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Tim Cook teases possible Apple TV improvements

Tim Cook teases possible Apple TV improvements

Apple TV is a pretty neat concept, and like others in its category, does its job well. Until recently, Apple has left Apple TV as a back-burner technology, which could have to do with the fact they were hard at work on a new iPhone and Apple Watch. Speaking to Charlie Rose, Apple cEO Tim Cook hinted that big things could be on the horizon for their TV division, and consumers who adopt it.

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Roku TV to launch on Smart TVs from Hisense and TCL

Roku TV to launch on Smart TVs from Hisense and TCL

Way back in January, we got our first glimpse of Roku's Smart TV platform at CES 2014. More than half a year later, that platform -- Roku TV -- has found a home on Hisense and TCL televisions, and will be shipping on a total of eight upcoming models in the near future.

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Roku app finally hits Windows Phone, Windows 8.1

Roku app finally hits Windows Phone, Windows 8.1

Roku offers several different set-top boxes, each of which allows users to control them through a physical -- if not simple -- remote control or through the Roku mobile app. For owners who run Windows Phone, the latter option hasn't been a possibly until this week.

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Chromecast use declining in US, research reveals

Chromecast use declining in US, research reveals

Chromecast, the tiny dongle that was supposed to do big things, may not be on track for dominance. According to a new report, usage of the Chromecast has declined overall. Though 6% of households in the US have one, less and less are using it, instead turning to other mediums.

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Roku, Kindle and Fire TV get NFL Now access

Roku, Kindle and Fire TV get NFL Now access

Access to sports content of various sorts has always been a sticky subject for cord-cutters -- those who eschew traditional cable for set-top boxes and video streaming services. For NFL fans, that issue has been addressed in part by the National Football League, which today revealed that both Roku and Amazon has become distribution partners for NFL Now.

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Gripes of a Cable Cutter (and why Internet TV will solve them)

Gripes of a Cable Cutter (and why Internet TV will solve them)

Cable-cutting -- the act of cancelling your cable or satellite subscription to join the ranks of occasionally holier-than-thou set-top-boxers -- is a slowly growing change to how many get their daily entertainment fix. Benefits abound for cutting the cable, and you've likely heard the tropes by now: lower cost, better access to content in the moment, and the reality that cable-cutting better fits with many viewers' schedules (if you're time-shifting all your shows around your work schedule, there's little point in keeping a traditional cable subscription, after all).

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Roku YouTube channel officially added

Roku YouTube channel officially added

Roku has added YouTube access to all of its current-gen set-top boxes, with the new YouTube channel working any any Roku launched after July 2011. The much-demanded streaming support will mean that users can finally retire the unofficial YouTube channels they've been forced to turn to in order to get Google's service on their TV.

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Roku 3 owners score search on mobile

Roku 3 owners score search on mobile

Roku 3 device owners who utilized the mobile app will soon have access to search on mobile, according to an announcement on the company's blog today. The same feature will then roll out to mobile users of older Roku players "in the coming weeks".

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Roku CEO makes fun of Apple TV calling it an iPad accessory

Roku CEO makes fun of Apple TV calling it an iPad accessory

There are no shortage of set top boxes on the market today. Some of the most popular come from Roku. About a year ago, Roku launched the Roku 3 set top box and it is one of the most popular devices the company sells. Apple is also in the market with a product called the Apple TV that has been called a hobby for the company.

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Roku Streaming Stick 2014 ready to battle Chromecast now

Roku Streaming Stick 2014 ready to battle Chromecast now

We don’t blame you for being smitten by our comparison chart between the 2014 Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version) and Chromecast. We bet it enticed you enough to want the HDMI version bad. The news is that the stick is now ready to ship, so if you place an order now, it should get going within the next couple of days.

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Roku overhauls app interface with update

Roku overhauls app interface with update

Roku has offered users the ability to control their device via a mobile app for a while now, and though it has received updates in the past, the look has largely remained the same. That changes with version 3.0, which was launched today for mobile users, bringing with it a completely overhauled interface.

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Roku Streaming Stick 2014 VS Chromecast: TV dongle battle

Roku Streaming Stick 2014 VS Chromecast: TV dongle battle

This week the folks at Roku have revealed a new Streaming Stick. This device was original released for a cool $99 USD back in the year 2012 - since then a major competitor has arrived in the Google-made Chromecast. Both devices look extremely similar, and the Chromecast costs $35 USD - how could Roku compete? How about with a 2014 reboot for $50 USD complete with a full-fledged OS?

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