In Depth: New Roku Upgraded Players And Features

Roku Inc. today unveiled two new ways for consumers in Canada to find and discover streaming entertainment on their Roku players.

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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. 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 wouldn’t 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.

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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 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 TV’s 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.

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The company also introduced a new Roku 3 streaming player with voice search. Like its predecessor, the Roku 3 is the company‘s top-of-the-line streaming player. It’s 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. It will be available for a MSRP of CAD109.99

 

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They also introduced a new faster-than-ever-before Roku 2 streaming player. 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

The new features, updated mobile apps and new players will be available to customers in Canada beginning April 13.

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