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"roku" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

05:48 min | 3 months ago

"roku" Discussed on The 3:59

"There's also supposed to be improved sound where Roku will amplify dialog. Then there's a what to watch section on the home screen. That's gonna give you a recommendations on stuff to watch. Cats, what did you think of these features when you read about them? Well, first off, they're cool, you know, no doubt the photo screensaver is long overdue on Roku, competitors have had it for a long time. You know, obviously chromecast has been Tapping into your Google photos library. It's shows up on the TV for, wow, like a decade. But the photo streams allow you to share it with your friends and family, so I can picture my mom wanting to look at my photo stream. The downside to me is that I got to create it myself. I asked, so, you know, it says you got to upload your photos, using the Roku app or whatever. I don't think too many people are going to do that compared to just Tapping into your Google photos on chromecast or Apple TV, obviously with Apple photos. So it's cool. I'm a fan of Roku's current screensaver. You know, it's kind of quirky and stuff, but it's nice to add those photos to. What else the audio stuff? A lot of that's restricted to Roku only devices, but they did expand their AV sync. So for lip sync issues, if you notice stuff getting out of sync, that's really annoying on sunscreen services. Supposedly you can use a calibration tool in the app to fix that on players and audio devices. So those are neato, but nothing's really as big as AirPlay, which they added recently with the last couple of software updates. So these are pretty minor. Yeah, when I saw this news, it seemed nice. Nothing like groundbreaking. Like, oh, this is amazing. I wanted to ask you, Sarah. If Roku needs to do anything flashy with its OS to get some attention, or is it find the way it is? Well, honestly, I love Roku for it simplicity. So the fact that you can just go and you know you're going to find exactly what you want to watch and that's what makes it so great. So I think honestly, like it's great that they keep adding all of these new things and improvements and I like seeing that, but I hope that they just keep their goal is to keep things as simple as possible. Because some of the other rivals get a little too crazy, little too complicated, a little too overwhelming with your choice of what to watch, you get all of these things sort of coming at you and you don't know where to look. I think what makes Roku great is that it's really simple and I hope they just kind of stick with that. Speaking about rivalries, let's put Roku and the greater context here. Where do you see it with the competition from Apple, Amazon, and Google? Cats, you first. So those guys are always there. Roku kind of runs the show. They're a smaller company compared to those massive tech giants, but in terms of streaming, they do have the largest market share, most variety of products..

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"roku" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

02:38 min | 7 months ago

"roku" Discussed on Talking Tech

"Talking tech is supported by ionic shoes, innovation and technology touches every aspect of our lives, even in ways we may not think about. Like shoes. One brand that really has innovative tech figured out is ionic. Stay tuned after the show to find out about their special offer for our listeners. Heyday listeners, it's Bret Molina. Welcome back to talking tech. Big news, if you own a Roku device. Remember that dispute that Roku was having with Google over YouTube and YouTube TV and the app for YouTube TV was pulled. If you were a new user and there was this looming threat of the main YouTube app, getting removed as well. Well, it turns out that dispute has been settled. YouTube and YouTube TV will remain on Roku devices after both sides reached a deal in their carriage dispute in statements email to USA Today, both YouTube and Roku confirmed a deal has been reached, which means that Google will continue to distribute both YouTube and the YouTube TV apps to Roku streaming devices. The deal arrives just before a deadline of December 9th. When the YouTube app was scheduled to no longer be available to new Roku users. So what that would have meant was if you just got a Roku and you want to get the YouTube app after December 9th, it would not be there on their channel store or a way to search for it. Now this already happened for YouTube TV. If you were a YouTube TV subscriber and maybe you just got a Roku, back around April. Roku was pulling that app from its store because what they call is quote unfair terms. Set by Google. Google then responded in a blog post, claiming that Roku, Google wanted to renew its deal with Roku under its current conditions, but Roku wanted a new deal that involved the primary YouTube app, and that's where they came to odds. It got to the point where Google then added YouTube TV to their main YouTube app. So if you ever went to the primary YouTube app on Roku, there would be a YouTube TV option in the corner and it would flip you right to YouTube TV. So that was kind of your way around it. But now, you no longer need to worry about it. YouTube's here to stay. YouTube TV is here today. If you have a Roku, everything's done. Now we just have to wait for the next carriage dispute because it feels this was something we thought we were rid of when we moved to the streaming era, getting away a little bit from cable TV, but this is just as much a problem with streaming as it is with cable. So now it's on to the next one and who knows what that'll be, but I'm sure there will be more disputes like this down the road. We will have them all covered for you.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Everything You Need to Know

Techmeme Ride Home

01:58 min | 10 months ago

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Everything You Need to Know

"Itself seemed to leak updated kindle paper white devices with larger six point eight inch displays in two variants eight gigabytes for one hundred and forty nine dollars canadian and thirty two gigabytes for two hundred and nine dollars ninety nine cents canadian both with seventeen. Led's quoting good e reader. Amazon is going to be releasing a new kindle paper white in the next few days the reader will have a six point eight inch screen and we'll come. In two variants the kindle paper white five will have eight gigabytes of storage and the kindle paper white signature edition we'll have thirty two gigabytes of storage the product listings are not live but you can learn a little bit about the new devices on the product description page of the kindle basic and can oasis currently. You can view those on the canadian site. They have product pages but they linked to a four page right now. The new kindle paper white five and paperwork five signature edition will both employ a six point eight inch screen with three hundred p. p. i. And the screen will be flush with the basil they will have seventeen white and amber led lights. So you'll be able to use the typical display and it also has the same color temperature system the kennel oasis three employees. This lighting system is a huge upgrade. The paperweight for only has five. Led lights these signature edition will also have auto adjusting light sensors so they will automatically change the brightness of the screen based on the environmental lighting. It will also have wireless charging capabilities and amazon. We'll be selling a new kit. You will be able to connect to wi fi to purchase audio books and e books on the amazon bookstore. The product listing page does not mention a cellular version for an extra fee the kindle paper white five will retail for one hundred forty nine dollars canadian and the eight gigabyte model for two hundred nine dollars. Ninety nine cents. Canadian for the kindle signature edition the prices will likely be lower in the united states when the listing goes live in a couple of days. You can bookmark the product description pages right now and they will likely be going live sometime in the next twenty four hours and quote.

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Amazon Leaks New Kindle Paperwhite With Larger 6.8-Inch Display

Techmeme Ride Home

01:52 min | 10 months ago

Amazon Leaks New Kindle Paperwhite With Larger 6.8-Inch Display

"This one is not an official release but an official leak. Maybe amazon itself seemed to leak updated kindle paper white devices with larger six point eight inch displays in two variants eight gigabytes for one hundred and forty nine dollars canadian and thirty two gigabytes for two hundred and nine dollars ninety nine cents canadian both with seventeen. Led's quoting good e reader. Amazon is going to be releasing a new kindle paper white in the next few days the reader will have a six point eight inch screen and we'll come. In two variants the kindle paper white five will have eight gigabytes of storage and the kindle paper white signature edition we'll have thirty two gigabytes of storage the product listings are not live but you can learn a little bit about the new devices on the product description page of the kindle basic and can oasis currently. You can view those on the canadian site. They have product pages but they linked to a four page right now. The new kindle paper white five and paperwork five signature edition will both employ a six point eight inch screen with three hundred p. p. i. And the screen will be flush with the basil they will have seventeen white and amber led lights. So you'll be able to use the typical display and it also has the same color temperature system the kennel oasis three employees. This lighting system is a huge upgrade. The paperweight for only has five. Led lights these signature edition will also have auto adjusting light sensors so they will automatically change the brightness of the screen based on the environmental lighting. It will also have wireless charging capabilities and amazon. We'll be selling a new kit. You will be able to connect to wi fi to purchase audio books and e books on the amazon bookstore. The product listing page does not mention a cellular version for an extra fee the kindle paper white five will retail for one hundred forty nine dollars canadian and the eight gigabyte model for two hundred nine dollars. Ninety nine cents. Canadian for the kindle signature

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"roku" Discussed on Marketing Today with Alan Hart

Marketing Today with Alan Hart

02:54 min | 10 months ago

"roku" Discussed on Marketing Today with Alan Hart

"The media. Landscape is so fragmented right. Keep her on instagram. In their own take talkin will watching. Tv they're watching multiple devices. And so you warm often channels than we've ever had before people are all over the place and they need to get to them quick us. So that's a challenge at roku the way we're trying to handle these things is we've really started to invest into a crm. And so all go. But before i got here we have channels. You know what they call multichannel marketing. We did that. Everyone's trying to do that and everyone's trying to do on me channel marketing but the way we're focusing about is really trying to now and get the power about platform out and one of my roles here at here. At roku is becoming hyper focused on really building tools automations so that the marches can actually be feeding the systems and and making the systems v. The brains of what we do is all this manual curation and execution that needs to happen. So that's what we're we're focused today for the channel. Let's talk a little bit about roku I think most listeners. Wherever they are in the world have probably experienced roku at some point in time but your business is pretty vast like as i was researching for this conversation. I mean you got the devices but you got the operating system itself and they've got a content but like how. How do you think about the business. And how would you define what roku is doing today. Rea- the number one streaming platform in america and in canada and business has to core offerings quickly. Tell you about them and how we have all of those kind of working together like you said it's devices right before the right devices than we have. Tv's these these devices on tv's really offer. An easy way to watch tv will most uses that. This is what they used to get to the net fixes who's disney's and and the roku channel the tv's however people know us for devices but with the number one in three tv's in the us powered by rogue who we partner with multiple manufacturers like tcl and high sense to do that and then the second paul about a business is the problem business and that's made up hold. Three pillars is advertising right. That is what we do at cole. And then we've got a content partnerships like the streaming providers. I just mentioned and then of course the roku channel and all of that works together and is really how we on a ties of the business then as we drive a little deeper into the platform. Business and roku channel. How do describe what roku channel is for listeners. And what makes it unique or special. The rookie channel is an ad supported. Channel that is on the roku platform but is not only on the roku peplum..

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Becoming Technology Forward and Data Reliant in Marketing with Roku's Sweta Patel

Marketing Today with Alan Hart

02:13 min | 10 months ago

Becoming Technology Forward and Data Reliant in Marketing with Roku's Sweta Patel

"How do you think about driving. Growth within marketing. And what do you feel like has changed over the years And the businesses that you've worked in can i. It's a really really complicated place to be right now to be a marketa it not only. Do you need the traditional side of marketing. But you really need to be technology forward and data the line. I think i think of them in three buckets like the way i look at these. Three levers are just kind of poke into a minute. And i looked at them in every job that i've had but it's just gotten much worse. Not only is is in enough growth to be had but you'll losing resource is having to just become more and more efficient and those three things i tend to focus on. Everything is moving so foster and humans can't keep up with it. I mean you need to be able to mock it and deliver personalized experiences at i. Cool at the speed over tick-tock swipe if you get to the consumer that quickly especially five years from now the relevance of you being around is just is just going to get northern and then with talking about like things like ticked off. The media. Landscape is so fragmented right. Keep her on instagram. In their own take talkin will watching. Tv they're watching multiple devices. And so you warm often channels than we've ever had before people are all over the place and they need to get to them quick us. So that's a challenge at roku the way we're trying to handle these things is we've really started to invest into a crm. And so all go. But before i got here we have channels. You know what they call multichannel marketing. We did that. Everyone's trying to do that and everyone's trying to do on me channel marketing but the way we're focusing about is really trying to now and get the power about platform out and one of my roles here at here. At roku is becoming hyper focused on really building tools automations so that the marches can actually be feeding the systems and and making the systems v. The brains of what we do is all this manual curation and execution that needs to happen.

