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Roku sales doubled as Apple TV brought halo effect to streaming media

Roku sales doubled as Apple TV brought halo effect to streaming media

Apple TV may be headed to the 1m sales mark, but that doesn't mean streaming rivals are quaking in their boots. Roku CEO Anthony Wood is actually thankful to Apple for the new Apple TV, telling Business Insider that sales of his products doubled at the time of the Cupertino device's launch. He credits new attention and awareness of the streaming media category - fuelled by Apple's massive marketing push - for Roku getting on toward selling its 1 millionth box by the end of 2010.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 13 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 13 2010

Ruh roh! KIN Studio is shutting down as Verizon pulls plug in January 2011! That's big tween news. Then there was some sweet stuff over the weekend and early early in the morning: Why I’m Willing to Give 3D TV A Try, a column by Don. We begin our fabulous "Week With" the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector starting with a Hands-on and Unboxing. We've got a fabulous Nexus S unboxing and hands-on, and if you're feeling like some sassy speeds hang out on our LG VL600 LTE modem review. Keep cruzin. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Hulu Plus officially launches at $7.99 per month; hits Roku today

Hulu Plus officially launches at $7.99 per month; hits Roku today

The Hulu Plus subscription service has officially launched, and as rumored Hulu has cut pricing from the $9.99 of the preview program. Now priced at $7.99 per month, the streaming media service is also making its debut on Roku set-top boxes (as promised back in October), while PS3 owners can also download the Hulu Plus application as long as they have a PlayStation Network account.

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Roku Sends Out Roku 2.8 Firmware Update, Adds UI Improvements

Roku Sends Out Roku 2.8 Firmware Update, Adds UI Improvements

If you've already got your Roku set-top box, and you're happy with it, then you've probably been wanting an update to the User Interface for a little while now. Perhaps not a major one, but one that that at least made it look a little prettier, and added a few details. That time has finally arrived, as Roku has begun to push out the Roku 2.8 firmware update this morning.

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PlayOn yanked from Roku over legal fears?

PlayOn yanked from Roku over legal fears?

You snooze, you lose; if you'd been holding off installing the PlayOn channel to Roku's streaming boxes after it showed up at the start of this week, it looks like you're too late.  Roku has removed the option over "the possibility of legal exposure" as neither they, nor the developer responsible for the channel, "are affiliated with PlayOn."  Those who have already installed it may be able to keep using PlayOn on their Roku streamer, but no new installs will be allowed.

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Netgear Roku XD Player official for $89.99

Netgear Roku XD Player official for $89.99

Netgear already has its own range of media players, but the company has decided to take the easy route for Netflix support and rebadge one of Roku's well-esteemed models.  The Netgear Roku XD Player is, unsurprisingly, the Roku XD with some new labels, which means you get Netflix and Amazon Video on Demand support (with select 1080p HD content), integrated WiFi b/g/n and a straightforward remote control.

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