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 entertainment experience in today’s connected world. We’ve applied the same principles that have made Roku the most popular streaming players in America to TVs. Roku TV removes all of the complicated layers and menus, and unnecessary features and settings that plague smart TVs today, and instead provides a Roku home screen that brings together all content sources. Just like Roku streaming players, Roku TV will have full access to the Roku Channel Store filled with more than 31,000 movies and 1,200 channels that feature TV shows and live sports plus news, music, kids, food, science, tech, fitness, foreign language and other programming – more options than all the other Smart TVs in the market. Roku TV will feature just 20 remote-controlled buttons – half the number of traditional TVs – so consumers will only need to interact with the necessary controls. And speaking of controls, Roku TV can be navigated via mobile devices with the Roku app for iOS or Android as well as support casting standards including DIAL.

To manufacture and distribute Roku TV, Roku is working with top global TV manufacturers including TCL and Hisense. Together TCL and Hisense shipped 21 million TVs in 2012, accounting for nine percent of the world TV market. Roku TV models ranging from 32 to 55 inches will be available in major retail stores starting this fall.

Of course we’re still making our popular Roku players alongside Roku TVs. Now consumers will have a choice for how to get Roku on their TVs.

This is big news, and a great way to kick off the year, but I’d be amiss not to acknowledge that 2013 was also a year of many Roku milestones.

Highlights from 2013 include, but are not limited to:

  • Strong sales growth of Roku players – in fact, we’re just shy of 8 million Roku players sold in America (cumulative)
  • The number of channels in the Roku Channel Store doubled – we’re at more than 1,200 channels and during the year we added M-GO, AOL News, FOX NOW, WATCH ESPN, WATCH Disney, YouTube, TWC TV Video On Demand and others
  • Total streaming hours on Roku players grew by 70 percent to 1.7 billion hours
  • Research from Parks Associates and NPD shows that Roku is America’s favorite streaming experience with more than twice as much video streamed per device compared to other leading devices and Smart TVs
  • We refreshed our entire line-up with the new Roku LT, Roku 1, 2 and 3 and introduced great new features like the new user interface, integrated search and in-remote headphone jack

We accomplished a ton in 2013 but we’re looking forward to accomplishing even more in 2014. With streaming on TV more popular than ever and terminology like “binging” and “marathoning” now mainstream verbs that have nothing to do with eating or running – it’s a great time to be a TV lover and it’s a great time for Roku.

Happy Streaming.

About Anthony

CEO Roku Inc.
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  • *Inserts credit card into computer’s disk drive.

    I can’t wait to see these. Absolutely love my Rokus. I think this makes a heck of a lot of sense. I’ve yet to see a “smart” TV actually have a smart interface. Well, until today.

    • If your computer still has a disk drive, this might be a bit advanced for you…

      • Shawn Primus

        Your computer doesn’t have a disk drive? Do you store all your data in the cloud?

        • When referring to inserting something into a disk drive, that implies a floppy drive.

          • Wayne Cellon

            To me it implies any device that uses a disk – floppy disc, HDD, CD-ROM, DVD, Blu-Ray.

          • He specifically used the words “inserts” and “disk drive”. You don’t insert anything in to a HDD, and CD, DVD, and BluRay drives all spell it “disc” with a “c”. Thus, floppy drive. Or maybe a Zip Drive.

          • Nami

            What type of drive do you have in your computer? I’ve been using PCI-E SSD for the last 4 years and am wondering what technology I am missing out on…honestly dead serious. If there is something new (anybody chime in) please let me know what I am missing. Honestly what is the fastest drive that supports booting Windows (not just storage [IoFusion Octal])?

    • Mike

      I bet that would be more action than your disk drive has seen in a long time!

  • Sevimli

    Roku 4 would have been a better option, why Roku TV?

    • EnTerr

      Ok, imagine this is called “Roku 4” and i tell you “it comes with a free TV”. Does it feel better now? 🙂
      After the marketing stumble of 2013 of renaming their models to “1-2-3” schema, Roku Inc is not going to release different-named player for a while.

      • george bailey

        agreed. no offense to im’ johnny #5 or sevimlini #4
        i like the tv sound to it plus i heard of the stick as well.
        but 1 big question is there going to be live tv for local news and sound of it i swear i seen live sports above reading thee article.

      • Geek0id

        It would of the Roku 4 costs 99 dollars. 🙂

  • s

    These TVs will support all the current apps?

  • LBalsam

    Unless there is some way to update the Roku software it will look pretty ancient by the time I replace my TV. I want my TV to be a dumb screen, streaming boxes are cheap and easy to set up.

    I have tried a number of streaming boxes but Roku are the best so far.

    • Max

      Roku software automatically updates in the background.