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Hulu Adds HDR Support for Select Original Movies and Shows

Mac OS Ken

01:13 min | 11 months ago

Hulu Adds HDR Support for Select Original Movies and Shows

"Remember when hulu was just for reruns. Yeah it's got a lot of original content these days and that content is looking sharp on apple. Tv macrumors says the streaming service has started implementing hd are hdr ten hdr ten plus n dobie vision for some of its original television shows and movies and that is working for apple's digital living-room device if you're not sure whether the content you're watching is hd are seriously. Don't you think you'd be happier. Not knowing i mean if he can't tell the difference why yourself up for disappointment maybe that's your thing if it is macrumors. Says hulu tb shows and movies support hdr content will display an hdr badge on the details page. If they're available to stream in hd as for which devices support the format the report says who lose hdr content is available on the fifth generation. Apple tb four k. And later as well as the chrome cast ultra fire. Tb devices roku devices and busy o. T. b.'s hd. Our support is not available on mobile devices at this time.

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Roku Tops Q2 Earnings Expectations

Daily Tech Headlines

00:19 sec | 11 months ago

Roku Tops Q2 Earnings Expectations

"Beat analysts estimates in its q two earnings. Earning fifty two cents per share on revenue of six hundred forty five million dollars up eighty one percent of the year however the company missed analysts estimates on active user accounts with fifty five point one million up one point five million onto quarter streaming hours. Were also down five percent on the quarter to seventeen point four billion

Time Bank Offers a Novel Elderly Care Option in an Aging China

Stephanomics

01:46 min | 1 year ago

Time Bank Offers a Novel Elderly Care Option in an Aging China

"Five pm on monday about a dozen. Elderly men and women already gathering at the leafy downtown street park shanghai to get ready for one of proteins dancing in this quiz or guam chungwoo in chinese a familiar sight in cities across the nation which is rapidly aging the latest census data show. The country has two hundred sixty million residents aged sixty and above more than eighteen percent of its population by twenty fifty. It'll be one in three to defuse this demographic time bomb. The chinese communist party's turning to foreign invention time banking the brainchild of japanese lady to roku ashim in one thousand nine hundred. Seventy s time banking in wolf's people providing social services to others in exchange for time credited the participant can use to access similar services. Later in life. On the reason wednesday morning. I went to see a time bent for myself at an elderly. Care home. shanghai's tony district full time. Bank blunt mostly retirees in the sixties or are busy working each wearing badges bearing. The logos of the time bag worked for one was teaching elderly neighbor. How use a stationary bike. In a small gym another was advertising bathroom and kitchen accessories for seniors for the work. The volunteers would get paid not in money but in time they can use their accrued hours to access services from other members of the bank.

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Xbox Is Coming to Your TV Without a Console

Talking Tech

02:03 min | 1 year ago

Xbox Is Coming to Your TV Without a Console

"There's been a lot of video game news lately but some the caught my years was that microsoft is looking to bring its xbox game pass service directly to television. That's correct the xbox game pass ultimate subscription service which you can of like microsoft's answer to video games as what net is to movies and tv. It costs fourteen ninety nine a month and currently gets you more than one hundred games on. Pc's and android tablets and phones all without an xbox console now microsoft says it wants to make the service available on more screens including working with tv's and the company is working with tv makers to embed an xbox experience to internet connected devices so basically if you have a tv and a good internet connection you can bypass the three hundred to five hundred dollars. You might spend on a console and have all your games stored in the cloud. This would certainly seem a great way to expand the xbox audience brett. I mean not. Everyone wants a console and right now not everybody can get the new console. They want because they just aren't enough out there. By the way cloud gaming could be the future games as google and amazon. Both app services running now and playstation has playstation. Now service that lets you stream games on. Pc's in addition to its game consoles amazon. Let you stream on. Pc's max amazon fire tv and on smartphones and google stadia streams games two. Tv's it uses google chromecast but it also streams games to various tablets and devices so. It's not a giant leap for a tv to have an app or a bit of software bill inside to do this. Yeah absolutely and it's interesting too because they're gonna also introduced a couple other ways you can Play xbox games. Microsoft said it's also building devices to connect just for streaming game so almost feels like a roku or chromecast but just for your xbox and it's also going to have browser gaming so you can play games on google chrome safari microsoft edge in the next few weeks. We're likely get more news from and xbox before e three in the summer game fester over because there's an xbox in but does the showcase coming up so keep listening in the days ahead as we'll break that down for you

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Roku Seeks Expansion Into Home Automation

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

01:48 min | 1 year ago

Roku Seeks Expansion Into Home Automation

"Let's kick it off with roku this is from our friend and former colleague gyanco rutgers. He scooped everyone noting that roku has a job listing and is looking to build out. Its smart home technologies yeah. I'm actually a little surprised. It's taken them this long. They've done really well in like the home entertainment media space for quite a long time. I have a roku actually a roku device or you know. I have a roku device. I have every time we assess our media streaming device because we haven't had cable since two thousand and eight we choose roku and it's because they're not well up until about this year they weren't in the content business so everybody worked with roku and that was very nice in awesome right. We have a tv. With roku built. Tim so i agree with you on the content. It's it's just been very nice. It's a good user interface in general and we get a lot of value from it. So they've done. They've done really well in the space. Lots of partnerships as i said integrated in. Tv's but that's as far as the gone and now it looks like they wanna get into the smart home device business. Yes so yaeko tells us that roku has it demeer skripic who joined the company from amazon. He had worked with teepee links casa smart home unit and at arlo and he's basically trying to build a smart home. Business that includes roku products and integrating roku with other devices in features and by the way all roku is still hiring for smart home folks people to do partnerships. So i know someone out there. Listening to this show is like holy cow. You find that. Job listing

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Roku Channel Adds Quibi Shows

Talking Tech

02:13 min | 1 year ago

Roku Channel Adds Quibi Shows

"They listeners. Mike schneider here. And i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so mike whatever happened to that video app funny mentioned that i think folks will remember the short live video service that launched in april twenty twenty by former dreamworks animation ceo. Jeffrey katzenberg and former ebay ceo. Meg whitman it got. Its name qube from quick bites or video snacks of eight to twelve minutes ideal for riding the subway or bus or in newburgh or waiting in line unfortunately justice launch the nation shut shutdown with the corona virus and started binging seasons of long form content. So could be shut down six months later in october. Twenty twenty then. In january twenty twenty one roku announced it was acquiring quibbles content for its own growing roku channel and now brokers gonna make a huge chunk of that library thirty shows available may twentieth which roku celebrate to streaming day. That's the day it shipped its first streaming player back in two thousand eight back then. It was called the netflix player by roku because roku he don't know began as a part of netflix and then was spun out of the company. Now some folks have seen this content because qube has more had more than one million downloads tap when it launched initially but for most of this. This is going to be new stuff. One of the shows hashtag free. Ray sean has already won short-form creative arts emmy awards for stars laurence fishburne and jasmine separate jones. There's also show starring sophie. Turner of game of thrones and liam hemsworth of the hunger games and christoph waltz specter. There's also documentaries Called ball and big rad wolf. And there's reality shows. I like christie's court where chrissy teigen presides and the revived punked hosted by chance. The rapper. also. Come into roku this week. A double helping of kevin hart who die.

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Roku Stock Surges After Earnings, Outlook Top Expectations

Daily Tech Headlines

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

Roku Stock Surges After Earnings, Outlook Top Expectations

"In q. One roku earned fifty four cents per share on revenue of five hundred. Seventy four point two million dollars up seventy nine percent in the year and beating analysts expectations. The company had previously projected a loss for the quarter. The company added two point four million active accounts in the quarter with streaming hours viewed up eight percent in the quarter to eighteen point three billion

Google vs. Roku Over the YouTube TV App

Talking Tech

02:12 min | 1 year ago

Google vs. Roku Over the YouTube TV App

"Either listeners. It's brett molina here. Welcome back to talking tech by co host. Mike snyder is off today now. I thought one of the benefits of switching from cable to streaming was. We'd avoid a lot of these carriage deals you're about you know the case where you see an ad maybe for your carrier from channel saying you're gonna lose this channel by the end of the month. Let your cable provider no familiar with all that messaging will it seems like that kind of stuff has carried over now into the streaming world and the latest example of this is roku versus google roku has warned users of its devices who are also subscribes to youtube tv that they might lose access to the app citing quote unfair terms and quote from google according to a copy of the email that was obtained by usa today which you can read about tech usa today dot com the company behind the popular media streaming players told users that recent oceans with google to continue to carry youtube tv broke down because roku cannot accept what they call google's terms as we believe they could harm our users The email also says it roku is committed to reaching a deal so that they can keep youtube tv on the players. Now of course. Google has responded to this day in in their statement. They say they're disappointed that they chose that roku has chosen to make these kind of claims while they continue to go and that they are trying the best they can to offer a deal that benefits the viewers of tv as well as everyone that owns a roku Now this isn't the first time we've heard with roku hosting other apps as you recall when hbo max launched in may twenty twenty. It wasn't on the platform for quite a while. I think it was several months. Wasn't until december of that year ahead of the

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Apple Launches a New Remote

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02:15 min | 1 year ago

Apple Launches a New Remote

"What upgrades did we get with this new apple. Tv four k remote will. This was a long overdue. Refresh the change the color first and foremost it's now a much easier to find silver kind of like the older apple remote new directional pad as opposed to just relying solely on gestures which let the old or most recent apple tv remote had others new power button and siri. Button of the front of the remote is now relegated to the side. Got it so. I know you have a chance to use it. This was just announced yesterday in the presentation. But what are your early impressions of this thing. As before long overdue the original apple tv herbs sign up the original apple tv but the most recent apple tv remote had a bevy of issues for a lot of people. It's was very slippery it's small. It was easy to lose inside a couch. I don't know a as you mentioned. I haven't had a chance to use yet. This could still be all those things but on the surface. It looks like it's a lot easier to use especially because it has the directional pad as opposed to just using a track pad and the fact that it has the power button for turning on the tv is also easier. You could do that before on the apple. tv but now there's a dedicated button it just a step easier as opposed to having to find the right button on the original right colleague. David katz myer says that the remote control is the biggest upgrade to this apple tv. Four k box In terms of size you mentioned it was easy to lose that original controller like Impression that the upgrades. The changes were improvements. Made this new one will solve some of those annoying issues. It looks like it's a little bigger. Which should be easier to hold in also easier to find in the fact that it's the aluminum looking silver all around supposed to just on the back with but the previous from are having it all black front or largely black front mid easier lose. This hopefully will be more noticeable. I do wish however the they put in that you w one chip than the ultra wideband ship. So you could find. It was the same way you can find air tax. Wish they did. That doesn't seem like at least right now. It's in

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Free Streaming Service Breaks Into Original Content

Business Wars Daily

02:22 min | 1 year ago

Free Streaming Service Breaks Into Original Content

"Is streaming service out there. That's making moves as of late and if you don't mind watching a few ads here and there you don't have to pay for its content. Either that service is to be. Do you be i which was bought last year by fox for a cool four hundred and forty million. The sale brought around twenty thousand additional titles to the platform and marked. Fox's first foray into the streaming wars to these offerings range from tyler perry films to the nineteen ninety classic ghost so a bit of a mixed bag there as of this writing one of the most popular titles on the app was the two thousand adam sandler movie little nicky nineties. Kids rejoice when the sale of to fox was finalized last march company executives. Were clear they had no plans to produce original content. The verge reported at the time. Don't think of it. As a competitor disney plus netflix's apple tv plus or hulu verge wrote noting that all four of those platforms regularly stream their own content. Well how quickly. Things change bloomberg reported last week that to be is in talks with advertisers about funding yup original tv shows and movies. That didn't take long did it. The move comes after a record. Twenty twenty for the platform which saw usage numbers jumped fifty eight percent. Those growth numbers are pretty attractive to advertisers. To be will make three hundred million in ad revenue this fiscal year according to bloomberg and fox. Cfo steve tomsic said that revenue could grow to one billion dollars in coming years. The nudge for two to explore. Original content may have come from a close competitor. The roku channel which streams free movie shows and live news partnering with outside networks announced. The premiere of its first original series. This month roku got it start building software for smart. Tv's but his leaning into the success of its streaming service roku over fifty million active accounts by the end of twenty twenty according to deadline in the world of streaming services. Much attention is paid to. Well paid services like netflix and users of that platform repeatedly site the lack of ads as its most attractive feature according to emarketer with a free ad supported streaming market growing by leaps and bounds. The question is which of these. Two contenders will emerge victorious. Is there room for both online. Someone go get the popcorn

