the set top box. However, an unofficial, unlicensed channel was created as a workaround, and it has been used for quite some time now, and the instructions on how to get it even appeared on the official Roku FAQ. However, those days of streaming YouTube […]
03/30/2011, Roku intends to enter the retail scene in a big way with its Roku X Dmedia hub, after agreeing to a key deal with Best Buy. This mid-range Roku XD will be available on both retail and online sources, and is also the seminal moment where one of the company’s networked media hubs can now be purchased from stores Stateside without having to go through a forced rebranding. Hardware specifications […]
02/22/2011, Amazon has just launched their Prime Instant Video Service that basically allows their Prime members the ability to stream video on demand for free (well not really free if you take into account the $79 annual fee they have to pay for their free 2-day shipping – let’s just say no additional costs). With Amazon’s new Prime Instant Video Service, Prime members get access to over 5,000 movies and TV […]
02/01/2011, Don’t you just love firmware updates? It can basically introduce a new lease of life into your device, and the Roku box is no different. In fact, its latest firmware update allows Roku boxes to handle playback of media from plugged-in USB flash drives as well as the Al Jazeera English channel. The two boxes in question? The Roku HD-XR and XDS streaming-video, and being able to handle a range […]
01/05/2011, With 2010 just a few days behind us, the folks over at Roku have some happy announcements to make. The company has hit a pretty significant milestone, serving over 1 billion streams to TVs, ensuring that the company is competing with cable companies and getting some significant viewing time. Is this something that cable companies have to start sweating over?
12/21/2010, We know that Roku’s sales practically doubled after the new Apple TV was launched, but that doesn’t mean the Apple TV did extremely poor in the market – no sir, Apple suits are expecting their latest Apple TV iteration to top one million units in sales later this week. Touted to be one of the easiest methods to watch your favorite HD movies and TV shows, streaming content from Netflix, […]