      • bigyaz

        Yes, but not the hardware, obviously. And that’s why older Rokus can’t get many of the cool new channels, such as WatchESPN.

        • marcintosh

          Exactly. I have the Roku 3, which is awesome, but someday content will be all 4K and I’ll need more power. I’d rather buy a new box than a new TV.

          • Black Dynamite

            Content via channel satellite is not 1080p it’s 1080i at best. Unless you’re talking about OTA 2k/4k signals and I know you’re not talking about that. realistically 4k is still at least 5 years away in stream and compressed cable/satellite delivery mechanisms.

    • Pep

      They make dumbs screens already… They are called Monitors.

  • There’s a reason I never would have purchased a TV with an integrated VCR 20 years ago or an integrated DVD player 10 years ago. I just want a dumb TV that I can use for 5-10 years and tweak what I hook up to it as that technology evolves.

    • Keith

      I agree. I hate the fact that my “smart” blu-ray player has an outdated Netflix client that can’t handle a TV series with >100 episodes and no newer firmware has been released to fix it. Give me modular options, not built-in to my hardware.

      • Pretty sure Roku would handle the updates. Roku is good about pushing out updates and sense they are so popular developers keep their channels updated. I just don’t see that being an issue with this.

        • Rakden

          yes but eventually they won’t see updates, just like older roku’s don’t see updates (understandably). It’s too bad there isn’t a removable “roku” board that you can pull out and replace in a few years when you’ve decided you want roku 6.

    • Havelock Vetinari

      What keeps you from hooking up anything to a SmartTV? They’re not even much more expensive than “dumb” ones these days. For me it’s just a nice addition, less boxes, less cable clutter…Even if the integrated hard/software gets out of date and the manufacturer abandons the device after 2-3 years, it’s still worth having for that time. I really can’t see a problem here, man. It’s an option, an added value.

      • Eileen

        Smart tv’s are at least $100 more than std tv’s..not worth it when you can purchase a roku set top box starting at $60. Plus you don’t get all the channels you do with Roku. My fav show over the years has been Law and Order. I am now into episode 102 and watch it’s brother shows as well.

    • EnTerr

      I won’t be surprised if (and hopefully that is the case) Roku TV has “Roku Stick” as detachable part on MHL port.

    • Jora

      You want to tell me that you are using the same TV for 10 years? Your are old bro.

  • Tom

    Hopefully the hardware specs will be far superior to the current Roku 3, allowing for future software updates that actually equal or surpass performance of the next Roku devices. By itself it’s a neat idea, one less HDMI port eaten up by a device, but it’s still not worth it to me unless it’s reasonably future-proof.

  • Michael

    Will it have a power button or will it reboot three times in the span of two hours movie watching like my Roku 2?

    • bigyaz

      You may want to check your internet connection. I NEVER see this kind of rebooting with my Roku 2.

      • i’ve owned half a dozen rokus of varying models, an occasional freeze and reboot, but nothing like that.

    • london

      Definitely look into using an ethernet cable if available, and maybe check your power connection if it is rebooting itself. roku 2 runs super smooth

  • planettom

    I think the trend is adding web and software features to televisions. I think Roku may be ahead of the curve here. Of course some will oppose this new option, but that is okay, this new product will appeal to different users. My household is fully entrenched in the use of Roku for most of our tv entertainment. So this would be a good option in the future when we need a new tv. However, our set top boxes work just fine for now.

  • Jake2

    I’m hoping they follow the same type of upgradability that Samsung has done with their Evolution platform and the hardware is swappable. Otherwise this is DOA

  • Sight unseen, it sounds like a good idea. Of course there are a number of questions, to be answered, Size of the tv, number of HDMI ports, future capabilities, security issues, and the Big One Price Point.. It does seem like the next logical step for Roku to do their own tv. Why a Roku TV ? how about a smaller on to put in places where you want a Roku and don’t have a tv yet, this give your tv and Roku all in one neat set-up. and you an still add a cable satellite box later if you want.

    • JRRMS

      I have a smart TV & the Roku , so I am happy with what I got.

      • A Roku and any TV smart or otherwise is a good combination, That coupled with with smarter cable/sat receivers.,

  • pixzen

    Very cool!

  • Ira James Mendoza

    I own 3 different Roku boxes and I absolutely love love love them. I’m sure the TVs will rock some boats and make some waves. What are the price points?

