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Roku unveils a new streaming player lineup, plus Roku OS 9.2 launch

Roku unveils a new streaming player lineup, plus Roku OS 9.2 launch Roku is getting a jump on the holiday shopping season with the arrival of new and updated devices. The company is expanding its media player lineup for the U.S. and abroad with updated versions of both its entry-level and high-end […]

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Roku expands its TV licensing program to Europe

Roku expands its TV licensing program to Europe Roku TV today represents more than 1 in 3 smart TVs sold in the U.S. Now, the company is bringing its TV licensing program to European markets. At the consumer tech show IFA in Berlin, Roku announced it will now allow manufacturers to license […]

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Roku expands its free, live TV selection with 5 more channels, including fubo’s Sports Network

Roku expands its free, live TV selection with 5 more channels, including fubo’s Sports Network The Roku Channel continues to expand beyond ad-supported movies and premium subscriptions, with today’s announcement of the addition of several more live TV channels available to anyone with a Roku streaming device or Roku TV. The company […]

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Dreading 10x engineers, virtual beings, the fate of Netflix, and Salesforce’s acquisition

Dreading 10x engineers, virtual beings, the fate of Netflix, and Salesforce’s acquisition The dreaded 10x, or, how to handle exceptional employees The reality (myth?) is that there are engineers who are ten times more productive than other engineers (some would argue 100x, but okay). Jon Evans, who is CTO at HappyFunCorp, dives […]

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Roku launches new ad tool to compare linear and streaming audiences

Roku launches new ad tool to compare linear and streaming audiences Roku has been getting more serious about its ad business, and today it’s launching a new tool designed to make advertisers comfortable with moving their spending over from traditional TV. Alison Levin, Roku’s vice president of ad sales and strategy, pointed […]

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Roku on track for $1 billion in revenue in 2019

Roku on track for billion in revenue in 2019 Roku plans to be a billion-dollar company in 2019, the company said on Thursday as part of its announcement of strong earnings. The company beat analyst estimates and reported strong growth in active users and streaming hours with earnings of $0.05 per share, […]

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Roku’s à la carte premium subscriptions arrive today, but without HBO

Roku’s à la carte premium subscriptions arrive today, but without HBO Earlier this month, Roku announced it would soon begin selling subscriptions to premium video services directly from its own TV and movies hub, The Roku Channel. Today, those subscriptions are going live, allowing Roku users to sign up for channels like […]

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Roku now deleting Infowars from its platform after customer outcry

Roku now deleting Infowars from its platform after customer outcry Roku is deleting the Infowars channel from its platform, a couple days after adding it as a supported channel. In a tweet, Roku said after the channel became available, “we heard from concerned parties and have determined that the channel should be removed […]

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Sling TV rolls out free content to non-subscribers, initially on Roku

Sling TV rolls out free content to non-subscribers, initially on Roku Last year, Dish-owned streaming service Sling TV launched a free tier to its service designed to attract those with lapsed subscriptions to come back and watch. On Roku devices, former customers were able to tune into over 100 hours of TV […]

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VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads

VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads VLC, the hugely popular media playing service, is filing one of its gaps with the addition of AirPlay support as its just crossed an incredible three billion users. The new feature was revealed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of the service’s lead developers, […]

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