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How to connect an Amazon Echo to Wi-Fi to get the most out of your Alexa-enabled smart speaker

To connect an Amazon Echo to a Wi-Fi network, you'll need to use the Amazon Alexa app on your phone or tablet. If you're having issues connecting your Amazon Echo to Wi-Fi, make sure that your internet modem and router are both working properly. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can yell at your Amazon Echo all you want, but if it isn't connected to the internet, then it won't be able to help you with much of anything. To use the vast majority of an Amazon Echo's featur...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Roku, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Echo Alexa, Best Buy Samsung, Wi Fi network

Roku’s surround sound system is simple, immersive, and not for everyone

You'll want to get the lowdown before investing in this quirky new surround setup
Tags: Trends, Home Theater, Roku, Subwoofer, Wireless Speakers, Surround Sound, Soundbar

Redbox enters the free, ad-supported streaming market

Redbox has entered the ad-supported streaming market with the launch of Redbox Free Live TV. The company, best known for its DVD rental kiosks, has been dabbling with streaming for years as consumer demand for DVD rentals has simultaneously declined. But despite its name, Redbox’s new streaming service isn’t offering “live TV” similar to what you’d get on a TV streaming service like YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV. Instead, the new service offers a curated set of ad-supported movies and TV shows...
Tags: Media, Tech, Roku, Hulu, Redbox, Roku Channel, YouTube TV, Roku Channel IMDb TV, TMZ USA Today Fail Army, Redbox Comedy Redbox Rush

Prediction: Half Of American Homes Will Cut Cable TV Cord By 2024

Roku predicts that within four years, half of all U.S. homes will have never had cable TV or will have canceled their subscription, the company said in a letter to investors on Thursday released along with the company’s fourth quarter 2019 results. – CNBC
Tags: Art, Media, Roku, Audience, 02.14.20, American Homes Will Cut Cable TV Cord

The best media streaming sticks and devices

A media streaming device can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Disney Plus, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface, 4K video streaming, voice control, and simple remote. The world is changing. Gone are the days when a cable subscription was necessary to watch all the latest and greatest TV shows. These days, the best TV shows are coming out on stre...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Hbo, Mac, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Apple TV, Chromecast, Netflix, Nvidia, Roku, Vizio

Roku Takes Credit for Being ‘Important’ Part of Disney Plus’s Booming Q4 Signups

Roku, in announcing strong 2019 holiday-quarter results, gave a bit of a flex in claiming it was a key part of Disney Plus reeling in 26.5 million customers in Q4. CEO Anthony Wood, on the company’s earnings call Thursday, gave props to Disney for blowing past Wall Street expectations with the new streaming service in […]
Tags: News, Disney, Roku, Anthony Wood, Disney Plus

Roku fourth-quarter report shows fastest-growing channel was its own as publisher tensions rose

Streaming player touts strength of The Roku Channel, which has been a source of concern for media partners.
Tags: Advertising, Roku

Roku Q4 Revenue Climbs 49%, Adds Record 4.6 Million Active Streaming Accounts

Roku turned in top-line revenue of $411.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, up 49% and beating Wall Street forecasts, which was driven by a 71% pop in advertising revenue. The streaming media player and platform company said it added a record 4.6 million incremental active accounts in Q4, to end 2019 with 36.9 […]
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Free streaming service Tubi claims 25M monthly users as of December

Free streaming service Tubi is growing. The company announced today it reached 25 million monthly active users as of December, up from the 20 million it reported in mid-2019. In addition, it claims users watched 163 million hours in December, up 160% year-over-year. The company says markets outside the U.S. saw significant growth in 2019, as well, with Canada and Australia seeing a 357% increase in total view time. Tubi says it determined the user numbers and view time by the number of unique de...
Tags: Media, Lionsgate, Australia, Tech, Walmart, Netflix, Canada, Comcast, Roku, Pluto TV, Nbcu, Hisense, Cox, Tubi, Warner Bros Paramount, Farhad Massoudi

Tech companies like Samsung are moving into the advertising business, using data to create targeted people — but it will take a lot more than that to succeed

Mike Shields, the former advertising editor for Business Insider who is now CEO of Shields Strategic Consulting, argues that tech companies like Samsung and Vizio's moves into advertising could be successful — but that there are a lot of pitfalls. Samsung has data on when and how customers watch ads, which it could use to produce better advertisements. Samsung will have to contend with a slew of other well-armed competitors making a similar play, though. Click here for more BI Prime stories. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Samsung, Trends, Roku, Las Vegas, Vizio, Hulu, Pluto, Acr, Ott, Cathy, Madison Avenue, Videology

TCL Came Out of Nowhere To Capture the US TV Market. Up Next: Cheap Phones.

