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Roku manufactures set-top boxes and streaming hardware that lets you turn any television into a smart TV, and recently just launched its own series of TVs with its beloved smart software built in. It also licenses its software to manufacturers like Hisense and TCL, and operates a streaming service called The Roku Channel.

The Onn. 43-inch Class 4K LED Roku Smart TV on an orange wall.

These 4K TVs are on sale for under $200 at Walmart today

Right now, a pair of deals on 43 inch TVs are putting their price under $200 at Walmart. Both are Roku, one is Onn and the other Hisense. Which will you choose?
The onn. 75” Class 4K UHD (2160P) LED Frameless Roku Smart TV is a living room with orange walls.

Walmart’s Memorial Day sale has a 75-inch 4K TV for under $450

An Apple TV 4K sits on a media stand.

Best streaming devices for 2024: Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, and more

The Google TV home screen on a Hisense UX.

What is Google TV? Here’s everything you need to know

Roku Streaming Stick 4K.

Roku closes the barn door, badly, after a half-million accounts are compromised

A handout picture of the Roku Pro Series television.

Roku Pro Series TVs finally go after the high(er) end, start at $899

Philo home page.

Philo: everything to know about the live TV streaming service

The ESPN app featured on Roku.

ESPN’s standalone subscription could hit $30, receive preference on Roku

Phil Nickinson holding a Roku remote control over his eyes as the Roku screensaver plays behind him.

I don’t know what to do about Roku

Roku Star button on the remote.

What does the Star button do on a Roku remote control?

A mighty tasty-looking chicken tender wrap as supposedly seen on a Chromecast with Google TV home screen.

There’s only one streaming device that lets you escape ads

Roku Express 4K+.

Need a 4K streaming device? The Roku Express 4K+ is 25% off today

Roku remote in hand with Roku home screen in. the background.

The most common Roku problems and how to fix them

Have a Roku or Roku Streaming Stick 4K that's giving you problems? We explain how to fix the most common Roku issues in minutes — no tech support needed.
Roku remote in hand with Roku home screen in. the background.

How to pair or reset a Roku remote

Roku remotes come packed with features, but they don't always connect properly. Here's how to pair a remote to your Roku and how to reset if things go wrong.
A The Netflix screen for how to set the primary location.

How to set and change your Netflix primary location

Netflix's crackdown on password sharing will require users to set and even frequently update a primary location for their household. Here's how to do it.
The Roku Pro Series television seen in a press image.

What is Roku? The streaming platform explained

What is Roku? Is it a device or software or a streaming service? And what does it cost? Our full explainer will make you a streaming media expert in minutes.
The Roku Pro Series television seen in a press image.

Roku TV turns 10, celebrates with new Pro Series mini-LED sets

As Roku TV enters its second decade of existence, it's adding a new trio of Pro Series televisions to its smart TV lineup.
Polk Signa S4 Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 soundbar.

The best soundbars under $500 for 2023

A soundbar is an easy and compact solution for better TV sound. But with so many models available, how do you choose? We've rounded up the best under $500.
A promo for a show on Amazon Freevee.

Don’t like giant ads on Amazon Fire TV? Then don’t buy one

Amazon Fire TV made a change that causes some users to be forced into full-screen ads and promos. We shouldn't be surprised.
A Roku Streaming Stick 4K, a Chromecast with Google TV and a Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.

Chromecast with Google TV vs. Roku Streaming Stick 4K vs. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Now that the Chromecast with Google TV is here, Google is in a three-way race with Roku and Amazon for the best $50 streaming device. Which one should you buy?
Sharp Roku TV OLED 4K UHD.

Sharp’s promised Roku OLED TV is now available and deeply discounted

Sharp has released its promised OLED-powered Roku TV in both 55- and 65-inch screen sizes.
The cast of The Great American Baking Show Celebrity Holiday 2023.

Where to watch The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday special

Find out where you can watch The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday special, and which celebrities will take part in this year's festivities.
App icons on the Apple TV homescreen.

Everyone is missing the point on streaming video

Asking whether streaming video is still worth it is very much asking the wrong question. At least if you care about your own control and flexibility.
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Which streaming platform has the best screensavers?

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku each has good options for screensavers on their various streaming devices. But one platform definitely stands out.
An Apple TV 4K set-top box and remote control sit on a media stand.

Should you buy an obsolete Apple TV?

This probably should go without saying, but we'll say it anyway: Do not buy obsolete hardware with unsupported software. Even if it's inexpensive.
The cast of This Old Home.

Where to watch This Old House

Want to know where you can watch This Old House in time for its 44th season? We've got the answer for this fixer upper.
A handout image showing NFL Zone on a Roku TV.

Roku adds NFL Zone to its software, and not a moment too soon

Roku is making it even easier to keep up with your favorite NFL team, and live games, via its new NFL Zone on its home screen.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K.

Google TV vs. Roku TV: which is the better streaming OS?

In the war of streaming platforms, Google TV and Roku TV are top of the pack, but which operating system is truly best? Let us weigh in to help you decide.
Roku Plus Series

The best Roku TVs of 2023: which should you buy?

Roku TVs take advantage of one of the best smart TV platforms to make a simple streaming experience. But not all Roku TVs are created equal. Here are the best.
Side view of man wearing Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

How to connect headphones to your TV

Whether you're trying to go wireless or just want to get your favorite wired headphones hooked up, our guide will get you paired and connected in no time.
The Roku Voice Remote Pro, and the Amazon Alexa Voice Remote Pro.

Roku and Amazon are so close to making subtitles easy to toggle

While it's relatively easy to toggle captions and subtitles inside apps, two remote controls are frustratingly close to make it a one-button endeavor.
The Roku Channel app on Google TV.

The Roku Channel is now available as a Google TV app

The Roku Channel — the free, ad-supported streaming service from Roku — is now available on Google TV and Android TV as a standalone app.
The Blink Mini installed in the Pan-Tilt Mount.

Roku Indoor Camera 360 SE vs. Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera: which is the best indoor camera?

Both the Roku Indoor Camera 360 SE and Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera offer HD footage and the ability to swivel to capture more of your home. But which is best?
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Is a Roku Smart Home Subscription worth it?

Roku offers a few different Smart Home Subscriptions. Here's a look at both to see if they're a good fit for your home security needs.

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