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Roku Is Working on a Wi-Fi Extender to Improve Video Streaming

  • Device is still in development, geared toward Roku products
  • Product would compete with devices from Amazon’s Eero, Netgear
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Roku streaming stick

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Roku Inc. is working on a new device to address a common problem with streaming TV set-top-boxes: video quality.

The company is developing a Wi-Fi extender called Roku Relay and is testing it internally, according to people familiar with the matter. The device increases the range of a Wi-Fi router, spreading internet signals further through homes so online video streams better through Roku boxes.