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Microsoft may make its xCloud service available on a browser

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11:23 min | 1 year ago

Microsoft may make its xCloud service available on a browser

"Do you play xbox games on your web browser microsoft maybe working on making its ex cloud game streaming service even more accessible writer chang. This is your daily charge here. Talk with us about x. Cloud gaming expert offering zola's so what is the latest with ex cloud. So right now myself is testing the streaming platform on web browsers report game outset company. Employees are currently testing it. And this comes before the big public preview the expectation for that is sometime in the spring where everybody else is going to be able to play the browser and for our listeners. Who aren't hardcore gamers. What exactly is cloud. Ex code is microsoft's streaming service. It's it's like the netflix video games. You pay a monthly subscription and games are available of via the xbox game pass and that could be streamed to your android device. It's a ciccio like having an xbox in the cloud ryan what games are we talking about these sort of current titles as it sort of back catalogue of older titles is anything is basically a free for all. It's a very wide range. Aid comes so you have. All the microsoft owned properties which includes of course like halo Bethesda games like fallout. So you have those games And also a lot of the newer games What the brand new ones and medium that's available and that's an xbox series access. Gabe came out. And you can play it on there. So you have those you have the bigger titles those you have any titles. You have odor games so we too wide range of what's available on the xbox xbox game pass got end in terms of the devices you know. There's the browser that we're talking about today you mentioned android. What about iphones ipads will. This is where the news of the web browser is the big news. This will allow ex class. Actually play on ipads and iphones will. What happened was win. Marks off tried to get x. Cloud approved by apple For the app store Apple said well since this includes two hundred games. Do you need to submit every game to be reviewed and of course that's a that's a paid especially since they switch out games every every mother's new games that come in and new games at go out so instead a string of Indicates amazon. Luna which will talk about embiid They're doing their service via web browser. And that sort of sparked. The idea of marks off of mike up began working on that. So yes this will allow people with iphones and ipads to play to stream games of the x. Cloud and of course people general that have a laptop heavy Chromebook have a would have any sort of windows. Device will be able to stream xbox games to it as long as they have a subscription got in so give me a brief state of the game streaming world. You mentioned amazon. Luna is obviously google stadia. What's what's been going on with the various cloud gaming services out there so let's with the big ones stadia stadium is going through a bit of a bit of a tough time. At the beginning of the month dugal said that they are shutting down their in house developers. So right now. Google is not making any games for stadia. They did say though last week that they are going to have a hundred four games. Come out for stadia. Twenty twenty one in general though it still hasn't caught on So there's not a lot of excitement for it as much as it was with. Google first announced it that people have tried and it's just not capturing every everyone then like i mentioned amazon luna. That's right now. And the early access phase people could sign up board. And they maybe picked to try it out if echoed x. Claude is the net flicks for video games. Amazon is appropriately. The amazon prime video of video games in that. There is the for the monthly subscription. Seven dollars you will get access to a certain number of games. Then if you want you can pay a couple bucks more and you'll get another you'll get you'll get access to another catalog like. Ub sauce games. So that's how they're gonna do it to where everybody's going to be able to sort of pick choose what they want. But they're sort of base line of games that are going to be available for the monthly fee de force that is for. Pc gamers wanna take their pc games and play it on a their their phone tablets or black or laptop if they don't have a gaming laptop that had a stumble row stumble last year when it launch because they invidia put out all these games available for streaming. But they didn't tell the publishers so the allergies publishers kept just pull their games from the g force now So it took a while for them to serve sort everything out now the services going smoothly It's actually free but you only get to play an hour for free but If you pay if you pay or you'll get a better access better better fidelity as well as well unlimited time. So that's also available of o'clock eighty. What about sony nintendo some of the other big players in the gaming world. Well sony was the first one to do cloud gaming. What their playstation now That launch back with the playstation four and not early on in the playstation. Four lifetime and sony just has not put any effort into it They release a few games for for its They'll they keep it. Keep it moving. But there's maybe a million or two subscribers which is hardly anything in comparison acts cloud It's just not not their priority at all I don't know if it will be. They'll if sony will change your mind in the future but as of right apple station is just stare sermon. Afterthought as for nintendo. They don't have a netflix type. Service yet The maybe that's the planning they do have a cloud streaming though For hey different reasons. So games like control. That is a very intense graphic game. It is just very beautiful looking and wouldn't it wouldn't attend all has done is dave. Dave reached out to a they partner up with a few publishers and developers and they are allowing these games to stream to the switch. So you still get all the scrape the -delity like you would on an xbox or playstation But you have it on your switch and that prevents the developers from having to create a very a very cut down low graphics low fidelity version of the game that we've seen with some other titles duke maternal win borderlands where they just have to cut out so much where it's doesn't look as great in it's on his memorable so that available but again that is for very different reason than say x. Cloud stadium got and we just went through or still going through the launch of new hardware right with the xbox series acts the ps five taco middleware streaming fits into the future of gaming well in the case of marcus off especially they want you to be connected all the time they want you to when you're at home they want you on your xbox. They wanted they play games. But they want you to look in netflix. Or whatever when you're on the goal they want you to be on the app so you could play games while your way And you're you know if you're at work the what you pull up your browser sake play while you're not working but So that's who marks off once they want you connected all the time and they have like they have the best option for that It gives everybody else. They're trying to find they're trying to get a piece of this because they know that there's a lot of people that wanna play games that maybe do not wanna spend for five hundred dollars on the latest new york so they're trying to find a way to get in there And it's they're. They're all taking their stamps at offering their takes on what the cloud services going to be. So are we ever going to get to a point where we can drop the hardware and the console entirely like you said there are folks out there who may not wanna drop five hundred dollars on a new system bogut appoint were that just completely. Needless completely out of the equation. Everybody's expecting this generation to kind of be the The real he wanted to determine whether we go with or without consoles. It's i still think we're going to need hardware. Future especially the way hardware is being developed with nvidia An md they're still producing this great hardware that that is really going to produce these even more beautiful games a blitz. It option is likely gonna be there in the It comes down to. Who's going to have the easiest access to stream to your tv. I mean the. Tv's are getting having more hardware than getting smarter but the only way to play on your tv right now without a console is like chromecast but if the if roku amazon smart tv's if those devices integrate completely with ex cloud and luna and stadia Well i mean crook assery works stadium but if all these other smart tv devices if they all start working together with these cloud streaming platforms where it seamless where you turn on your tv and you just switched to the the x cloud channel app and it starts going with all your without the xbox games that hey that may be it But we'll we'll have to see in the coming years how this generation pans out and we'll see what the other companies do

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Cathie Wood Making Stock Picking Popular

Odd Lots

04:50 min | 1 year ago

Cathie Wood Making Stock Picking Popular

"So tracy here's something that i never thought i would see again so i i started following markets in the late nineties The dot com era and something that i never thought i would see again in my career after that ended was the superstar fund manager. Okay why is that. Well the actually totally true. What i mean is more the superstar stock picker because of course back. In the old days there are a lot of like star stock stock pickers fund managers. You know Peter lynch comes to mind some of the other tech investors back then but these days with et fs with online brokerages that make it really easy for individuals to buy stocks on their own. It really sort of seemed to me like that era had gone bright so i suppose there was this idea that the time of stock picking has come and gone and that if you want to make returns in the market you should just poor all your money into something like an s. and p. five hundred. Etf like a vs tax or something like that and just stick with it and don't bother trying to outperform the market because over a longer period of time. Even the best stock pickers had eventually underperformed. Right i think this mantra of don't try to pick stocks. A if you try to pick stocks. You're probably going to underperform the index and be if you come across a mutual fund or a fund manager. Who's good at picking stocks. Oh it's probably just luck it's not going to last too. You know even if even if there is someone who can beat the market. How are you going to know whether it's actually worth putting your money with them until like this idea that everyone should just index Trying to beat the market is kind of a lose lose proposition. It's really been drilled into people's heads. And i think like you know for years. They're really we just haven't had a sort of another new peter lynch or buffet. There's star quantum maybe some bond fund managers who are known but the idea of like someone who is just really associated with a great track record of picking individual stocks. Hasn't been a thing for a while and yet and yet a star stock picker emerges over the horizon. Yeah executive obviously that really That for the first time in a long time there is currently a fund manager a stock picker who is a mess and incredible track record an incredible following. And of course. We're talking about kathy. Would she is the ceo and chief. Investment officer of arc invest and there is a total fascination with our and this family of actively traded. Etf a phenomenally well in terms of returns but also ex Attracted an extraordinary amount of investor cash in the last couple of years right so the arche t fs. I mean i'm looking at their performance. They have five different semantic portfolios alone. Ch- that have basically doubled over the past year. Which is pretty amazing if you think about it. It's amazing enough for just one stock to double in price like that in just the space of twelve months but to do it across multiple is really remarkable and i think within their actual portfolio. There's a tiny tiny number of stocks that haven't risen recently. And i'm not even sure there are any actually. It's a really amazing. Performance is really sure to actually. I'm looking at the end of twenty twenty for twenty twenty their performance of a r k. Which is the sort of flagship innovation. Etf that arc has was up one hundred fifty two percent for the year Extraordinary returns and if you look at the holdings they're just all of the companies that have absolutely killed it in the real environment. Tesla is the biggest one but other names square. The payments company phenomenal roku huge winner. Zillow spotify tele doc. Which of course had an incredible year. Thanks to the rise of rome medicine and so forth so it is a Just extraordinary number of winners that this There's a fund and the related funds. There's a related fund for finance and Medicine that have That they've brought it. Just the triggers incredible. If anyone follows. Eric balchunas who's sort of bloomberg intelligence is etf analyst. I feel like three quarters of his tweets. These days are just about. How extraordinary this Family of funds and the performance of arc invest has been lately.

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Love in Lockup

Crimes of Passion

02:17 min | 1 year ago

Love in Lockup

"Love is likely the last word on anyone's mind when they envision prison but for many inmates. It's their first and last thought each day a supportive network of friends and family can help prisoners endure the harsh loneliness on the inside without it. The solitude and emotional stress of prison is only destructive. it isn't just a spiritual aig. Loneliness among inmates has real consequences for prisoners and for society at large. Before i continue please note. I am not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but i have done a lot of research for the show. Clinical psychologist army roku pointed out that loneliness increases both criminality and recidivism or the likelihood that an individual will become a repeat offender. If the aim of jail time is to rehabilitate inmates. It's clear that the emotional impact of such confinement can work against that goal. Julian wendy berto an activist for prison reform and a former inmate herself said of her experience at the beginning. You start making friendships. And then they leave and then you start building up new friendships. And then they leave. It's hard to relate to people when everybody's feeling the same loneliness or emptiness or fear in such a crushing environment. It's no wonder that many inmates are desperate to connect with those on the outside a simple reminder that the outside world hasn't completely forgotten about them goes a long way toward bolstering their morale pen pal organizations are the most common ways in meets connect to the outside world. Participants in a program called prisoners. Pen friends reported that the letters made them feel happier less lonely and more hopeful about their futures though many of these pen pal organizations strive to create only casual friendships. Sometimes the letters lead to more intimate connections. The hope for romance is what attracts many inmates to the programs. And it's only natural for prisoners to dream of finding a partner willing to wait for them on the other side

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How to get the most out of your Apple Watch