  • Shawn Primus

    I like Roku and I love all mine, BUT I have to agree with Evan on this one. The main reason I haven’t hopped on the SmartTV bandwagon is that I don’t like the idea of the added tech becoming obsolete while I still have years left of life in the TV itself. Even before the Roku 3 when the Roku 2 models came out. There were options and channels I couldn’t take advantage of with my 1st gen Roku because it wasn’t the current tech. I refuse to buy a new TV a couple years in to replace my current one when it works fine and does everything else it should. The ONLY way I would go for this is if the Roku was a removable daughtercard that could be replaced with a newer version without having to choose between buying a whole new television or being left behind.

    • Wayne Cellon

      I don’t understand this logic (as well as Evan’s). You can’t buy a “dumb” TV now-a-days. Virtually all of them have some streaming/internet connectivity features, so if you are in the market for a TV and like Roku, why not get one? I don’t think anyone is suggesting that if you don’t need a new TV, you should run out and get a Roku TV. I just got my first Roku for Christmas and it seems to be the dominate force in streaming now, so when I need a new TV, I will look into this. Hopefully they will support 3D and 4K.

      • me, i’m against it because i’d rather put a 40 dollar roku on my 60 inch tv, that because it’s a dumb tv i shopped around and got for 800 bucks. if it had been a “smart” version it would have cost 12-1500. and for all the other great reasons mentioned in comments about not locking ourselves in to something thats great today but may be irrelevant 2 years from now.

  • Richard Estes

    If you can sell them for a price as affordable as your players (or at least cheaper than existing SmartTVs, then you might peak my interest. Otherwise, I’ll stick with my current PC-TV tuner setup (which, does include the Roku 2XS).

  • Metal-Mania Jewellery-Crafts

    Is Roku TV available in South Africa,

    • Tyron

      You have to import it. No Roku products are locally available.

  • Jay Stevens

    This is the Roku that I am waiting for! Would love to see a Blu Ray player installed in the tv too so it is a one stop solution. But I understand if it does not support Blu Ray. So glad we did not pick up a tv in 2013. Will wait for this to become available in 2014.

  • pass. i like my tv to be a big dumb monitor, my needs may change. for now i have rokus on every tv, but that may not always be the case, and i’m not interested in locking myself in to that platform, or any other.

    • bigyaz

      Totally agree. As it is now, I can move my older Roku to the bedroom TV and upgrade our main TV to the latest and greatest, with all the newest features. Wouldn’t be an option with the Roku integrated into the TV.

    • Greg

      Agreed. I would rather have a Roku box that does everything all my connected boxes do now, tune in the TV, record OTA TV, stream recordings and live TV to other Rokus (like Simple.TV), plays BluRay/DVDs, controls the volume, has a manual on/off for the TV and a sleep mode. I’d pay $350-$500 for such a device.

      • tannerps2004

        why can’t you get blue ray shows without having a player?

        • Greg

          I could, but I’m not going to violate federal law by decrypting BluRay discs to copy them to a server. I keep my watching legal.

  • Robert B

    Please, please, please,
    just add a TV tuner to the ROKU box so we can have a unified interface and use any TV or HDMI device for the image.
    I agree with @EvanPrim:disqus, I do not want to buy new TV’s as technology changes.

    • Greg

      In essence, that’s what Simple.TV does. The tuner is on a different box, but you can control it through your Roku. It’s seemless.

      • Robert B

        So it seems we are to pay $300 to buy a piece of hardware with a license instead of Roku adding what amounts to a $15 part. You can buy USB or even PCI TV tuner cards retail for as cheap as $15 at Fry’s electronics.

        Sorry but I have been a Roku user for some time and have been waiting for things to finally work. It’s always a patch at best. I recognize much of it is out of their hands due to licensing issues but to expect a $300 add on to fix a $15 solution and then add their position on YouTube being available only to new equipment buyers, sorry in the words of the Shark Tanks guys, “I’m out”

        • Greg

          Try Woot or eBay. I got a Simple.TV with a lifetime subscription for $95, in including shipping, off Woot. They are on sale on eBay all the time.

          And we are still in the very early stages of this revolution. Cobbling together is what early adopters always have to do. In the next two years, I expect much better integration. The Roku TV is one sign of this.

  • earldumarest

    Please, how about some good documentation on programming? More channel templates. Don’t you want people creating channels?

  • Mike

    I’m a fan of the Roku. I’ll hold out for the 60-70 inch though…


    ROKU is the number SIX in Japanese I learned to count in Japanese when I was in KOREA way back in 1954

  • marcintosh

    This will be a big hit in hotels.

  • Ben LeDonni

    I think it’s going to take something like this product to get Roku into the hands of the people that would use it but don’t know about it yet. Once people realize that it’s the only valuable “open” app development marketplace that reaches the living room, and they can access tons of content on demand, they’ll be hooked. Kudos to you guys for realizing this will be the trojan horse to get your products in front of the dinosaurs that don’t see your value yet, or don’t know what an HDMI port is. True story: I gave a Roku as a gift at Christmas. When they asked what it was, I said, “In 3 years you won’t have a cable box, you’ll have that” Keep up the good work.

