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The Roku Streaming Player, or simply Roku 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 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.

The Roku is an open-platform device with a freely available software development kit that enables anyone to create new channels. The channels are written in a Roku-specific language called BrightScript, a scripting language the company describes as 'unique', but "similar to Visual Basic" and "similar to JavaScript".

Developers who wish to test their channels before a general release, or who wish to limit viewership, can create "private" channels that require a code be entered by the user in the account page of the Roku website. These private channels, which are not part of the official Roku Channel Store, are neither reviewed nor approved by Roku.

There is an NDK (Native Developer Kit) available, though it has added restrictions.

Roku shares have absolutely exploded in the last week, rising from $18.84 to $45.30 in the past five days alone, after having remained relatively calm since the IPO in late September. We have two ROKU boxes in our home, and a new television we bought a year ago even has the Roku service built in as an integral part of the tuner.
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85[tweet]SI Ron (Crazy Soup Man)23/17/2020
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83Roku, Inc. (ROKU) 139.05 +0.76 (+0.55%) At close: 4:00PM EST 148.70 +9.65 (6.9zax-2/13/2020
82Earnings after close! [youtube video] Needham Analysts Prefer Roku Over Netflzax-2/13/2020
81Roku earnings preview: Getting a first read on Disney and Apple’s impacts The zax-2/12/2020
80Roku, Inc. (ROKU) 132.05 +7.80 (+6.28%) TCL came out of nowhere to capture the zax-2/10/2020
79Roku begins streaming operations in Brazil. Stock up nearly 5% mid morning. finRon21/21/2020
78Roku... the official arms merchant in the streaming wars between Netflix, Disneyzax11/6/2020
76Cord-Cutting Pushed to ‘Tipping Point’ as Video Streaming Grows The media ecosyzax-12/2/2019
75After a small consolidation speed-bump, the road to ROKU 10-baggerhood continueszax-11/15/2019
73Ran across this on a Disney news thread, it covers Roku in the last third of theAdventureCapitalist-11/6/2019
72Roku, Inc. is expected to report earnings on 11/06/2019 after market close. The zax-10/30/2019
71Roku to Acquire dataxu to Strengthen Industry-Leading OTT Advertising Platform zax-10/22/2019
70[tweet]SI Ron (Crazy Soup Man)110/9/2019
69ROKU $121.66 -12.10 (-9.05%) Roku shares are trading lower after Pivotal Researzax-9/20/2019
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