Wednesday, November 25

Roku

Accessories, AirPlay 2, HomeKit, News, Roku

Roku begins rolling out support for Apple’s Airplay 2 and HomeKit

Roku is starting to roll out long-awaited support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features this week. The company notes that both features are available on most of its 4K streaming devices, including the Roku Ultra, Roku Streambar, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Streaming Stick +, and Roku Premiere. AirPlay 2 allows users to cast content from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to play on their Roku device. HomeKit allows users to control the device through Apple's Home app or via Siri commands. "With the addition of Apple AirPlay and HomeKit support, our streaming players are now the first to offer compatibility with all three major voice systems, including Google Assistant, Alexa and now Siri," Roku noted in a blog post. Roku TV models are ...
Reviews, Roku, Smart Home, Smart TV, streambar

Roku’s Streambar is the perfect soundbar complement to budget TV soundbar streaming

Roku has built the perfect budget streaming device with Streambar. While it may not be the best soundbar on the market, its value as a TV sound upgrade is second to none. The Roku Streambar combines a top-of-the-line 4K-capable Roku streaming bar with a small soundbar. The idea behind the device is that it is the perfect all-in-one upgrade for anyone with a non-smart TV. While most 4K TVs already include some smart streaming and functionality apps like Netflix, some don't yet. Most of the time, these dumb TVs are low-end models with faulty rear speakers. So Roku Streambar tries to solve both problems with one easy-to-use device. How it sounds?The Roku Streambar offers surprisingly robust sound. While it's not going to surprise anyone like the Sonos Arc, at just under $ 200 CAD, it...
Reviews, Roku, Smart Home, Smart TV, streambar

Roku’s Streambar is the perfect soundbar complement to budget TV soundbar streaming

Roku has built the perfect budget streaming device with Streambar. While it may not be the best soundbar on the market, its value as a TV sound upgrade is second to none. The Roku Streambar combines a top-of-the-line 4K-capable Roku streaming bar with a small soundbar. The idea behind the device is that it is the perfect all-in-one upgrade for anyone with a non-smart TV. While most 4K TVs already include some smart streaming and functionality apps like Netflix, some don't yet. Most of the time, these dumb TVs are low-end models with faulty rear speakers. So Roku Streambar tries to solve both problems with one easy-to-use device. How it sounds?The Roku Streambar offers surprisingly robust sound. While it's not going to surprise anyone like the Sonos Arc, at just under $ 200 CAD, it...
How-to's, Resources, Roku

How to use the Roku Remote app to listen to your TV with headphones

If you have a RokuOS TV or Roku streaming device connected to your TV, you can take advantage of the company's app for a number of features. You can download the app on both ios Y Android and even use it on a Chromebook. When you download the app, there are three main pages. I only use the 'Remote' feature, but the 'What's Up' page can be helpful if you're looking for something random to see. You get content from some apps and services within the Roku platform, but it's far from perfect, and it's an easy way to watch the hottest shows and movies that stream for free on the Roku channel. The remote is easy to use if you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as a Roku TV. If you have multiple Roku TVs, you'll first need to select the TV you want to connect to. What can the remote con...
iPhone News, Peloton, Roku

Peloton App Launches on Roku Devices in Canada

If you’re a Peloton subscriber, you can now download the fitness app on Roku devices in Canada, as of today. Peloton offers interactive live classes with a subscription and the launch on Roku comes after the service debuted on Apple TV last month. Peloton is known for its live cycling and running workouts and (pricey) spin bikes. According to the company, the addition of an app for Roku, along with Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast and AirPlay support, Peloton says it now allows its 2.6 million members access workouts from anywhere. As of May 2020, Roku had over 40 million worldwide users with hours of content streamed increasing to 13.2 billion.