Author Archives: Steve Shannon

About Steve Shannon

General Manager, Content and Services

[UPDATED 8/1/17] AT&T’s video streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, which offers live sports, on demand, premium channels, popular shows, and hit movies – is now available on select devices: Roku TV models, the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku Express,…

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We’re pleased to announce that Comcast customers will be able to access their Xfinity TV cable subscription on the Roku platform through the Xfinity TV Partner app! Later this year the Xfinity TV Partner app designed specifically for Roku players and Roku TV models will be available in the U.S.

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Big news, streamers! Today, we’re very excited to announce that HBO’s internet only, standalone premium streaming service, HBO NOW, is available on the Roku streaming platform. With an HBO NOW subscription, you’ll gain instant access to all of HBO on…

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Hello fellow streamers! We have great news for you: SHOWTIME, the stand-alone streaming service announced last month by Showtime Networks, is launching today on the Roku streaming platform and comes with a 30-day free trial! Starting today, Roku customers can…

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It’s going to be a summer of SHOWTIME! We’re excited to announce that Showtime’s stand-alone streaming service, SHOWTIME, is coming to the U.S. Roku Channel Store on Roku players and Roku TV models in July, ahead of the highly-anticipated July…

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Hello, Roku streamers! I’ve seen a lot of changes over my 20+ years in the digital media industry and as GM for content at Roku, and have been fortunate to have a front-row seat to watch the streaming revolution. In…

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We’re proud to be the only connected-TV device that’s featuring the ESPN Cricket World Cup. Can’t make it to Australia and New Zealand? Now you don’t have to miss the action! Roku customers in the U.S. can stream the ICC Cricket…

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Last month DISH introduced Sling TV, a live, over-the-top television service. You may have seen the buzz and accolades from CES and recent reviews from the Wall Street Journal, The Verge and Yahoo! Tech, just to name a few. Over…

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Big news for consumers and the industry today! DISH announced that it will launch Sling TV, a live over-the-top (OTT) television service in the first quarter of 2015, and Roku will be one of the very first platforms to get…

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Great news for streamers in Germany! Back in October, we announced a partnership with Sky Deutschland to bring the Roku streaming platform to the Sky Online TV Box through our *Roku Powered™ program. We’re pleased to announce, the Sky Online…

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