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Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast – It’s the Throwdown II

Today I am comparing the new Amazon Fire TV with Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. Yesterday, Amazon announced the Fire TV streaming box, which I promptly adde…

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Roku vs. Apple TV. What to buy?

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I love apple products, but I’ve been checking out reviews on the Roku. It has so much content and has a USB drive for pics and vids. Apple tv is durable and would probably last much longer and has sharing capabilities. What are some pros and cons to both systems? Looking to get myself an early Christmas present lol. Ps. Does Roku have a YouTube channel?

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Look http://m.cnet.com/news/apple-tv-vs-roku-vs-nexus-q-media-streamers-compared/57463254

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Amazon Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Roku 3 vs Google Chromecast – Full Comparison

Amazon Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Roku 3 vs Google Chromecast – Full Comparison The race to claim a spot in your living room is on! Apple, Google, Roku, and now …

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How Amazon Fire TV Stacks Up To Apple TV, Chromecast And Roku

Amazon has just announced its streaming TV media device, the Fire TV, and that means it now faces off against other tech giants and incumbents in yet another category. So how does the Amazon TK compare to the likes of the Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s lineup of streaming set-top boxes and new HDMI stick? Here’s a basic rundown. First-Party Content Amazon has a… Read More

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Two years later, DirecTV customers can finally use Roku players to watch HBO Go

Even as HBO Go has launched on new platforms over the years, people who pay for TV service and HBO have occasionally found that their provider won’t play along. That’s been the case for DirecTV subscribers with a Roku ever since the app rolled out in …

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Two years later, DirecTV customers can finally use Roku players to watch HBO Go

Even as HBO Go has launched on new platforms over the years, people who pay for TV service and HBO have occasionally found that their provider won’t play along. That’s been the case for DirecTV subscribers with a Roku ever since the app rolled out in …

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Two years later, DirecTV customers can finally use Roku players to watch HBO Go

Even as HBO Go has launched on new platforms over the years, people who pay for TV service and HBO have occasionally found that their provider won’t play along. That’s been the case for DirecTV subscribers with a Roku ever since the app rolled out in …

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Roku TV is the company’s biggest push to conquer your living room

Instead of trying to win the war of controlling your TV, Roku now wants to be your TV. Partnering with TCL and Hisense, Roku will release the Roku TV later this year, which basically takes set-top box software and put it into smart television sets, with some added features to help you manage how you use your TV. According to Jim Funk, Roku’s Senior Vice President of Product, the Roku TVs will have a similar UI to the Roku 3, with added controls that the company is hoping will be the easiest way for you to access everything in your TV, including gaming consoles, cable, on-demand movies, and special channels.

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4oD catch-up streaming comes to Sky Now TV and Roku boxes

A smart TV box for a tenner is a nice thing, but one that streams Homeland on demand is arguably even nicer. As of today, owners of a Sky Now TV media player should see 4oD among their list of free channels, alongside the existing options like BBC iPlayer and Demand 5. Meanwhile, Channel Four’s catch-up service has also landed on Roku boxes this week, which makes sense considering that Sky has a sizable investment in that little hardware platform, too.

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Ahead Of Rumored Apple TV Refresh, Roku Updates Streaming Media Player Lineup And Launches Roku 3 In The UK

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Streaming media hardware company Roku, which is holding it own in a market that includes tech industry heavyweights including Apple and Google, has just introduced new models of its streaming players. The small set-top boxes include redesigned versions of the Roku LT, Roku 1 and Roku 2, bringing some features from the Roku 3 flagship player to the company’s more conservatively priced offerings.

Each new Roku gets a hardware design refresh, with bubble-style rounded sides instead of the straight lines and hard edges of the older versions. The designs are a bit more whimsical, and an improvement over the previous, somewhat Apple TV-like puck style design. The lineup gives access to Roku’s Channel Store for expandable content options. Third-party channels available for Roku number over 1,000 in the U.S., but cap out at just over 450 in the UK, Canada and Ireland.

The entry-level LT is pretty much the same as its predecessor in a brand new shell, but the Roku 1 gets a considerable upgrade with support for 1080p video (the old one supported just 720p), while the Roku 2 adds a new headphone jack and dual-band Wi-Fi capabilities, which previously were features exclusive to the Roku 3. Roku tells TechCrunch that 40 percent of its customers said the headphone jack was the reason they opted for the Roku 3, so this should bump up sales of the lower cost unit. The LT retails for $ 49.99, while the Roku 1 is $ 59.99 and the Roku 2 is $ 79.99.

Roku’s SVP of Product Management Jim Funk says that it’s adding new channels at a rate of about one to two a day, and that it’s seeing 13 hours of streaming per week on average. The company is also working to bring Netflix’s DIAL AirPlay-type service to Roku’s platform, which will allow users to stream content from their phone to the players directly. That integration will come sometime in the next few months, according to Funk.

Roku has also added support for M-Go in the U.S. starting today, which brings that transactional video-on-demand company’s catalog of curated content to the streaming platform. M-Go is a joint venture between DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, and offers access to 16,000 movies and TV shows, with 20,000 anticipated in its library by year’s end. The M-Go partnership arrangement is a revenue sharing opportunity for Roku, Funk explained, and it puts the service right in Roku’s centralized “TV Shows” and “Movies” tabs, giving them an advantage by taking them out of the general fracas of the 1,000-strong channel guide.

All the new Roku devices are available in the U.S. for pre-order, with expected shipping in October, and the new LT is a U.S.-exclusive for now. In Canada, the UK and Ireland, the Roku 1 and 2 are available for pre-order with shipping anticipated in October, and the previously released Roku 3 makes its way to those territories with immediate availability from Roku’s website. The hardware revamp comes ahead of speculation that Apple will update its own Apple TV streaming media device sometime soon, possibly alongside new iPads, so we could see a lot of competition for holiday dollars in this space.

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