  • Molly_WI

    Exciting. Did just get a Roku 2, though, which I,m thrilled with. Will the new Roku TV support 4K? Maybe it,d be a cool idea for a second TV, like in the bedroom, where there is less space. Still, I want to be able to hook up to antenna…..I assume you still can with this new TV?

    Now if we can just make sure the cable company doesn’t,t start making me pay extra for all the extra bandwidth!

  • Terry

    There is only one thing I miss, using only my ROKU (which I LOVE). The NFL. Make some sort of deal with the league, please!

    • Alleycat

      And NASCAR

      • Mark

        Lol, no one cares about NASCAR

        • JRRMS

          You are wrong Mark, a lot of fans out there like Nascar. How many seats are there at a track compared to your living room? LOL PFT

          • Greg

            I’m not a NASCAR fan, but I agree completely. The largest tracks hold many more spectators than the largest football stadiums and they are full. NASCAR is extremely popular. I went to Talladega for a race a few years ago and the crowd was enormous.

          • Mark

            NASCAR popularity is dying annually.

          • Mark

            Bout the same as yours lol.

            NFL, NBA>NASTRASH

    • Greg

      If you have OTA, you can get a lot of games on CBS, Fox, and NBC.

      • 1234

        What is OTA?

        • Greg

          Over the air. An antenna like everyone used to have or Aereo if you are in a market it serves.

          • JRRMS

            Tried ota and it was a flop. Only could pic up one channel and it was a Spanish station. Took the antenna back and got my money back. Unless you live closer to the city than I do, the OTA isn’t gonna work.

          • Greg

            I agree completely with that. Unless you live in one of the nation’s top 50 – 60 metropolitan areas, over-the-air is not a good option. There are simply too few broadcasters once you get beyond metro areas with more than 1 million residents. Cable or satellite are the way to go in those cases. A majority of Americans live in one of the top 50 metro areas. For everyone else, basic cable or satellite service (which costs between $20/$30/month) will get you about the same thing those living in the top 50-60 markets can get over-the-air plus some nice add-ons to boot.

          • Frank Kerksieck Batson

            I live on the Gulf Coast and catch ABC, CBS, Fox, and PBS OTA. I’m using a Radio Shack Round Digital Outside Antenna w an amplifier. Love it. Love the price (free). Paid for itself in 6 months. Got my $30 Roku streaming off my $20/month AT&T U-Verse connection all tied in w a manual switch at the TV that incorporates my DVD player.

          • Alicia

            I had the same problem until I bought the Moho Leaf 30 antenna. It works great and I get nearly all the channels.

  • carol

    what everyone fails to tell you is that YOU NEED A CABLE SUBSCRIPTION if not u get nothing or you have to subscribe to everything u want to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Greg

      Not true. I don’t have cable or satellite. I get 28 unique channels OTA with an antenna, including all five major networks, three public TV networks, and several of the minor networks, including MyNetworkTV, ION, ION Life, MeTV, etc.

      And on the Roku, I have literally tens of thousands of options of what to watch with no cable or satellite via Netflix, Amazon, MLB,TV, ESPN3, BYU TV, the b/w, PBS Kids, to name a few.

    • BackchannelTV

      I don’t have cable or satellite and I free watch content from hundreds of channels on the three Roku devices in my home.

  • Waynecu1

    I say id they want to expand to the over crowed HDTV market OK but just like Google TV it is not going to work Why ? Chromecast, Apple TV, Western data TV, plus dish , direct , Comcast are thinking of adding Youtube and Amazon to options with there Hopper player

  • peggy dickson

    how much is it

  • Chris

    i have the roku 3 and i love it. i think its early for the tv.


    I like this idea because I don’t like having separate devices all over the place and various cables strung around. I just wish they would add a built-in tuner to the Roku streaming devices so I can get my live local news and HDTV programming. Do that and I would definitely cut the cord to satellite TV!

  • John

    I love my Roku box so much that I purchased two more and also created a website.

  • Eileen

    I have had a Roku box since they came out and have either moved older ones to other tv’s or given them away. If Roku tv does not allow local channels and some non broadcast channels, then why buy it? The box is fine for me but I still pay Dish $70 a month for their lowest plan which includes a gazillion music channels I don’t use. I watch about 10 channels from Dish, the rest is Roku.

    • BS Detector

      I gave up Dish approx. 2 years and mostly haven’t missed paying over $80 for 200 + channels of junk. We have a Roku, Netflix on it and use Plex to stream the latest shows & movies.
      Do miss the OTA stations and not close enough to try putting up an antenna. I have an older laptop that streams all other content I want to the TV including sports and Nascar. The main networks do have some streaming footballs on their websites that look very good.

