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Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?

Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?

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The Google Chromecast Ultra was recently announced and is set to be available to buy from November. With 4K streaming and HDR picture quality it's going to be a good alternative to the Roku Premiere+.To help you decide which one is the best choice for... >>

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Premiere vs Roku Premiere+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Premiere vs Roku Premiere+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

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Roku recently announced a change to its portfolio of streaming boxes. Five new devices replace the old numbered players from the entry-level Roku Express and Roku Express+ to the 4K HDR-compatible Roku Ultra.The recently updated Roku streaming stick... >>

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

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Roku has officially confirmed that it is replacing all the set-to-boxes in its line-up with all-new devices.As rumoured over the last couple of weeks, there are five new Roku boxes, which start at just $29.99 for an entry-level device, going up to £129.99... >>

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

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At the end of August, we revealed that Roku will be replacing its entire streaming box line-up with as many as five new devices. We believe they will be launched in the next few weeks, in the States at least, and will add 4K HDR streaming to at least... >>

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

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Roku will reportedly enforce its biggest line-up overhaul in many years, replacing all of its current streaming devices with all-new boxes, many of them offering 4K video.Two leaks have revealed Roku's plans. Documents filed with the Federal Communications... >>

New Roku Streaming stick: Performance boost and new private listening mode via app

New Roku Streaming stick: Performance boost and new private listening mode via app

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Roku has overhauled its small streaming stick in the US as the company looks to deliver more power to users keen to make their TVs smart.The new stick will get a whopping eight-fold processing power boost, private listening through the Roku mobile app,... >>

Roku 4 review: Rock-solid streaming, now in 4K
4.5 stars

Roku 4 review: Rock-solid streaming, now in 4K

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The Roku 4 is the company's updated flagship set-top box with support for 4K (although, bizarrely, it's still not available in the UK). With so many big-name competitors now on the market, such Amazon Fire TV 4K, is it worth paying $130 for this particular... >>

New, more advanced Now TV box coming soon - 4K anyone?

New, more advanced Now TV box coming soon - 4K anyone?

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A new Now TV box has been announced that will sit alongside the existing model.It will be coming later this year and although Sky has been light on details, the fact the box looks similar to the 4K Roku 4 recently launched in the States, rumours point... >>

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

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As streaming video becomes more popular and conventional TV takes a back seat, growing amounts of online channels and apps emerge hoping to grab your attention with a TV show, movie or even short clip or two. How then can you sort out the wheat from the... >>

10 best Christmas streaming services: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

10 best Christmas streaming services: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

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Christmas is coming and that means we're all getting into the spirit - sometimes literally when a bottle of brandy is left within sight.One way of ensuring that you feel positively "Chrismassy" before the big day arrives is to fill your viewing hours... >>

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

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We might not have the 4K-enabled Roku 4 in the UK yet but we have got further reason to be happy with the existing Roku set-top-boxes; they have just received one of the missing pieces of the streaming jigsaw, Amazon Prime Instant Video.Roku has long... >>

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

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When it comes to deciding what to watch on demand, there can be such a thing as too much choice. For example, Roku offers access to over 1,700 channels on its set-top-boxes and the Streaming Stick. And with that many it's hard to find the ones that will... >>

Attention cord-cutters: HBO Now is finally live in the Roku store

Attention cord-cutters: HBO Now is finally live in the Roku store

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Ever since HBO announced last spring its cable-free streaming service, HBO Now, cord-cutters around the world have been waiting for it to launch on their preferred platform.Well, they'll be glad to hear it's finally now live for Roku devices.Roku said... >>

This is the Roku 4, bringing 4K UHD and a remote that can't be lost

This is the Roku 4, bringing 4K UHD and a remote that can't be lost

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The Roku 4 has been unveiled and as the name suggests it'll be packing 4K video playback.Another new feature is a remote that should never be lost down the back of the sofa again. The Roku 4 remote can let you know where it is at the touch of a button... >>

Your Roku box is about to get better: Roku OS 7 update explained

Your Roku box is about to get better: Roku OS 7 update explained

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Roku is updating its operating system for existing current-generation Roku media streamers. It starts to roll out in mid-October and brings several key new features to the platform. Those with an Android smartphone or iPhone will also get a new version... >>

Roku 4 confirmed by FCC posting leak

Roku 4 confirmed by FCC posting leak

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Last week a couple of separate reports suggested that not only is Roku planning a new set-top-box, but that it is likely to feature 4K video output. Now an FCC posting has been unearthed that shows a schematic of the new box and confirms that it is indeed... >>