Talking Tech

03:43 min | 1 year ago

How to get the most out of your Apple Watch

"Hey there listeners. Mike schneider and i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so bread. I'm driving and apple. Watch for some upcoming coverage we've got coming and i found a very helpful story right here on tech that usa today dot com it trittin buyer pal and colleague mark saltzman about some cool tips and tricks with the apple watch. Yeah it's definitely a good story for myself personally. It's very timely. Because a couple of months ago. I bought an apple watch myself. I had held out from buying one for the longest time and then decided with the price going down and they also introduced the model which ended up picking up. It hit that sweet spot of a good price and a lot of really good features. So i figured alright. I'm diving in so i've dive in. I'm still learning about it. And i've learned quite a bit from marks column one of the recommendations that i've added into my bag of tricks is the ability to adjust the onscreen tech size. Which as you get older a very convenient thing to have so the way you do it is when you're on the apple. Watch home screen. You go to settings and then you scroll down to where it says display in brightness once you get there has an for tech size then what you do is just tap the larger or smaller icon until you get a font size that you like so obviously can use it to decrease it increase the brightness of of the screen as well. Yeah i was test driving to before we started recording i increase. The text is a bit and you can also bold it and that really helped me the other ways. It's helped me is just just like your case. It's a good read for someone who maybe just got an apple watch as a holiday gift. It helps you. Learn the parts of the watch. What they're called. I would not have thought the button on the side is called digital crown. So that helped me because when you're getting advice and suggestions and control things to do with the watch you gotta know what that is or you're to be lost right away one tip. I bet i'll use a lot as a functions to help you find your iphone. You can use your watch. It'll ping your phone so kind like some of those remote controls have with. I think roku has a remote control thing that that you can ping it got your watch. You can't find your phone so you swipe up from the bottom of your main clock to open control center and here you'll see a ping icon. Which looks like an iphone ringing. Just tap this and it prompts. Sure i phoned emitted noise and then you make like tracker and find it s someone who also loses phone a lot. That's actually a nice to have to try that out too. So he also points out to other quick ways that you mute the apple watch which will definitely be handy if you're in a in a zoo meeting or you're doing something where you need to kind of keep the apple watch quiet Basically what you can do is swipe up from the bottom. Just like you do on an iphone to open up the control center where you have different functions that you can get to really quickly like a calculator things like that in this case if you open up the control center on the apple watch you'll tap an icon. That looks like a bell. And when you tap that you'll see it turn red with a slash across the middle. That means that it's now in silent mode so you'll still receive haptic notifications like the vibrations. That will you'll feel on your wrist as opposed to beeps that. Come off the watch but it's just a way to kind of silence the phone if you need to. There's also this really cool covered. Immune option where you basically just hold your hand over the watch face for a few

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Tips on buying a TV for the Super Bowl

Talking Tech

05:40 min | 1 year ago

Tips on buying a TV for the Super Bowl

"This is the best time of the year for me. Because it's almost time for the super bowl and my team the kansas city chiefs trying to go back to back and defeat. Tom brady and the tampa bay buccaneers to get their second straight super bowl title as washington. Football team fan. I am in misery right now because we haven't been to a super bowl since i don't know forever but anyway it's also a great time of year to shop for tv. Traditionally the days leading up to the super bowl come just behind black friday and holiday sales of the most tv purchases across the us. That's right it's. It's a good time to upgrade your tv or display and for some more insights. Were lucky enough to have our colleague ryan. Who is the managing editor for electronics. Reviewed. hey ryan thanks for being with us. Thought you might have some advice to share with shoppers. Who might be thinking about getting a new. Tv with the big game coming up this weekend. Hey guys So fun to be here. I am very upset because you're a cheese fan. And i'm a broncos fan and I am now looking down. The spiral of losses for maybe. I don't know the rest of our football lives. Because patrick mahomes is probably gonna pay for twenty years. But that's not what we're here to talk about. I suppose we should talk about it if we might even lose breath you daren't chiefs fans anyway. It is a great time to buy a tv. There are few great times in the year. But why this is such a great time to buy a tv is because there are really good deals as these new. Tv's are coming out. They are trying to get these quote unquote old. Tv's off of shelves or out of their internet stockpiles so they are wheeling and dealing. Somebody's tv's and another good thing about why now is a great time. Particularly after twenty twenty is a lot of the. Tv's in two thousand twenty some of those new features that people look for future-proof tv like two point one hdmi of variable refresh rates for gaming. So you're actually getting a lot of the complete package in a tv. That is you know has an older year date but that really doesn't matter. It's like buying a car at the end of the year. Or you know in january if you can get on the shelves. You're going to get a really good deal on it so one of the biggest questions. It always comes up when you're buying a tv is how big do you go. What advice do you give consumers who are trying to figure out the right size. Tv to buy all the advice. I usually give consumers is if you think it's probably a little too big then you are probably right on the money because i have never talked to somebody who bought you know a fifty five or sixty five inch tv And then we're really upset. About how big. The picture looks and especially now when you can't go to a movie theater. People are loving these bigger screens now. Of course there's an aesthetic. You know thing to balance here whether or not. It's just gonna look too darn big for your living room but other than that again. You're not gonna be upset by having a bigger brighter picture. That's a that's a good answer. That's what i always tell my friends and my wife. Also if you're going to buy a tv don't short out. Can i mean if you can afford. It gets to the point. How much should people spend. I've done a little research on this. And the average person spends under four hundred dollars on the tv. I would like to spend a little bit more when i buy my next one. What would you recommend people. The average person spend ryan. Well you know it really does depend on what you're looking for but again if you're looking for that big punch you don't have to spend a crazy amount of because there are so many new technologies and some really up and coming companies. A lot of people have probably heard about. Tcl's six series tv by now. If you're shopping at all it is sort of the quintessential roku tv that people love to get it. Packs a bunch of performance punch into a very nice price point however if you are looking to get something even bigger and you look into say around that lower price point around four hundred but you know maybe you can go a little bit higher you can get. Tcl's four series which is not quite as good performance wise but it is going to opera four k. It is going to offer hdr which is going to give you that brightness and a wider color gamut and it's going to pop a little bit more and you can get a seventy five inch model of that right now For instance on best buy for six hundred and thirty bucks. Six hundred thirty dollars i mean. Can you imagine we've been around a while. You imagine getting tv that size for like anything less than three grand even five years ago. I'm not. I'm not gonna do the math exactly but it's it's pretty wild. How low it's gotten. It really is incredible And you mentioned best buy. There's an unfortunately in the world. Tv buying we've lost a lot of local tv shops or audio video shops So a lot of people do their buying online. But as we're getting close to the game it seems like you may want to think about going local at this point right. Well you could. I you know i think that is a great point. It'd probably depends on how close you are to a prime shipper if you're going to do it from amazon but one thing to do and i did this recently with a different product purchase. Is you can shop on best buy and then order it to pick up in store. They'll usually do curbside avoids the pandemic issue they can. They will bring it right out to your car and slap it in the back and then you're good to go so i think that's if you're looking to stop right now right before the game. That's probably your best way to go ryan. Thanks again for being with us and for the listeners. Out there working. They find out more info on buying a tv for the super bowl. Yeah we've got Reviews on many of these. Tv's on review dot com. You can also check out our best of tv list and sliver other best of that have Show all the great deals and compare all these. You can kind of you know you. You do your shopping right from home and then hopefully get it right before the

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"roku" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

04:56 min | 1 year ago

"roku" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

"Last year qube became infamous as a well funded but short lived streaming service. It raised one point. Seven five billion dollars from high profile backers ben shutdown just six months after it launched now people familiar with the matter say the company is in advanced talks to sell its content catalog to roku the leading distributor of streaming services. Here to explain what's going on and how this news fits into a broader story about the streaming industry is our media reporter benjamin mullen. Hey ben thanks for joining me. Hey thanks for having me okay. So we should note that these talks are still going on and they could still fall apart. But i want to start by just understanding why a partnership could be strategic for both sides here. So let's start quickly. It's obviously now so what's in this. It makes sense for you to do this. Because the licenses to the content that was on their service is one of the most valuable things they still have. They have cash on hand that they're planning to pay back to their investors. And i guess the reason why they're doing this is because it's what they still have so it's one of the most valuable remaining assets and how is going to be handling. Its content more broadly. Now that it's shuttered. The company really put a lot of resources into its content big names. They recruited a lot of talent and the trip. Some really out of the box content ideas i imagine. They don't want all that to go to waste. So does that factor into these talks. Yeah they're still trying to figure it out. That's what these talks are about is all the producers who developed programming for qube they want their shows to be viewed by people because they put all this effort into him and qube wants to make money as much as they can from the library that they have and so buyers potentially want to exhibit these shows sell advertising sell subscriptions around them. So you can. You can see why it would make sense for all parties to get. Get to a deal here. Yeah and let's talk more about roku point of view. Why would this be strategic for them. Specifically roku has its own channel called appropriately the roku channel and they sell advertising on this channel and the advertising that they sell on the roku channel. The terms for the advertising deals are really really favorable to them so if they have more original content that they can put in the roku channel. They have a better case to make to advertisers and potentially more advertising revenue and of course their main role right now is as a distributor. That's the position they've been leveraging as they make deals with content producers as we've talked about on the show recently could up partnership with qube help roku convinced more streaming companies to make content available with roku. Well you could envision a situation where they tell. at which owns hbo. You should put your content on the roku channel because look at all this content. we have on their. We have exclusive content so this channels are really valuable. Place for you to be and you'll be alongside some other really good shows and one thing i have questions about. Quip was made specifically for mobile and it really prided itself on its so-called turnstile technology that changes the formatting of the shows depending on which way you're holding your phone but roku is primarily used on actual. So how would that partnership even work. That's a good question. I imagined that a lot of the content that'll be showed on the roku channel or roku if this deal would go through would be in the horizontal aspect ratio. Because most people's tv's are obviously oriented horizontally the vertical component of the shows. I'm not sure how that fits into a traditional roku. Apper your roku viewing device. Got it so questions yet to be answered here and just zooming out. What are these deal. Talks tell us about entertainment. And the strategy behind how content producers and content distributors are trying to navigate the fast changing world. I think what qualities demise showed. Everyone is that it's really a competitive place. There's a lot of streaming services that have launched even the last half year so and qube was obviously unsuccessful in navigating the competition so and roku has built success largely on the back of the growth of streaming because there are huge distributor so roku was accompanying that manage to really seize on the success of streaming and is captured an ever-growing part of that pie and qube. I think you can safely categorize them as a half of the streaming wars. You know they haven't been able to capitalize in the same way that roku has and in this case roku so it like the winners of the streaming moore's may end up absorbing the losers. Yeah yeah in this case. That definitely seems to be what happened all right. That's a reporter. Benjamin mullen ben. Thanks so much for joining me thanks. Amanda

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"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

