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Roku is planning to produce original content

Roku is planning to produce original content

Roku started out primarily as a maker of DVRs back when such boxes were still en vogue. It then moved on to producing set-top boxes dedicated to streaming services but those are now a dime a dozen. Since then, Roku has relied heavily on its advertising business to keep its name from being pushed into the background but it might soon need to find ways to attract more advertisers and users willing to sit through those ads. Unsurprisingly, its strategy is to create original and potentially exclusive content, a path that may have started with its acquisition of Quibi.

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Roku Voice Remote Pro is rechargeable, but good luck getting it

Roku Voice Remote Pro is rechargeable, but good luck getting it

Roku, one of the most popular home streaming platforms, is finally getting a rechargeable remote control -- but the availability is limited and you may not be able to get one any time soon. The new remote is something you'll be able to recharge using a USB cable, eliminating the need to keep a supply of batteries on hand.

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TCL TV in 2021 – OD ZERO mini-LED, new 85″ TVs and 6 Series 8K

TCL TV in 2021 – OD ZERO mini-LED, new 85″ TVs and 6 Series 8K

TCL has revealed its 2021 TV line-up at CES, the new TCL XL Collection boosting screen sizes and the promise of third-generation mini-LED technology launching later in the year. In addition to even bigger models from TCL than we've seen so far - including up to 85-inches - there'll also be a new TCL 6 Series of more affordable versions.

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Quibi content will live on thanks to Roku

Quibi content will live on thanks to Roku

Quibi will no doubt go down as one of biggest entertainment failures of all time, but the content that was created for the ill-fated platform won't just disappear into the aether. Following Quibi's shutdown at the beginning of December, Roku has announced that it will be the new home of Quibi's various shows, with this content being added to The Roku Channel at some point later this year.

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HBO Max app arrives on PS5, plus Roku support coming soon

HBO Max app arrives on PS5, plus Roku support coming soon

HBO Max is making its way to two big platforms, the most notable being Roku's lineup of home streaming products. The support will arrive tomorrow, December 17, at which point Roku device owners will be able to download the HBO Max app from the channel store. As well, HBO Max has debuted on Sony's newly launched PlayStation 5 console.

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The Roku Channel gets AMC+ as its latest premium option

The Roku Channel gets AMC+ as its latest premium option

Roku, the top streaming platform in the United States, has added another premium video option, enabling users to access the AMC+ platform. The channel addition arrives on Roku devices, including set-top boxes, sticks, and smart TVs, as consumers continue to abandon traditional pay-TV services in favor of streaming.

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Roku OS 9.4 brings AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to some devices

Roku OS 9.4 brings AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to some devices

Home entertainment company Roku has announced the release of Roku OS 9.4, the latest version of its software. This update is primarily centered around Apple users, bringing support for both AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to certain Roku models, but it also has a few things to offer everyone else, including the Live TV Channel Guide.

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The Roku Channel free movie streaming app launches on Amazon Fire TV

The Roku Channel free movie streaming app launches on Amazon Fire TV

Home entertainment company Roku has announced that its 'The Roku Channel' streaming app is now available on Fire TV devices, a somewhat surprising expansion of the app that was originally limited to only Roku devices. Roku first expanded the streaming platform to desktop and mobile browsers, and most recently it launched a standalone Roku Channel app for iOS and Android. This time around, you can download the app through the Amazon App Store for Fire TV.

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Roku’s free TV and movies channel finally gets a standalone mobile app

Roku’s free TV and movies channel finally gets a standalone mobile app

Roku made a number of announcements this morning, including one about its 'The Roku Channel' app. This service first launched as a free ad-supported streaming channel for its Roku players, later expanding to include web access on desktop and mobile. Under this latest announcement, Roku revealed that it is now easier to watch these free TV shows and movies on mobile devices with the arrival of an official 'The Roku Channel' standalone mobile app.

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Roku Ultra and Roku Streambar give new OS 9.4 its first streaming outing

Roku Ultra and Roku Streambar give new OS 9.4 its first streaming outing

Roku has revealed two new streaming devices, with the Roku Ultra as its new flagship and the Roku Streambar integrating a home theater speaker. The new models arrive alongside Roku OS 9.4, the latest generation of the company's set-top box software, which will eventually bring features like Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to several of Roku models.

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Roku will finally get NBC’s Peacock streaming app after months of arguing

Roku will finally get NBC’s Peacock streaming app after months of arguing

Months after officially opening to the public, Roku has finally settled a deal that will bring NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock to its platform, the company has announced. The news comes only days after the negotiations entered a more heated phase, with Roku and Comcast dragging their drama into the public light alongside the threat of Roku's platform entirely losing NBC TV apps.

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TCL’s 2020 TVs serve up QLED, Roku TV and aggressive pricing

TCL’s 2020 TVs serve up QLED, Roku TV and aggressive pricing

TCL is a company that's been aboard the Roku TV train since the very start, and today, we're seeing it launch several new TVs that support the OS. TCL today announced new TVs for 2020 in its 5-series and 6-series lineup. All of these TVs use Roku TV, and for the first time, TCL says that it's using QLED tech in its 5-series lineup.

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