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#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)

Josh Valcarcel / WIRED

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]

#Amazon Reduces Cost of Fire TV (Jbgnews)

Amazon’s Fire TV, which was released in April as a competitor to devices such as Apple TV and Roku, has been discounted on Amazon’s store, raising questions about why the price has been slashed so soon after its release. The device, which allows users to stream video and music content from services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, was… [Read more on Jbgnews]

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]

Sorry, Apple TV: Roku and Chromecast are killing you in sales (BGR)

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]

Roku CEO discusses state of Internet video, TV (DailyMail)

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is the star of the Internet video-streaming phenomenon, then Roku CEO Anthony Wood is the best supporting actor.

Both men play pivotal roles in popularizing technologies that are shaking up the entertainment and broadband industries.

While Hastings gets… [Read more on DailyMail]

Video Game Consoles Are Still The Most Popular Streaming Devices For TVs (Business Insider)

When people talk about the streaming video to TV market, the most common devices discussed are smart TVs and dedicated devices like Roku and Apple TV. But what gets overlooked are video game consoles. These actually comprise the vast… [Read more on Business Insider]

Aereo now streams live or recorded TV to Chromecast (Liliputing)

Aereo is a somewhat controversial service that lets subscribers in select markets stream live or recorded TV over the internet to a phone, tablet, Roku, or Apple TV.

Now Aereo works with Google Chromecast as well. That means for the price of a $35 Chromecast plus $8 per month, you can get live or recorded TV channels on your TV without… [Read more on Liliputing]

Amazon Fire TV Channels Launching This Year (HD Report)

Everybody wants to know what channels Amazon’s Fire TV has to offer compared to other streaming media players such as Apple TV, Chromecast, and most specifically Roku. While Roku players still have many more channels, Amazon is not wasting any time getting the most popular channels added to the Fire TV lineup. And, even though the channel most in demand may be HBO Go (likely driven… [Read more on HD Report]

The Supreme Court Case That Will Decide the Future of Television (Politix)

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Chet Kanojia, the founder and CEO of Aereo, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. • AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Aereo – Billion-Dollar Company or Billion-Dollar Liability? Op-ed by Derek Khanna

In the past decade, home-media consumption of television content has changed significantly. Millions of people, particularly among younger generations, are becoming cord-cutters and converting to Netflix or Hulu. Smart TV’s and add-ons like Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV are changing the way we consume content, changing how we pay for content, and changing the content we are able to consume – as the quality of programming has continued to get much higher.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case involving… [Read more on Politix]

Tubi TV Free Internet Video Service Launches with 20,000 Shows and Movies (Variety)

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AdRise, a content distribution and advertising startup, is launching Tubi TV, a free, ad-supported video-on-demand service stocked with 20,000 licensed TV shows and movies.

The company is positioning Tubi TV as a free service that complements subscription VOD services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime Instant Video, and with a bigger selection than other ad-supported services like Sony Pictures Television’s Crackle. But… [Read more on Variety]

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