07:46 min | 1 year ago

"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"Their reach from Max's said, hey were doing ads, but they haven't given the details or definitions to like how how they're working with ads as much as Peacock Aso. I think that there's some difference there but overall this pretty quickly in a thing that there was a big backlash on my twitter read about them a failing coming to a deal in the next day they would come to a deal I. It was overall pretty pretty crazy and heard of hopefully this this leads the window of the platform because of Roku in the united is a fire because I'm very upset about extra maxed being there on Roku yet. The. The implications of this commune for each Max. So there's a couple of things one if the hold up which we all believed was added revenue from the streaming services and the content that's available if that's the hold up and that's seemingly the whole up between not only Roku but also Amazon Hbo Max. If there is a way to Faur Oku to kind of wouldn't say cave because it's not really caving because they're still benefiting everybody's still benefiting from this one way or the other if there's a way for everyone to benefit and that means HBO Mac. Specifically, Warner media just needs to figure out some way of like. Licensing some content that's maybe not as popular that they don't have on HBO, Max to Roku or Amazon in order for them to you in order for them to have the ability to have content that might be it I mean it really seems it was it was kind of crazy when it was announced that IMDB was getting lost because that's a pretty big series from ABC studios and it didn't make a lot of sense and the only thing I can think of is that was just part of those part of those ongoing deals between the existing streaming services to ensure that their service ended up somewhere else we think that. Loss would end up on Hulu because Hulu is owned by Disney. Why wouldn't assert a a program that has distribution rights through Disney and up on a Disney owned service, but it didn't. So I'm wondering if that's ultimately what needs to happen is just there needs to be some content that's ends up getting licensed to them. So they have content for their own individual roku channel or another Orion bTV there are free version of content that they can make ads exclusively on because I think that's what it's coming down to if they can't make money if Amazon Roku Kit, make money off the APP itself because the ad space is. Sold outside of the realm of what's happening within those devices and that technology. Then the only way that they can make money off of it is by having content that is licensed to them so that they can have it on their own individual platforms like IMDB TV and like the roku channel so that they can put their own ads on it, and that's the that's where they get split, and then maybe the split is a little bit higher in favor for Roku Amazon. Instead of the person who owns the content who's licensing into them, and in turn, they can have their APP on the platform itself, but I will say. that. It is extremely likely because of this deal that something will happen with Roku and Rocca will contain repulsed forward and Amazon. We'll just have to be kind of picking up what's left after after these deals can place because I feel like now it's only a matter of time before each feel Max Roku make a deal, and it could be as soon as the next couple of weeks at at the rate that this is happening because if a deal like this can happen as quickly as it did and. I see that quickly, we heard rumblings Thursday by Monday, the services on the Roku that's pretty quick. That's you know a five day turnaround for it not being there being rumored to be there, and then it being on there I mean that's that's pretty quick so. It's not to say that, of course, that's peacocking. Already have a Roku version of the APP available to immediately plug in because they already have other services that are on. Roku say no the the platform itself they can put the device on the same thing with HP. Max. They already have other other platforms, other streaming services and other APPs on Roku and Amazon. So they can have they have the ability to make sure that it's available on there but I think that's that's what it's GonNa come down to jump over. To Niche streaming services discovery CEO has compared hit their upcoming service to Disney plus and I see that I really wanted to make this this lead in just skating because I swear to you every single time the CEO. Talks about discovery they keep talking about how it's going to be this amazing thing. They're going to have this global roll out it's going to be amazing. How long has he been saying this now he's been saying this for Lice, I swear it's been over a year it was before started the podcast. GonNa comment because we discuss them like a few months ago and you made the same comment of like they've been promising this service and how big and best it's going to be in yet. There's nothing for it quietly. Releases. They never have a release date. They never ever priced. They never have what type of contents going to be going to be coming out meanwhile, they have just a quick thing. So they have a they had a series called fixer upper I believe it was called on on. The there was a there was a family that did show they ended up being there propelled into success and their contract was coming up in part of the big thing for them to stick around was they were creating a network specifically featuring content that they picked themselves as well as continuing their show on this new network that network was also supposed to. have its own streaming service which was supposed to launch this year. They said he got pushed back because of Covid till twenty twenty one. But the issue is they keep talking about that as if it's not going to be part of this larger streaming service that discovery is even though discovery owns all of this stuff. My problem with this discovery is that okay. To be fair, the reason why he said he compares it to Disney plus because unlike so many other streaming services that are out there the parent companies they own a lot of their content, but then they also license content to other people. Discovery doesn't license their content they have their content everywhere discovery and discovery channels are all over the world and they have the content available in multiple international markets already. When they bring their product to stream the streaming market, they will have the ability to have all of their content in one place, which is great, and that is very close to what Disney had when Disney plus launch. However, I still think that instead of getting up insane, we're launching this awesome service. It's GonNa be awesome or going to be you know we have the ability to be like Disney plus instead. Of seeing stuff like that, maybe give us a price maybe give at least a timeframe more realistic timeframe casino twenty-one that's pretty broad by itself. They're not seeing they're not giving any details. You're not seeing what's going to be included what won't be included. He just says the exact same things and it just it annoys the absolute crap out of me that somebody as big as discovery can continue to sit here. And Tout Service but not give any information whatsoever about the actual service. I couldn't have said it better myself he's been saying this for a while now and there's really been anything about it and also just let the category of light trying to compare yourself from Disney to discovery. There's a lot of content that people will watch I. Mean I watch of Food Network Shows HDTV my wife does but. It's it's a little it's not like the mental Orient. It's not going to take over the Internet link your mind. Of something from fixer upper or whatnot but it's not gonNA blow by the Memorial Orleans Star Wars or the more of a properties just not. So I think it's just the fundamental premise trying to compare yourself to one of like you know. His doesn't even make sense. So all right and then finally with the niche string services DC universe's getting out of the streaming media business. Now, there's not a lot to.

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"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

05:18 min | 1 year ago

"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"About this Roku deal then the next day Oh that they're done and Texas you and you're like Oh. Yeah. This'll happen within twenty four hours. So it's a pretty crazy situation given in contrast like Hbo Max in in in their disagreement with Roku Amazon fire basically last Thursday late in the day, there was an us. There was a rumor floating around that NBC Universal was going to be was going to be pulling all of their APPs there. TV anywhere APPs from Roku, unless Roku let peacock onto the service for those of you. Who are wondering? What what, what does NBC universal have will have a lot I mean they have not only their news channels, sports channels, they also have NBC proper. They have Bravo, they have e they have a lot of individual APPs because they own a lot of different channels have USA. They have Sifi all these channels that are on cable and broadcast have individual APPs that you have access to of your cable provider that you can access. If you have Roku, it makes up a pretty good chunk of of channels I mean there's A, good collection of them that being said, it was it was kind of like hot. Well, that's one way to get. Roku. To kind of like move towards getting peacock on. That was the first headline then I think it was Friday morning. There was word that came out that said that there was a deal in place for peacock two-lane on the service, but it completely fell through and now all the any anywhere APPs from NBC universal coming off the service within the next two weeks, which was a surprise because you would think that. There'd be deals in place where they can't just take them off but you know because everybody always talks about like, oh, well, prime video signed a new deal with CBS all access to keep the service on for multiple years. You know it doesn't just come up incidentally that all of them are up at the same exact time because CBS Alexis is its own thing while paramount Viacom said, yes, it is has a lot of different. Also, they have their own CBS anywhere app they have other channels like the paramount network they have MTV. Nickelodeon they have other channels that exist within you know broadcast and cable that have their own anywhere to you don't hear about them being linked at the same time. So then by Friday Friday ad evening, it was announced stats that there was a deal in place but nobody had officially said anything I believe it was like Saturday morning I woke up and I saw on twitter there was a there was a comment from peacock stating that they were so happy that's Roku was joining the fly playing off of their their bird analogies they've used so many times. During the marketing of peacock but they said that and then broke who official comment that said that within the coming within the next couple weeks Roku we're going to be adding peacock to the service, and then what was even crazier was by Monday peacock was already on Roku was already available has we're talking now peacock is available on Roku devices all over the place. So within a matter of days this all took place and seemingly it seems as if the defining was NBC universal, potentially pulling their other serve their other streaming APPs from Roku and that being A. Also, there's word on the street that's their specific NBC universal content that will be licensed so that Roku can use on their individual roku channel, which is not a surprise because that's also what we've heard about Disney plus with Amazon and how I am dbt got certain shows that were part of ABC studios within the corporate umbrella of Disney that ended up at ATV that are licensed by Amazon, that could have potentially grease the wheels for. The deal that potentially needed to happen Disney plus Amazon because. Amazon Disney plus warrant there at the very from the very beginning either with deal, and then suddenly that was something that happened. So let's talk about that first, and then we'll talk about the ramifications for the future of what this means for Hbo Max. This whole situation was pretty crazy I it's so hard to compare different contract negotiations because each side has different, you know in goals. Each each deal is different but there is a lot of correlation there between you know an ad sport business and whatnot between each comebacks in the embassy peacock parts of the platform think having an an apple ready on the platform and probably had a decent amount of of of traffic on through it probably grease the wheels bit because there's something Roku doesn't want the bad press of like Oh. Yeah. Hey, this you know this. Streaming, partner is now non or platform anymore and do the country negotiation like that in a PR setting will look like inches crocus falter ready for them not coming together sooner versus like h Max. issue, Max was never on platform to begin with and you know there's there's that distinction of life or not me to for them to be on here until the deal is ready versus like you know renegotiation where Roku mind just seemed there being. Money hungry or some other type of energy described him for not re re upping the deal I think being on there before definitely helped advantage in think that you know peacock has come out and I think that they want their ads to be of at most five minutes I think coming out with some specifications of how they're doing ads before he really pushed into a corner of like, okay. We'll give him the set of constraints like there's no roof negotiation like they already promise customers and the customers are paying or will be paying or we'll be watching and really kind of stuck in a boat like, Hey, this is the best to do. There's no better negotiations..

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"roku" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"roku" Discussed on The 3:59

". So going into last week, , what was the status quo of the standoff between Hbo Max Peacock on the Streamer side and then Roku and fire TV on the devices I'd. . So it was a rollback to May, , which was when if you're Max launched was surprise honestly all of us that HP the Roku Fire TV, , we're not going to have the HBO AD and. . That's still the case today <hes>. . You know it's been said launch. . Max's not been on either of those two devices against super popular like you said, , Roku TV, , they're really the least expensive streamers out there and you could you know so many people have them on TV's on on the street devices themselves. . So and then peacock which debuted nationwide in July also didn't have HBO Max <hes> and didn't have. . Sorry. . Didn't have a Roku or fire TV. . So again both those major services both <hes> you know had a lot of hype leading up to them in both kind of like. . You know they're not on these super popular devices. . So last Friday <hes> that changed and Roku peacocks deal. So . finally, , Roku owners can watch peacock <hes> just like everybody else right. . So what are the I'm sure that you it's been similar for you like me I've even people that work at c net with us have message to me occasionally and been like w why can't I watch the streaming service? ? On my Roku or on fire, , you have you been getting a lot of reader reaction to the fact that. . We had readers were really like I think a lot of years that are in the know are Kinda like <unk> at this point like they're they're they're they. . They know that it's an issue in the they do complain about especially when they hear about new stuff on on either service potentially but we had a discussion internally about the editor's choice award, , which is something that we give to products. . We really like currently our editor's choice product is a roku streaming stare. . and. We're . like is worth polling this this this award, , you know give them a little bit of time still especially going into the fall season, , but you know it's a big issue offer us evaluating these products so yet again it was it was a surprise. . People are still kind of mystify that these massive services from the media companies they can't agree to deal to just get the basic APP on their devices. . So also, , can you talk a little bit about? ? What are people missing out on Hbo Max Peacock in addition to being new services especially with Max been a little confusing for people to understand any way. . It doesn't help if you can't watch these services on like the most popular things that people watch the but give people sense. You . know what are they missing out on if they are Roku or fire TV users, , what are they missing by not having a up until last week not having access to both HBO Maxine PGA While I. . Think Big Picture. . You're missing more <hes> on peacock the Max at least in the beginning because. . If. You're . a Roku or a fire TV user. . You can get the regular HBO APP still. . So you can watch <hes> you know all the shows that are on HBO succession, , which just one. . In the EMMYS did really well, , all those hbo things there on both Max and regular HBO. . The things that you're missing on MACs are primarily friends <hes>, , which obviously is is the big marquee feature there and those Hbo, , Max. . Originals. . So that's on there. . If you're if you're Roku or five TV subscriber, , you can't watch those my kids really like the elmo show on for example. . Like he gets up at elmo goes and does a late night show. . It's called the not. . So late show with ELMO and <hes>. . You know we watch that on our apple TV you know the one time we don't use Roku our house right off because you can't you can't watch it on the Roku. . With peacock I think their catalog is a is a little bit less compelling overall <hes>. . You know it's a less expensive service. . It's free. . But. . Again, , you're missing a lot of their back catalogue ABC has or NBC. Sorry . <unk> NBC shows. . <hes> law and order Svu as well as a parks and recreation thirty rock big names like that. . You can stream on peacock and you can't get those on other services however <hes>, , for example, , those are both of those <hes> comedies thirty rock in. . Parts of the wreck are on Hulu. . Hulu Subscriber, , obviously, , you got Hulu APP on your fire TV or Roku. . So you're not missing quite as much I think <hes> if you're a again a Roku Amazon Rtd user with peacock. . So you know it's it's it's it's very complicated, , and then these services have different tiers right so at the end of the day, , it's it's hard to Parse it all and you can get a Lotta these shows on different services. If . you look around

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"roku" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on Talking Tech

