While there is no shortage of streaming video services available to Canadians â???? Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Disney et Apple TV, to name a few â???? offering all this content is another story

Ironically, cable cutters who ditched cable for video-on-demand subscriptions could now pay more per month than with traditional TV packages

Year, for example, just added a collection of â ???? Roku Originalsâ ???? to its The Roku Channel range, offered free to those who own a Roku streaming player (from 35 $), Of the TV Year (from 199 $) or Roku Streams (149 $), which is a sound bar with the integrated streaming platform

In fact, The Roku Channel offers over 25,000 free movies and TV shows, according to the company, and the platform also supports paid services, like netflix, and other free apps, like youtube, and includes a remote control with all players ( more on that below)

Available now for viewers in Canada, l’US, and youK, Roku Originals Contains Content Roku Acquired From The Now-defunct Abbreviated Streaming Service Quibi

If you remember, you Based on Quibi debuted last April as « first mobile»???? viewing platform on the go â ???? at a time when we weren't on the move Despite the huge budget (allegedly, collecting 1 $75 billion investors) and an experienced team (directed by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman), Quibi closed in December

Now visible on your big screen TV, all-new Roku Originals lineup includes 30 titles, including scripted and reality TV programs

Among the most well-known Quibi shows that are now part of Roku Originals, let's quote: the action series Die Hart by Kevin Hartâ???? ; #FreeRayshawn, Emmy winner; Comedy Centralâ ????with Renault 911! ; le thriller Most Dangerous Game, with Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz ; blague show reboot Punkâ????d; Chrissy Teigenâ????s Chrissyâ????s Court; the unconventional Murder House Flip; Mannequin d’Anna Kendrick ; and documentary Blackballed

â????I think Roku Originals is a good idea because Roku needs to build brand awareness and give people a reason to buy their device now that TVs are usually built with smart capabilities right off the bat.,â?? ?? this Daniel Malen, founder of TheTVaddictcom, Toronto based

It's total, Roku has acquired more than 75 Quibi titles, which will be deployed under the name Roku Originals, but no word yet on how Roku plans to keep up with popular shows with new seasons, if necessary

Although originally designed for smartphones and tablets, with the ability to switch content between portrait and landscape orientations, all Roku Originals versions of shows, films and documentaries are in fact displayed on a large screen only, to adapt to a TV. :9 aspect ratio format

Although free, be aware that there are short advertisements that are broadcast, usually every eight to ten minutes of content â ???? but considerably less intrusive than traditional TV commercials (about four minutes)

Launch in 2008 south of the border â???? followed by Canada four years later â???? Roku a été l’un des premiers joueurs de streaming sur la scène Le premier téléviseur alimenté par Roku a fait ses débuts en 2015 In 2018, The Roku Channel s’incline au Canada, un an après le USÂ

Selon la société basée à San Jose, in California, Roku est désormais le non 1 système d’exploitation TV vendu au Canada (basé sur les données de 2020)

â????Les appareils Roku sont super simples à utiliser et vous donnent accès à plus de 150 000 films et émissions de télévision des meilleures chaînes gratuites et payantes,â???? dit Roku Inc porte-parole Mike Duin

Lorsqu’on lui a demandé à quoi ressemblait la programmation sous licence pour The Roku Channel, Duin said some of his content comes from existing partnerships Roku has with studios and content providers., and other times, they make investments to obtain new and unique licenses. contentâ??¦to delight our customers????

Exclusive content is a way for Roku to compete with smart TVs, many with healthy app stores and support for multiple streaming services, as well as competing streaming players, such as Google's Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV devices, Apple TV and others

The latest device is the updated Roku Express 4K (49 $99), a small box that connects to the HDMI port of a television, joins your Wi-Fi network, then allows you to access the content via the supplied remote control or the companion application for smartphones and tablets (which also allows you to listen to your TV in private, via headphones)Â

For a voice-activated remote control, however, you will need $ 59.99 Roku Streaming Stick, or the Roku Streambar mentioned above

As indicated by his name, Roku Express 4K supports resolution up to 4K, that delivers four times the resolution of 1080p HD, on compatible televisions (more than 8 million points, or pixels, against about 2 million)

The device features dual band wireless connection for fast connection and smooth streaming experience, even with several devices on the network

In addition to ad-supported free video-on-demand channels (â????AVODâ????) as The Roku Channel, Tubes and Popcornflix, many of Canada's largest national networks also have their own free streaming apps, such as CTV, Global TV and CBC Gem â???? which are also available on Roku devices

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News – US – SALTZMAN : Roku improves his streaming game with â????Roku Originalsâ????Â
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