After capturing the U.S. television market with aggressively priced Roku TVs, China's TCL wants to replicate that success with inexpensive phones, IoT devices and connected appliances -- and in the process, turn its still relatively unknown brand into a household name. In other words: TCL wants to be the next Samsung. From a report: It won't be easy. The phone market, TCL's next target, is firmly dominated by Apple and Samsung and hard to penetrate for newcomers. The company also faces headwinds...
Tags: Apple, China, US, Samsung, Tech, Barcelona, Roku, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Guangdong, Trump, Tcl, U S Tv

'Does Amazon ship internationally?': Yes, it does — here's how to navigate and use Amazon international shipping

Amazon does ship internationally to over 100 countries and regions outside the United States, though the selection of items will vary if you choose an international shipping destination. You'll have to change your default shipping address to see the items that are available for the specific international destinations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon has gained its popularity from consumers with a large part due to its high-quality and speedy shipping service. As su...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Trends, United States, Roku, Amazon Music, Amazon Global, Best Buy Lenovo

How to delete a credit card from your Amazon account in a few simple steps

It's easy to delete a credit card from your Amazon account with a few clicks on your computer.   You can always change your payment method by adding or deleting another credit card to make the shopping experience more convenient for yourself. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon can be extremely convenient, but the overall experience of managing your actual account can be somewhat overwhelming. If you aren't familiar with the site, there are many functions and links you...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Roku, Amazon Music, Best Buy Lenovo, Prime Video Does Amazon

How to clear your Amazon browsing history in 4 simple steps, or disable its tracking

You can clear your Amazon browsing history quickly and easily via the main menu at the top of the site. From the same section, you'll also have the option to turn on the option to have Amazon stop keeping track of your browsing history going forward. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A browsing history can be a useful tool to rediscover items you liked but forgot to mark down or add to your shopping cart. But sometimes you also want to clear out your browsing history for ce...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Roku, Amazon Music, Watch Google, Best Buy Lenovo

How to change the email address associated with your Amazon account

You can change your email on Amazon via your account settings' "Login & security" section. Once updated, you will start receiving order confirmation and notifications to your new email account when you make a new purchase on Amazon.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Getting a new email address is a great way to get a fresh, digital slate.  But it also means that you have to update your account information for the various sites you use to make sure you get updates and import...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Nasa, Roku, Amazon Music, Best Buy Lenovo

How to track your Amazon order on a computer or mobile device

It's easy to track an Amazon order, regardless of the products' Prime eligibility. You can track Amazon orders on a computer or mobile device as long as you're logged into your account. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon has shipping down to an almost exact science, with countless products available for two-day or even next-day shipping (or same-day shipping in some markets), so it should come as little surprise that it's easy to track an Amazon order.  Though in most...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Roku, Eta, Amazon Music, Best Buy Samsung, Best Buy Lenovo, Amazon Does Amazon

The best TV and streaming player deals for Prime Day 2020 — here's what we expect

Amazon Prime Day 2020 will likely offer plenty of deals on TVs and media players from a variety of companies. Last year's sale included special discounts on displays from Samsung and TCL, as well as Amazon's Fire TV lineup. Check out all of our Prime Day 2020 coverage here for access to even more great deals during the sale. If you want to save now, you can also check out our Deal of the Day and Insider Coupons pages for current discounts on a variety of products. Amazon Prime Day 2020 will b...
Tags: Amazon, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Roku, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Amazon Fire TV, Alexa, Tcl, Netflix Hulu, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Alexa Voice Remote, Amazon Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Cube

Amazon Horrors, Buttholes on Facebook and the Truth About Face Masks: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! I hope that the fans out there have a nice time today. I imagine Roku owners will be especially pleased, given that recently announced Roku and Fox deal.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, Doctor Who, Fox, Aliens, Roku, Birds Of Prey, Emojis, Bernie Sanders, The Witcher, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus, Amazon Horrors Buttholes

You Can Watch Fox's Super Bowl Stream on Roku After All

This fight between Fox and Roku has a happy ending, for football fans at least. The two companies reached a last-minute deal that will allow Roku owners to use Fox apps on the platform, which means that users can watch the Super Bowl on FOX Now and FOX Sports. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fox, Super Bowl, Roku

Roku and Fox avoid Super Bowl blackout with new deal to keep apps on service

After trading harsh accusations, the two sides resolve streaming showdown. .
Tags: Advertising, Fox, Roku

