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TV Everywhere services can’t keep up with standalone streaming apps on Roku

Need more proof that cord-cutting is gaining traction? New data shows that standalone streaming apps like HBO Now and Showtime are far more popular than their cable-authenticated counterparts on Roku.
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Roku to step further out of the box with first 4K Smart TVs this spring

Set-top streaming company Roku has sold more than one million smart TVs in the US since 2014, and is looking to expand its market share with 60 new Roku integrated smart TVs in 2016, including 4k options.
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The tide has turned: Roku 4 just scored access to Ultraflix’s massive Ultra HD movie catalog

Relative streaming media newcomer, UltraFlix, made a big move toward establishing itself as a major player as it announced its availability on the Roku platform, along with a recently expanded catalog of 4K Ultra HD titles.
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What's going on in the world? You can find out using CNNgo on Roku

News junkies are in for a treat when they sign onto Roku next: The company's players and TVs now have a CNNgo channel. All U.S. users will be able to access free news videos, and pay-TV subscribers will have an even bigger content…
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King of streams: Roku beats Amazon, Google, and Apple combined

Roku is the most used streaming machine that isn't also a video gaming device, and the company has bested set top streaming devices from tech giants Amazon, Google, and Apple combined.
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NewsOn brings news streaming to Roku, iOS, and Android devices

Who says you need a TV to watch your local newscast? NewsOn launched an app Wednesday that allows viewers to stream live and on-demand local news. The app is now available on Roku players and connected TVs, as well as iOS and Android…
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Vudu launches 12 Ultra HD titles for new Roku 4 owners, broader rollout expected soon

Ultra high-definition movies are coming to Roku 4, and Vudu is helping make it happen. The company announced today that it is making 12 4K movies available through the Vudu channel on the Roku 4 device starting today.
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Are you getting HD Netflix? A crazy number of devices still don’t support 1080p

You'd think by now getting Netflix in HD would be a privilege anyone with a decent Internet connection could enjoy, but you may be surprised to learn there are a whole host of devices that can't get Netflix in HD.
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HBO Now comes to Roku, closes cord cutter loop

The HBO Now app is available on the Roku store, thanks to a new agreement between the companies. Subscribers will now be able to watch HBO's addicting content on all Roku players and TVs.
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Roku 4 release likely imminent, 4K streaming is a possibility

Definitely good news for anyone that's a fan of the Roku 3, the streaming set-top box company will likely roll out the Roku 4 within the next week and may include 4K streaming as a feature.
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NBC launches new Roku app, new fall shows accessible to all

Expanding out beyond platforms such as iOS and Android, NBC has created a new, free application that will let Roku owners stream new shows as well as returning programs over the Internet.
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Several sources, one TV: Skreens lets you surf while you watch while you play 0:36

Boston-based Skreens has launched a Kickstarter campaign for two devices that can allow TV viewers to watch up to four different content sources on one screen, be they cable boxes, streaming boxes, game consoles, Blu-ray players…