"Graham here with a question when the last time you bought yourself a new. Year after year. You know I've been amazed at the falling prices of sets that would garner seven hundred dollars two thousand dollars just a few years ago, and I just picked up a new forty three inch, T. C. L. set with roku built in for two hundred and twenty nine dollars. Two hundred and twenty nine dollars for a display that offers four K. HD, resolution and HDR. But forget about the acronyms I'm just amazed at what you can get now for two hundred bucks. I bought the TV for a non traditional reason to use it as a giant computer monitor to watch videos that I have edited on my laptop on my little sixteen inch laptop. So I paid fifteen dollars for a ten foot HD my cord. That's the Court of course that connects the TV to other devices and I connected it to my apple macbook pro. It went directly to the TV. I didn't have to spring for an additional twenty five to fifty dollars for a separate. Roku streaming player right so I saved money. The footage looks so great at forty three inches I had to wonder why anybody would go out and spend big bucks on a computer monitor a quick look on Amazon in a forty three inch LG monitor is upwards of six hundred bucks wow. So the other thing once I sit up the TV. I never had to plug in antenna cable box or anything defined oodles of programming. All I needed was a WIFI signal. roku screen name and Password and suddenly I had five hundred APPs available on the platform. A lot of them wanted money from me, but there was many that didn't there was so much free stuff I couldn't believe it. I mean I come from a generation that's used to connecting things to the TV whether that be streaming box whether that be an antenna whether that be a cable box. I mean this is amazing. I can act the nothing. <hes> so the APPS. There's the usual Pandora Hulu Amazon Prime Video Netflix's s on and on two big ones missing Hbo Max in NBC's Peacock. Financial negotiations, and then there's the roku channel which is a homegrown collection that supported movies and TV shows mostly on the older side. Batman bewitched movies like the perfect storm, dogs and cats. Crimson tide. And live news channels and these are really good from ABC. NBC and CBS. Accord cutters dream no cable needed. All you need is Wifi and you get more stuff than you'd ever Wanna see without connecting anything. So how cool is that? The picture quality I would rate as a ten for a two hundred dollar TV or five on the overall scale. If you're comparing it to the best of breed leads a fifty inch led from Samsung cost eight hundred dollars for the TCL set. You'll have to sit right in front of it. Turn the lights on low and not be on the sides and that way the pitcher will look its best for a savings of six hundred dollars I can do that.

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"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

06:41 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"The suitcase airplay things to television in reality. The the devices have been super successful roku Amazon fire stakes apple TV these all have individual remotes that you do not need to have your phone in order to use to control the interface that's on the screen. Chrome cast is even have an. An interface you're literally only really just nearing in some ways. What's on your screen for larger screen? So the idea is that this new device will allow you to have an actual interface allow you to go through different APPs that allow you to view content similar to the way Roku is so the question of course is. Where is the value proposition for Google when it comes to? To Roku and we were discussing this a little bit earlier. Just the setup our conversation and there's not a when it comes to the devices Google can make devices. We know that they can make devices, and in some cases they can make devices that are very successful, not every device that Google makes it very successful, but they have made successful devices. They've purchased companies recently they've or Say recently, but within the last five years, or so they've purchase necessary in a required them. They've acquired fitbit. And while nest has probably the most that has happened amongst them with new devices that have been coming out within the Google smart home, ecosystem, and things like that dip, it still is. That's a newer one because that happened at the end of last year, so we'll have to wait and see but these. These acquisitions that they do. It's more about what is the reasoning behind it in some cases. When you look at Fitbit, it makes perfect sense for them to acquire them because they previously had smart watches that they tried to sell themselves, they weren't successful now. They're just focusing on operating systems. The where West's operating systems while fit has devices that are relatively popular, but they're lacking a real operating system for them. Them to get them to the same level as apple watches or Samsung, gears, and things like that, so the idea is when we look at Roku. What is the proposition here to for Google to really make some money? It's not really the devices. It's not necessarily the interface while that's all existing exists in its that what we really need to talk about. Is the customer base? Obviously, we've talked about roku forty. Forty percent of the streaming devices on the market forty percent are roku devices. People are using roku devices more than any other one, an almost every case. It's more than double every single one. That's out there, so the question is what does Google get from this? When they get an existing customer base, there's already higher than Amazon Higher Than Apple. Higher than the other devices are out. There I mean they'll get. Data I mean that's the first thing is. The biggest thing is year. What is Google Google is a not just a search engine second. It's there an AD business. They place ads for customers for their customers. They place ads, and they need customer data to feel those those ads in in Roku was a perfect place for it's. It's because they're a gateway to pretty much. All these other services link. Yeah, it's nice to maybe own a service or two, but if you have access to the. The door of the gatekeeper at accesses between all these different services. I'm not a lot of data that's out of rich data. That's a lot of good data in that they can use in mind and then takeover in other ads with among other area. That I think that there could be some integration is with Google assistant out of the whole smart assistant market. You know everyone talks about Alexa Lot. Because Alex is a pretty nice name in. There's a lot of interesting cool integrations there, but Google Assistant. Has a whole lot integrations in a works very well On. It's one of the few things that people really like about Google's push for smart is Google assistance, really done very well in terms of popularity and USABILITY, and I can see interesting integrations with Roku Google, assistant and know, Google Assistance Gain Holidays while and they could use that, but really this is a data acquisition and. I think it's it's different than most acquisitions. You're not just purchasing. You know you're purchasing a viable company that works, you know. It's sustainable profitable as it is, it doesn't need somebody to buy them I. Think, but from Google sided makes a lot of sense from Roku side. Their biggest competition is is Amazon Amazon? You have the whole behemoth of Amazon behind their fire TV business, and so you know. Know, if coup wants a little bit of security there, that makes sense you know with with Google, not owning injured. Essentially exactly they definitely made your design choices influences into operating system, which powers basically most of the phones in the World Apple's really big United States, but really enjoyed phones or really huge Lt United States maybe viewing that as a different market as well I'm curious if there's integrations. integrations there between like maybe Roku android in that aspect of maybe roku is the portal to all these different services that you wash on android devices and early. No, that would definitely be interesting as well or maybe some weird morph between like android the injured TV that's been out there for a little bit older version, and there's rumors for newer versions while and maybe there's some interesting mesh up there. There that that could happen so overall. This is great for to Roku. Like Hey through not dying company, they can really sit the terms of the deal, and there's a good chance that they might be able to operate independently kind of like instagram. What's up have been pretty independent on facebook recently released just a more degration with with ads in instagram. At businesses is Israeli. Sore under facebook and there's. There's Denver Wall and being part of the pipeline and being part of the Google pipeline of networks is is pretty strong powerful, too so overall. That's my thoughts on this potential rumor for Google Buying Roku I support it, and as long as leave, Roku to kind of do his thing I'm pretty happy. private pretty happy with it, so we'll be. It'll be interesting to see what exactly comes. Comes of this in the future, if anything, these things can easily just be floated out there to see reactions from the industry as a whole, so we'll see all right so with that being said I wanna before we wrap up the episode I want to let everybody know that there are some trailers that have released over the past week some more than the last couple of weeks, but there's been. been a bunch, and they're still coming out because there's like a influx of like almost eight trailers per day at this break, so with that being said check out the trailers sugar. All the show notes for all the articles that we talked about here on the podcast. You can follow us on twitter and escorted to see any of the articles that we talk about on the podcasts in the future. Future as as well as articles that we sometimes don't get around to an addition to that, you can falls on instagram for all this.

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"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

07:46 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"Like okay, if you're if you're planning that, Kobe nineteen is what the cause everything and okay, like our new are Beta that was our Beta launch. Now we're revamping like. Does he not know? Know that there is a potential resurgence and nineteen cases. Is He not realized that? We're still dealing with the pandemic in that? Things are not going to be normal for a while. Does he not realize that sports as we know them or not? Happening that the NBA is still is basically stuck to his stay in a in Disneyworld, basically in confinement for their mini season, he not know that the world is not going back to normal, and so by the arguments like okay well, you know things are going back. Back normal. That's not true. It's just just isn't and there's something more fundamental than just a pandemic. You know like tiktok still booming plank. They're doing great. You know snapchat still strong instagram's look at content youtube still going like there's something fundamentally more than your hinted than than just being the covenant everyone with Covid nineteen everyone like I understand maybe at the beginning of your launch that there was some issues there, but even Hbo Max. They've had some issues, but they've actually turned out pretty decent for a launch. At. Some point, the buck stops with you and you gotta own it, and he is not owning it. Let's just concerning because it's like okay. You can't keep passing the buck and you can also understand your circumstances of like. Is this something that's going to happen the collectively? The United States is going to deal with for a for a while. It just doesn't seem like. Like it's clicking for Mrs. Just like okay, we'll Cova nineteen happened in March and we're you know we're finally getting out of that. It's like dude. That's not happening. That's concerning that you know somebody who stuck in their ways so stuck in this one motive operation in not being able to to pivot, and that's concerning as as if I was an investor of viewing the. That's concerning I want somebody who yes. The steadfast push forward that go through hard times, but also needs to be adoptable and realize okay like we also need to pivot and I appreciate. His stiff steadfastness in is unwavering belief inquiries current direction by at some point you need to sit back and really evaluate in pivot, and even on his Co. chrome cast stuff airplane like he he wasn't wanting to do. That wasn't willing to accept to change, and that's sad, because I feel like it was just necessary need to just. I'm losing faith in him. That's all it's sad because I thought they really have potential. And then jumping over each max, each bill Max Has Greenland, assume adult animated series called Tenure Tom. They also have landed psychological role the ancestor. Who is the creator of love is blind over it Netflix's has inked overall deal with hp Max, and then some Hayek is actually into first look deal with Hbo Max as well and then last, but not least scoop, which was originally meant to be a theatrical release. They moved to a PD od release instead and when that came out. Had you know it had some success? We don't know how successful because it hasn't come up in any conversations with any executives. Executives, but it was successful enough. They announced the physical release, which is some time in I believe the middle of July end of July and then just this past week. They actually announced that scoop is actually going to be heading to Hbo Max a month prior to the physical release. Now what this basically says is, they acknowledged that anybody who going to buy the film digitally probably already bought it, but there's still people who could potentially be interested in the film. Film prior to the film releasing on disk so this way he put on Hbo, Max, and if gives them another piece of content out there that people would potentially seek out specifically to watch now. Put this in comparison is very similar to what Disney did with onward, except onward was originally in theaters, had a small theatrical run before the shutdown happened, and then after that they put it on Disney plus within a month. I think it was less than a month. Month from the time and actually released in theaters, so it was very very quick. It's not the same thing as frozen or stars rise of Skywalker, because both of those projects were just released a little bit earlier than they originally had planned releasing on the service, but the best comparison is onward, and anward did probably on. We're could have potentially scoop could have done potentially as well as onward if it was in theaters, because onward didn't blow box office records or Or anything like that, but it did well. Screw could have done well as well and so it's very comparable in the situation, but it does show. That's warner brothers. If if this does anything, it just shows that they're not against the idea of putting content on the service very very quickly. Not Typically you'd have a physical disk and up on HBO like within three three months after the physical release. Then after that. Then when it's on HBO, it would be available. Available obviously on Hbo Max's well, that obviously could change because this shows that there's a potential that they could still find before it even heads to fiscal release, which pushes that idea that streaming is the future, but also tries to get people to check out the service specifically for these individual projects. Yeah, I'm actually pretty happy about this and I don't see why. Some parties are upset that they're moving some content just going straight to the streaming service in having an. An exclusive. They're a little bit before he goes to DVD and stuff like that I understand why people have that complaint but real happy about this. You said that you've seen this in just really quick digression. How was it? How'd you like it? It was a good film, so I think they did a great job. Just the given the circumstances we can see that outside of like really really high profile. Animated films are going to draw a huge huge crowd. They're. They're just not going to be successful and theat in the theaters going in the immediate future, just because people are hesitant about going to the theaters, we know that the theaters are going to start to reopen in July for a lot of the different companies and things like that, but the real question is how many people are actually GonNa be going to the theaters. How many people are actually going to be okay with seeing the film I personally want to see. Certain films that are coming soon I don't necessarily have a huge problem, but then again I don't know how each year is going to address these social distancing rules and things like that, so I acknowledged that this film could have been really well and set. You know could have been a huge thing for one brothers as far as sending up additional movies in the future. I think that. That this is a good route to go because there's nothing to say that. If they keep the budget within a reasonable amount, they couldn't do these movies on Hbo Max's exclusives, either so we'll just leave it at that. I'll say it was a good movie and I would strongly suggest checking out even if you're not a hardcore hanna-barbera fan all right so with that being, said we. We don't have any other news news Sweden have one little topic to discuss. It's not really a little topic, and this could go a lot of different directions, but specifically there's an article the pop up on core cutter news talking about how Google could be interested in buying Roku, all this is not necessarily new news. This is not necessarily anything nothing. That immediately happened over the past week. Week has prompted this. This could have just been an article that they were re bringing up to just rediscuss this exact same topic. I thought it was an interesting topic. Because of some things that have been happening recently, so recently Google has there's been some plans for a new chrome cast device that have leaked that allow a device to be plugged into the actual television. Have A. A remote have Google assistant on the remote and actually allow you to use an interface rather than just being able to cast things to the television. When Google had android TV initially did not do great, they decided to go the route of using phones as an actual controller rather than including a controller. Obviously, we've seen how that has worked. While people still chrome cast things, it's not A. A question of whether you can or can't. Most APPs allow you to chrome cast origins in.

