Author Archives: Tom Markworth

About Tom Markworth

Director of Product Management, Roku

Last fall, we introduced Play on Roku, a cool feature that lets you stream photos and music directly from your mobile phone to your TV via your Roku. Building on that, today we launched a nifty update to the Roku … Continue reading

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Today, Hulu released a significant update to the Hulu Plus channel on Roku. The redesigned Hulu Plus interface makes it even easier to find your favorite TV shows and movies quickly. You’ll notice the new tray-style format, streamlined grid screens and big, beautiful artwork … Continue reading

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When we launched the Roku 3 in March, we also announced an entirely new Roku interface. The new experience has gotten rave reviews for its intuitive layout, quick reflexes, built-in search tool, redesigned Channel Store and home screen themes. We think you’ll … Continue reading

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We are excited to announce that the much-anticipated PBS and PBS KIDS channels are now available on Roku! The PBS channel features videos from popular PBS programs such as NOVA, American Experience, Masterpiece, Nature, Frontline and Antiques Roadshow. Roku users can … Continue reading

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We’re thrilled that more and more of you are using the Roku mobile app. Today, in an effort to address user feedback, we’ve released version 2.2 of the app for iOS and Android. To improve your mobile phone’s ability to … Continue reading

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We’re always working to improve the Roku experience, and today we’ve released the very first software update for Roku 3. The update—version 5.0, build 7070—includes the following fixes: Added a progress dialog during the download of a home screen theme Added … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Happy April Fools’ Day, friends! Streamers rejoice! Today, we are excited to introduce Roku Streaming Shades, the first wearable Roku player. Roku Streaming Shades were designed with the on-the-move TV watcher in mind. Comfortable, silicone nose pads keep the … Continue reading

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Attention, movie lovers! We’re excited to announce that Blockbuster On Demand is now available on Roku. The Blockbuster On Demand channel offers rentals for thousands of movie titles, including recent releases and classic favorites. You can browse by new releases, … Continue reading

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Today, we are excited to share that the Roku mobile app, available on both Android and iOS, has surpassed one million downloads! Our users have provided overwhelmingly positive feedback on the app. It currently maintains a 4.6 star rating (out … Continue reading

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The ultimate Roku command center just got a little bit better. Today, we released version 2.1 of our iOS and Android apps. In version 2.0 of our apps, we introduced Play on Roku, which enables users to stream music and … Continue reading

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