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The best soundbars of 2021 for clear and crisp TV audio

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good soundbar enhances your audio experience, offering an upgrade over your TV's built-in speakers. Soundbars are available at many performance levels, from basic stereo to surround sound. With an affordable price and great audio, the Yamaha YAS-209 is the best soundbar for most needs. A soundbar is the perfect solution for anyone who wants a space-saving and budget-friendly way to upgrade their TV audio experience. Even the best TVs on the market tend t...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, TV, Audio, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Features, Buying Guide, Home Theater, Roku, Vizio, Hulu, Voice, Alexa

How to use AirPlay on Roku

Tired of watching YouTube videos on your iPhone? If you've got a Roku connected to your TV, you can use Airplay to cast content to a bigger screen. Here's how.
Tags: Apple, Trends, How-to, Home Theater, Roku, Airplay, Roku Express, Airplay 2

What is Google TV? Here’s everything you need to know

Google TV's streaming platform is the latest update to Android TV, and TV manufacturers will begin to roll out the platform soon. Here's what you need to know.
Tags: Google, Android, Trends, Apple TV, Chromecast, Home Theater, Roku, Smart TV, Google TV

Roku sale on Amazon knocks the Streambar down to $99

Amazon knocks $30 off the Roku Streambar and discounts a bunch of other Roku streaming devices..
Tags: Amazon, Roku, Streambar

"The 50-minute performance special was set in a fictional, stylized nightclub, possibly in the 1940s or ’50s or just a timeless twilight zone, where every single person in the tiny audience, man and woman alike, was smoking like a chimney..."

"... to a degree that seemed less like period specificity and almost like comedy.... The setlist did lean almost entirely toward ’60s and early ’70s songs.... The wrinkle was that all of these vintage songs looked and sounded like they were being performed by a drummer-less Americana band in a roadhouse.... Reportedly, the real location was somewhere in Santa Monica, but the end credits helpfully hinted that the location shoot had really been at the Bon Bon Club in Marseille. (There’s no such pl...
Tags: Law, Bob Dylan, Marseille, Roku, Santa Monica, Ac, Lynch, Dylan, Ann Althouse, Chris Willman, Bon Bon Club

9 tech gifts perfect for college students setting up a home entertainment system in a dorm or apartment

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Roku Streambar is a soundbar and media player in one device. Roku Compact TVs, soundbars, and media players are perfect for college dorms and apartments. These space-saving home entertainment gift ideas can help students enjoy their downtime in between classes. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Though college dorm rooms and apartments tend to be on the small side, that doesn't mean students c...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gaming, TV, Audio, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Features, Gifts, Home Theater, Nintendo, Roku, Lg

Randall Park Hosts Comedy Talk Show From Roku, Sponsored by Maker’s Mark Bourbon

Randall Park will hoist a glass in his new talk show — brought to you by Maker’s Mark bourbon and Roku’s recently formed branded-content studio. The actor-comedian-writer, best known for his starring turn in ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” is the host of “The Show Next Door,” a weekly talk show in which Park shoots […]
Tags: News, Abc, Roku, Randall Park, Mark Bourbon

Maker’s Mark Partners on Weekly Talk Show From Roku’s Brand Content Studio

Just days after wrapping its upfront negotiations a full quarter earlier than usual, Roku is rolling out the second series from its fledgling Brand Studio. The Show Next Door--a weekly six-part, 15-minute talk show hosted by Randall Park--premiered its first two episodes today on The Roku Channel, in partnership with Maker's Mark. This is the...
Tags: Advertising, Roku, Connected TV, Randall Park, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance

Quibi Is Dead but Its Shows — Which Live on via Roku — Just Got Eight Emmy Nominations

Quibi is dead — long live Quibi! The Jeffrey Katzenberg-led mobile premium video service flamed out last year about six months after launching. But its pricey originals just picked up eight 2021 Emmy Awards nominations for three shows — “Reno 911!”, “Die Hart” and “Mapleworth Murders” — the first two of which are currently streaming […]
Tags: News, Awards, Roku, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Emmys, Reno, Hart, Quibi, Reno 911

11 Things Your Laptop Can Do That You Might Not Know About

Most of us have been using a laptop to work and play for years and years, but aside from your well-worn routines, have you actually explored every utility and feature that would make your life easier? Are you sure? Take a trip off the beaten track to some of the lesser-known features and options available to you—from…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Microsoft, Safari, Software, Windows 95, Computing, Sony, Roku, Signal, Microsoft Windows, Screenshot, Clipboard, macOS, Taskbar, System Software

