roku News of 03/20/19
You Can Now Ask Alexa To Control Your Roku Devices
Roku this morning announced its devices will now be compatible with Amazon’s Alexa. Through a new Roku skill for Alexa, Roku owners will be able to control their devices in order to do things like launch a channel, play or pause a show, ...
Roku On Track For $1 Billion In Revenue In 2019
Roku plans to be a billion-dollar company in 2019, the company said on Thursday as part of its announcement of strong earnings. The company beat analyst estimates and reported strong growth in active users and streaming hours with earnings of $0.05 ...
Roku’S à La Carte Premium Subscriptions Arrive Today, But Without HBO
Earlier this month, Roku announced it would soon begin selling subscriptions to premium video services directly from its own TV and movies hub, The Roku Channel. Today, those subscriptions are going live, allowing Roku users to sign up for ...
Roku Now Deleting Infowars From Its Platform After Customer Outcry
Roku is deleting the Infowars channel from its platform, a couple days after adding it as a supported channel . In a tweet , Roku said after the channel became available, “we heard from concerned parties and have determined that the channel ...
Sling TV Rolls Out Free Content To Non-Subscribers, Initially On Roku
Last year, Dish-owned streaming service Sling TV launched a free tier to its service designed to attract those with lapsed subscriptions to come back and watch. On Roku devices, former customers were able to tune into over 100 hours of TV shows and ...
VLC Prepares To Add AirPlay Support As It Crosses 3 Billion Downloads
VLC, the hugely popular media playing service, is filing one of its gaps with the addition of AirPlay support as its just crossed an incredible three billion users. The new feature was revealed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of the service’s ...
Roku Tops 27m Accounts & 24b Hours Streamed By End Of 2018, Announces More TV Partners
Ahead of its announcements of new TV partnerships at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Roku today shared some new numbers about the growing traction of its overall platform. The company said the number of active accounts ...
The Roku Channel Adds Premium Subscriptions Alongside Its Free Content
The Roku Channel — Roku’s home to free, ad-supported content like movies, TV, sports and news — is expanding to include subscriptions. Essentially Roku’s own take on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, users can now opt to ...
Roku’S Voice-Powered Wireless Speakers And Tabletop Remote Start Shipping
In July, Roku unveiled its entry into the voice-powered speaker market, with a pair of Roku TV Wireless Speakers designed to work with the company’s lineup of partner-built smart TVs. Those speakers will now begin to ship to customers starting ...
Roku Expands Its Free Streaming Channel With Entertainment And Live Sports
Roku’s ad-supported free streaming channel is expanding. No, not to more platforms – it already did that . But rather, it’s expanding its content lineup. While before the channel offered free-to-stream movies and news, it will now ...