All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Roku’

Here Are the Best TVs for Netflix, According to Netflix

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this past January, Netflix unveiled a new program called Netflix Recommended TV, “to help consumers identify smart TVs that offer better performance, easier menu navigation and new features that improve the experience for Internet TV services.” Now, the independent smart TV evaluation program has just produced its first picks. Without further ado, these …

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Cable TV Cutters Have Plenty Of Options This Christmas

Cable TV is one of the worst investments a family can make today. There’s only so much to watch, and lot of it is never on when you want it to be. That’s why cable cutters are on the rise, and it’s easier than ever to say goodbye to your cable TV provider over the holidays. Cable cutters have a …

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Black Friday Ads 2014: Best of Amazon

Black Friday ads for 2014–what does Amazon offer? Quite a bit, especially if you’re shopping for electronics. In fact, they have a pretty impressive list of wares that Black Friday shoppers will likely make note of and compare to other retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. Amazon has teased sales for more than a week now, with decent prices …

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Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support

Mozilla announced that Firefox for Android will now let users send supported videos to their televisions via Roku and Chromecast. In a blog post, the company explains: You might be entertaining friends and want to share a clip from your recent vacation or a news video from sites like CNN.com. Whatever the reason, sending videos to your TV has never …

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Less People Use Game Consoles For Netflix As More Use Media Players

People are using digital media players more and video game consoles less to watch Netflix on their televisions, according to a new report from GfK. Consoles are still the most common hardware for Netflix viewing on TVs, but things appear to be trending in a different direction. According to the report, 28% of those who stream Netflix on a TV …

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Roku Has Now Sold Over 10 Million Players

Streaming device maker Roku is celebrating a pretty significant milestone today. The company has announced that it has sold more than 10 million of its streaming players in the US. Roku debuted its first player, the Roku DVP, in May of 2008. Since then, Roku users have streaming over five billion hours of programming. Alongside its announcement, Roku gives its …

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Roku TV, Smart TVs Built on Roku, Now Pre-Orderable

If you’re a big streamer and your Roku box or Roku stick is the most-used device attached to your TV, you can finally cut out the middleman. Roku has just launched the first Roku TVs, smart TVs with the Roku platform baked right in, a little over seven months after debuting them at CES. Roku has two manufacturers making their …

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Roku Debuts New $50 Streaming Stick

Roku has just announced a new streaming device that is clearly aimed at competing with the highly-popular Google Chromecast and the like. It’s called the Roku Streaming Stick, and it’ll run you $49.99. Oh, the Streaming Stick already exists? True. Roku first unveiled their Streaming Stick back in 2012. At the time is cost $100 and plugged into the MHL …

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Roku TV Is The Latest Smart TV On The Block

For years now, there’s been a rumor that Apple would finally ditch its set top box Apple TV and just make an actual television. After all these years, we’re still no closer to finally seeing such a device. You’d think it might just be impossible to transition from a set top box to an actual television, but Roku is proving …

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Roku Gets a YouTube Channel, Complete with HD Streaming and ‘Send to TV’ Feature

Roku is the latest set-top device to get a YouTube app. Starting today, Roku 3 owners in the US, UK, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland can now stream YouTube videos on the big screen with their device – in HD when applicable. You can also shoot videos from your phone to your TV via Roku. “Control YouTube on Roku …

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Roku Now Sports WatchESPN and WATCH Disney Channels

Roku owners can now rejoice in the knowledge that their holiday seasons will be filled with much more sports (as long as their cable provider supports it, of course). Today, Roku became the latest device to get the WatchESPN app, which allows users to stream live content from a handful of ESPN-affiliated networks. As with all streaming devices that offer …

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Set-Top Box Market Growing, Despite Other “Smart” Devices

For the past half-decade or so, set-top boxes have been getting smarter. Not the ones provided by cable companies, but boxes from Roku and other companies have been trying to provide quality streaming services to living rooms for years. Now, in an era when nearly all new TV sets have ethernet ports and Netflix apps pre-installed, how will the boxes …

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