Roku Wraps Transformative Upfront, Doubling Spend Commitments From 2020

Roku had major plans for this year's upfront, as the platform and its connected TV counterparts aggressively courted linear ad dollars to capitalize on the massive migration to streaming during the pandemic. "We've been participating in the upfronts for many years," Alison Levin, vp of ad revenue and marketing solutions, told Adweek, "and we really...
Tags: Advertising, Roku, Adweek, Connected TV, TV Upfronts, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance, Alison Levin

Roku Changes the AVOD Game by Turning Quibi’s Lemons Into Lemonade

Roku has grown into a connected TV titan in recent years, now boasting 53.6 million active accounts in large part due to the rapid growth of its AVOD offering, The Roku Channel. When short-form streaming service Quibi self-destructed last year, Roku took a big gamble. In January, it bought 75 former Quibi titles, rebranded them...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Roku, Connected TV, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance, Roku Channel When

Samsung Launched Its Free TV Plus Streaming Service on the Web Back in May on the Down Low

For those of us who don’t have a Samsung TV or mobile device, like yours truly, the offerings of the company’s TV Plus streaming service have been a mystery—until now. It turns out that Samsung launched a web version of its free, ad-supported TV Plus a few months back, but just didn’t tell a lot of people about it.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Samsung, Apple TV, Chromecast, Computing, Roku, Video On Demand, Samsung Electronics, Multimedia, Pluto TV, Internet Television, Information and Communications Technology, Digital Television, Samsung TV Plus

Gillmor Gang: TV Clubhouse

The Gang spends a lot of time these days on the streaming wars, so it seems appropriate that Congress wants to get into it. With Netflix’s success at overturning the structure of Hollywood’s broadcast television production and advertising processes, consumers are taking advantage of a Golden Age of choices. Senator Elizabeth Warren is resuscitating her plan to tax the billionaire class as a way to fund the progressive part of the infrastructure bill through the Democrat-only reconciliation pr...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Video, Hbo, Hollywood, Nbc, Congress, Disney, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Apple TV, Verizon Wireless, Discovery, Paramount Studios

Renting a movie online is as simple as a few clicks - here's a full breakdown of all the major rental services

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. You can rent new movies from services like Prime video, Vudu, Apple TV, Google TV, and FandangoNow. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider There are a number of online services that let you rent movies to stream at home. Popular video rental services include Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, and FandangoNow. Movie rentals typically last 48 hours after you start watching a film. Table of Contents: Masthe...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Movies, Entertainment, Films, Trends, Apple TV, Features, Itunes, Sony, Streaming, Emma Stone, Roku, HD

Demi Lovato 10-Minute Talk Show, Rescued From Quibi, Gets Roku Channel Premiere Date

“The Demi Lovato Show,” originally ordered by now-defunct startup Quibi, will finally see the light of day next month on Roku’s free, ad-supported streaming channel. All nine episodes of “The Demi Lovato Show,” with the pop star hosting a range of celebrity guests and experts, are scheduled to be premiere July 30 exclusively on the […]
Tags: News, Roku, Demi Lovato, The Roku Channel, Quibi, Roku Channel Premiere Date

The Demi Lovato Show, Intended for Quibi, Is Headed to Roku

In May, Roku began airing the programming it acquired from Quibi earlier this year--and now the platform is preparing to debut the first series that never actually aired on the short-lived streamer: The Demi Lovato Show. Top line The series, set to premiere July 30 on The Roku Channel, is one of 75 that Roku...
Tags: Advertising, Roku, Connected TV, Roku Channel, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance, Quibi, Briefly, Demi Lovato Show Top

Roku Canada Promo: FREE 3 Months Apple TV+

Roku Canada has a good promotion going on! Enjoy 3 months free when you subscribe to Apple TV+ with the purchase and activation of a Roku streaming device. Purchase and activate by 8/1/21. Redeem by 8/4/21. New subscribers only. Click here for more information.
Tags: Apple, Shopping, Canada, Roku, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Roku canada, Roku Canada Promo

Best Prime Day Roku deals for 2021: The best sales you can still shop

Looking to add streaming capabilities to your TV? Check out these great Prime Day Roku deals still available.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Roku, Roku deals, Home Theater Deals, Amazon 2021, Prime Day 2021, PD-Rewrite

Best Buy's competing Amazon Prime Day sale includes big discounts on brands like Sony, Apple, Fitbit, and Roku - here are the best deals still available today

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Best Buy is competing with Amazon Prime day with its Flash Sale, offering limited-time savings on TVs, appliances, and more. Best Buy; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Best Buy is one of several retailers offering its own competing deals event for Amazon Prime Day 2021. The aptly titled, Bigger Deal Savings Event, started on June 15 and is running through June 22, whic...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Navy, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Best, Tech Deals, Best Buy, Sony, Roku, Amazon Prime Day, Samsung Galaxy, Kohl, Joe Osborne