      But above all, I don’t see myself buying a Roku TV or any Smart TV, because I expect my current one to last another 10 years.

  • sdawson888

    I support this move, as long as ROKU continues to develop stand alone boxes as well. Anything to help ROKU succeed and make money. We have 3 roku’s in our house (an N1000, N1101, and 3100X), one for each TV. While the older ones don’t play the newer channels (PBS) due to hardware requirements I presume, they are the best streaming player on the market. I have built-in streaming in an old DVD player (and a WII) and the interface is awful. So, I want ROKU to succeed.

    The reason I support this is because I have friends who will not spend a dime (much less $50), stating that their smart TV’s ‘do all that already’. Yet, when I use their smart TV interface, it is very poor compared to the plethora of channels on the ROKU and the interface.

    So, this is a way to get into the smart TV market and help ROKU make money, so I am all for thoat. I hope they expand to more well known brand tv’s if possible — Vizio or even Samsung or Sony or Panasonic or Toshiba or something. I expect that is more difficult as they have already invested in whatever they stream. Still, I’d love to see it.

    One comment I like on here would be the addition of a very good OTA receiver into a roku set top box. In a year, when my oldest daughter leaves the house, we plan on dropping DISH and going simply with OTA and Roku. We subsucribe to HuluPlus and watch it mostly via the Roku. We will lose many streaming ‘cable’ networks, such as CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NICK, DISNEY, ANIMAL PLANET, TCM. Those are the primary ones we watch. But I’m at the point where it is not worth $90/month for those channels.

  • Kip

    So when the internal Roku goes obsolete then buy the latest, greatest external unit and attach it to one of the TV inputs and keep on trucking.
    I would be more concerned about the other features in a TV set such as:
    – how many input ports, of what type (HDMI, component, composite)
    – what outputs for audio. Does he audio have fixed or variable level control – optical/coaxial digital, and analog
    – How good is the conversion from the various display formats to the native screen format

    And the biggest one – what does it cost extra!!

  • Violetyoung

    why Roku TV? Smart TV’s are not smart, who cares about twitter, facebook etc? I want to watch what I want without commericals give me that, Roku’s programming has more commercials all of the time, I will not pay for movies out side of Netflex streaming or Acorn Britich TV. I read the news as I choose and don’t w atch Roku news still too many commericals. I would never purchase Roku TV what would it actually offer – nothing more and I have 3 Roku 3’s and kicked comcast out. This media has a long way to go but if they bow down to commerical why bite???

  • Christopher Keller

    Once I let “friends and family” that “adult stations” were available on Roku? It’s pretty amazing that the Best Buy in my area can’t keep them in stock LOL. Who knew? Well, I did!

  • 화상20 *I.S.GD*

    how much is this going to cost????

  • blueice888

    Okay…call me a “hacker” but I have had DTV and programmed cards…I have had “Cable boxes” that opened up everything….and I love using my Roku with unsupported apps. Heck I purchased a Tivo when it first came out!!

    I am sure the “cable companies” and such are getting nervous as more and more are cutting the cord due to Playon and Plex. Part of me doesn’t want to let others know of tihs little secret but the day is coming that will block it so I think this will be the beginning of shutting some streaming down.

  • Rob S

    So from the pics in this article, is YouTube now available with any Roku or just Roku TV? Get us YouTube!! And it’s now 2014 and still no web browser? My first gen Nintendo Wii had it. A web browser would be a great feature.

  • Rob S

    So from the pics in this article, is YouTube now available with any Roku or just Roku TV? Get us YouTube!! And it’s now 2014 and still no web browser? My first gen Nintendo Wii had it. A web browser would be a great feature.

  • Susan Phelps

    I really like my Roku. I do wish I had purchased the next one up from LT so I could buy movies and save them.. Netflix has older movies. I wish MoGo had a low monthly fee instead of purchases made each a different price.

  • jeffdoug

    As an aside – If Roku and Slingbox could have a baby together that would be awesome.

    But back to the Roku TV….. I don’t get it. I upgrade my TV every 4-8 years. I buy a new Roku every time a new model ships. Why would I want to tie the two together???? I’m not buying a new TV every year, and I certainly don’t feel like being behind the curve when the Roku 5 or whatever ships, and my Roku TV is behind the times running older hardware to power Roku. As we just saw w/ the Roku 3, some of the newest features only work on the current generation.