10 best sports streaming services: The Ring, UFC TV, Red Bull TV and more

10 best sports streaming services: The Ring, UFC TV, Red Bull TV and more

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There are now so many different streaming services in the UK alone that it's hard to keep track of what offers what. Roku, for example, has over 1,700 channels available for its set-top-boxes and the Streaming Stick. And with that many it's hard to find... >>

Roku 4K box tipped to take on the Fire TV and Nvidia Shield TV soon

Roku 4K box tipped to take on the Fire TV and Nvidia Shield TV soon

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Amazon announced its own 4K streaming box at an event last week in the form of an upgraded version of Fire TV and Nvidia is expected to bring its Shield Android TV set-top-box to the UK a some point, which also has 4K Ultra HD streaming abilities, so... >>

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?

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Sky's Now TV box has had an update bringing with it a number of new features, but should you upgrade from the original, should you just bite the bullet on the extra costs and go for the Roku 2, or should you just stick with what you've got already?We've... >>

New Now TV Box (2015) arrives, we get watching the latest movies, TV and sport

New Now TV Box (2015) arrives, we get watching the latest movies, TV and sport

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Sky’s new Now TV box arrives in the UK on the 6 August and boasts a number of updates over the original box launched a couple of years ago.The new Now TV box (2015) will now feature an Ethernet port to support a wired connection, as well as, a processor... >>

Now you can change your Roku UI with new themes available, including Star Trek

Now you can change your Roku UI with new themes available, including Star Trek

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Roku has introduced themes for users to install on their media streamers that include favourite shows and movies, such as Star Trek and The Big Lebowski.Although you could change the colour of the homescreen from the traditional purple in the past, you... >>

WIN: Five Roku 3 boxes up for grabs for National Streaming Day

WIN: Five Roku 3 boxes up for grabs for National Streaming Day

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Fans of internet streamed entertainment rejoice for today is one to mark in the calendar; it's National Streaming Day.Every year, on 20 May, we get to celebrate everything we love about streaming movies, TV shows, music and more over the internet, and... >>

Sharp adds Roku to smart TVs: Here are 3 other TVs with built-in Roku

Sharp adds Roku to smart TVs: Here are 3 other TVs with built-in Roku

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Roku has announced it added a new smart TV partner: Sharp.Most people know they can access Roku's streaming service through its lineup of set-top boxes and a media streaming stick, but often times, people don't know they could've just bought a smart TV... >>

Roku 3 review (2015): Voice-controlled set-top box smarts
4.0 stars

Roku 3 review (2015): Voice-controlled set-top box smarts

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There's stiff competition in the set-top box world.From Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Google Nexus Player, there are plenty of big guns already established for on-demand content and media handling - but it's Roku that continues to make its mark. And for... >>

New Roku 2 vs new Roku 3: What's the difference? (Hint - it's the remote)

New Roku 2 vs new Roku 3: What's the difference? (Hint - it's the remote)

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Roku has refreshed its streaming device lineup.The company now offers the Roku streaming stick, Roku 1, Roku 2, and Roku 3. It has updated its Roku 2 and Roku 3 devices, making the new Roku 2 identical to the new Roku 3 in terms of performance.The new... >>

Roku 2 refreshed, new search software coming to all users

Roku 2 refreshed, new search software coming to all users

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Roku has updated its Roku 2 TV streaming box, however the new package loses certain features to kept the cost down.The new on demand box that gives customers access to over 1400 channels, will now be identical to the Roku 3 box in terms of performance,... >>

New Roku 2 and Roku 3 streamers with voice controls could appear this week

New Roku 2 and Roku 3 streamers with voice controls could appear this week

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Roku is expected to unveil two new boxes in the coming days as upgrades for the Roku 2 and Roku 3.The new Roku 2 and Roku 3 appeared on two retailer sites in Best Buy Canada and Zones. According to Best Buy the expected availability date will be 13 April.... >>

Plex for Roku radically redesigned, takes cues from Xbox One

Plex for Roku radically redesigned, takes cues from Xbox One

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Plex has relaunched its channel for Roku boxes and the new version brings the platform up to speed with the apps for Xbox One and PS4.The design has completely changed to represent the tile-style look found on other consoles and devices. It is much more... >>

