Roku has done a deal to purchase the rights dozens of Quibi shows, Deadline reported. Titles like Most Dangerous Game, Dummy and Murder House Flip were included in the deal.
The deal puts a final punctuation mark on the Quibi experiment. Founded by Katzenberg and Meg Whitman with a remarkable $1.75 billion in startup capital, the mobile-focused streaming service had a noisy debut last April but never gained traction. Six months in, execs announced it would shut down by the end of the year. The coronavirus pandemic did not help the on-the-go premise of Quibi, whose name is short for “quick bites,” but its shows also drew generally mixed reviews, though #FreeRayshawn netted two Emmys. “The most creative and imaginative minds in Hollywood created groundbreaking content for Quibi that exceeded our expectations,” said Quibi Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. “We are thrilled that these stories, from the surreal to the sublime, have found a new home on The Roku Channel.”
Roku has officially announced its 2020 Black Friday holiday deals for products as low as US$17 and while supplies last.
Certain 4K Roku devices will receive AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support with Roku OS 9.4 in the near future.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the current state of Apple TV+ content and ways to watch all the new things.
Roku announced on Monday that its Roku OS 9.4 update will roll out in the coming months, and it adds support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
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Roku plans to create low-cost versions of its Smart Roku Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer under Walmart’s onn brand.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of Apple’s current modem situation and why buying Roku makes sense.
The Roku Channel is adding premium subscriptions to its streaming video service. The update adds support for over 25 subscriptions.
Doing the opposite of most major internet companies, Roku decided for a couple of hours it would allow Alex Jones on its platform.
“After the InfoWars channel became available, we heard from concerned parties and have determined that the channel should be removed from our platform. Deletion from the channel store and platform has begun and will be completed shortly.”
If Roku was going to cave so quickly it shouldn’t have decided to let Alex Jones on in the first place. At least pretend to put up a fight for a couple more days.
Video company Plex might soon be offering ad-supported movies and subscriptions to take on Apple, Roku, Amazon, and others.
Roku announced a premium subscription that will mix free and premium content in a manner similar to what Apple is reportedly developing.
Roku is bringing its free TV service—The Roku Channel—to the web and select Samsung smart TVs. It’s an ad-supported service that will offer movies and TV shows. In addition Roku is updating the navigation on its devices to include a new featured called Featured Free. It will point people to free content from The Roku Channel, and other apps too like ABC, The CW, CW Seed, Fox, Freeform, Pluto TV, Sony Crackle, Tubi and more. The Roku Channel first launched last year in September. Movies include those from Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Warner Brothers. Other partners include American Classics, FilmRise, Nosey, OVGuide, Popcornflix, Vidmark and YuYu.
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The 4K/UHD HDR standards are in place, and Apple TV 4K honors the most important ones. But there are a few wrinkles to be aware of.
The service acts as a central clearing house allowing users to buy (or who bought in the past) a movie from one retailer to watch it on any of the other participating platforms.
Roku is the market leader in set-top streaming boxes, and the company finds ways to continue beating up on Apple.
Apple has made big changes over the years, but perhaps none so much as its engagement in original TV entertainment.
At WWDC Apple showed how they could wow us by reigniting the Mac, and now it’s time to do the same for the Apple TV.