  • Baltijos

    i will NOT buy a tv that is geared to/locked into one product that forces me to use their selection choices ! i.e. NO Apple tv, no Roku tv, no ….
    I make the choices, selections… that’s where I stand

  • joe

    Do you have any instructions to connect my Roku to the tv

  • Frederick McIntyre

    I would still love to see a Roku with an hdmi in and out, so it could be put between my cable box and TV.

  • Cliff-hanger

    roku 4 release date??

  • LessIsMore

    Roku TV sounds like an awesome idea!! I do hope that a new Roku STB will be put out with an OTA tuner also!! Roku continues to have great products, and others in the industry like Mohu Channels have access to more apps via Google Play. 2014 will be an interesting year to see how cord-cutting evolves

  • Steven

    I am from Barbados and working in US. I am confusing about whether TCL or Hisense Roku TV would be available to use outside US ?

  • Lisa

    Do I have to purchase a box for all of my bedrooms

  • Actually all a Tv is ; is a Large, HD monitor , With proper inputs, one can get a host of content into it,With surround systems with 4-5 hdmi inputs in them and one to the tv, and hdmi switch box, the ways to get your content into the tv a varied. Even you compute can be sent to you HD tv now if you want. . I tend to go to the old school, of components. You have your tv, sound system, and then you add what you need roku, Blu-ray player, sat receiver , and you build your system, once piece at a time. The idea of a tv with native roku, is nice for certain situations where adding extra devices is not a option, kind like, special places where a all-in-one computer is good in certain setting, but not as a main computer.

  • Lisa

    I have three tvs in my house. Does that mean I need to buy three roku boxes to have service on all three tvs?

  • jo

    is this device only good for what is already avaliable on the net or can i actually watch things like survivor, duck dynasty etc…?

  • BrokenEye

    Wait… how exactly does adding a layer of menus that wasn’t here before “remove all of the complicated layers and menus”. Last I checked, adding is the opposite of removing.

    What’s the point of adding the “Movies” “TV” and “News” categories? Having all my channels on the same page is so much simpler and easier. And what the hell do those 12 extra buttons do?

  • ginalee

    do you have to buy more than one for different tvs in the house? or can they all be hooked up to one roku?

  • rj

    Do i have to have a hdtv to ise a roku hd?

  • Daniel Rodriguez

    Does it have a web browser

  • George

    App for Roku keyboard?

  • U Malik

    Hello all

    Can some one please enlighten me regarding the amount of free channels that will work outside U.S, A round figure perhaps, Sorry I’m new to this device , Dont know if this issue has been raised before .


    Regards all

  • Duke MaGuke

    Android TV devices offer much more than roku. Skystream 🙂 Like my roku. LOVE my skystream 🙂

  • Waiting on Live Chat.

    Our TV keeps saying there’s no satellite TV signal coming in, (is it on?) it asks. Of course it is. And when we plug it back into our old TV, bam, instant signal and it works, so its not a cable or box issue.
    It’s the TV, but there’s nothing to be found on it online. Why would it say no signal when clearly there is, and its on the right HDMI port as well?

    Losing faith in this product FAST.
    (live chat, 122 in queue, wait time, 68 minutes.)

  • Heather

    I have roku on 2 tvs in my house. But they both will not play at the same time. What do u need to do so I can watch tv in my living room and my son can In his room?

  • Peggy Grossmann

    I have cable tv. Do I keep my cable service when I use roku

  • berry

    how can i add oprah winfrey network (own) to roku tv

  • hmmmm

    I do not own a flat screen or a HDTV can you get this for an older TV

  • Robby

    I just got a 55″ but it will not give me all my channals for antana i cant get fox 42 anyone can help me

  • sal

    1 st and now the 3rd gen roku owner asks of why my live stream why did i lose pix and then fox 5 ?

  • Jakes Duvenage

    Roku certainly sets the benchmark when it comes content, performance, and navigation for streaming media. There are also a couple alternatives available. For more information visit http://www.streaming-players.com/best-media-streaming-devices-top-20

  • fuckyourtvyoustupidbitch

    these tvs fucking suck it turns on but doesnt fucking do anything else fuck garbage
    not worth one cent

  • Michael Rosner

    Can anyone tell me how to hook my audio receiver up to my Rocu TV…. all I see is audio IN jack & several hdmi ports. Speaker on TV is horrible. thanks

  • davidmax

    Thanks to “Anthony” for this informative post, i agree with him that “ROKU TV” has lots of unique features which makes it more popular among the people even i used to operate this device at my home but recently i bought an “Android TV box” from ” pigflytech” to replace my previous streaming system. This “TV Box” works as like as “ROKU” and its has lots of quality features which makes me totally surprise.It helps me to access internet through my TV and i can watch lots of TV channels with out paying any single dollar for its service.
    Its a great device and i would reckon it as a best streaming device out of many !!

