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Twitch Returns to Roku Players

A few weeks ago Amazon quietly pulled their Twitch app from Roku players. If you already had the Twitch app installed on your Roku player, you could keep using it; however, Amazon announced it was removing its app from the Roku Channel Store. Now Twitch is returning to Roku players with the Twitched Roku Channel, […]

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The Free Live Sports Service Stadium Launches on Roku & Apple TV with On-Demand Content

In 2017 Stadium launched on Pluto TV, Twitter, Facebook, and over-the-air in select markets. Stadium is owned by a collection of industry leaders including MLBAM, NHL, the PGA TOUR, Time Inc, and Sinclair Broadcasting Group—the largest over-the-air TV owner in the United States. Now Stadium has launched on the Apple TV and Roku not only […]

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First Look: Roku’s New Voice Assistant

Last week Roku announced a new Voice Assistant as part of their new Roku Connect program, which will bring Roku to your smart soundbar and smart speaker. The new whole-home entertainment licensing program will enable manufacturers to build soundbars and smart speakers, surround sound, and multiroom audio systems that use Roku Connect software to work […]

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TCL Announces a New Line of Roku Connect Smart Speakers

Today at TCL’s CES press event, they announced a new line of Alto smart speakers. The first new Alto smart speakers is a Roku Connect-powered smart speaker. “A complete home theater experience includes high quality audio” said Aaron Dew, director of product development, TCL. “TCL’s vast capabilities in audio combined with our vertical integration will […]

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Roku & Magnavox Team Up

Today Roku and Funai Electric the company behind Magnavox announced plans to build Roku TVs under the Magnavox brand. Roku and Funai Electric have already teamed up for Roku TVs under the Philips brand and now they extend their line of Roku TVs to the Magnavox brand. “Magnavox is a respected, 100-year-old American brand and remains […]

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Roku Announces “Roku Connect” Enabled Smart Soundbars & Smart Speakers

Today Roku announced a new program called Roku Connect that will bring Roku to your Smart Soundbar and Smart Speaker. The new whole-home entertainment licensing program will enable manufacturers to build soundbars and smart speakers, surround sound and multi-room audio systems that use Roku Connect software to work together as a home entertainment network. This frees […]

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Philo vs DIRECTV NOW vs Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue vs Fubo TV vs Hulu vs YouTube TV – Updated January 2018

Today we update our side by side look at the major live TV streaming services. This month we looked at Fubo TV, Philo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, Hulu’s live TV beta, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue with the hopes that we will make picking the right live TV streaming service easier. *Note this list is up to date (as best as we […]

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