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Les box TV sont-elles le “futur de la #télé” ? (France Info)

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La nouvelle Apple TV, qui vient de sortir, est présentée comme le “futur de la télé”. Vrai ou faux ?

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La nouvelle Apple TV serait, selon la marque à la pomme, “Le futur de la télévision“. C’est sans doute exagéré mais c’est vrai qu’elle fait pas mal de choses. Ce petit boîtier (200 Euros environ) permet d’accéder à toutes sortes de contenus provenant d’Internet : vidéos à la demande (Netflix, CanalPlay, iTunes), YouTube, replays de certaines chaînes de télé (Arte), etc. Principale nouveauté : la possibilité de… [Lire la suite sur France Info]

#Roku arrive en France (C|Net)

Roku lance sa plateforme de streaming en France avec trois produits : le Roku 2, le Roku 3 et le Roku Streaming Stick.

Largement connus et reconnus outre-Atlantique, les dispositifs de streaming audiovisuel Roku sont désormais disponibles en France. Le constructeur propose l’ensemble de son catalogue disponible avec la clef Roku Streaming Stick et les boîtiers Roku 2 et Roku 3.

Roku n’est pas un service de streaming à proprement parler. Il s’agit… [Lire la suite sur C|Net]

Bad News for Amazon: Google Play Movies and TV Are Now on #Roku (Wired)

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Today, Roku announced its channel selections will now include Google Play Movies & TV. Unlike the Google Play Movies & TV app for iOS, you’ll be able to buy and rent movies and TV shows directly through the Roku channel.

Google just announced its own streaming box, which makes that move seem weird… [Read more on Wired]

Apple TV and #Roku Have Broken the 30 Million Mark: Is Cable Doomed? (The Motley Fool)

Earlier this month, set-top box maker Roku announced that it had sold its 10 millionth streaming player — an impressive figure to be sure, but one that had long been surpassed by rival Apple, whose own streaming box, the Apple TV, broke through the… [Read more on The Motley Fool]

Roku targets pay TV operators with ‘powered’ programme (Digital TV Europe)

Sky’s Roku-powered Now TV box
Sky’s Roku-powered Now TV box

Web streaming device maker Roku is looking to expand its international reach with the launch of its Roku Powered programme – aimed at pay TV service providers outside the US.

The scheme will see Roku license the technology that… [Read more on Digital TV Europe]

New Roku and TiVo Devices Make Cutting the Cable Cord Plausible (New York Times)

Molly Wood reviews new devices from Roku and TiVo that offer Internet-enabled alternatives to costly cable TV plans.

CUTTING the cable television cord has always sounded nicer than it really is.

Get out from under that ugly cable bill by watching movies and television shows streamed over the Internet straight to your TV? Gladly. Deal with a… [Read more on The New York Times]

AwesomenessTV Channel Launches on Roku (Variety)

Will Roku bring smart TVs into the cool crowd? (C|Net)

Sarah Tew/CNET
Sarah Tew/CNET

Smart TVs have long been exiled to the outcast table, but Roku televisions may be arriving at just the right time and the right price — cheap — to move connected televisions into the mainstream.

Roku is integrating its popular TV streaming-box capabilities for the first time into television sets from… [Read more on C|Net]

Launch nears for #Roku TV (Broadband TV News)

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The new integrated Roku TV is expected to be released in the next few weeks.

TCL and Hisense first revealed their plans at the… [Read more on Broadband TV News]

Google TV will disrupt Apple and Roku (Advanced Television)

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The arrival of Google’s Android TV platform could well disrupt the landscape for streaming media players now dominated by Roku and Apple TV, potentially disturbing a rapidly expanding market that… [Read more on Advanced Television]

NFL Launches ‘NFL Now’ Internet-Video Service on Apple TV, Xbox, Roku and Other Devices (Variety)

Hulu Plus brings a new user experience to Roku (BetaNews)

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Hulu is the big third player in the online video space, competing with Netflix and Amazon Prime. All of these services, and many more “channels” are part of the Roku ecosystem. It… [Read more on BetaNews]

Reality check: Are DVRs doomed? Depends what you mean by ‘doomed’ (TechHive)

The days of the DVR are numbered. And DVD players and cable TV set-top boxes are slated to join them in history’s recycling pile. At least that’s where Roku CEO Anthony Wood thinks the digital entertainment industry is… [Read more on TechHive]

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