Roku TV to embrace 4K Ultra HD streaming with Netflix

Roku TV to embrace 4K Ultra HD streaming with Netflix

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Roku has announced that it will be embracing 4K Ultra HD streaming as part of its Roku TV smart TV platform. Initially available from US-only TV brand TCL, which already makes Roku TVs, the platform will also be offered to other OEM partners for future... >>

Roku TV sets from Hisense and TCL now up for preorder, sizes range from 40-inch to 55-inch

Roku TV sets from Hisense and TCL now up for preorder, sizes range from 40-inch to 55-inch

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Roku announced at CES 2014 that it was working with TV manufacturers to build smart televisions for the Roku platform, and now the maker of streaming media devices has revealed it partnered with Hisense and TCL to launch new Roku TV models.A Roku TV works... >>

Roku and Now TV get updated with ITV Player, available now

Roku and Now TV get updated with ITV Player, available now

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Roku and Now TV will be able to run ITV Player from today allowing users to stream the catch up service.ITV Player, which offers access to the last 30 days of catch-up TV, is now available across Roku platforms and Sky's Now TV. That means it's on the... >>

Roku Streaming Stick review
4.0 stars

Roku Streaming Stick review

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If you haven't bought a TV for the last couple of years then chances are it is not "smart". If you want the latest streaming and catch-up services without the cost implication of signing up to the binding contracts for a set-top box, then there are ways... >>

Roku adds Qello Concerts channel, letting you watch HD concerts from Beyoncé, Queen, and more

Roku adds Qello Concerts channel, letting you watch HD concerts from Beyoncé, Queen, and more

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The Qello Concerts channel officially landed on Roku's Channel Store today, Roku has announced.Roku, which debuted in 2008, is a series of streaming media devices made by Roku Inc, and it provides over-the-top content from partners in the form of channels.... >>

Roku Streaming Stick vs Google Chromecast: What's the difference?

Roku Streaming Stick vs Google Chromecast: What's the difference?

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The battle for the living room rages on.Roku on Tuesday announced the expansion of its efforts with a new Streaming Stick that effectively takes on the Google Chromecast released in May 2013.Both come to the market as a cheap solution for you to watch... >>

Roku streaming stick turns every TV into a Smart TV

Roku streaming stick turns every TV into a Smart TV

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Roku has announced that it is to launch a HDMI stick that will turn any television into a smart TV without the need to worry about where you put the box. Called the Roku Streaming Stick the device will plug into a spare HDMI port on your TV and be powered... >>

Roku moves beyond just set-top boxes, will now come bundled with some HDTVs

Roku moves beyond just set-top boxes, will now come bundled with some HDTVs

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Roku has announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that along with its set-top boxes, the company will begin placing its software in television sets as part of a Roku TV platform. The move for more marketshare comes after selling 8 million set-top box units,... >>

YouTube app finally lands for Roku 3 with HD streaming

YouTube app finally lands for Roku 3 with HD streaming

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You can now watch YouTube videos in high definition using Roku 3.YouTube has just introduced the YouTube app for Roku 3, though it's only available to users in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Canada, and US. A few of the app's features include HD streaming,... >>

Roku 3 review
4.0 stars

Roku 3 review

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Roku has refreshed its Roku set-top box lineup and with it announced the launch of the Roku 3, a £100 flagship box of tricks that promises to turn your TV into something considerably smarter.But does the Roku 3 make sense given that you could buy the... >>

Amazon's set-top box to launch this holiday season with third-party apps?

Amazon's set-top box to launch this holiday season with third-party apps?

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Amazon's rumoured set-top box will be available for purchase during the run-up to Christmas.The Wall Street Journal - citing unnamed people, naturally - reported that Amazon is readying its device so that children and adults alike can wake up on Christmas... >>

Roku 3, 2, 1: Three new set-top boxes to now choose from

Roku 3, 2, 1: Three new set-top boxes to now choose from

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Roku has announced that it is bringing the Roku 3 to the UK as well as launching two new Roku set-top boxes at the same time in the US, UK, Ireland and Canada.The new boxes - which come with a new user interface and replace some, but not all the Roku... >>

Roku Android app adds video streaming to Roku box

Roku Android app adds video streaming to Roku box

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Roku has updated its Android app to allow users to stream videos from their phone to their Roku box.The new update - which follows a similar feature upgrade to the iPhone version last month - means users will be able to stream local content on their smartphone... >>