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"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

03:13 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"Was that the services great? It's well worth to fifteen dollars the issue. Issue, is that a just immoral originals which we know is coming, and you can't really blame them for it. Because of the current situation with the pandemic, but overall. It seemed like it was a very positive situation. They said they liked it. They appreciated that there was a wide range of content one of the really interesting things to come out of it. Which I think I mentioned last week. Week was one of the most popular series. The the of the originals was actually the looney tunes shorts were very very popular across multiple demographics, not just kids, and then the Elmo show was actually very highly ranked up there, too, at number two, and then that one was kind of going back and forth with love life, which is obviously not meant for kids, all which means love life is. Is Very popular amongst adults because the kids are going to be watching the other content, but when it comes to like the branching between looney tunes, shorts makes perfect sense to be more popular than a show specifically geared towards kids or show that specifically geared towards adults because it crosses into both of those demographics. So that was great. I I I've watched looney tunes shorts. They're great. They're basically. Basically taking the looney tunes back to the classic versions that we all grew up with and all no, no matter how old we are, because they all they've. They've always existed now. The counter to this entire argument is the investment analysts their review of it, and basically the consensus seemingly amongst all of the analysts. Is that it? It's not going great. It's failed, or it will fail because of. Of current situations or they say well, it's maybe not going to fail, but it all depends on whether or not they land Roku, Amazon, and now we just talked about the real quick Amazon so negative re bring that up, but I will say as far as the analysts go. I agree with them in the sense of it does not look great on paper for the launch one of the. The things I think a lot of analysts. They put a lot of stockings. Obviously numbers, which makes sense you look at Sensor Tower, the the APP downloads and things like that and the APP. Downloads were extremely low four H. Max. However, one of the things that I failed to see mentioned it a lot of different articles of talking about how low the numbers were was actually the fact that. Now was immediately converted into Hbo Max for HBO. Now subscribers, so if you subscribe to HBO now you woke up to an update took place on HBO now. which now just re skinned it teach feel Max and added that additional content in that's what happens so like all of the existing HBO now customers which I believe. Don't quote me on this by believe. It's about fifteen million customers. They're using HBO now. They immediately woke up and had the new version of HBO MAC. So it's not like that's changing because they're already paying the same amount of money and there's no. No reason not to just immediately convert them over obviously down the line. They WANNA. Get everybody who's on HBO now. To be on HBO MAC, so why not just re skin each now and move it over to Hbo Mex- that Makes Sense. The other problem is the numbers going back to the numbers of downloads had eighty thousand. Put it in comparison. Everybody of course was compared to Qube while when qube launched, Qube had three, hundred thousand, or they had a million within a week, and those are huge numbers when you compare it to Hbo Max Yes. It's obviously true. True, but the other thing is those numbers. Don't include numbers related to people viewing them on devices, not phones or APP.

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"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

05:14 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"Plus and using the subscriptions like there's there's whole other business malls at play there, and that is why Roku since they ha- then there are the leader of come streaming boxes of streaming technology for for TVs and set top boxes that that's the reason why they feel like they. Owed is a bad word, but that's why they have the Gumption to ask K we want either data or money, or some to some something to that effect is because of who they are that they can leverage their user base as a way to sell it to hbo from that Make Sense. It makes sense why they feel like. They have the option to ask each wheel Max. Hey we want to get some this admiral, because maybe it can help us. Drive for the growth can help us with our own different areas like there's a lot of reasons roku is going to want that, so it makes sense for MOCHA standpoint it's. It's not just roku just being this little stick in the mud as we want. We want whatever we want. Hbo Max is the big bully. It's like no in business. It actually makes businesses why they are staying for that position, so I'm happy for Roku and I hope that they can work at a deal but I just wanted to explain a little bit of why Roku is. Will we're really is is that they're not just a hardware company that there's something more and that is what they're selling to Hbo Max and unfortunately it's Max is not understanding the value, the Roku giving them and I feel like that's sad because. Of Needs Roku I think it's been Max is going to cave sometime soon, especially more so in comparison to Amazon, I feel like the. Amazon each be oh. A feud is a little bit bigger in. It's GonNa. Take a long time to actually figure that one out. However, the Warner Media Roku will feud I think he's going to get fixed into a couple of days. It's just it's hard to predict. How much revenue who? And advertising services going to get when it's I've isn't even launched yet when you're when you have no experience with Yvonne Services, it's it's hard to predict, and so I think Max in Warner media. They want to protect themselves. Have good language in the contracts that protect them from potentially paying out too much money or too much customer data to Roku, if they. What solution totally overshadows the paid solution. Solution, so there's a lot of things that are happening is it's interesting and hopefully ECHINACEA maximum are by the time I get my TV and I will say that you Roku is actually attributed for part of Disney's like massive successes. A lot of people don't realize the reason why Roku has big a market share when it comes to devices that people are you know consumers are using for consuming? Consuming. These streaming services is because Roku are relatively inexpensive, compared to an Amazon fire, TV or a apple TV, which are the next two below Roku, and they're significantly less expensive so while they might have taken a hit on the hardware costs by making their hardware less expensive. They have way more people using their devices than basically anybody else. So the so the thing is, it does make sense. Sense for Hbo Max to at least make a deal because of the significant market share that Roku, if you look at the entire streaming landscape as a whole, and you take Roku Amazon together, they make up over sixty percent of the current market. Share of how people are actually consuming streaming services. That's a big deal and that could be why there are some companies who are obviously making A. A big deal which we're going to talk about in a second here there's some analysts who are making a big deal about how Hbo Max isn't as successful as Disney plots or some of the other streaming services, because they're missing this massive chunk of potential viewers who are using roku Amazon devices I honestly. I agree wholeheartedly with Tony in the sense of the Amazon deal might take a little. Little bit longer to work it out I'm positive. That's the Roku thing needs to happen and needs to happen sooner rather than later because you don't want a situation where you're looking at a sector of your your consumer base in saying we don't need to worry about this consumer. These consumers were using this device when it's such a huge percentage, forty five percent of all people using devices are. Are Using Brokaw's. You can't ignore that. You can't pretend like it's not happening, so if anything happens each room at should be caving to Roku for this situation, but then they can keep their feud with Amazon going for a little bit longer because if they get the Roku, people can always just jump over Roku and use it instead of using the Amazon devices, which I'm sure. Roku is not. Not, going to mind so all right, so then are jumping into our mean discussion we have. We talked about this last week very briefly, but the reviews Hbo Max are eight, and there's no consensus amongst everybody who's reviewing it. You look at the tech websites, and the basically have said that the interface isn't as unique as it could be specifically because it's a very similar interface in the way. Way Hbo go when each Peo- now was, so it's not really that much different other than just having a new purple background when it comes to original content. Obviously, they're lacking, but it's not necessarily only their fault. It's the fact that they had other content. They had planned on rolling out. The couldn't I honestly believe in the coming months? Where still they still have plenty of time tended they can. Can actually release. They still have content coming in from HBO. That will obviously fill that gap so if you're not a subscriber to each show, this is where you can get. It is Hbo Max along with other content as well so they consensus at least amongst the tech tech side of tech journalists and things like that..

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"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

08:12 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"I mean like now the against the footage other than it just didn't feel as high quality. Quality as it typically does with normal BBC content, I just felt like the script was reading that she was reading so happily focusing on trying to create a story of something that wasn't really there, but they just edited in a way and wrote it in a way to make it fit their story or their script of how they wrote it just did not like the whole. Whole so there is an interesting in the mobile dot. COM source. That's going to be in our show notes that there is. There's a concern quote that that worries me. Is that in quotes in mid-may Sensor Tower ranked qube number one twenty five in the up lobster now thousand seven today generated four point, two million downloads, but only one third daily I'd of users according to APP? APP copious while I mean it's. It's rates one twenty five in mid may now it's ranked at thousand seven in there. I don't know how they can come back I mean. Let's be honest. There's yeah I can't see. How in the world there's only white this. There's only one million essentially active users, and and how many of those are free are going free service or paying? Paying or are they? Still the trial like there's there's so many questions in I agree with you Dustin. There is it seems that the there is no way that they're gonNA. Come back if I'M GONNA speculate a little bit. Take scientific approach to be I I'm going to bet that they're gonNA get bought and they're gonNA. Get bought for the technology for the turnstile and because I. I think that there integration between horizontal and video is a little bit impressive I. Don't think it's a brand new service, but as relative ease in the streams like it didn't feel like there's any lag sometimes when you do that that switch I could see them being bought up and maybe some other player, and then they're going to be absorbed into another company, but I I see. I don't see Kuby staying as a on my content creator, I'm a content distribution hub I see them being bought for the technology, and then being scrapped off, so it's my my speculation of Qube is just like this is the beginning of the end, and if I was to go just a step farther I would say not only. Are they going to be bought, but they're probably going. Going to be bought for pennies on the dollar of compared to what they actually involve, the the investors brought in I would not I would not be surprised if this company ends up getting bought or absorbed by somebody for under two hundred million dollars, if for no other reason than they don't even own their library of content, that's the biggest thing. This content is owned by the the. The the content producers so you even when the show the they're paying for the content there, it's just a licensing right so if the service goes under, it's not like anybody's going to be purchasing any of this content, because the content is still owned by the original content creator, so if one or brothers or are Warren, media or Disney or a subsidary of one of those larger media. Media companies created content for Qube. They still own that content so basically. There's nothing there to buy. Except for the tech behind what's behind the library and that's it. That's literally it, and honestly, while the turn sal is is unique. WHO's to say that that the lawsuit that's with EGO OR ECHO? That company ends up winning the lawsuits, and then they have nothing. They have literally nothing that. I just I just cannot see how they're going to come back from this I mean we're two months after the launch and well, yes, people are getting back to work and things like that the fact that it's as low as it is on the APP store means nobody cares it's done, but they spent so much money marketing it, and then just staying connect with anybody is just what a waste of money all right, so we have no news. Reach expert. We're going to come back to each. Each maximum minutes nothing for peacock nothing for any niche streaming services as far as other shooting providers. There's an article that I wanNA talk about it relates these maximum more specifically relates to Roku and the while. We've talked at length last week about the conflict between Amazon and HBO Max. And why each max isn't on Amazon one of the things we haven't really discussed is in a non roku. This article from the verge is actually really really interesting specifically, because it showcases some new information from hedge. where it basically states the current market share for all the streaming equipment, so basically row coups fire TV's xbox apple TV. Playstation Chrome Cast Samsung these are all different devices that people are utilizing to watch content roku has. Forty four percent as of current times, fire TV comes in second place with nineteen percent so less than half so wall. Amazon can pick a fight and they have obviously money to do that because there's no reason they can't. There's when it comes to Roku. Roku is probably even more important for ratio Max to make a deal with specifically because they are so large. Large their market. Share of people using the device is is so incredibly large, so this is this is an interesting situation, because the question of course is, what does it come down to Amazon has made it very clear that they just believe that everything should be the way it already is in just absorb that extra content when you at Roku. However, they don't typically. Typically work like that. Almost everything that you use within Roku is its own separate APP, so the real question is what is the point of contention between Roku Hbo Max Because Suri. I guess it could be the the you know. The split between the decryption rate whether it be the seventy thirty or the eighty twenty depending on what is the real question is i? I don't actually think it has anything to do with money I. Actually think it has more to do with customer data and the data that's obtained from it when you look at Roku, there there is something there when it comes to the fact that there are as successful as they have. They have thousands and thousands and thousands of APPs with such niche content. In you know available at any given moment on the Roku, ab it comes across, as there has to be a reason why they're holding out on one of these larger players, and it feels like it's either a plate for the data or more specifically, it's about nailing down a deal in place for when each view Max of eventually gets around to the advertising video-on-demand model. The Avon model that they've been talking about. That should be coming in twenty twenty one if everything goes to plan. And that specifically is probably more likely the point of contention where rogue who's in fact wanting maybe a cut of that advertising money. There's the each max doesn't necessarily want to negotiate that we can look at the other big players Disney plus net flicks prime video. They don't have issues with a because. None of their content is avowed supported so when you have a service is supported as big as one of these major players of course, the company WHO's delivering the content to somebody to allow them to actually consume it on a piece of that advertising money so I honestly believed that the point of contention with Roku is actually the ad money the potential add. Add money and to get the deal worked out for future. They need to ensure that they actually have things in place where Roku a of the earnings that each people max gets from. The consumers were using their device. Yeah, I mean I think at first I. Love I. Love the Roku I use the roku extensively. I can't wait to get my new Roku TV that I just bought to watch more content and understanding how Roku fits into the streaming space might help. Others understand why Roku feels like they have a reason to make these demands of h of hey, we want either more money or more data or something to that effect and is that. That yes, I won't point Roku. who was all about the hardware that? Hey, let's get our boxes. Are Boxes are better than apple's a better than TVOS? They're better than any other of the cable companies. DVR's like. Hey, our boxes are better. You should use ours, and now it's at the point where so many people are using brokers. It's okay like not only, are we? Hardware Company were also a company that sells access to to our user base like hey, are x amount of people that use your hardware, the use, the roku ecosystem to access other APPS and if you partner with us, we will make sure that they have if a task to use. Use, your experience and in you can use our customer base in that's how Roku able to transition itself from just a horror company to now a my company that really sells its access to other other companies and other companies make deals and I feel like that you get either Avon..

