Tag Archive: Roku


Roku gives its users even more free shows — even if you don’t have a device

And you don’t even need a Roku box or stick to watch it.

The new “Featured Free” section on Roku’s home pages will roll out to users starting today.

Roku today announced its earnings for the second quarter of 2018. From the company’s letter to shareholders:

Roku delivered particularly strong Q2 2018 financial results. Robust active account growth expanded the reach and scale of our TV streaming platform, while at the same time Roku captured a  [Read More…]

TCL’s amazing 4K Roku TVs are on sale today starting as low as $200

The choosiest of choices.

TCL has three generations of smart TVs on sale today. These are TVs that have long been considered the best bang for your buck and they have only gotten better with each new generation. Whether you want a budget screen or something more modern with local dimming and great picture quality, you’ve got the choice today. Start with TCL’s 40-inch 40S305 Roku TV for $ 199.99. It normally sells for $ 230 and, outside of  [Read More…]

Watch all your favorite shows with the Roku Streaming Stick for $35

Faster, better, cheaper.

The Roku Streaming Stick media streaming device normally sells between $ 48 and $ 50. It dropped to $ 40 a couple times back in May and earlier, but this $ 34.99 sale price is the lowest we have ever seen.

This is one of Roku’s newest streaming devices, a refresh of previous models. It just released in early October. Roku claims the processor in the new stick is 50% faster than last year’s  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Roku Ultra

NVIDIA Shield TV has been around since 2015. Roku Ultra was born in 2017. Sometimes, age ain’t nothing but a number.

How Android TV’s best goes up against a newer (and more expensive) streaming favorite.

There’s no denying the popularity of Roku. Its low cost and simplicity has made it a favorite of cord cutters and casual streamers alike. And so it’s almost a little unfair to put it up against the likes  [Read More…]

Stream all your favorite channels with TCL’s newest 55-inch 4K HDR Roku TV for $585

TCL’s best TV yet sees its first discount at Amazon today.

The TCL 55R617 55-inch 4K HDR Roku TV is down to $ 584.99 at Amazon while supplies last. Though Thrifter previously shared a one-day eBay deal offering this TV for as low as $ 552, this is otherwise the next best price we’ve seen for it. At Amazon, it’s never been discounted below its regular price of $ 650 until today.

If you’re looking for a bit  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV Cube or Roku Ultra? CordCutters.com weighs in

The Amazon Fire TV Cube and Roku Ultra.

Can Roku’s simple interface compete with the likes of Amazon Fire TV? Actually …

When I think about price and power, I’d tend to put the Amazon Fire TV Cube in the same sort of bucket as the the Roku Ultra. Never mind that they’re actually $ 30 apart. (Roku definitely comes in lighter on the wallet.) And never mind that Amazon Fire TV is  [Read More…]

Amazon now gives you up to $35 off a Fire TV Cube if you trade in a Roku or Chromecast

A few weeks ago Amazon unveiled the Fire TV Cube. A cross-breed between its popular Echo speaker and a Fire TV, the device aims to unite your smart home and media consumption under one all-encompassing Amazon device.

Amazon opened pre-orders for the device, which costs $ 120, earlier this month. Shipping is expected to start tomorrow. But if you haven’t ordered your Fire TV Cube yet, you might be interested to know that Amazon is currently offering a pretty sweet  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies & TV gets a new look on Roku

Look for it in the Google Play Movies & TV channel on Roku.

Google today announced that its Play Movies & TV channel on Roku is getting a whole new look.

The broad strokes?

You’re going to have a simpler navigation. It’s not quite in line with what you get with, say, Android TV, but it’s not bad at all.

There’s also a dedicated TV page. Just TV shows, and nothing else.

There’s  [Read More…]

Twitter is killing its apps for Roku, Android TV and Xbox

Apps will remain for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, though.

Fun fact: Twitter had apps for Roku, Android TV and Xbox.

Another fun fact: Those apps will no longer work come May 24. While Twitter didn’t explicitly say why, TechCrunch says it had to do with the new European General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect May 25 and is the reason all of your apps have been updating and letting  [Read More…]

Prepay for one month of DIRECTV NOW and score a complimentary Roku Streaming Stick

A new offer worthy of your time.

DIRECTV NOW is back with another great promotion on some streaming hardware, this time offering a Roku Streaming Stick at no additional cost when you prepay for one month of service. This steaming device normally sells for close to $ 50, but with this offer you can get it for just $ 35 with a month of access to DIRECTV NOW.

You will need to be a new customer to  [Read More…]