Google is pulling YouTube support from Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show

Amazon may use Google’s Android as the basis for the Fire OS software that powers Amazon Fire tablets, Fire TV devices, and Echo Show smart speaker (with a touchscreen display). But the company doesn’t let you stream Amazon Video to Chromecast devices and Amazon doesn’t sell Google products including the Chromecast media streamer or Google […]

Roku’s new media streamers include 4K Streaming Stick+

Roku’s 2017 media streamer lineup includes devices ranging in price from $30 to $100. The entry-level Roku Express is said to be 5 times as powerful as last year’s model, while keeping the same price. The top-of-the-line Roku Ultra, meanwhile, adds new features and gets a price cut. One of the most interesting models, though, […]

Roku may be developing a smart speaker (or at least better voice controls)

Roku was one of the first major players in the streaming media hardware space, and the company continues to offer a compelling lineup of entry-level, mid-range, and premium TV streaming devices. But Roku faces plenty of competition from companies including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Samsung, which puts pressure on the company to offer competitive new […]

Roku launches 5 new media streamers, prices range from $30 to $130

As expected, Roku is updating its line of media streamers with 5 new models including new entry-level devices as well as higher-priced models with premium features including support for 4K and HDR content. Perhaps the most surprising thing is that the company is dropping the starting price. The new Roku Express is most inexpensive device […]

PlayStation Vue brings live TV streaming to Roku, Android

When Sony launched its PlayStation Vue service in the US early last year, it was only available in select markets and it only worked on Sony PlayStation hardware. Over the past year the company has added support for additional devices, dropped the starting price to $30 per month (or $40 in some cities), and generally […]

Roku launches a smaller, faster Streaming Stick for $50

Roku’s smallest media streaming device just got smaller. The new Roku Streaming Stick weighs just 0.6 ounces and measures 3.3″ x 0.8″ x 0.5″. Plug it into the HDMI port on your TV, pick up the remote control, and you can stream internet video at 720p or 1080p resolutions. This is Roku’s 3rd-generation Streaming Stick, and […]