Author Archives: Tom Markworth

About Tom Markworth

Director of Product Management, Roku

Spotify now playing on Roku

Music is exploding on Roku – it now accounts for nearly 15 percent of all hours streamed on the Roku platform! We’re excited to expand music options even further with today’s addition of Spotify. That’s right – Spotify, the award-winning … Continue reading

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VEVO rocks onto Roku

Looking for a way to watch high-definition music videos from popular artists on your Roku player? We’ve got some exciting news for you! VEVO, the popular music video platform, is now available on Roku. Whether you prefer to groove to … Continue reading

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Amazon Cloud Player now in the Roku Channel Store

Today, the Roku music experience got even better. We’re excited to announce the arrival of Amazon Cloud Player! With the Amazon Cloud player channel, you can browse and enjoy your entire Cloud Player collection by artist, album, song, playlist or … Continue reading

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Updates for Roku 2, Roku LT and new Roku HD

As always, the Roku team has been hard at work improving the streaming experience on the Roku platform. In that spirit, we’ve released Roku software 4.9 build 5060 for Roku 2, Roku LT and new Roku HD players. For users, we … Continue reading

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Introducing Roku Search [Video]

Imagine it’s Saturday night and you’ve just settled in with a big bowl of popcorn. You want to watch Breaking Bad on your Roku, but you’re not sure which of your favorite channels can cure your Heisenberg craving. In the past, you … Continue reading

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VUDU launches on Roku

Movie buffs rejoice! As of today, VUDU’s subscription-free video streaming service is available on Roku. VUDU brings thousands of new releases, Hollywood classics, independent films and TV shows to the Roku platform in vibrant HD. The VUDU channel is free to … Continue reading

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Minor update for Roku 2, Roku LT and new Roku HD

Today, we’ve released a minor software update for Roku 2, Roku LT and new Roku HD players. Our goals with this release are to get your player ready for some upcoming channels and to fix a number of small issues. Here’s … Continue reading

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New Pandora channel for Roku

The most popular music channel on Roku just got better. Today, we are excited to announce a major update to Pandora, which includes a refreshed interface and several welcome enhancements. Here’s what’s new in Pandora version 3.0: New station screen … Continue reading

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New software update for Roku 2, Roku LT and new Roku HD

Today, we’re rolling out a free software update—Roku software 4.8 for Roku 2, Roku LT and new Roku HD players. Like most of our software updates, this release is a combination of improvements, bug fixes, and new features for the … Continue reading

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Amazon adds Watchlist to Roku channel

Today, Amazon released a new version of the Amazon Instant Video channel on Roku. With the update, you can now add movies and TV shows to your personal Amazon Instant Video Watchlist. The Watchlist is a handy way to manage … Continue reading

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