  • frannie

    Are you going to let the Oprah Winfery Network get on so i can let cable go

  • Hector


    Hello, would like to know if any of you know what Roku generation the Roku tv belongs to?
    Tyler, Austin, etc…

  • Tony

    ROKU is, hands down, the very best Streaming Video platform on the market with its simple interface; love it (have 3 of them: 2016 stick; 3 and 4)! Two drawbacks that [basically] ALL Streaming Video platforms suffer from (sans TiVo which is basically dead though they’re desperately trying to “market themselves” as a Streaming Device….now. RIP Tivo!)

    Ok, ROKU 2 shortcomings (and this is includes all the other GOOD Streaming Platforms):
    1. Their remotes do NOT control basic functions on your TV like Volume and Power (one of Tivo’s strengths albeit they’re soon defunct; mark my words.
    2. YES, they make “ROKU TVs” BUT here’s the inherent problem: Haier, Hisense, Insignia, Sharp, and TCL…aka: RCA (Google RCA and see their fate in 1984: DEFUNCT…ONLY their crappy name was bought; in fact, when TCL bought them, they sold them as RCA TVs and they literally sold SO POORLY, they DROPPPED the RCA name and distanced themselves and starting selling them as “TCL” TVs. Americans remember how crappy those TVs were!). These are ALL CRAP TV brands! This is NOT my opinion…NOT one of them has been around for more than a few years (sans Sharp but they sold their name to some other low-cost Asian company a few years ago so they’re NOT really SHARP anymore). Where are the SONY or TOSHIBA ROKU TVs….the original Japanese Giants who, particularly the latter (TOSHIBA) whose been around since 1875 and producing quality TVs since they were invented. Use common sense here: Whose going to make a BETTER QUALITY (Key Word!) TV: a company with 9 years experience “under their belt” or one that’s been doing it for 70 years? That’s an interrogative question, obviously! Heck, TOSHIBA Invented Japan’s First TV Broadcast TV Transmitter in 1952!

    Now, their are some real audiophiles who will argue that TOSHIBA doesn’t make their own LED-LCD screens since 2015. This is true. Here’s the funny thing, though. Neither does Samsung or Sony (in America I must note)…they’ve been “farming out” that part for years and TOSHIBA was literally losing money for many years until they HAD to do this (with a very reputable company who actually make about 75% of other OEM TV brands). They STILL make their own screens in Japan where their residents are much more loyal to them and concerned with quality vs. price. Here’s the problem with America (and I CAN speak on such since I was born and “bread” here: MOST – not ALL – Americans are concerned with one thing: PRICE! They do NOT care about quality; hence the rise of these sub-par, unheard of brands just a few years ago!!! Fortunately, by following the SAME procedure that the “REAL” quality manufacturers have HAD to do in order to even “stay in America” (side note: TOSHIBA nearly left America a year ago b/c they would rather NOT sell a cheap quality TV as they have a OVER 140 year “NAME” to protect! Fortunately, this latest endeavor with a company who specializes in low-cost, High-Quality UHD/4K Screens enabled TOSHIBA – along with other High-End Companies to “stay in America” and continue to compete. TOSHIBA does NOT, however, really advertise. Their profits go into R&D (Research and Development; they have some, I think 250 R&D labs around the world and for as long as [even] recent records indicate, has stayed in the top 10 list (around #5) as the MOST patents filed in the USA! Now, when other companies like Samsung (which, do NOT get me wrong, they make a great phone; I’ve had many and continue to use them today) spend an ungodly amount of money (Apple’s worse) of their profits on advertising, SOMETHING has to go: the FIRST THING “TO GO” is QUALITY! Anyone with ANY common sense KNOWS: IF YOU SPEND TOO MUCH ON ADVERTISING, YOU COMPROMISE OTHER AREAS OF YOUR BUSINESS; PLAIN AND SUPER SIMPLE! Time will prove this!

    Back to the point: ROKU, let’s see some “Real ROKU TVs” from the likes of SONY or TOSHIBA not these infant, Chinese-made companies…please! Everybody KNOWS the stigma when it comes to “Made in China!” Again, since we live in SUCH a ridiculous “PC” world where you can’t voice your opinion on ANYTHING for fear of being labeled a racist, my WIFE is Chinese so I OBVIOUSLY have NOTHING against the Chinese so don’t even “go there!” My point is that, historically, Chinese products fare poorly against the Japanese! That’s FACT, NOT my opinion! “Google It!”

