Author Archives: Tom Markworth

About Tom Markworth

Director of Product Management, Roku

We try hard to keep making Roku players better and better for our customers through regular software updates. Our original player only supported Netflix, and now those same players have well over 300 channels. Another aspect of our upgrade philosophy…

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Today is a big day for us at Roku. It’s the day we begin shipping the first Roku player to hit a $49 price point….the Roku LT. But it’s an even bigger day for Roku customers. In an economy that…

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Roku 2 owners, we pushed a new software update out this week (version 4.1, build 2663). While this is a minor update, it contains a number of notable improvements and bug fixes: Fixed issue where subtitles would not display for…

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Our users often ask us if it matters what type of HDMI cable they use with their Roku player. After all, some HDMI cables cost only a few dollars, while others cost as much as a new Roku player itself….

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Adding storage space to Roku 2 Look closely at the back of any Roku 2 streaming player, and you’ll notice a microSD slot located above the HDMI port. This slot lets you add more storage space to your Roku 2…

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When we launched the world’s first Netflix streaming player in 2008, it came bundled with a simple, nine-button remote control. Our philosophy was straightforward:  you shouldn’t need more than a dozen buttons for an enjoyable TV experience. With the recent launch of the…

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  Pandora is our most popular music application, both in terms of installations and total number of hours of music streamed. So we are very excited to have worked with Pandora to bring you an improved experience. The new Pandora channel…

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When we launched the Roku Channel Store in 2009, Facebook Photos was one of the first Roku channels offered. Today, we’re excited to announce an overhaul to the Facebook experience for the 73 percent of Roku owners who are active Facebook…

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Hi, I’m Tom Markworth, Director of Product Management. With nearly 250 channels in the Roku Channel Store, we regularly get questions from our users on how to manage their growing channel lineup on the Roku home screen. Our Instant Replay…

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