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Roku’s new Live TV Channel Guide is a portal to free television

Roku’s new Live TV Channel Guide is a portal to free television

Roku has introduced a new Live TV Channel Guide feature that makes it easier for users to find live content using a familiar, traditional channel guide. The feature was introduced on Monday alongside the expansion of The Roku Channel's free live and linear channel lineup to a total of more than 100 channels, at least in the US. The channel guide makes it easier to sort through this content.

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There’s HBO Max bad news if you use Amazon Fire TV or Roku

There’s HBO Max bad news if you use Amazon Fire TV or Roku

HBO Max may be launching today, but there's bad news if you're using two of the most popular platforms for streaming TV and movies at home. Those with an Amazon Fire TV device or TV, or a Roku device or TV, are discovering today that they're not invited to the HBO Max party.

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The Roku Channel is now in the UK just in time for binging

The Roku Channel is now in the UK just in time for binging

Video streaming services are on the rise, especially with everyone forced to keep themselves distracted from the urge to go out. Services have expanded their content selection and even their free trial periods but Roku is making an even bigger leap almost literally. It has just crossed the gigantic pond known as the Atlantic and is bringing its catalog of free content to those stuck inside their houses in the UK.

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Roku OS 9.3 revealed with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support

Roku OS 9.3 revealed with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support

Popular home entertainment company Roku has announced its latest Roku OS update, bringing the software to version 9.3. With this, users get access to new and enhanced features, the most notable being 'Works with' support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. As well, Roku has updated its 'Roku Voice' feature with better control for users, plus performance has been improved and more.

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Roku Home Together is joining the growing list of Internet strainers

Roku Home Together is joining the growing list of Internet strainers

Whoever said that the Internet was just a luxury definitely didn't see this global crisis coming. Sent and forced to stay at home to protect their lives, people have become almost completely dependent on the Internet to do work they were told could never be done at home. They also need the Internet to distract them from their urge to run out of their doors. Numerous companies and streaming services have already voiced their support for this period of quarantine and Roku, naturally, won't be left behind.

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Roku expects half of American households will soon be cord cutters

Roku expects half of American households will soon be cord cutters

Within the next few years, Roku anticipates that around half of all households in the United States will be cord-cutters -- and many of them will have never subscribed to a traditional pay-TV service. The detail was dropped amid Roku's latest quarterly results during which we learned that the company entered the new year with nearly 37 million active users. Roku CEO Anthony Wood called 2020 the start of the 'streaming decade.'

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Fox apps return to Roku in time to stream the Super Bowl

Fox apps return to Roku in time to stream the Super Bowl

Stop panicking, football fans. Roku and Fox have worked out a new deal that brought the network's apps back to the streaming platform. This means you'll be able to download the Fox Sports and Fox NOW apps and use them to watch the Super Bowl tomorrow as you may have planned to do before the carriage dispute caused a blackout. Other apps remain an option for streaming the game as well.

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Roku drops all Fox apps over carriage dispute

Roku drops all Fox apps over carriage dispute

If you're a Roku user, you may have noticed that Fox apps disappeared from the platform within the last 24 hours or so. That's due to a carriage dispute, it turns out, though the companies are arguing over whether the loss of the apps was actually necessary. The change happened just ahead of Super Bowl weekend, but Roku owners shouldn't panic -- they'll still be able to watch the big game on platforms like Hulu.

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Roku update brings surround sound to Smart Soundbar

Roku update brings surround sound to Smart Soundbar

Roku today announced that it will soon be pushing an update to its smart soundbars that will enable support for surround sound setups. At the same time, Walmart is launching new Roku wireless surround sound speakers through its onn brand, so if you need to buy additional speakers to pad out your surround sound setup once this update ships, Walmart is one of the companies vying for your dollar.

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TiVo Apple TV and Roku apps have been put on hold

TiVo Apple TV and Roku apps have been put on hold

TiVo was the name of the game back when DVRs were the hot thing in home entertainment. In recent times, the company has struggled to maintain its footing from the onslaught of streaming services and devices that provide similar functionality for less. Now it seems that a promised feature that would have helped maintain its popularity is now paused indefinitely, leaving Apple TV and Roku owners wondering how to best move forward.

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Hisense taps Roku TV for its flagship 4K televisions

Hisense taps Roku TV for its flagship 4K televisions

The 4K TV market is a packed one at the moment, but Hisense thinks it may have an ace in the hole: its proprietary ULED technology combined with Roku TV. Today, the company announced the R8F 4K Roku TV, which comes in two different display sizes and makes some big promises for the cost. Of course, Roku TV is one of the more popular smart TV platforms around, so Hisense is hoping that brings some of the Roku faithful into the fold.

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Netflix ending support for some devices blamed on DRM

Netflix ending support for some devices blamed on DRM

It has been a while since the class of technologies known as DRM or Digital Rights Management has been the focus on contention but the news surrounding Netflix's sudden withdrawal from some devices could put it back in the spotlight. It's only semi-official, considering Netflix has not yet issued a formal explanation, but it seems that affected devices are unable to keep up with such DRM systems, practically locking them out of the streaming service for good.

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