Roku Says Tons Of Folks Are Watching The Shows It Picked Up From Quibi (But It Won’t Say How Many)

“According to Roku, more active accounts streamed a Roku Original in the first two weeks on the Roku Channel than the number of Quibi accounts did on Quibi over the brief nine months of the app’s lifetime. [The claim] seems credible — but it’s not a particularly high bar.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Roku, Roku Channel, Quibi, 06.18.21

Merlyn Mind emerges from stealth with $29M and a hardware and software solution to help teachers with tech

We’ve chronicled, in great detail, the many layers of technology, services and solutions, that have been wrapped around the world of education in recent years — and especially in the last year, which became a high watermark for digital learning tools because of Covid-19. Today, a startup called Merlyn Mind is coming out of stealth with a proposition that it believes helps tie a lot of this together in the K-12 classroom — a “digital assistant” that comes in the form of a piece of custom hardware...
Tags: Google, Education, Funding, Tech, Teachers, Roku, Ibm, Watson, Edtech, Alexa, McKinsey Co, Classrooms, Merlyn, Learn Capital, Nitta, Rob Hutter

Roku Brand Studio Gets its First In-Person Test With Tribeca X

Merely having access to tens of thousands of streaming video content isn't enough for either competitive differentiation or consumer satisfaction, Roku has concluded. So, the over-the-top TV platform provider is looking to draw a clearer connection in viewers' minds that it is a primary source of premium content. One way the company is doing that...
Tags: Advertising, Roku, Branding, Connected TV, Tribeca

Steven Spielberg's Pretty OK With Netflix Now

Steven Spielberg has had an intriguing character arc as of late. He caused a little drama a few years ago for his purported belief that movies made for Netflix that get theatrical award season runs shouldn’t qualify for Oscars. Then he worked with Apple TV and whatever the hell Quibi was. Now, the lauded filmmaker has…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, California, Halo, Netflix, Showtime, Roku, Oscars, Ted Sarandos, Steven Spielberg, American Culture, Amblin Partners, Scott, Stuber, Amblin Entertainment, Amazing Stories

Best Prime Day Roku deals for 2021

Looking to add streaming capabilities to your TV? Check out these great Prime Day Roku deals up for grabs now.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Roku, Roku deals, Home Theater Deals, Amazon 2021, Prime Day 2021, PD-Rewrite

Roku Touts Massive Viewing of Quibi Shows, but Doesn’t Provide Specific Numbers

Roku says its pickup of the 75-plus shows from Quibi, the short-lived premium mobile entertainment startup that went belly-up last year, has paid off beyond its expectations. But as with other streaming companies, Roku isn’t divulging specific metrics for the Quibi programming, which it rebranded as Roku Originals. According to Roku, more active accounts streamed […]
Tags: News, Roku, Roku Channel, Quibi

The best 4K TVs in 2021 for sharp, colorful images and reliable streaming

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky 4K TVs are available at many price points and performance levels. The best 4K TVs balance picture and smart features for stunning images and reliable streaming. With its sharp OLED panel and next-gen gaming support, LG's CX is our pick for best 4K TV overall. 4K Ultra HD (UHD) TVs have become the norm for any buyer looking to purchase a new display in 2021. However, while all 4K TVs offer a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, picture quality and smart conn...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Sony, Roku, Lg, Vizio, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Hisense, Steven Cohen, Amazon Alexa, Samsung Samsung, Amazon Read, Sony Sony

Everything to know about Amazon's advertising business, which is $21 billion and growing

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Marketers cut ad spending in the pandemic, but e-commerce advertising has boomed as people shop more from home - with Amazon leading the pack.EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 - competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Instacart, Walgreens and other retailers that have joined Amazon in vying for a slice of the pie.Here's the la...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Netflix, Retail, Roku, Hulu, Amazon Web Services, Alexa

Prime Day 2021: Save on Roku streaming stick devices at Best Buy's competing event

Get an early Prime Day 2021 deal on Roku streaming stick device at Best Buy's competing sale—find out more.       [Author: Reviewed]
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'In the Heights' underwhelmed at the box office, but new data suggests it's not HBO Max's fault

"In the Heights." Macall Polay/Warner Bros. "In the Heights" underwhelmed at the domestic box office over the weekend with $11 million. But data suggests it also underperformed on HBO Max compared to other Warner Bros. movies this year. That means a low theatrical turnout isn't necessarily streaming's fault, in this case. See more stories on Insider's business page. "In the Heights," the new movie based on the musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, underwhelmed at the US box office ove...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Streaming, Roku, Box Office, Associated Press, Warner Bros, Samba TV, Max, Tom