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"roku" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

06:15 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Stream for free it's ad supported but there is roku has its own channel and that's one that I watch but there are several others might tell you sort of go why why do we tell a lot of TV which is free and there's rascal and if you walk around in our guy kill sea pines available time Clark Howard Atlanta news on ninety five point five WSBT FM HD one Doraville and on a and seven fifty WSB from his mouth to your ears kill me mentalism is not helpful in this moment and we have to make sure that we demand meaningful change in meaningful assistance for working families that means two thousand a month plus a thousand for your kids recurring yeah I don't know it just keep printing money Alexander because he Cortez you probably yeah it would be gun wants to run for the Senate seat the Chuck Schumer has right now she waiting yesterday shows to embarrass yourself by cheering that oil dropped below a dollar might in minus territory without I'm not fully understanding how many thousands of jobs not just rich people and big offices are out of a job because they have to cap those well because of the collapse in oil market but a lot of people saw that including Katie Pavlich before they deleted it not a couple minutes here we talk about the Bob paycheck protection program which is going to be refunded and evidently is going to be out in two days part of the reason is a lot of this money went to people who are eligible but don't deserve it you know Harvard had bring to Harvard had been granted eight point seven million dollars in federal aid only half of that must be reserved for emergency financial aid for students consider the fiscal year twenty nineteen one point nine billion of endowment covering the gas to students in need of in need at the end of the year and nearly three hundred million surplus do you know their roots Chris should stay Caswell as five thousand security people I think that's great but they got a twenty million dollar loan fortune sixty million in sales last year twenty million dollar loan in terms of priorities here many small businesses will generate small businesses in Birmingham Alabama and in downtown Dayton could have been financed pot belly got ten million dollars they had sales of four hundred ten million last year now all six thousand employees are important they chose to work in a chain I'm not saying they should be left out I'm saying in the corporate structure can you do it shake shack did you apply for it you got ten million when you returned it go listen I can handle financing my people in place for a month two months that's would have been great real quick Ellen the Glen rock North Carolina Ellen go hi Brian one of your program and you have to best to real news program around Dr thank you G. 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"roku" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"roku" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"My Roku. Apple co founder, Steve Wozniak. They're speaking exclusively with Bloomberg. Well, fourth quarter sales surpassed expectations sending shares to their highest level since the company's twenty fifteen IPO analysts were especially impressed that full year guidance beat expectations. He upbeat earnings. Come even as the Brooklyn based company scales back on its marketing. Spend in the first quarter coming up asleep tracker may be coming to the apple watch how it will work. And what could mean for wearable competition that is next and later in the show, we'll speak to former FDIC chair. Tom Wheeler about his new book and how public policy can keep up with new technology. This is Bloomberg. Where in the world is the financial news you need. Do you think that the Bank of England will actually follow through where is the business and market information? That drives your success. This game of chicken is gonna end the and where would you find information on political events around the globe? Is this going to have an impact on the Chinese economy anywhere? And everywhere you are is America energy independent. Bloomberg radio the Bloomberg business app, and bloombergradio dot com. Boomberg the world is listening ever wonder why winning too so expensive? Brexit was reading about China. Did you know that in economics professor uses Broadway musicals to illustrate his lectures, the Bloomberg benchmark podcast about all that much. More. Join hosts Dan moss Kate Smith and Scotland for a Wiki Johnson free dive into the top stories that drives the global economy..

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"roku" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"roku" Discussed on WSB-AM

"None of those are as easy to use or as well. Thought out as Roku, and as you're looking at TV's look for the Roku built in. Because if you ready to dump your cable or satellite subscription and go to war cost television. You're going to find that the transition is the smoothest and easiest if you go to Roku versus any of the other platforms that are available now at some point people will come up with other great platform, a lot of people like the Amazon fire stick for TV, the Amazon fire system built into a TV, and it is a very workable system. But again, my preference is for the Roku you'll have to make your own decision. The changes coming this year. With streaming products is Disney having specialized programming. Available to you. If you're really into the Disney stuff and ESPN finally making a clean break with the cable and satellite providers and offering standalone ESPN, if you choose not to be with satellite or cable, so satellite and cable, you're going to find or going to push their prices up heavily on people who remain incumbents doing business watching TV the old way with cable or satellite. So you should really think about the turn. It is available to.

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"roku" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

06:38 min | 3 years ago

"roku" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

"The. This is tech news briefing. Im Tanya boost does reporting from the newsroom in New York coming up taking a cue from the competition, Roku said it will allow its customers to buy pay TV subscriptions through the Roku channel it's TV and movie streaming service, adding to the big pile of your overwhelming streaming options after these tech headlines. From Silicon Valley to Wall Street apple remained. The talk of the town on Thursday. Shares fell nearly nine percent after the iphone maker slashed its quarterly revenue forecast for the first time in more than fifteen years surprise, cut reignited fears about demand for the iphone which accounts for most of Apple's revenue. It also heightens concern about Apple's prospects in China, which represents nearly twenty percent of its sales heard on the streets. Dan Gallagher has more really boil down to they're having a lot of problems with the iphone specifically lot of the problems selling the iphone in China. Plus, you know, just globally and even in even in markets like the US, they're feeling the the effect of things like I think a factor is the prices on the phones have gotten a gun to high apple has lost more than three hundred billion dollars in market value since peaking above one trillion dollars in early October. Last year was Apple's worst yearly performance since the financial crisis here. More details on the latest apple coverage via the what? News podcast as well. As the instant message podcast, you can find both on the podcast page at wsJcom a shakeup in big tech management. Sees the meal subscription service. Get some new blood by way of Spotify Meyer Gupta. Vice president of growth and marketing at Spotify is joining the prepared meal subscription startup freshly as chief marketing officer as of late the prepared meal services have to contend not only with logistics and distribution challenges, but competition from restaurant of restart ups milk it services, and of course, home cooking, restaurant takeout and dining out. The journal says Gupta aims to help the startup stand out among quote, unquote, food tech players and China successfully lands a probe on the dark side of the moon. Also known as the far side of the moon. This marks a milestone for the country's ambitious space programme and is heating up competition with the US the Sean gay four touchdown Thursday morning. Beijing time having landed intact it will deploy a Rover to gather samples that could give us. Sites into the moon's internal composition more than just technological achievement. The mission's success is a publicity coup for president Xi Jinping. Who has personally endorsed China's space efforts the landing makes China the first country to deploy a probe on the far side of the moon coming up keeping these streaming world afloat Roku taking cues from the likes of Amazon and apple at premium. Subscriptions what it means for your streaming options coming up. In a feature, which is scheduled to launch in late January, Roku will allow users to buy pay TV subscriptions through the Roku channel allowing Roku to sell subscriptions within its own channel. Which in hopes leads to more favourable economics for Roku, Roku hope. So at least let's get more. Joining us in the podcast duty. Oh with the latest is Wall Street Journal reporter Benjamin Mullen, welcome back. Hey, things Ravin. I get a feeling of what's on a new streaming menu. For the masses. This will offer what kind of streaming programming and channels you can access stars epochs Showtime. And then everything else you could Ardy access on Roku, which is something like five thousand channels or something like that. So this is obviously taking a page from the other players. How does Roku hold up against the big streaming rivals figures apple and Amazon, but in terms of its competition in terms of market share Roku seems to be holding its own against. A giants. It seems like a formidable competitor in this space. Yeah. Roku interesting story. Founded by a former Netflix executive, it's the sixth the company he founded, which is why it's called Roku 'cause six Japanese. That's yeah. He actually the Anthony would the guy founded it had the idea to do OTT streaming devices before they were really popular. And so in the meantime, in the last few years, Roku got gotten a pretty substantial market share. I think something between forty and fifty percent of these devices in the marketplace, and they've carved out a real niche for themselves, but there's huge competition Amazon, which is in so many industries publishing ecommerce retail is also in this industry, and so with their prime video model they've really taken away a lot of the market share fire, TV's and fire sticks and stuff, apple TV. And other tech giants. It's also in this space. So they've grown quite a bit. But they also have huge competition. And this is an attempt to open up a new source of money new revenue stream devices, obviously, it's bread. How does Roku make money said, it's carved a niche, but how does it succeed at making money? Yes. So they sell a lot of advertising they are primarily advertising supported so all the content that viewers watch on Roku. There's a lot of folks that wanna reach those viewers, and so they sell advertising, they also get some kind of shared economics from the sale of subscriptions to these channels like stars and Showtime and epochs good incentive for the premium channels right because they're trying to make money to one hundred percent. And the debate is if you're one of these premium channels, will you let Roku sell your subscriptions directly or do you want to do it yourself net? Flicks probably will not participate. They'll probably want to do it themselves because they get the direct relationship, and they get the data. But if you're a smaller premium cable channel like a Showtime or an ethics, and you don't have a huge consumer facing platform like some of those companies do like Netflix and Amazon then yeah, maybe it's worth forgoing some of the subscription revenue or a little bonus on each subscriber. To get that added to use Roku, essentially as a marketing channel. And again, you know, it's it's just another way to stream video there's no shortage. And it seems like these days the power in that seems to be back with the consumer. They wanna keep us happy because it seems like there are so many options. And so this trend of streaming subscription channels seems like where we've landed at the moment does that make sense one hundred percent. And I think the question is how many channels arena have subscriptions to we're all going. We're all gonna have Netflix. We're all gonna have Amazon probably, but then Roku. I mean, do we want subscription to curiosity stream, which is a smaller factual, entertainment one. I think the question is what our customers tolerances for these various services, then thanks as always for more on the story. Head to wsJcom that does it for the tech news briefing reporting from the newsroom in New York. I'm Tanya boosters. Thanks for listening.

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