Roku OS 8 Unveiled, Aims to Bridge Local Over-the-Air Broadcast with OTT

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Roku OS 8, announced today, is designed to more fluidly consolidate HDTV antenna-delivered free, local broadcast TV and streaming. The new OS also includes an updated Smart Guide and more extensive voice activation features. The company believes that the new OS enables it to more...Learn More

EVUE-NOW! Streaming Video Service is App-Based, Targets Service Providers

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A new cloud streaming video service announced today aims to make it easier for service providers to offer a skinny bundle of local broadcast and cable channels delivered over IP. The offering, dubbed eVUE-NOW!, comes from Evolution Digital, and also supports cloud-based DVR capabilities. End...Learn More

Roku Extends Its Media Player Market Share Lead, Amazon Fire TV Makes a Move

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Roku streaming media players were owned and used by 37 percent of broadband homes in the United States as of the first quarter of the year, according to media player market share research from Parks Associates. Roku has extended its lead among streaming media players,...Learn More

Report: U.S. Connected TV Users to Rise 10%, Roku Heads the Pack

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The number of U.S. connected TV users will continue to grow at a double-digit rate this year, rising 10.1% from 2016’s level. Smart TVs actually connected to the Internet will be the single largest category, according to eMarketer. In sum, 168.1 million people in the...Learn More

Roku Monthly Accounts Now Number 15 Million, Streaming 7 Billion Hours of Video

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Roku monthly accounts have reached a new milestone as of June 30th — 15 million, the company announced. The company said that  is a 43 percent increase over the year-ago period. Those users streamed almost 7 billion hours on the platform during the first half...Learn More

DIRECTV NOW Streaming Service Available on the Roku Platform

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May 30, 2017 — LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roku, Inc. today announced the availability of an early release of AT&T’s1 video streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, on the select Roku® devices – Roku TV™ 4K models, the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming...Learn More

TV Households with a Connected TV Rises to 69%, Total Devices Surpass Pay-TV STBs

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New research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) found that U.S. TV households with a connected TV has risen to 69%, up from 24 percent in 2010 and 50 percent in 2014. Connected TV devices include smart TV sets or other connected TV devices, which could...Learn More

Sling Cloud DVR First Look Will Now Include Android and Roku Devices

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Back in November, OTT video services providers Sling TV and Roku said they were planning the December launch of an “invitation only” trial of a joint cloud DVR beta program. Under the Sling Cloud DVR First Look program, the virtual MVPD provider has been steadily ...Learn More

Total Roku Hours Streamed Hits 1 Billion in a Single Month, Now 13.4M Total Roku Accounts

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Total Roku hours streamed reached a record 1 billion in December, the company said. The number included both video and audio streaming. According to the company, 13.4 million active Roku account holders streamed 9 billion hours in 2016. Roku’s active account base grew an impressive...Learn More

Roku Xfinity App in Comcast Customer Trials

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Roku announced the U.S. release of its beta Xfinity TV app Jan. 31. The trial Roku Xfinity app includes an enhanced viewer guide that incorporates graphics, personalized recommendations and detailed information that makes for easier content searching and discovery, Roku’s Andrew Ferrone highlights. The Roku-Comcast...Learn More

Integrated Local Channels on Sling AirTV Player May Entice Even More Cord Cutters

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A new OTT platform that Sling TV will soon launch adds desirable features that may make cord cutting even more appealing. AirTV will put local channels on Sling TV through a separate OTA antenna, integrated with both Netflix and the Sling TV channel line-up on...Learn More

Report: Percentage of Smart TVs Actually Connected to the Internet on the Rise

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The percentage of smart TVs actually connected to the Internet is on the rise,  according to new market research from NPD Connected Intelligence. Eighty percent of installed smart TVs and streaming media players will be connected by year-end 2019 as compared to 70 percent in 2015....Learn More

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