Roku 3 is Getting an Update That Adds Universal Search Support

Today a software update is being rolled out to Roku 3 players that adds support for its universal search feature to the iOS and Android apps. Want to watch something featuring Daniel Craig? This feature allows users to hunt for any actor, TV show, or movie and find it on all of the streaming services that carry it, right from the mobile app. Read More >>

Why Roku Matters More Than Ever

You have more streaming TV options than you could hope for, especially now that Amazon has entered the fray. And while Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV all have their strengths, they also share the same crippling weakness: self-interest. That's what makes Roku so important. Read More >>

Chromecast-Rivalling Roku Streaming Stick Headed to the UK

This is Roku's brand new streaming stick. It's only £49.99, and it's ready to pop into your HDMI port right out of the box. Read More >>

£5 PAYG Now TV Bundle Adds 10 Channels to Sky's Miniature Set-Top Box

If you want to get a bit more out of Sky's super-cheap telly dongle, its new Entertainment Month Pass adds 10 subscription packages to your EPG in return for a £4.99 a month, casual, no-strings, PAYG financial commitment. Read More >>

Roku's Revamped Its Cheapest Streaming Boxes

Roku has given its product line a big overhaul, simplifying its branding and amping up the features of its cheaper models. Read More >>

You Can Now Stream Video From Android to Roku

Roku has updated its Android app with an awesome new feature: you can now stream video from your Android handset to the media box. Read More >>

Your Phone Will Soon Spew 4K Video From Its USB Port

The Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) standard, beloved of Roku and Android phone manufacturers, is about to get exciting: an update coming in September will allow phones to spit out 4K video from their USB ports. Read More >>

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Now TV Box Review: This £10 Box Is Miles Better Than It Should Be

A media streamer for just £10 has to be utter rubbish, surely? Not if it's actually a Roku LT underneath and subsidised by Sky. The Now TV box gives you BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Spotify, Now TV, and a couple of other streaming services on your TV for the price of one cinema ticket. Heck, less than a cinema ticket, in some (Leicester Square) cases. Read More >>

WSJ: Google Is Also Testing a Hangout-Equipped Set-Top Box

If Chromecast isn't enough, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Google has also been working on another living room device: A set-top box with a heavy emphasis on communication. Read More >>

Sky's New Now TV Box Gives You iPlayer, Demand 5 and Spotify on Your TV For Just £10

This might just be the cheapest way to get BBC iPlayer and Demand 5, as well as Sky's Now TV movies and sport streaming services, plus Spotify and Facebook on your goggle box. The new Now TV box, which is basically a clone of the awesome Roku, is just £10. Take that £100 Apple TV and £30 Chromecast. Read More >>

The New Roku 3: Super-Fast Spanking New Interface, and a Wireless Audio Mode

The best little streaming black box just got a spanking new model: the Roku 3. The slightly updated design adds a few curves to the square black box design and also throws in an updated user interface, a much faster processor, and even a private-watching mode that uses wireless audio from the remote control. Yes, the remote control has a headphone jack. Read More >>

You Can Finally Grab Sky's Now TV on the Roku

Sky's streaming movie service, Now TV, has finally landed on something other than the Xbox. If you've got a Roku, you can now pull down yet more movies, and eventually Sky Sports and Sky Atlantic, on your cheap, mini TV streamer of choice. It's just a shame it's still not on the PS3. [Sky] Read More >>

How Roku Could Win Media Streaming

The Roku is a hell of a media streamer: its only real competitor is the Apple TV, but it costs half as much. No brainer. Which is exactly what News Corp and Sky seem to think — as they've just ponied up £29 million to help Roku win the streaming race. Read More >>

Roku Now Available In the UK With Added BBC iPlayer

The cheap streaming mini-marvel of a set-top box that our American cousins have been raving about for years is finally available on our shores. It’s shipping right now and has even had the BBC iPlayer bundled in for good measure. Read More >>

Roku LT and Roku 2 XS Mini-Streamers Priced, Dated and Up For Pre-Order In the UK

We knew that Roku was planning on entering the UK streaming set-top box market, but now we’ve got prices and pre-orders available. Both the Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS will land on our shores at the end of January, sold through Read More >>

Roku Is Now a Stick

The tiny Roku box is just about as tiny as it can get — so Roku thinks it's time to ditch boxes altogether. This year, the next crop of streamers will plug right into your TV like a USB drive. Read More >>


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