    Final Thought: Does ANYbody find it ODD that our largest and best electronics company, Best Buy sells their own “TV Brands” like Insignia (among a list of plenty of other BB brands; from their own website: “Best Buy’s brands consist primarily of Dynex, Rocketfish, Insignia, Modal, Platinum, Init…”) yet WHO did they choose a couple of years ago for their nearly 1100 stores Point of Sales Systems (“Smart Cash Registers”)? TOSHIBA! They “push” their brand but they themselves use the best: TOSHIBA. ODD wouldn’t you say? Next time you in one of their stores, look at their register LED Screens and see that it’s made by TOSHIBA. Or turn your head to Times Square where New York bumped a long list of previous TV brands years ago in lieu of BOTH CHOOSING TOSHIBA to adorn their famous landmark with 3-4 (at the very top!) Jumbo LED TV Sets AND a 20 year contract. I could go on, but are these mere coincidences? No; of course not!

    Final Final Thought (like a: Post Postscript): TOSHIBA has signed an exclusive deal with Best Buy to [TRULY AMAZINGLY SELL THEIR NEW 4K SMART TVs…which ran about $10,000 in 2013) for JUST $399 to $899 in 2016 depending on size (incredible to say the least!). Here’s the deal ROKU:

    * I will “give” these TOSHIBA Chromecast TVs one thing: Once you “start” the program on your smartphone, you can control it with the main function we ALL use: Play/Pause is built-in into their ROKU-sized and ROKU-simple remote…NICE! ALL THE MORE REASON YOU, ROKU, SHOULD BE LOOKING AT THIS. I’m currently working in a city with only 4 Best Buys and without ANY Advertising whatsoever to speak of (not to mention, TOSHIBA does NOT pay for “Floor Space” as Samsung does (which has really become “tacky” how much space they take up in a store now!! That’s another issue NOT to be discussed here as it doesn’t pertain to ROKU!) – they don’t even put but one or two of these NEW TOSHIBA sets on the floor sad to say b/c of this…well, this particular Best Buy got 25 of these 55 inch TOSHIBA SMART 4K TVs and they were gone in a matter of about a weekend!!! This should alert YOU, ROKU! Get TOSHIBA to ditch the CHROMECAST and your TRULY NAMEBRAND TOSHIBA ROKU TV would “fly off the shelves!: I.e. Considerably More Profit!!! Even incorporating a more expensive 4K internal unit would still be cost effective at the price Best Buy is selling these TOSHIBA TVs for currently! Do this in time – since the internal Streaming Device “port is in place” by the Holiday Season and BAM!! Are customers going to buy a WELL KNOWN NAME BRAND LIKE TOSHIBA or a relatively “newcomer” like Insignia if the price is relatively the same? No-Brainer ROKU!!!

    PS: I AGREE WITH THE MANY COMMENTS BELOW THAT HARDWARE IS EVOLVING TO THE DEGREE THAT MANY PREFER TO BUY A “DUMB TV” AND ADD EXTERNAL DEVICES LIKE ROKU STICK, 3 OR 4. YOU HAVE A VERY VALID POINT!!! However, it would be nice – for the time being – to have a ROKU remote with TV Functions too on a SONY/TOSHIBA! And YES, I KNOW you Best Buy sells the SideClick for ROKU (I have one) but it makes the remote which WILL controls TV functions BUT this renders your “NEW ROKU Remote” a whopping [almost] 3 inches wide…WOW! Talk about aesthetically unattractive/dysfunctional! Just make a SONY/TOSHIBA ROKU 4K TV! And I don’t want to belabor my point BUT the NEW TOSHIBA 4K Smart TVs (go to best buy and search: “TOSHIBA 4K TVs” is literally “primed” and waiting for Y-O-U!

    Excuse my verbosity but I want to get my point across clearly and concisely to ROKU (hence the Upper-Case section above). I welcome ANY comments that ARE CONSTRUCTIVE. Negative comments and opinions will either be ignored/not read or deleted by the moderator so STAY PROFESSIONAL on this ROKU [professional] Blog, OK?!? Oh,B4 we ANYbody has the chance to make an ignorant statement like “Buy American!”…TOSHIBA AMERICA is located in Los Angeles (Irvine), CALIFORNIA with their INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS in Houston, TX (and HAS been for OVER half a DECADE…NOT CENTURY, DECADE!) and employs some 50,000+++ Americans so don’t allow yourself to sound ignorant….for all intents and purposes, TOSHIBA may be a Japanese company but their AMERICAN division is right here in America AND funnels said profits into OUR economy so….and while your “surfing, research where MOST of Samsung’s profits go to: South Korea…not America. Hence their names:
    “SAMSUNG” (Korea). Period!


  • Dean Sink

    How can I get NASCAR on Roku.

  • Ward Taylor

    my Roku account will be completed when I am able to find out what the tv link number is and where it is located on my tv

  • bj

    can Roku be any more difficult to set up?