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

    By 3 April 2014

    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....

  • Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Amazon Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast and more
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    Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Amazon Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast and more

    By 3 April 2014

    The rise in the number of media streaming services has been scarily rapid in the last couple of years. There are now so many ways to have movies and TV shows delivered to your home, at a variety of subscriptions and fees, that you could never be found...

  • Amazon Fire TV streaming box and game controller pictures and hands-on
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    Amazon Fire TV streaming box and game controller pictures and hands-on

    By 2 April 2014

    Amazon has finally entered the set-top box space with its newly-announced Fire TV. And it can do everything, including stream movies and television shows, displaying photos, and allow users to game - directly from their television sets. The actual Fire...

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

    By 5 March 2014

    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...

  • Roku streaming stick turns every TV into a Smart TV
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    Roku streaming stick turns every TV into a Smart TV

    By 4 March 2014

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

    By 6 January 2014

    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
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    YouTube app finally lands for Roku 3 with HD streaming

    By 17 December 2013

    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,...

  • A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November
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    A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November

    By 2 November 2013

    As we roll into November it's clear that gaming season is upon us. And just ahead of the fourth generation of consoles, it looks as though its the season of fourth-in-season releases too: Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV head up proceedings, with...

  • Roku 3 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Roku 3 review

    By 1 November 2013

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

    By 3 October 2013

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

    By 25 September 2013

    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
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    Roku Android app adds video streaming to Roku box

    By 10 September 2013

    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...

  • Simple.TV redesigns DVR and updates to Version 2.0, plans European expansion
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    Simple.TV redesigns DVR and updates to Version 2.0, plans European expansion

    By 5 September 2013

    Simple.TV's DVR-focused set-top box has been updated with a series of much-desired improvements, which notably include personalised content discovery and varied playback experiences powered by Simple.TV's cloud services. Simple.TV is a personal DVR device...

  • Barnes & Noble releases Nook Video apps for iOS, Android and Roku
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    Barnes & Noble releases Nook Video apps for iOS, Android and Roku

    By 19 August 2013

    Barnes & Noble has released Nook Video apps for iOS, Android and Roku. Barnes & Noble revealed in June that third-party manufacturers would now make Nook tablets, and those tablets will have branding from both Barnes & Noble and the third party. The company's...

  • Roku to add Verizon's Redbox Instant streaming channel this summer
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    Roku to add Verizon's Redbox Instant streaming channel this summer

    By 6 June 2013

    Verizon's Redbox Instant streaming app landed on Google TV this week and now Roku has announced plans to offer the service as well.  "We’re always working to bring Roku customers the best range and quality in streaming entertainment," announced Roku...

  • Roku 3 announced with spec-bump and new UI, available for $99
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    Roku 3 announced with spec-bump and new UI, available for $99

    By 6 March 2013

    Roku has announced its third-generation set-top box content streamer, featuring a new user interface and upgraded internal specifications that are claimed to be five times faster than previous generations.  Dubbed the Roku 3, it features a new curvier...

  • Win a Roku LT streaming box
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    Win a Roku LT streaming box

    By 4 March 2013

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Roku to give you the chance to win one of five Roku LTs. The original streaming player, adored by millions worldwide, enables you to effortlessly stream over 300 channels and counting - Now TV, Netflix, IPlayer and more...

  • Roku LT review
    Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Roku LT review

    By 21 February 2013

    We liked the Roku 2 XS, but we didn't absolutely love it. Things have moved on a bit though, and the company offered us the chance to look at its LT model. It's technically a little less hardcore than the 2 XS, but it costs half as much - about £50 -...

  • Spotify comes to Roku, finally
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    Spotify comes to Roku, finally

    By 21 December 2012

    Owners of Roku media streamers can finally breath a sigh of relief, as one of the most-requested applications has finally arrived on the service. Spotify is finally on Roku... Woohoo! Like with many of the music-streaming service's apps on set-top-boxes...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures

    By 30 November 2012

    The 9th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards saw the best and brightest from the world of technology get together for a rip-roaring bash last night in central London. A good time was had by all, winners and losers included.  As is always the case, the Pocket-lint...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 winners announced
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 winners announced

    By 30 November 2012

    This year has been a bumper year for gadgets. In 2012 we've had the launch of the iPad mini, the Nexus 7 and 10, two full-sized iPads, dozens of devices from Asus and Samsung, and the Microsoft Surface and others - and that's just in tablets. When you...

  • Sky's Now TV now available on Roku too
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    Sky's Now TV now available on Roku too

    By 28 November 2012

    Now TV, the movie streaming service powered by Sky, has arrived on Roku boxes. Available in the Roku Channel Store, its addition means that the brand's media players join a host of other devices on which Sky has made its new service available so far,...

  • Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 13 November 2012

    AirPlay, Spotify and DLNA all made significant changes to the way people listen to music in 2012. The technologies started to appear in pieces of Hi-Fi hardware, reducing the need for laptop-connected cables and even the iPhone dock. There was certainly...

  • Is Sky about to take on Netflix in its own back yard through Roku investment?
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    Is Sky about to take on Netflix in its own back yard through Roku investment?

    By 26 July 2012

    Roku, the TV box provider that offers access to web streaming services such as Netflix, has received a cash investment of $45 million. The financial backing comes from, among others, News Corporation and BSkyB, which, when combined with the launch of...

  • Hands-on: Now TV review
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    Hands-on: Now TV review

    By 16 July 2012

    Forget Netflix, forget LoveFilm, Sky wants Now TV to be the service you choose when it comes to streaming movies online to your computer, phone, games console, or set top box. But is the new service "powered by Sky" good enough to impress? We had a quick...