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Upgraded Roku Players Feature Roku Search and Roku Feed

Last September, Roku announced that it had sold over 10 million units to date, easily making it one of the most popular families of streaming players on the planet. Today, Roku is keeping a good thing going with new versions of the Roku 2 and Roku 3 that come equipped with the new Roku Search and Roku Feed features too.

With Roku Search, it’s supposed to be easier than ever to find the movies, TV shows, actors and directors that you want, getting the pricing and availability details for that programming across the different streaming channels. With Roku Feed, you can get automatic updates on the availability and pricing for the content that you want to watch. This way, you don’t have to keep going back into Netflix or Crackle to see if that flick is finally up for streaming. It’ll start with Movies Coming Soon under the My Feed tab.

In terms of hardware, the new Roku 2 is said to be “faster-than-ever-before.” The updated Roku 3 goes further, equipped with voice search, an enhanced remote control, a headphone jack for private listening, and motion control for casual games.

Upgraded Roku Players Feature Roku Search and Roku Feed

Upgraded Roku Players Feature Roku Search and Roku Feed

The new Roku 2 and Roku 3 will both launch in Canada on April 13 with the MSRP set at $79.99 and $109.99, respectively. Read the full press release below for more information about the upgraded streaming players, including the new Roku Search and Roku Feed features.

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Roku Unveils New Ways to Search and Discover Streaming Entertainment; Introduces Upgraded Roku 3 and Roku 2 Streaming Players

Search Displays Results for Movies, TV Shows, Actors and Directors across Top Streaming Channels;
New Roku Feed Automatically Delivers Availability and Pricing Notices for Recent Movies

SARATOGA, Calif. April 6, 2015 Roku Inc. today unveiled two new ways for consumers in Canada to find and discover streaming entertainment on their Roku players. The first feature, Roku Search enables consumers to search for movies, TV shows, actors and directors and view pricing and availability details across top streaming channels. The second feature Roku Feed allows consumers to follow entertainment and get automatic updates on pricing and availability. The feature is launching with a focus on Movies Coming Soon taking the guessing out of when a box office hit is available for streaming, which services offer the movie or how much it costs. The company also introduced a new Roku 3 streaming player with voice search and a new faster-than-ever-before Roku 2 streaming player. The new features, updated mobile apps and new players will be available to customers in Canada beginning April 13.

With the biggest lineup of streaming channels available, and comprehensive and easy ways to find and discover movies and TV episodes; Roku players make it simple for consumers to stream the entertainment they want to watch on their terms, said Roku Chief Executive Officer Anthony Wood. Now with a fast and fun way to search by voice, weve made the already popular Roku 3 even better.

A Simple Way for Consumers to Find, Discover and Select Entertainment On Their Terms
With a focus on giving consumers choice and control over their streaming entertainment, Roku Search gives people the ability to find what they want to watch and the power to decide how to watch it. Roku Search is a convenient and unbiased way for consumers to view filmographies and discover availability and pricing options they otherwise wouldnt have known about. Consumers can search for movies, TV shows, actors and directors and receive all available results listed by price from top streaming channels. Roku is debuting search with Netflix, Crackle and Popcornflix while additional streaming channels are expected to be added in the coming weeks. Additionally consumers can search by streaming channel name within the Roku Channel Store making it fast and easy to find channels from the more than 1,400 options available today.

The Roku Feed lets consumer know when favorite entertainment becomes available to stream and at what price. Roku is debuting the feature with a focus on Movies Coming Soon, which can be found under the My Feed tab on the TVs home screen. Consumers simply Follow popular in-theater movies they are interested in and Roku will deliver automatic updates in the future as relevant streaming information about the movie becomes available. Consumers will receive updates in the Roku Feed when a movie is first released to streaming, becomes available from additional streaming channels or changes price.

New Roku 3 and Roku 2 Streaming Players Offer Superior Streaming Performance
Roku upgraded two of its popular streaming players the Roku 3 and the Roku 2 adding to the most complete line up of streaming players that also includes the Roku Streaming Stick and the Roku 1.

The new Roku 3 now includes a voice search capability adding a fun, fast way for people to search for what they want to watch. Like its predecessor, the Roku 3 is the companys top-of-the-line streaming player. Its fast and fully loaded with features. The included enhanced remote control features a button to activate voice search, a headphone jack to enable private listening and motion control for to play casual games. The new Roku 3 will be available starting April 13 from retailers for a MSRP of CAD109.99.

The new Roku 2 was upgraded to match the speed and the performance of the new Roku 3. It is the perfect streaming player for those who want to watch video and music without the new Roku 3 enhanced remote. The new Roku 2 offers an extraordinary streaming experience and a snappy performance for a MSRP of CAD79.99. It will be available from retailers starting April 13.

Updated Roku Mobile App and Software Roll Out
In addition to using the included remote control, Roku offers a free mobile app to enable consumers to control their streaming player with their mobile device. An updated version of the Roku Mobile App for both iOS and Android devices will be available April 13 and will include support for the new search and discovery features announced today.

Roku will begin roll out of the software update that delivers the new features to all Roku players beginning April 13. Under separate announcements today, Roku also shared details on similar new products and features for customers in the U.S., U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. More information can be found at www.roku.com/about/pressroom.

About Roku, Inc.
Roku is the creator of a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick are made by Roku and sold through major retailers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. Roku licenses a reference design and operating system to TV manufacturers to create co-branded Roku TV models. Under the Roku Powered program, Roku licenses its streaming platform to Pay TV providers around the world who want to use the Internet to deliver entertainment services through streaming players. Roku was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., U.S.

Roku and Streaming Stick are registered trademarks and Roku TV and Roku Powered are trademarks of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.


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