Chinese Backdoor Scare in non-Roku powered TCL Smart TVs

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

Roku OS 9.4 adds Themes with Sound, Beta Voice Search Support and More

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

HBO Max Finally Available On Amazon Fire November 17, 2020, Roku Next?

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?

How to access Peacock on Roku through private channel

The Roku standoff with Peacock has ended (see: Why not put the deal terms with Roku and Amazon Fire out there for everybody to see, HBO Max and Peacock?). Officially. Apparently, Comcast’s threat to pull 45+ channels from Roku was enough ammunition to get Roku back to the bargaining table. Roku customers were already setting the … Continue reading How to access Peacock on Roku through private channel

DEAL BREAKER? Roku asks 20% of subscription fees and 30% of ad inventory from partner channels, says Variety report

It’s been a little while since checking on the status of HBO Max and Peacock making a deal with Roku. No deals have been cut yet, which would be the biggest and good news, but for those who want a recap on the history, here’s where all three sides appear to stand as of this … Continue reading DEAL BREAKER? Roku asks 20% of subscription fees and 30% of ad inventory from partner channels, says Variety report

TCL Wants a Piece of Roku’s Action – Talk about HBO and Peacock Irony

In 2014 Chinese electronics manufacturer, TCL, didn’t think that much about sharing in the value of including Roku with their TVs. Their 2014 deal astonishingly included $0 for them to include that with their TVs. Now that they have over a quarter of all the smart TV market, TCL wants in on the Roku market. … Continue reading TCL Wants a Piece of Roku’s Action – Talk about HBO and Peacock Irony

Hey Roku, Peacock has 10+ million signups and HBO Max 4.5+ million

If you needed any more proof that “free” sells in the streaming space, Peacock, the only major contender streaming service that offers a free version already has 10+ million subscribers. More than 10 million households have signed up for Peacock, the new streaming service from Comcast’s NBCUniversal. The media giant shared the update in its … Continue reading Hey Roku, Peacock has 10+ million signups and HBO Max 4.5+ million

User Profiles now available for Amazon Prime Video users on Roku + discussing Watch Party feature

The user profiles feature previously mentioned (see: Amazon Prime Video adds up to six separate user profiles feature) is now showing for Roku users on Amazon Prime. At least it is for us. The screenshot above greeted me when I clicked on the Amazon Prime icon in Roku. Another recent feature add is the “Watch Party” … Continue reading User Profiles now available for Amazon Prime Video users on Roku + discussing Watch Party feature

Why not put the deal terms with Roku and Amazon Fire out there for everybody to see, HBO Max and Peacock?

This is 2020, not 1960. Technology exists to share info with the masses quickly, easily and gain feedback: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, a company blog post, etc. We live in a social time where just about everything seems to find its way online. Why not release the deal terms being discussed “behind the scenes” that are … Continue reading Why not put the deal terms with Roku and Amazon Fire out there for everybody to see, HBO Max and Peacock?

Could Be No Roku and Amazon Fire support for Peacock at Launch – Here You Come Again

Cue the Dolly Parton. Ok, so it’s not exactly the same reference — Dolly is singing about a lover entering her life and leaving with some arrogance — but it’s the song that jumped immediately into my head when I saw Peacock is a week away from their big launch and doesn’t yet have Roku … Continue reading Could Be No Roku and Amazon Fire support for Peacock at Launch – Here You Come Again