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 capable of streaming video content over the Internet. Higher models provide full 1080p quality, and the top model provides Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity (the lower models offer wireless only) and USB (universal serial bus) connections. The picture gives an example of a Roku.

As of 2022, Roku had over 63 million active user accounts. 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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