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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...

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, …

UFC To Hit Mobile Screens With New UFC Android App

UFC To Hit Mobile Screens With New UFC Android App

The Ultimate Fighting Championship recently came to the Fox network, and people who had never watched the UFC before got to see a fight that lasted a little over a minute.  While that was disappointing, I'm sure, to previously-undefeated Cain Velasquez, the UFC, and anyone …

Roku Expanding Beyond The US, Sets Streaming Sights On Foreign Shores

Roku Expanding Beyond The US, Sets Streaming Sights On Foreign Shores

Yes folks, Roku is expanding its availability outside of the US. If you're in the UK or Canada and looking for a streaming online video box, hold tight, Roku to the rescue! Roku announced that they expect their streaming players, which come in several varieties, …

Encoding.com Teams With Roku To Make Video Channel Creation Easier

Encoding.com Teams With Roku To Make Video Channel Creation Easier

Encoding.com announced that they have worked with Roku to make several profiles for video encoding specifically for the Roku service. So now when you're wondering what settings you need to use to get that video looking crisp and streaming quickly for Roku users, you can …

AOL Expands HD Video Offerings to Samsung, Google TV with New App

AOL Expands HD Video Offerings to Samsung, Google TV with New App

AOL has announced a new version of their creatively named AOL HD app, which is now available for Samsung Smart TVs and Google TV. You might remember that it was originally available on Roku, Boxee, DivX TV, and Yahoo! Connected TV.

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – The Future Of Online Video Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   The Future Of Online Video Edition

There's a lot of speculation on the future of online video in this week's round up, on everything from cable to Hollywood to advertising to TV. We also recap all the rest of the week's biggest stories in the world of online video, including news …

The Roku LT Box With 720p, $50 Price Tag, Announces HBO Go

The Roku LT Box With 720p, $50 Price Tag, Announces HBO Go

Roku just made two announcements today, the new Roku LT which is $10 cheaper than the Roku 2 HD, yet also offers 720p like that model. It seems more like a muddling of the market on their part than an actual addition to their lineup. …

Comcast Set For Its Own IPTV Service To Fight AllVid?

Comcast Set For Its Own IPTV Service To Fight AllVid?

Comcast has been named in the recent Xbox TV lineup and some other interesting Internet TV deals. But now, they seem to just be going it alone on their own IPTV service, according to what they stated to the FCC, along with a device that …

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