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Roku rolls back 10.5 update after it breaks popular streaming apps

Roku rolls back 10.5 update after it breaks popular streaming apps

The recently released Roku OS 10.5 update has been a small disaster for the company, triggering a slew of complaints across social media and on the Roku forum from users who are no longer able to stream their favorite shows. The company has been prompt in its response to the issue, but a solution isn't yet available. In its place, Roku is rolling back the 10.5 update so its customers can continue using their devices.

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Roku adds free The Explorers channel with UHD videos for its 8K TVs

Roku adds free The Explorers channel with UHD videos for its 8K TVs

In early August, Roku unveiled its first 8K-resolution smart TV, a model that is manufactured by TCL and offered in two screen sizes: 65-inches and 75-inches. The 8K TCL Roku TV is part of TCL's 6-Series lineup, joining the maker's 4K models. The 8K model packs an astounding resolution, but how can buyers put it to good use?

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Roku loophole used by adult video platforms will shut down soon

Roku loophole used by adult video platforms will shut down soon

Roku plans to remove a loophole used by adult content platforms to offer users content without going through the Channel Store, bringing sweeping changes that may drive some users to alternative platforms. The company held its 2021 Developer Summit in late October, detailing a number of upcoming changes to its products, as well as anticipated industry trends and more.

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New Roku YouTube app ultimatum as Google threatens streamer purgatory

New Roku YouTube app ultimatum as Google threatens streamer purgatory

Dwindling signs of a deal between Roku and Google will leave new Roku streaming devices without YouTube and YouTube TV access from early December, it's been revealed, as the on-demand contact fallout continues to bite. Roku removed the YouTube TV app from its channel store back in May, amid contentious accusations from both it and Google about unreasonable licensing demands.

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Roku Streaming Stick 4K adds Dolby Vision, better connectivity

Roku Streaming Stick 4K adds Dolby Vision, better connectivity

At the tail end of 2021, Roku has a new Roku Streaming Stick 4K made for the masses to access smart streaming content on their big-screen TV. The Roku Streaming Stick 4K will appear in stores and online alongside the Roku Streaming Stick 4K+, a device which is very similar to the 4K, but adds the Roku Voice Remote Pro to the equation. These devices will be launched with Roku OS 10.5, with new functionality in the Roku mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Roku’s first original movie is a Christmas special based on an NBC show

Roku’s first original movie is a Christmas special based on an NBC show

This holiday season will bring Roku's first original movie, one that will be made available on the company's free ad-supported Roku Channel streaming service. The Christmas special will be based on the NBC show Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and it will include the original cast from the series. Once it arrives, Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas will be Roku's first original feature film.

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Roku Channel gets another large batch of free live streaming TV channels

Roku Channel gets another large batch of free live streaming TV channels

Roku has announced the arrival of new live, linear channels available on its Roku Channel platform. The streaming app is home to a variety of on-demand and live television content, including notable movies and television shows. All but one of the new channels has arrived today, bringing the total to more than 200.

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Roku will unleash a slew of new original shows this week

Roku will unleash a slew of new original shows this week

Roku previously swooped in to acquire content from now-defunct short-form video service Quibi and now it is gearing up to release a bunch of originals, including new seasons for some of those shows. As you'd expect, these originals will be exclusive to The Roku Channel, the company's own streaming channel. Even better, you don't need a Roku device to access the channel.

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TCL 8K 6 Series TV pricing is here, and we can’t quite believe it

TCL 8K 6 Series TV pricing is here, and we can’t quite believe it

TCL has priced up its 8K TVs, and if you assumed the step up from 4K would break the bank then you might be in for a pleasant surprise. The company announced its 8K 6 Series sets back at CES 2021 in January, but has now bucked the big TV trends by kicking off pricing at just $2,199.99.

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Roku Express 4K+ Review: $40 of TV simplicity

Roku Express 4K+ Review: $40 of TV simplicity

For the cost of the monthly subscription to a handful of streaming services, the new Roku Express 4K+ makes a strong platform play for being your set-top box of choice. As always, Roku's pitch is flexibility and user-friendliness, only this time with a picture quality and system speed upgrade plus a handy voice remote. At $39.99, though, what's left out is just as key as what makes the cut, and that's before the challenge of getting every streaming provider to support all of your fancy new features.

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Roku removed the YouTube TV app, but Google has a way around it

Roku removed the YouTube TV app, but Google has a way around it

It seems Roku and Google are the latest platforms in a squabble over YouTube, this one concerning the YouTube TV app in particular. A dispute between the two companies resulted in Roku removing the YouTube TV app listing from its platform around a week ago, but now Google is back with a change to the main app that gets around the issue.

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Your Roku may lose YouTube TV soon: Here’s why [Updated]

Your Roku may lose YouTube TV soon: Here’s why [Updated]

If you own a Roku device and depend upon said Roku device for YouTube TV, you might be in for a rude awakening soon. Per an email sent to customers this week on the Roku platform, Google and Roku are in a bit of a dispute. According to Roku, Google is asking to have preferential treatment in search results in the Roku platform - a request Roku suggests they can no longer fulfill.

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