Author Archives: Anthony

About Anthony

CEO Roku Inc.

Introducing Roku TV

Welcome to 2014! As we head into the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, I have some exciting news to share. Today we announced Roku TV. That’s right, actual TVs, designed to give consumers a simple and powerful … Continue reading

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Roku is the #1 streaming platform!

A new streaming media and connected TV report released today by Parks Associates shows that of broadband households in the U.S. that own a streaming device, more use Roku (37%) compared to Apple TV (24%) – and other brands. This means that … Continue reading

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Celebrating 5 million Roku players

In May 2008, Roku launched the very first player to stream entertainment to the television. We called this device “the Netflix player,” since Netflix was the first available channel. For the first time, consumers could instantly stream thousands of TV … Continue reading

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2012 was a great year!

Roku® streaming is growing by leaps and bounds, and this past holiday season was the best quarter in our company history. Here are some of my favorite stats: On Black Friday alone, we sold one Roku player every second! Roku’s “same … Continue reading

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Roku raises $45M in new funding

If you were to take a peek into the Roku offices this morning, you’d see beaming employees. Why the excitement? Today we announced a $45 million strategic investment from News Corporation, British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), and our prior venture investors … Continue reading

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There’s a Better Way to Build a Smart TV

We’re kicking off 2012 with our Smart TV strategy, but before I talk about that let’s take a quick look back at last year. 2011 was an awesome year for us at Roku. We sold about a million and a … Continue reading

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Taking Roku Global

This has been a big year for us here at Roku. In July, we announced the Roku 2 family, which brings casual games to the TV and just last month we unveiled the Roku LT, which is only $49.99. We … Continue reading

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Introducing Roku LT and a Sneak Peek at HBO GO

One of my goals at Roku is to make sure we bring you the best content at the best price. I see no reason you shouldn’t have your cake and eat it too! To that end, I’m excited about the … Continue reading

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Introducing Roku 2

I am super excited to introduce our brand new line of streaming players – the Roku 2.   We’ve been working hard on these guys for the last year and they are finally ready! For the same low price as our … Continue reading

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Roku bringing Angry Birds to the TV!

Hi – I’m Anthony Wood, Founder and CEO at Roku. Welcome to our new blog! Fun fact about me:  Roku means six in Japanese and this is my sixth company. We just announced that Angry Birds will come to the … Continue reading

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