The Roku Streaming Player, or simply Roku ( ROH-koo), is a series of digital media player set-top boxes manufactured by Roku, Inc. Roku partners provide over-the-top content in the form of channels. The name comes from the Japanese word roku(六) meaning "six" and was named so because it was the sixth company that Anthony Wood (CEO 2002-) started. A Roku streaming device gets data (the video stream) via a wired or Wi-Fi connection to an Internet router. The data is output via an audio cable, video cable, or HDMI cable. The device can be connected to any television set (or other video display device) with appropriate input connections.
Content is available from services such as Amazon Cloud Player, Amazon Video, Ameba TV, BBC iPlayer, CBS All Access, Crunchyroll, Google Play Movies & TV, Hasbro Studios, HBO Go, Hulu, MLB.TV, Netflix, Now TV (UK only), Pandora Radio, SiriusXM, PBS, PlayStation Vue, Showtime, Tubi TV, Sling TV, EuroRoku, TheBlaze, Time Warner Cable, VMedia, Xfinity, Vudu, WWE Network, YouTube, Tablo (DVR), and the ITV Hub....LESS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Video streaming player pioneer Roku is going public, hoping to raise money to expand into more households and fend off competitive threats from bigger technology companies. Roku listed a $100 million fundraising target in a Friday regulatory filing. But that figure is likely to change after its investment bankers gauge the demand for its initial public offering of stock. Companies typically complete their IPOs two to four months after filing then getting approval from government regulators.