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Roku sells 10 million players in the U.S.

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Roku has sold 10 million streaming players since launching in 2008, the company is set to announce Tuesday. Roku owners stream a total of 37 million hours of video and audio content every week, according to a study commissioned by the company. Roku said at the beginning of this year that it had sold nearly 8 million players, and it announced a benchmark of five million players sold in April of 2013. The company hopes to accelerate growth with the recent launch of Roku TVs manufactured by Hisense and TCL.

6 Responses to “Roku sells 10 million players in the U.S.”

  1. Great News – but I’m concerned that Roku’s agreement with Dish Network giving Dish the power to block international programming on Roku is a lose-lose situation for Roku and will eventually come back to bite Roku once Apple gets its act together on Apple-TV.

  2. hortronix

    Cord-cutting roku owner here. It’s a really nice little box. My only two complaints are:
    1) Spotify all but said they had no plans to update their app (which works fine and I use it daily, but it’s rudimentary and doesn’t support some of the newer features of Spotify)
    2) Wish it was easier to enter text for queries, (like what the amazon box aims to do).

    It would be nice if you could run it in a headless mode for music playback. The Roku media player app is rudimentary but works well – and it connects well to my DLNA server to access gigs of music and video.