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Roku just made it much easier for companies to launch new streaming channels

Are you waiting for your favorite website to launch a Roku channel? It might be a whole lot more likely now thanks to the new Roku Direct Publisher, which lets connect providers launch a new Roku channel without writing a line of code.
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Were you an early Roku 4 buyer? Check your inbox for a discount on the new Roku Ultra

If you were an early buyer of the Roku 4 and aren’t sure you want to upgrade to the new Roku Ultra, the company is trying to make the decision easier for you -- it’s offering some buyers a $50 discount on the new model.
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Roku rolls out new streaming boxes for cable-cutters, takes aim at Chromecast 2:28

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Roku revamps entire line, adds 4K HDR models, stick-on form factor, $30 Express

Roku updates nearly its entire fleet of devices with 4K, HDR and a new $30 entry level set-top box for budget-conscious buyers.
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Roku's upcoming Premiere Plus, Ultra, Express images leaked ahead of launch

Following FCC filings earlier this month, more leaks are pointing to updated Roku models with more 4K support and, for the first time, HDR support. The familiar model numbers will also be replaced by all-new names.
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The Starz standalone streaming app has finally arrived on Roku devices

In April, Starz took a hint from HBO Now and similar services with the launch of a standalone app that doesn't require a cable or satellite subscription. Now that app is finally available for Roku users.
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Hitachi will be the next company to offer Roku-enabled TVs, starting this fall

With Roku-enabled TVs apparently increasing in popularity, Hitachi America Ltd. has signed a deal to become to next manufacturer to offer smart TVs running the Roku operating system in the U.S.
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Sling TV’s slick new user interface is now available to Roku users

With the introduction of Sling TV on the Apple TV came a new, sleeker user interface. That interface wasn't exclusive to Apple's streaming box for long, as it's now available to Roku users as well.
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Turn your Windows 10 tablet into the ultimate remote with new Roku app

Roku has offered a Windows 8 app for some time, but now the company is releasing an app for Windows 10 laptops and tablets. It features remote control functions and Cortana support.
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Roku owners get another live-TV streaming option with addition of PlayStation Vue

The potential user base for Sony's PlayStation Vue live-TV streaming service just got bigger. Previously only available on Sony game consoles, Amazon Fire TV devices, and iOS, it is now available on Roku devices and TVs.
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Roku makes finding news, entertainment a breeze with expanded search functionality

With more than 50 streaming services now supported by Roku's native search, the set-top box is making it much easier for cord-cutters to find just the video they're looking for.
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8 of the best media streaming devices to watch TV your way, on your schedule

If the price of cable is bringing you down, there's a huge catalog of TV shows and movies available through streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. That said, here are some of our favorite streaming devices for bringing the…