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Roku faces growing competition in the UK, but for now its streaming set-top boxes are still some of the best on the market. To help it fend off Apple, Amazon, Google and others, the company is introducing new software features and an upgraded Roku 2 player. The biggest addition is Roku Search, whi...

May 26th 2015 at 5:15am 0 Comments
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You now have an easy way to follow your favorite Twitch game streamers on a big screen without splurging on a console or Fire TV. The live video service has just launched a channel for Roku players, helping you keep up with tournaments and "let's play" sessions on a cheap and cheerful media hub. T...

May 14th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Until now, the only names that had signed up to be part of Roku's integrated smart TV club were TCL, Hisense and Insignia. If none of those brands floated your boat, however, then you may be relieved to hear that Sharp has now signed to bake the streaming company's hardware into a new range of TVs...

May 6th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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You have more than a few ways to watch live sports on Apple TV and Roku boxes, but there are still a few gaps. What if you want to catch lots of golf tournaments? If you live in the US, you won't have to worry quite so much. NBC Sports has launched versions of its Live Extra app for both media hub...

April 27th 2015 at 1:57pm 0 Comments
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CBS All Access streaming service is now available for Roku for $5.99 a month. Roku owners can download the app via the Roku Channel Store and sign up here. In addition to streaming new shows like NCIS, The Big Bang Theory and The Good Wife, the service has an extensive back catalog of classic CBS...

April 7th 2015 at 4:31pm 0 Comments
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It's been a while since Roku updated its set top streaming boxes. Today its two highest-end models, the Roku 2 and 3, are getting a minor hardware revision, but it's the accompanying software upgrade that's adding some welcome new features. Firstly, the Roku 2 is getting the same processor and oth...

April 6th 2015 at 3:01am 0 Comments
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To put it mildly, the Plex channel for Roku players is due an overhaul -- an interface full of dull squares doesn't exactly do justice to your extensive media collection. Thankfully, Plex is giving the channel the makeover it needs. The new version brings the Roku client up to snuff with what you...

February 24th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The entire Engadget staff is pretty excited about Cookie Monster's first PBS Kids movie "The Cookie Thief," (which premieres this Monday, February 16th). In celebration, our entire site is now a veritable sea of Cookie Monster GIFs! Well, sorta.

February 13th 2015 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Look, there's no shame in watching others skydive or rappel instead of doing it yourself. So if you have a Roku, fire it up and and prepare to live vicariously through GoPro-toting adrenaline junkies, because the adventure camera's channel is arriving on the media player "this spring." Just like t...

February 5th 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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With the rise in cord-cutters and streaming services such as Netflix, Sky knows it needs a cheaper alternative to its traditional TV bundles. At the moment its answer is Now TV, a standalone service that lets viewers pick and choose from three smaller packages: sport, movies and entertainment. Jus...

February 4th 2015 at 6:24am 0 Comments
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The slow road for AllCast to bring its media streaming app to iOS is over, as today marks the app's launch on Apple's mobile OS. I got a chance to spend some time with it, and, even without any experience with its Android counterpart, getting around and tossing photos and videos from Dropbox, iClo...

January 13th 2015 at 3:20am 0 Comments
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Roku is going 4K! Eventually. The company has announced plans for a 4K reference model of a Roku TV, and that TCL would be the first to partner with the company in the Ultra HD space. What does that mean? Well, it means soon enough Roku will have a board and software capable of spitting out unnatu...

January 4th 2015 at 5:25pm 0 Comments