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Roku adds Apple Music support to its platform

Roku announced the global release of the Apple Music app on the Roku platform. What does this mean? Roku owners will now have access to over 90 million songs, exclusive programming, curated playlists, music videos, and more. Apple Music was first unveiled in 2015. The service offered access to millions of songs, not to mention exclusive...

Amazon and Roku avoid public slapping match with multi-year agreement

Cable-style carriage disputes seemed like a thing of the past in this new age of streaming services, but paid placement or subsidized devices can spark the same public fights between large companies. Roku spent much of 2021 fighting with Google over YouTube and YouTube TV access, but thankfully, that has now been avoided with Amazon...

Roku OS 11 takes inspiration from Fire TV and Google TV

Like most of us, Roku had a stressful 2021 and is hoping 2022 might end up better. The company's first major announcement for this year isn't a possible new contender for the best media streaming devices, or the rumored Roku-branded smart TVs — it's a new software update for all its existing products. Roku OS...

Roku reportedly wants to sell its own smart TVs

Roku sells many different streaming boxes and sticks, but the company also licenses Roku OS for use on integrated smart TVs. TCL, Hisense, and other companies already sell many TVs with Roku's software, but according to a new report from Business Insider, Roku might be planning to sell its own Roku-branded sets. Business Insider reports that...

These are the Best Media Streaming devices to buy in 2021

Whether you want to make your "dumb TV" smart or are looking for an alternative to your television's underwhelming smart TV platform, media streaming devices are helpful. They plug into your TV's HDMI port and bring access to tons of apps, games, and other features. However, not all streaming devices are made equal, so you...

YouTube to stay on Roku devices with new multi-year agreement

Roku and Google spent most of this year battling over distribution agreements for YouTube and YouTube TV, which resulted in Roku devices losing access to the dedicated YouTube TV app, and the threat of both services being removed completely loomed over Roku owners. Now both companies have apparently decided to stop bickering, as they have...

Roku’s new $15 streaming stick will only be available on Black Friday

Roku was one of the first names in the dedicated streaming device market, and the company hasn't slowed down over the years. Roku sells a variety of streaming sticks and players directly, and the Roku TV OS powers millions of smart TVs sold by other manufacturers. The company revealed its Black Friday sale plans today,...

Roku and Google are fighting again, and Roku might lose YouTube access

Google and Roku have spent most of this year fighting over distribution agreements for YouTube and YouTube TV on Roku devices. The disagreement has left Roku without an actual YouTube TV application, though the service remains accessible through the normal YouTube app on Roku devices. Negotiations are apparently not going anywhere, as Roku has now...

Get a 4K Roku Ultra for $69 today ($31 off), or a Roku Streambar for $99 ($31 off)

Roku is one of the oldest names in the streaming box world, and the company is still pumping out new devices and software updates at a steady pace. Roku released a few new products only a few months ago, including a super-cheap Roku Express 4K+ and the Roku Streambar Pro, the latter of which doubles...

Roku unveils two new 4K streaming sticks and rolls out Roku OS 10.5

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, Roku has refreshed its streaming stick lineup with two new 4K enabled additions: the Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Streaming Stick 4K+. At a starting price of $50, the latest streaming sticks deliver a feature-packed experience, including Dolby Vision HDR support, faster performance, improved Wi-Fi performance, and more. The...

Get the Roku Express 4K+ streaming box for just $29 today ($11 off)

Roku was one of the first names in the streaming box market, and the company has continued to stay competitive with new hardware products every so often. Roku released a heap of new devices back in April, including a new streaming stick that brought 4K playback to the super-low price of $39.99. Now the Express...

TCL’s new smart TVs come with Google TV instead of Roku TV

TCL has launched updated models of its popular 6-series and 5-series 4K TVs. The most notable change in the new series is that all TVs come with Google TV instead of Roku OS, which is what the previous 6-series and 5-series TVs came with. TCL 6-series and 5-series 4K TVs: Specifications Specifications TCL 6-series 4K TCL 5-series 4K Display Size:...
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