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Roku (pronounced “roh koo”) is an American, privately held, consumer electronics company that sells home digital media products. The company is based in Saratoga, California. Roku manufactures a variety of digital media receivers that allow customers to access internet streamed video or audio services through televisions. This includes subscription-based services as well as services that are available through the receiver free of charge.
The company was founded in October 20...

Roku CEO on the Future of Television & Why It's Such a Squiggly Mess

Roku CEO on the Future of Television & Why Its Such a Squiggly Mess

The future of television, as Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood sees it, is not as futuristic as you'd think, where we'll be able to watch every movie ever made, in any language, day or night. Wood says the future is getting close. I caught ...

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Streaming Media East is ready to hit New York City next week and we've got the top reasons why you should be attending. As an added bonus, we've also got a discount code for you to shave off a bit of the price to make ...

More than 20% of US Households Have Connected TV, Most Never Connect it

More than 20% of US Households Have Connected TV, Most Never Connect it

Yet another report on the connectedness of our TVs has been released and shows that some one in five US households have a connected TV be it solo or through a game console. In fact, game consoles lead the charge, but that's sort of a ...

CES 2012 New Media Outlook: Connected TVs Everywhere

CES 2012 New Media Outlook: Connected TVs Everywhere

The annual Consumer Electronics show has kicked off this week in Las Vegas, with gadgets and TV galore. CE makers from Samsung to LG are rolling out new partnerships for connected TVs, as these smart sets accounted for 52 million sets sold last year. Now, ...

Google TV Marketplace Turns YouTube Into TV - The Reel Web #21

Google TV Marketplace Turns YouTube Into TV   The Reel Web #21

This week on the Reel Web we cover a story about a patent that Google recently updated about a marketplace for Google TV. The Google TV Marketplace will feature channel apps, possibly from YouTube, and may even be bundled together as a network for a ...

The Roku Streaming Stick Makes A Regular TV A Smart TV

The Roku Streaming Stick Makes A Regular TV A Smart TV

It must be a Roku kind of day, I guess. In addition to the new Showtime content we wrote about earlier today, Roku is looking to capture a new revenue stream with a product they're calling the Roku Streaming Stick. Essentially, it's a little stick ...

Showtime Content On Roku, Starting With Shameless & House Of Lies

Showtime Content On Roku, Starting With Shameless & House Of Lies

Not wanting their competitor HBO to steal every last bit of thunder in the streaming business, Showtime is getting into the mix by signing a deal with Roku that will allow access to their content.  The first offerings will be for a few full episodes ...

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up - The Sucky Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   The Sucky Edition

Well, YouTube can't redesign every week, and they did that last week... so this week's online video news cycle belonged to some of the other players for once. We had several bits of rumor and speculation on the future of Netflix, Google Plus' beefed up ...

Roku Box Update Brings MKV, More Games & An Official iOS Remote App?

Roku Box Update Brings MKV, More Games & An Official iOS Remote App?

There's a big update on the way to the Roku 2 and Roku LT boxes that will add in a good amount of new features including MKV playback and, can it be true? Support for a future iOS Remote App looks to be included.

Video Gadget Gift Giving Guide - The Chris Edition

Video Gadget Gift Giving Guide   The Chris Edition

It fell to me to do a video gadgetry gift guide. Since I dabble in all things consumer electronics, I figured, why not? I'm going to break it up into price ranges because some of us aren't millionaires but we all have video gadget needs, ...

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