Updated: 12/31/2020 by Computer Hope
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The Roku is a consumer electronics company that developed a line of products allowing users to listen to music and watch video content over the Internet.

The Roku streaming player

Roku is most known for its digital video player, the Roku DVP. It is available in different versions, each with capabilities to stream video content over the Internet. Higher models provide for full 1080p quality, and the top model provides Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity (the lower models offer wireless only), and USB connections. The picture gives an example of a Roku.

As of May 2011, Roku reportedly had over one million viewers and had delivered over 15 million downloads across all the channels offered. Users can select from channels in the Roku Channel Store, including premium channels like Amazon Instant Video, Cowboy Classics, Hulu Plus, MLB.TV, CNET TV,, and others. On the newer Roku 2 models, games are also available, including Angry Birds, Galaga, Pac-Man, Texas hold 'em and You Don't Know Jack.

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