Roku reaches agreement with Fox to allow Super Bowl streaming

Roku had previously announced it would pull Fox cable channels from its platform the day before the big game.
Tags: News, Trends, Fox, Home Theater, Super Bowl, Streaming, Roku

Roku and Fox Reach Deal to Keep Channels on Devices, Just in Time for the Super Bowl

Roku and Fox Corp. announced that they reached a deal to keep Fox’s channels on the device maker’s platform, an 11th-hour agreement that means Fox apps will be available for Roku users to stream Sunday’s Super Bowl. Fox Corp. said in a statement late Friday, “We are pleased to have reached a successful agreement with […]
Tags: News, Fox, Super Bowl, Roku, Fox Sports, Fox Corp, Super Bowl Fox Corp

Roku and Fox Resolve Distribution Standoff in Time For Super Bowl

Crisis averted: Roku and Fox have reached an agreement that will allow Roku to distribute Fox programming on its connected TV devices--meaning that users will be able to stream the Super Bowl, the companies said late Friday. "We are delighted that we reached an agreement with Fox to distribute Fox channels on the Roku platform,"...
Tags: Advertising, Fox, Roku, The Big Game

With Roku pulling Fox apps, here are your alternative streaming devices

Just days ahead of the biggest game of the year, Roku owners are in a bit of a shakeup. Roku told users that the Fox apps, including Fox Sports, are being pulled from the platform as of January 31. The decision is a result of a distribution contract between Fox and Roku that is expiring.
Tags: Cnn, Fox, Roku, Fox Sports

There's a Reason the Super Bowl Is Being Broadcast in Fake 4K

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and while I will be busy calling loved ones during the game to deeply irritate them, you may actually be watching and perhaps you might be excited that the game will be streaming in 4K and HDR (depending on your TV provider). But the 4K is fake 4K, and, according to Digital Trend’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, 4k, Super Bowl, Roku, Hdr, Televisions, Fox Sports, Digital Trend, 4k Broadcasting

Roku Drops Fox App Support Ahead of Super Bowl in Pissing Match Over Distribution Agreement

Roku says that a “distribution agreement” with Fox is ending today, meaning that users hoping to watch the Big Game via Fox apps this weekend may be screwed.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Sports, Fox, Super Bowl, Roku

Roku Pulls Fox Channels Ahead of Super Bowl LIV in Contract Dispute

Roku, less than three days before Super Bowl LIV is set to air on Fox, has removed all Fox Corp. channels from the Roku Channel Store — a move the broadcaster called a “poorly timed negotiating ploy.” In a tweet Thursday, Roku said that its distribution deal with Fox Corp. was set to expire on […]
Tags: News, Fox, Super Bowl, Roku, Fox Sports, Roku Channel Store, Fox Corp

Roku Will Stop Offering Fox Channels To Users on February 1

An anonymous reader shares a report: Without giving users a justification, Roku just announced via mass email that after January 31, 2020, all Fox "standalone" channels with no longer be available on the service's streaming boxes or TVs equipped with its software. The email states that "You can still watch FOX channels through these services: FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, SlingTV, YouTube TV and other live TV services," and goes on to add that "If you have a Roku TV, you may be able to receive FOX ove...
Tags: Tech, Fox, Roku, FuboTV Hulu Live TV SlingTV YouTube TV

After Split With FOX Channels, Roku Users Will No Longer Be Able to Stream Super Bowl

Roku Inc. is on pace for a more than two-month low Friday as the company began notifying customers that FOX channels will be not accessible on its platform ahead of the network’s Super Bowl broadcast this weekend. Beginning Jan. 31 “all standalone FOX channels will no longer be available on Roku streaming devices,” the company said in an e-mail. Roku encouraged customers to continue using its system to access FOX channels through other streaming apps, including: FuboTV, SlingTV, YouTube TV ...
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Roku owners will no longer be able to stream Super Bowl LIV for free after Fox Sports app disappears

Roku announced on Thursday that it's pulling Fox apps from its streaming app store on Friday, including Fox Sports. The Fox Sports app on the Roku media streaming platform was meant to be one of the few places where fans could watch the Super Bowl in 4K resolution for free for the first time.  As of now, the Apple TV 4K and Amazon Fire TV 4K are the only media streaming devices that will stream the Super Bowl from the Fox Sports app in 4K for free. Cable providers like Altice Optimum, DirecTV,...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Fox, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Verizon FIOS, Fox Sports, Amazon Apple, YouTube TV, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV 4K, Fox Corp, Fubo Sling Hulu Live YouTube TV