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Roku adds new Express and Ultra players to its lineup with Roku OS update

Roku adds new Express and Ultra players to its lineup with Roku OS update

Roku today added two new streaming players to its product lineup in the US and other countries, bringing the total number of devices it offers to seven. The two new devices joining the fray today are refreshed versions of the Roku Express and the Roku Ultra, representing the two extremes of Roku's collection of players. On top of that, the company also introduced Roku OS 9.2, so all told it's a pretty big day for the company.

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Hulu rolls out updated live guide on Roku and Apple TV

Hulu rolls out updated live guide on Roku and Apple TV

Hulu, the company best known for its on-demand video streaming service, also offers a live OTT television streaming plan. Customers who subscribe to Hulu Live TV will notice a new Live TV Guide going live starting today, but only on certain platforms. The rollout has kicked off for supported Roku streaming devices and Apple TV, as well as on the platform's website.

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Roku Voice isn’t dead, but it’s not what you think

Roku Voice isn’t dead, but it’s not what you think

Reports earlier this week that Roku had apparently canceled its planned voice assistants may have called the code prematurely. The Roku voice assistant was originally announced way back in January 2018, but in the time since then, Roku hasn't said very much about it. As it turns out, Roku hasn't canned its voice assistant as originally reported, but when it does finally arrive, it might not be exactly what you're expecting.

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Roku ditches plans for a voice assistant of its own [Update]

Roku ditches plans for a voice assistant of its own [Update]

It certainly feels like voice assistants are everywhere these days, with Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft all offering their own. At one point, even Roku said it was working on its own voice assistant, but that announcement came way back in January 2018. If you've been wondering what's up with Roku's voice assistant, you definitely aren't alone, but today we're receiving some disappointing news on that front.

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Roku dominates US streaming market, Sony takes second place

Roku dominates US streaming market, Sony takes second place

Though it seems like Alexa is found everywhere, Amazon's pervasive presence in American homes doesn't necessarily translate to their TV screens...at least when it comes to choosing a streaming platform, that is. According to a newly published analysis, Roku largely dominates the US streaming market with more than 41 million devices across the nation. Surprisingly, Sony holds second place.

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Roku OS 9.1 update delivers the videos you want faster

Roku OS 9.1 update delivers the videos you want faster

Video streaming has practically become the norm these days but most of the focus is put on the streaming service and, from time to time, the devices they stream on. While that's only natural from a marketing perspective, it does take for granted the software that can make or even break the experience. Roku is reminding its customers that it's hard at work in improving its product on all fronts and the Rokus OS 9.1 update is the latest fruit of that effort.

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Roku adds HBO subscriptions just in time for Game of Thrones

Roku adds HBO subscriptions just in time for Game of Thrones

The premiere of Game of Thrones' eighth and final season is quickly approaching, and Roku subscribers who need a way to watch it were given some good news today. Roku has added HBO to its Premium Subscriptions lineup, which means that Roku users can now subscribe to the network and watch its content through The Roku Channel. What's more, Roku will soon flip the switch on Cinemax subscriptions as well, which isn't very surprising considering that Cinemax is a sister channel to HBO.

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Plex gets sleek new UI with improved navigation on Roku, Apple TV

Plex gets sleek new UI with improved navigation on Roku, Apple TV

Home media server software company Plex is rolling out its sleek new user interface on Roku and Apple TV, the company has announced. The UI brings a new television navigation experience that was designed to offer a 'unified, consistent experience' on all the devices and platforms that Plex supports.

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Epix Now streaming service finally arrives on Roku and Fire TV

Epix Now streaming service finally arrives on Roku and Fire TV

Premium network Epix has a streaming service option for viewers who don't have a traditional television plan but want access to the network's content. Called Epix Now, this service provides on-demand access to movies and the network's original shows via supported streaming devices, which now includes Roku and Fire TV. The service was already available on mobile and Apple TV.

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Roku’s Alexa skill is finally going live today

Roku’s Alexa skill is finally going live today

With all of the thousands of Alexa skills out there, it's at least a little surprising to realize that Roku has gone all of this time without a skill of its own. That all changes today with the roll out of the new Roku Alexa skill, which will of course allow you to control your Roku devices with voice commands. Alexa is joining Google Assistant and Roku's own voice search, giving users a decent number of options when it comes to voice support.

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TCL’s massive 75″ 4-Series 4K HDR Roku TV drops to $999 (for now)

TCL’s massive 75″ 4-Series 4K HDR Roku TV drops to $999 (for now)

TCL, the company perhaps best known for its Roku smart TVs, has announced a new deal involving its massive 75-inch 4K HDR Roku smart TV model and retailer Costco. The model's price has been temporarily slashed to $999.99 as a limited time deal, giving consumers the opportunity to pick up a massive screen for a (relatively speaking) small price.

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Roku premium subscriptions give cord-cutters another option

Roku premium subscriptions give cord-cutters another option

Roku has begun adding premium subscriptions to The Roku Channel, offering cord-cutting access to more than 25 partners, though with some big names conspicuously absent. The launch makes content from Start, Showtime, and others available through a Roku streaming device or a Roku TV.

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