Roku Brings Its Streaming Platform Onto The Web For Non-Roku Devices

There are various streaming services available at the moment, and there are some that are more accessible than others. Take for example Netflix where you can watch it on any device, such as a smartphone, tablet, computer, smart TV, and so on. Others, such as Roku, require users to own a Roku device, or at least devices running its software.

Samsung Smart TVs To Get Roku’s Movie Channel

Roku is launching its ad-supported movie and TV channel on third-party smart TVs in the United States starting with Samsung. The Roku Channel was launched in September last year and has only been available on Roku streaming devices and TVs powered by Roku OS. That’s going to change starting this summer when the Roku Channel is released for Samsung smart TVs.

Samsung, Roku Smart TVs Found To Be Vulnerable To Hacking

Back in the day, our TVs were simply displays that showed movies, the news, TV series, documentaries, and more from television broadcast stations. Nowadays our TVs have gotten smarter, allowing us to download apps, surf the web, play games, watch internet TV, and so on, but unfortunately that also means that it leaves itself open to being hacked.

YouTube TV Arrives On Roku Devices

The YouTube TV standalone online TV streaming service is now available on select Roku devices. The service enables Roku users to stream live local, sports, and national news channels on-demand. It also provides them with access to major broadcast and cable networks. YouTube TV is currently live in more than 80 metro areas across the country.


Roku Is Developing Its Own Voice Assistant

Voice assistants are increasingly becoming popular and Roku has now confirmed that it’s throwing its hat in the ring as well. The company today confirmed that it’s going to develop and launch its own voice assistant by the fall of 2018. It’s going to release the voice assistant as a free update for all existing Roku TVs and streaming devices. The company also announced the expansion of its licensing program […]

Philips TVs Will Now Be Powered By Roku OS

Roku today announced that it has added another popular brand to its Roku TV licensing program. Philips-branded TVs are manufactured for the U.S. market by Japan’s Funai. The smart TVs used to be powered by the in-house NetTV platform which wasn’t that great to begin with. New Philips-branded TVs will now come with Roku’s operating system out of the box, providing a much smarter connected TV experience.

Roku Possibly Developing A Smart Speaker

Roku makes some of the best streaming media devices on the market right now. Lately, there have been reports that the company is thinking about jumping on the smart speaker bandwagon. It was recently been discovered that the company acquired an audio startup in September and that acquisition seems like a big indication that Roku wants to get a piece of this expanding pie as well.

Plex Live TV Service Launched For Roku

Plex today announced that it’s bringing its Live TV service to Roku. It already has support for Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Support for Roku’s devices was missing, it was hard to miss that fact initially. The wait ends for Roku device owners soon as the Plex Live TV service is finally going to be released for this platform.

Roku 4K Streaming Stick Launched

It was reported recently that Roku might launch a 4K-compatible streaming stick in the near future and that has happened today. The Roku 4K streaming stick has been officially launched today by the company. It’s not really surprising to see that Roku has refreshed its hardware lineup at this time of the year. It traditionally refreshes its hardware lineup in the fall.

4K Roku Streaming Stick Reportedly Due This Fall

Roku might be gearing up to launch a 4K streaming stick of its own. According to a new report, Roku is going to release its Chromecast Ultra competitor later this year. The biggest selling point of this stick is likely going to be its ability to stream content in 4K resolution.

4K Hisense Roku TVs With HDR Available Now

Those who are in the market for a new 4K TV with High Dynamic Range support should look at the latest options from Hisense. A new series of 4K Hisense Roku TVs is available starting today. They promise the ultimate viewing experience coupled with Roku’s software which brings a world of entertainment content to the user’s fingertips.

Roku Amazon Echo Rival Reportedly In The Pipeline

Following Amazon’s runaway success with the Echo smart speaker, many companies jumped on the smart speaker bandwagon. There are countless options available to customers now that want a smart speaker with an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant. If a new report is to be believed, a Roku Amazon Echo rival is in the pipeline as well.

Apple TV Bleeding Market Share To Amazon And Roku

The Apple TV might be a robust set-top box but it’s finding it difficult to compete against similar products from Amazon and Roku. According to a new report, the Apple TV is bleeding market share to these rivals as the proportion of U.S. households owning and using an Apple TV is shrinking compared to those owning and using an Amazon or Roku device.

Pre-Order 4K HDR TCL Roku TVs This Month

Roku today announced that the first 4K high-dynamic range (HDR) Roku TVs with Dolby Vision will be available for pre-order soon in the United States. These TVs were first announced by TCL back at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in January this year. Roku promises that these TVs are going to deliver a premium picture quality at a very compelling price point.