Good old Roku. Seems like whenever license renewals come up, the likelihood of service disruptions increase. You might remember the WarnerMedia HBO Max conflict that ran for months, but there have been others Roku has tangled with like Amazon (see: Why not put the deal terms with Roku and Amazon Fire out there for everybody … Continue reading Roku and Google Fighting over YouTube TV Licensing, Customers Hang in Balance
Sluggish Roku menu navigation. It’s true. We bought a 65″ super cheap TV and sometimes navigating through the Roku menu is like walking through quicksand. There is a reason for this — and it’s not entirely Roku’s fault — or is it? Scanning reviews for inexpensive smart TVs from Roku-powered brands including not just TCL, … Continue reading Problems with Cheap Smart TVs Powered By Roku?
It’s launch day for Paramount+ and while we’d love to tell existing CBS All Access subscribers that it’s a smooth transition, well, that was not the case. As with too many things today, new customers are treated better than existing customers (see: Poor Technical Execution: Paramount+ LIMITED TIME OFFER 50% Discount for CBS All Access Customers). … Continue reading Paramount+ LAUNCH FAIL (Fixed) – Automatic Update For CBS All Access Existing Customers Didn’t Allow Roku TV Activation Codes
When talking about the abysmal failure of Quibi and who might be interested in buying their content library (see: Apple, WarnerMedia and Facebook Reportedly Say No To Buying Quibi and After Quibi Finally Available To Cast To TV They Are Officially Shutting Down – A $2 Billion Dollar FAIL) Roku was never discussed as a possibility. I … Continue reading Roku Buys Quibi Content and will Stream For Free In 2021
Early this morning, before it was publicly announced and no, we didn’t know anything, we said a deal would happen (see: Here’s Why We Think Roku HBO Max Deal Gets Done On or Before Christmas 2020) well, a couple hours ago it has been made official. Roku users will see the app tomorrow, 12/17/2020. Roku and … Continue reading Finally, HBO Max Inks Deal With Roku
Disclaimer: we don’t know anything official or have any insider sources, this is a pure guesswork based on industry observation, business and instinct, but we think Roku and HBO Max will ink a deal before Christmas 2020. I’d say we know it will, but that just sounds too confident. I’m like 90% certain it gets … Continue reading Here’s Why We Think Roku HBO Max Deal Gets Done On or Before Christmas 2020
The titan of the smart TV operating system world isn’t by Google, Roku or Amazon, it’s from Samsung and called Tizen. Didn’t know that? It’s OK, we’re with you. Maybe our international readers are familiar with Tizen, but here in the states we know Amazon, Roku and Google as the go-to streaming devices. Gamers might … Continue reading Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire and the biggest Smart TV OS is … Samsung Tizen?
We last checked in on the company TCL here: TCL Wants a Piece of Roku’s Action – Talk about HBO and Peacock Irony. If you don’t own a TCL smart TV, then you can safely skip this post. Otherwise … Potential hack alert. TCL smart TVs running Android seem to have huge security holes and could … Continue reading Chinese Backdoor Scare in non-Roku powered TCL Smart TVs
Recently, we couldn’t pass up buying a 65″ Onn Roku-powered Smart TV from Walmart for $238 USD. Our family bought four of them at that price (one for each son + us). There are some crazy good deals going on for TVs, for those looking to upsize, replace or add to an additional room. We’re … Continue reading Roku OS 9.4 adds Themes with Sound, Beta Voice Search Support and More
WarnerMedia has been steadfast believing that a deal would get done by the end of 2020 with Amazon Fire and Roku. Good to see that Amazon has inked a deal first and their Fire TV and stick users will be able to stream HBO Max starting Tuesday November 17, 2020. The companies announced this morning … Continue reading HBO Max Finally Available On Amazon Fire November 17, 2020, Roku Next?