Posts tagged as: Roku

Roku Launches Its Own Free Movie Streaming Channel

Today, Roku announced the introduction of The Roku Channel. It’s a new channel available to all Roku players and Roku TVs within the US. There are hundreds of movies, which you can watch for free since they are being ad-supported. The movies come from major studios such as Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Sony Pictures Entertainment, and […]

Sling TV Testing Cloud DVR Feature

Dish’s competing Sling TV service is finally getting one feature its rival has had since launch: a cloud DVR. And unlike PS Vue, you won’t have a 28-day limit on your Sling TV recordings. Don’t get too excited, though. The feature isn’t yet available. Sling TV on Monday just announced details of the upcoming feature, […]

Xfinity TV Partner App Coming to Roku – No Need to Lease a Set Top Box

Later this year the Xfinity TV Partner app designed specifically for Roku players and Roku TV models will be available in the U.S. Featuring Xfinity’s Emmy award-winning guide, the Xfinity TV Partner app for Roku devices will provide customers with access to their live and on demand programming, including local broadcast, cable and premium networks, […]

TCL Launches Seven Premium Roku TV Models

This month, TCL will add seven new Roku TVs to its lineup, as part of its 3800 and 3850 Series . These 1080p TVs include direct access to the Roku streaming media platform and are available in screen sizes from 32 to 55 inches. All models 40 inches and larger have a 120Hz refresh rate. […]

Sharp Debuts Two Smart TVs Running Roku OS

Sharp is going to be joining TCL and Hisense in offering smart televisions running Roku OS. Two televisions are being produced for Best Buy, with both the 43-inch and 50-inch LED Sharp Roku TV sets offering a 1080p resolution with a 60hz refresh rate, while the onboard software will allow users to search TV listings […]

NBC Sports Live Extra Comes to Apple TV, Roku

NBC has rolled out the NBC Sports Live Extra app to Roku devices and the Apple TV, via TV Everywhere. Available to download now, the app will provide access to more than 3,000 live events per year, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Triple Crown, and all live sports content broadcast by NBC, NBCSN, and […]

Roku Update Adds Screen Mirroring for Windows, Windows Phone and Android Devices

Roku owners are able to mirror their Windows desktops with the streaming set-top box, the company has revealed. The screen mirroring option, offered in beta for the Roku 3 and the Roku Streaming Stick, has been available in a range of devices for some time, most notably in the Chromecast, with the addition bringing Roku […]

Roku Takes On Chromecast with New Streaming Stick

Roku has introduced a new version of its Streaming Stick at a much lower price tag than the previous version. The Streaming Stick was originally launched in 2012 and until now has sold for $99 — and it was marketed as a way to turn an HDTV into a connected TV. But it depended on […]

TCL, Hisense to Manufacture Smart TVs with Roku TV Built-In

Roku is expanding its reach from Internet-connected set-top boxes into smart televisions. The Roku TV, developed in partnership with television manufacturers TCL and Hisense, will provide all the functionality of its existing streaming video devices but built into the television itself, with the first units set to reach customers and retailers sometime this fall. Hisense […]

Roku 3 Now Has YouTube

Roku has announced today (Dec. 17) that a YouTube channel has finally arrived on the company’s Roku 3 set-top boxes. Users can go to the Roku Channel store and install YouTube immediately. Beyond simply presenting YouTube’s online videos in up to 1080p resolution, Roku’s YouTube app supports “send to TV,” which is the ability to […]

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