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Peter Suciu
Amazon Box Could Be Another Ecosystem Building Block
04/25/13 2:23 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 637 Words

... world's largest online retailer, Amazon, may soon challenge Apple, Google , Roku and other set-top box makers with a delivery device of its own. Amazon has long been a favorite destination for movie buffs to buy Blu-ray discs and DVDs. More recently...

Patrick Nelson
A New FCC Rule Might Change How You Watch TV
11/30/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 891 Words

It also affects television streaming device set-top box makers, like Boxee and Roku . The rule will change the methods that we use to watch basic channels, and it will likely kick-start further streaming set-top box development and adoption.

For years the...

Richard Adhikari
Boxee Opens All You Can Eat TV Buffet
10/16/12 2:29 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 657 Words

Other Players
Competition to Boxee TV comes from TiVo , and other companies such as Simple.TV , Roku and Aereo . There are a few small players such as Channel Master and Western Digital , ABI's Rosen stated.

"Roku...

Rachelle Dragani
Google Puts Its Nexus Q Dream on Hold
08/01/12 11:10 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 678 Words

Though many streaming media devices still struggle with limited libraries, competing products such as Apple TV, Sonos, Boxee and Roku are able to offer more than Google -- and for well under $300 -- said Jia Wu, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics .

Mike Pearson
Blockbuster Widens Online Movie Stream With Samsung Deal
07/14/09 11:57 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 569 Words

Other manufacturers supporting the Netflix system are Microsoft , through its Xbox 360; LG ; Roku ; Samsung; TiVo and Vizio.

Amazon.com has also moved into the digital download space, offering movies and other video content on demand through TiVo units,...

Renay San Miguel
Adobe Flash Deals Open Living Room to More Web Content
04/20/09 12:07 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 649 Words

But the underlying technologies (like Flash) are making a new future possible," he explained. "Roku is a good example. (The background on Roku is Flash-based.) Right now it's connected to Netflix. ... What if that box in the future also connects to Hulu...

Walaika Haskins
Blockbuster Pits a la Carte Menu Against Netflix's Buffet
11/25/08 2:54 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 705 Words

Blockbuster's deal with 2Wire deal follows a little more than six months after rival Netflix announced a similar partnership with hardware maker Roku. The Netflix Player allows subscribers to the mail-order DVD rental site to instantly stream movies to their TVs.

Walaika Haskins
The Netflix Stream's New Tributary: TiVo
10/30/08 2:31 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 777 Words

Thus far, the movie rental company has signed on to provide streaming video content via set-top boxes built by Roku, Blu-ray players from LG and Samsung , and Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console.

"The more places people can consume Netflix content,...

Chris Maxcer
Mac Bloggers Size Up New Rivals, Break Down iPhone, Watch MobileMe Fall Flat
07/18/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1430 Words

The service is similar to what owners of the Netflix Player by Roku can get with the Roku set-top box. Microsoft said that only its Live Gold subscribers can get the Netflix service, though, so it's not exactly a freebie add-on. Still, it's...

Paul Hartsock
Netflix Takes Center Stage on Xbox
07/15/08 2:01 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 450 Words

Out of the Computer, Into the TV
The Xbox's Netflix system works in much the same way as that of Roku , a device maker which in May announced a deal with Netflix to sell a small set-top box dedicated...

Walaika Haskins
Is Blu-ray Worth It?
05/29/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1260 Words

Devices like Apple TV, the Xbox 360 and the Netflix Player by Roku offer consumers the ability to download videos they can watch on their TV. That combined with the high prices of the Blu-ray players and discs can cause a consumer to...

John P. Mello Jr.
Black Friday Deal Sprawl Grows
11/13/18 10:29 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1036 Words

Meanwhile, Walmart is advertising a 65-inch 4K Roku TV for $398.

Gaming consoles are another popular item during the holidays. Target is offering a Black Friday deal on the popular Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Bundle. The bundle is $199, and Target...

Craig Leslie
Voice Control for Connected Entertainment: Challenges and Opportunities
09/26/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 901 Words

New entrants in the connected consumer electronics market, including Samsung , Roku and Facebook, are likely to make announcements about new voice-controlled speakers at CES 2019 in order to claim a share of this new voice-first CE market.

The average U.S. broadband...

Peter Suciu
Amazon's DVR Scheme May Be Taking Shape
08/24/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1353 Words

"Today TiVo is almost a software player," he added, "but another comparison is how Roku had success as a set-top device but now they are in smart TVs and other things."

Risky Business
The DVR market has been a...

David Jones
Cyber Monday Sales Shoot the Moon
11/29/17 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 741 Words

Top-selling items on Cyber Monday included the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4/4 Pro, Hatchimals and Colleggtibles figurines, Apple AirPods, PJ Masks, Super Mario Odyssey , Google Chromecast and Roku .

Beating Expectations
More than 174 million shoppers in the U.S.

Denis Pombriant
Counting Down to ASC 606
10/19/17 4:54 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 922 Words

That's a bad sign, especially when Fortune's Data Sheet reported that the IPO window is now again open for tech companies following successes of Roku , CarGurus and MongoDB." Imagine working for 10 years to build a company and bring it public, but...

Peter Suciu
Plex Advances Cord-Cutting Case With Live OTA TV
06/02/17 10:29 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 806 Words

The Plex DVR service allows users to manage their recorded programming via Android TV, iOS devices, Windows and Mac, as well a variety of set-top boxes, such as Roku , Chromecast, Amazon Fire and Apple TV, and the Xbox and PlayStation gaming systems.

David Jones
Hulu Aims to Reinvent Live TV Experience
05/04/17 9:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 687 Words

Integration is pending with additional devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Sticks, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku and others.

"Nearly a decade ago, Hulo forever redefined the way people watch TV," said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins. "Today, as we add live...

Jeff Kagan
Is This the Beginning of the End for the Set-Top Box?
08/12/16 11:30 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 469 Words

Rather, it will use a variety of connected streaming services and devices, including Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and Roku , as well as smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android . Next-Generation TV This represents a new direction for both companies. There...

Richard Adhikari
White House Call for Set-Top Competition Strikes Nerves
04/20/16 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 577 Words

I'd take a Roku or Apple TV any day."

Unstoppable Force
The argument in favor of competition is that set-top boxes are outdated, and customers are paying too much for them.

The set-top box rental market may be worth...

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What do you see as the biggest obstacle to mainstream adoption of video calling?
Too many steps are required to reach a contact.
Video quality is often poor -- dropped calls, frozen images.
There's no advantage to face-to-face communication in most cases.
Too many people feel uncomfortable on live cameras.
There are too many security and privacy issues.
The trend is away from personal engagement and toward texting.
The obstacles are fading, and video calling is well on its way to adoption.
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