Roku

Just $59 for Roku 4 Streaming Media Player 4K UHD If You Buy Refurbished - Deal Alert

You can pick up the Roku 4 4K UHD player for far below list price, if you're comfortable buying refurbushed. Which you can be -- certified refurbished products are tested and certified to look and work like new, and come with 90-day warranties. Roku provides access to 3,500+ channels on demand, …

Apple TV

Get a refurbished Roku 4 for $55.45

Roku's former flagship streamer is now priced only a bit higher than lower-end models. Plus: Finally, an outdoor speaker with some muscle!<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page.</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

ColorTV adds search to its OTT services with purchase of Guidebox

The acquisition means that ColorTV now can use search results to focus its program recommendations or content promotion for online TV services.

Startups

The End of the Early Adopter

<b>Being first used to mean being special, with all the attendant risk. Now, everybody’s screwed.</b><p>A couple of things triggered my inner consumer advocate …

Home Theater

Roku Hires DC Lobbyists For First Time To Fight For Net Neutrality

With broadband privacy rules dead, ISP lobbyists and their loyal lawmakers have begun quickly shifting their attention to killing FCC oversight of …

Net Neutrality

How To Watch free Movies & TV Shows on Roku?

In these days, Roku becomes best source for entertainment. You can change your way of watching TV with Roku streaming player. Roku offering you more …

Cable TV

How to Use Roku Feed to Keep Up with New Episodes of Your Shows

When DVR users want to catch up on their favorite shows, they head to the recordings section, and everything is in one place. Cord cutters don’t have …

Apple TV

Roku signs multiyear licensing deal with Tivo, but the long-term goal is murky

Why it matters to you<p>Roku's licensing deal with Tivo could result in your devices knowing what you want to watch before you do.<p>A little less than a …

IPTV

Roku Is Watching You—But There’s a Reason for That

Home entertainment company Roku has announced a new software update aimed at helping users find streaming content—albeit in a slightly creepy way.<p>In …

Cable TV

Roku in multi-year patent licensing deal with TiVo

Roku has a multi-year deal with TiVo (TIVO +2.4%) that gets Roku access to thousands of patents.<p>The intellectual property license agreement covers …

Patents

Roku’s Latest System Update Includes A Helpful New Netflix Feature

The latest system update for Roku OS is making the company’s smart TVs even smarter.<p>On Tuesday, Roku SVP Ilya Asnis announced via the official Roku …

Apple TV

Roku Wants To Know What Else You're Watching So It Can Suggest Related Shows

Roku is pushing out a new software update that will add some an oddball new service where your Roku can monitor what you watch on cable or antenna, …

Netflix

Roku-Enabled TVs Will Soon ‘Listen’ to Programs You’re Watching to Suggest Streaming Content

Roku TVs will soon be able to detect what you’re watching on the tube, in order to steer you to internet-streaming content — but the feature is not …

IPTV

Roku TVs will now tell you if the show you’re watching is streaming on Netflix

The latest system update for Roku OS is making the company’s smart TVs even smarter.<p>On Tuesday, Roku SVP Ilya Asnis announced via the official Roku …

Netflix

Roku TVs will eavesdrop on your shows to serve up ads

Roku fans have another treat this week aside from getting Sling TV's Cloud DVR functionality. Assuming you opt in, the latest software version (7.6) will use Automatic Content Recognition to listen to what broadcast programming you're watching and suggest other stuff to watch based on that, as a …

Smart TV

Roku TVs can now detect what you’re watching on cable to see if it’s available on Netflix

Customers need to opt in for the new recognition feature<p>Televisions with Roku’s software preinstalled can now automatically detect what you’re watching via cable, satellite, or an antenna. The new feature, coming to Roku TVs as part of a the latest operating system update, is called “More Ways to …

Apple TV

Roku TVs now know what you’re watching, will suggest related shows

Roku today is rolling out a software update that’s primarily filled with new features aimed at Roku TV owners – the portion of its business where its media software is integrated into television sets, instead of standalone streaming players. One of the standout features from the new release is a …

IPTV

Roku TV recognizes what you watch on cable, antenna

Apple TV

Roku TVs Improve Search and Recommendations, but With a Trade-Off

If you've ever struggled to find a particular movie or TV show among the variety of streaming services, Roku is trying to make that a bit easier.<p>As …

Apple TV

Roku OS 7.6 can pause live TV, tag favorite channels, and search for shows online

Why it matters to you<p>Roku TV users will have even more features aimed at enhancing the viewing experience, thanks to the latest update.<p>Roku will be …

Apple TV

​Roku TVs now track what you watch to suggest streams, target ads

They scan what you're watching on cable to suggest streaming sources like Netflix and Amazon, and to make ads more relevant. And yes, you can turn it off.<p>Roku TVs are CNET's favorite entry-level televisions, with the best built-in streaming platform on the planet and good-enough picture quality for …

IPTV

Roku Hires Lobbyists To Promote Net Neutrality

Roku has hired two Republican lobbyists to focus on net neutrality, the company disclosed in a federal ethics report filed this week. The move comes …

Net Neutrality

The best tech you can give as a wedding gift for every budget

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>In my experience, money is the safest gift to give for any occasion, <i>especially</i> a wedding.<p>But cash is definitely impersonal, which can make …

Weddings

In a World of Online Video Ad Uncertainty, Roku Offers Guarantees

Did Roku choose the perfect moment to unveil its guarantees for video advertisers or did it just get lucky?<p>At a time when top-shelf advertisers are …

Advertising

Deals of Note: April 6, 2017

Gant Oxford Shirt<p><b>Save $70:</b>A short-sleeve blue oxford — it may just be the definition of business casual.<p>Buy Now: $55<p>More Deals of Note<p>Deals of Note: …

Shopping

These 6 Gadgets Prove Office Tech Is Finally Getting Interesting

BEGIN SLIDESHOW<p>Upgrade your work life.<p>Google Jamboard<p>NEXT<p>Wipebook Pro<p>1 / 6<p>Wipebook Pro<p>NEXT<p>Polymail Pro<p>2 / 6<p>Polymail Pro<p>NEXT<p>Soraa Helia Smartlights<p>3 / 6<p>Soraa Helia Smartlights<p>NEXT<p>Google Jamboard<p>4 / 6<p>NEXT<p>Roku Hotel and Dorm Connect<p>5 / 6<p>Roku Hotel and Dorm Connect<p>Shyp Price Comparison Service<p>6 / 6<p>Shyp …

Home Theater

Roku has hired a team of lobbyists as it gears up for a net neutrality fight

There’s plenty at stake for the streaming hardware and software company.<p>Roku appears to be arming itself for the coming net neutrality war.<p>The web video streaming and hardware company has plenty at stake as the Federal Communications Commission prepares to pull back rules that require internet …

Internet

Roku smart TV update brings ‘More Ways to Watch’ on-demand feature

Roku has announced an update to Roku OS, the company’s smart TV platform. With this latest update, Roku now sits at version 7.6; users can expect …

Apple TV

Roku offers Nielsen ratings in mile marker for OTT advertisers

The advancement of Roku’s video ad platform capabilities have reached a mile marker with the company becoming the first OTT platform to offer …

Advertising

Roku is the most popular TV streaming box according to the latest data

According to a report published by comScore, Roku is the market leader for TV streaming boxes and sticks in the US, followed by Amazon’s FireTV. Google’s Chromecast came in third with 8 percent of market share.<p>If you don’t already own a Roku stick, I’m sure you’ve come across one before, a digital …

Smart TV