Roku Launches in Canada

Roku Canda

In the build-up to Netflix’s launch in the UK and Ireland, Roku announced that they had their eye on expanding in Netflix’s wake. Roku managed to follow close on Netflix’s heels into the UK, but today Roku has announced that they have also followed up on their plans to come to Canada. Roku will be launching their assault on the […]

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New Roku HD Sneaks Onto Store Shelves

Roku HD

Roku has quietly begun shipping a new model, the Roku HD. We can often look at the specs and price of a new device, and see where it fits in the manufacturer’s line-up, but the Roku HD seems to defy traditional attempts at pigeonholing. The Roku HD is priced the same as the Roku 2 HD at $59.99, but drops […]

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Plex Roku Channel Available Officially

Plex for Roku

Plex has offered a private channel for the Roku family of streamers for quite awhile, but the Plex team has announced that the official Plex Roku Channel in finally available in the Roku Channel Store. It’s not just a change in status either. Roku for Plex has also been updated with a number of new features. The new version includes […]

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Roku Releases Android Remote Control App

Roku on Android

When Roku updated their iOS remote control app a couple of weeks ago, the company also promised that they were still working on a version for Android. Sure enough, Roku has released the Android version of their remote control app to the Android Marketplace. The new Android app includes all of the features of the iOS version, including the latest […]

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Roku Updates iOS Remote Control App

Roku iOS App 1.1

Roku has released version 1.1 of their iOS remote control app. When the app launched last December, the control interface was focused on using swiping gestures for navigating through the Roku’s onscreen interface. The new version adds a more traditional D-pad and control buttons layout. The new version also adds shortcuts to Netflix, Crackle, and Pandora above the D-pad controls. […]

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Roku Launches in the UK and Ireland

Roku LT

Hot on the heels of Netflix’s launch in the UK and Ireland comes word that Netflix’s original hardware partner, Roku, is also making the hop across the pond. Roku is launching their first streamers in the region. The launch devices represent the two ends of the lineup spectrum for Roku with the Roku LT handling the entry-level and the Roku […]

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Roku Announces Over the Top on Stick


If your display is more than a year old, you know what it’s like to have been left behind by the OEM’s Over the Top (OTT) platform. It’s not hard to fix that by putting a Roku or other OTT streamer next to the display, but in some places (like a slim wall mount, bedroom, etc.) it can be difficult […]

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Roku Update Roundup: Shutterfly, Amazon, and Update 3.1

Roku XDS

Roku’s engineers evidently wanted to make sure Santa came for Roku owners by pushing a series of updates this week. First up was the release of the brand new Shutterfly channel. The Shutterfly channel is available in the Photo & Video category and provides access to all of the photos and slideshows in one’s Shutterfly account.  It’s a breeze to […]

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iOS Remote Control App for Roku Now Available

Roku released Update 4.2 for the Roku family of streamers just a couple of days which, among other things, reportedly prepped the systems for incoming iOS and Android remote control apps. Well, the iOS app is now available for free from the App Store. The app allows for full control of the streamer with swipe and touch gestures and allows […]

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