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About Anthony

CEO Roku Inc.

Roku Sets New TV Streaming Milestones

Today we’re happy to announce that we have sold 10 million Roku players in the United States! This is a huge milestone for our company and we want to thank all of you for helping us to achieve it. We … Continue reading

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Introducing Roku TV – a simplified Smart TV for everyone

In January, back at CES, we announced that we are working with TV manufacturers to build Roku TV models – a new, simplified Smart TV based on the Roku platform. Today I’m delighted to celebrate with Hisense and TCL on the … Continue reading

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Join us in celebrating National Streaming Day!

It’s a big day, streaming fans! One that calls for reflection on the history of streaming TV, as well as excitement for what’s ahead. With all the on-demand content that consumers now have at their fingertips, it’s hard to believe … Continue reading

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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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