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Company Overview of Roku, Inc.

Company Overview

Roku, Inc. offers streaming entertainment devices for delivering entertainment to the television (TV). It offers streaming video players. The company also offers Roku software developer kit that enables developers to build a channel that streams their content to the TV, as well as allows users to create music channels, Internet radio, photo sharing, social applications, and casual games; Roku Streaming Stick, a remote control for movies, music, shows, gaming, and more; smart TVs that enable consumers to enjoy entertainment whether on-demand, streamed, or live; and accessories, such as cables, remote controls, power adapters, headphones, and miscellaneous items. In addition, it provides consu...

12980 Saratoga Avenue

Suite D

Saratoga, CA 95070

United States

Founded in 2002





Key Executives for Roku, Inc.

Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 50
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Software Engineering
Senior Vice President of Product Management
Manager of Human Resource & Administration
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Roku, Inc. Key Developments

Roku, Inc. Announces All-New Streaming Player Line Up Starting at $29.99

Roku, Inc. announced a new line up of streaming players with features, prices and performance for every kind of streamer. Setting a new milestone, Roku launched its tiniest streaming player yet– the new Roku Express offers a fast and complete experience with 1080p HD streaming for $29.99. Roku Express and Roku Express+ are a great solution for consumers who want a low-cost way to start streaming or for those who wish to extend TV streaming throughout their home inexpensively. For those who seek incredible performance through a quad-core processor and the capability to stream 4K Ultra HD up to 60 frames per second (fps), Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ offer an amazing value. The Roku Premiere+ also supports HDR for vibrant picture quality and includes a point anywhere remote with a headphone jack for private listening. Rounding out the line is the fully loaded Roku Ultra for an ideal streaming experience which also includes support for HDR, Dolby Digital Plus decode, voice search and lost remote finder. These five new streaming players complement the very popular Roku® Streaming Stick® introduced in April, and offer consumers the most complete streaming player lineup. Most Comprehensive and Unbiased Search: Roku devices are powered by the Roku OS and feature a simple home screen with access to 3,500+ streaming channels, including 350,000 movies and TV episodes in the U.S.Roku devices feature the most comprehensive and unbiased search in the industry now across 100+ streaming channels. Search a movie, TV show, actor or director and the Roku OS will display where content is available and serve results in order of price; starting with what is free or lowest cost for the user. Roku has added unprecedented depth to its search capabilities with a wide variety of channels that cover comedy, news, concerts, sports and long-tail content. Features like Hotel and Dorm Connect make it easy to access public Internet networks to stream when away from home. Consumers can use the simple included remote control or the free Roku mobile app for iOS® and Android™ mobile devices which acts as a remote, includes a keyboard and offers features like voice search, private listening, and more for this new line of Roku streaming players. Roku Express and Roku Express+: $29.99 and $39.99, respectively –most affordable streaming players ever launched; Roku Express is for TVs with HDMI® and Roku Express+ supports older TVs and can use a legacy Red/White/Yellow connection. Roku Express+also includes: Composite jack and included composite A/V cable (red/white/yellow) Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+:$79.99 and $99.99, respectively – powerful performance and stunning HD and 4K up to 60 fps streaming plus HDRon the Roku Premiere+. Roku Premiere+ also includes: HDR support displays an incredible range of colors including brighter whites and deeper blacks; Enhanced point anywhere remote with headphone jack for private listening; MicroSD card slot for additional channel storage; and Ethernet for wired internet connectivity. Roku Ultra: $129.99 –ultimate player that’s fully loaded and can deliver powerful HD, 4K up to 60 fps and HDR streaming. Availability: Roku Express, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra streaming players will be available for pre-order beginning September 26, 2016 from Roku.com, Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon and other retailers, and are expected to be in stores beginning on Oct. 9. Roku Express+ will be available exclusively at Walmart.

PLDT Licenses Roku Platform to Launch New Streaming Service and Player

Roku, Inc. and PLDT announced that PLDT is the fifth operator that has joined the Roku Powered program, and the first operator in Asia to leverage the Roku streaming platform to deliver TV services to its broadband customers. The new PLDT streaming service and streaming player are expected to launch during second quarter 2017 and combine the best local Philippines content from Cignal and iflix with content from global providers. Under the Roku Powered license, operators leverage the Roku streaming platform, including Roku’s low-cost streaming players, to deliver live TV and streaming services to their customers. Roku provides operators with an end-to-end solution including device designs, ongoing software updates, platform hosting, application development support and certification.

Roku Releases Windows 10 App in UK, Canada

Roku announced the launch of its Windows 10 app in the UK and Canada. This means users of Windows 10 laptops and tablets can access the Roku content platform from their devices. The app offers access to more than 2,000 channels and 100,000 movies and TV episodes. The Roku app for Windows 10 is a universal Windows app, which means it features Cortana support as well. The app is available for download on the Windows Store.

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