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No longer a rumor, Walmart today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vizio to acquire the TV maker for $11.50 per share in cold hard cash, which works out to a cool $2.3 billion (or thereabouts). It's a huge bet ostensibly on the smart TV market, though the real play here is the opportunity to... Read more...
Quick, what's the first brand you associate with premium TVs? Ping at least 10 people with that very question and the responses will likely be split between Sony, LG, and Samsung. Some might even mention TCL and Hisense, especially with their newer mini LED offerings making waves. Well, Roku is entering the chat... Read more...
NASA is taking a giant leap forward as it prepares to launch its digital platforms to the next level of entertainment for the benefit of all. The upcoming changes will be taking place on its flagship and science websites, as well as adding the space agency's first on-demand streaming service and upgrading its NASA... Read more...
Roku is an established brand in the smart TV space with a robust and ever-expanding catalog of streaming hardware solutions, but up until now it's always been a third-party player to brands like LG, Samsung, Sony, and the like. That just changed—Roku today unveiled its first-ever branded smart TVs available... Read more...
While the weather outside might be frightful, the deals on Cyber Monday are quite delightful. Save up to 50% on Fire TV and Roku streaming devices and be sure to catch all the new shows this coming year. As more and more people cut the cable cord, many are turning to streaming devices such as the Fire TV Stick from... Read more...
Roku has just announced a variety of improvements for its media streaming ecosystem. The company has released a new revision of its low-cost streaming device, the Roku Express, as well as a new Wireless Bass which can pair with Roku’s existing audio devices. In addition, its software is receiving several new... Read more...
TCL on Tuesday launched its first TV lines that tap Google TV for smart viewing chores—updated 6-series and 5-series sets—seemingly representing a departure from Roku, its longtime cohort. However, TCL insists that is not the case, and says this is an expansion into new territory rather than a case of leaving behind... Read more...
It's been a while since we visited the ongoing feud between Google and Roku. When we last broached the topic, we were hopeful that the two companies could work out their differences over YouTube TV on the Roku platform. Unfortunately, over a month later, the two companies are further entrenched in their positions on... Read more...
We've been covering the ongoing war of words between Google and Roku over YouTube TV negotiations for the past few weeks. And unfortunately for customers caught up in the drama, it's starting to devolve into an unsavory war of words. Most recently, Roku was accused of lying about allegations that Google made... Read more...
The fight between Roku and Google is getting weirder by the day. It all started last week when the former accused the latter of anticompetitive practices with YouTube TV, including search result manipulation and the retention of user data. Google, of course, disputes those claims. Yesterday, Roku sent an email to... Read more...
Roku today yanked YouTube TV from its list of available channels for customers, after it says that Google decided not to renew its contract. This means that Roku users who haven't already added the YouTube TV channel to their account will no longer be able to do so. However, Roku is taking steps to protect customers... Read more...
Yesterday, Roku stirred the hornet's nest when it aired the dirty laundry between it and Google over YouTube TV. YouTube TV is Google's streaming TV service, and it is available on various streaming platforms, including Google TV, Fire TV, and Roku. At the time, Roku alleged that Google engaged in anticompetitive... Read more...
When we talk about YouTube TV, it's often because Google once again raised prices on subscribers, making the service more unpalatable to the general populous. But a new price hike isn't why Google is gaining attention today; instead, it's because of policies that smart TV platform leader Roku claims are predatory and... Read more...
Just about every TV that you buy these days is "smart", meaning that it is an internet-connected device that allows you to access many different streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, Disney+ and countless others. When it comes to smart TV operating systems, there are several them out there... Read more...
Smart TVs are hot ticket items this year for Black Friday, and it’s easy to see why. Prices have dropped dramatically on large screen panels, with 4K TVs measuring as big as 65 inches falling well below the $300 mark. This is good news for folks out there that don’t have a lot of money to burn, and just want the most... Read more...
Staying at home all the time can get pretty boring, especially if you are streaming TV shows and videos from online services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and every other provider that has thrown their hat into the streaming ring. If the lack of a streaming stick is holding you back, let's fix that. Ahead of what is... Read more...
Roku has announced two new additions to its popular streaming lineup today: the Streambar and an updated Ultra standalone box. These are some of the more expensive entries in Roku's extensive lineup, but should help to improve the company's dominant position in the streaming market. Kicking things off is the new... Read more...
If you're looking for a TV upgrade or just need to add another for quality stay-at-home entertainment, Amazon has some smoking-good deals on TCL, Toshiba and Insignia Roku and Fire TV-enabled 4K smart TVs. Some of the options are also HDR enabled, so If you're in the market, check out these solid discounts. The... Read more...
TCL took the Smart TV market by storm with its affordable 1080p and 4K offerings that came bundled with Roku functionality and the familiar stubby remote control. In recent years, the company has increasingly added in higher-end features while still trying to pay homage to its value roots. TCL’s latest intersection... Read more...
In the Smart TV space, Roku has established itself as the global leader with a wide range of supported apps, affordable dongles that can be attached to any TV, and deep penetration with top-selling TV brands like TCL. However, Google’s Android TV platform has been around for a few years and is looking to take some of... Read more...
With many folks around the country still stuck indoors due to the coronavirus -- and bored out of their mind as a result -- many out there are wishing they had a larger TV for gaming and watching movies in their extended downtime. Not surprisingly, Best Buy currently has some very impressive deals going on a couple of... Read more...
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading like wildfire across the glove, many people are turning to leisure activities in their downtime. While many people are simply working from home, others are left with not much to do at all and have found solace in playing video games or binge-watching their favorite television... Read more...
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