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Fresh update on "roku" discussed on Whispering Huntys

Whispering Huntys

01:21 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh update on "roku" discussed on Whispering Huntys

"You never know you never really be a season. Fifteen never 'push Actually sunday tv show with the legendary. Sasha velour who's winning dog race and that tv show called nightgowns at sasha vellore. It will be coming to the roku channel on your television. And the and the twenty twenty one so hopefully you will have the opportunity to check out my story in the start of my career that followed the rest of that because it is amazing opportunity. And it's also another way that is highlighted and it's not just repub- the same. Exactly exactly well congrats on that. That is dope the yukio my god. Well mom on tv might know. Tell them tell the children make sure they know. Thank you so much please. Everyone take care of on another kind. We know that this has been a rough week. We know that there are amazing things going on in the world if we all lifted you up during this time. We are so grateful. Share this with someone you love like subscribe leave us a review tennis the message whispering county literally on most forums were also picked thousand hey and literally call someone that you care about interest you know check in with them because everyone's gonna make it's the end but we can if we do it together and if you're willing and able to safely go spend some money pink metal gods makes you come. See me at drags paint matter. Yes yes yes and get your vaccine that you don't expect anyone please everybody give before you come get my second doses. Four days away. Oh and if you have not because the state of new york says everybody's almost eligible for the one thousand nine hundred sixteen. Hopefully you're able to make your appointments very soon and hopefully one day. I'll be in the city near you may not be impossible but call me. Beat me yet me if you need to reach me. Thank everybody talk to you.

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Fresh update on "roku" discussed on Problematic Premium Feed

Problematic Premium Feed

00:47 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "roku" discussed on Problematic Premium Feed

"Yes so i mean yeah. I thought that was a great. Now is a great article. I think to illustrates. It wasn't plan but thanks to her. Roku the reminding me of end up working out it was a real great illustration of everything that read was describing an and predicting and i'm sorry for talking so long because i feel like you know i feel like ishmael like this. This this this could have easily been written by now you know an advert level of like like Just computer took. If you'd have told me. This was something that was written today. I would have totally believe it. And.

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Free Streaming Service Breaks Into Original Content

Business Wars Daily

02:22 min | 3 weeks 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

The 3:59

11:23 min | 2 months 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 | 2 months 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 | 2 months 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 | 2 months 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 | 2 months 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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HBO Max activations double to 17.2 million in fourth quarter

Techmeme Ride Home

03:08 min | 2 months ago

HBO Max activations double to 17.2 million in fourth quarter

"At and t. also reported earnings and we don't normally care about their quarterly numbers and actually don't care today what we do care about is they're streaming numbers. Hbo max went from being sort of a punchline sort of an also ran in the streaming worst to suddenly. All of their movies will be available to stream day of release at no extra cost. Maybe we need hbo. Max our lives after also did wonder woman nineteen eighty-four moves the needle for them. Early signs are pointing to. Yes apparently if you take. Hbo and hbo max subscribers and put them in one bucket. That number grew twenty percent year over year to forty one and a half million subscribers reaching number that. Hbo was hoping for two years ahead of their own forecast. Hbo max activation doubled to seventeen point two million since the end of q. Three quoting variety. The company said it invested about eight hundred million dollars in. Hbo max in the fourth quarter and more than two billion dollars for the year on the streaming service these subscriber gains in q four were undoubtedly boosted by warnermedia's in four to distribute. Hbo max on roku and amazon's fire tv on the q for call with analysts. At and t. ceo. John stinky said were media is aiming for a cue to launch of a price reduced ad supported version of. Hbo max but he didn't provide other details on the avio de product. The company plans to launch hbo. Max internationally this year. Starting with latin america in the second quarter stinky said. At and t. will host an investor event in the second. Half of q one to outline this and quote so again as i said before ad-supported. Hbo is not hbo. That's tv sorry. That's an obvious joke. But i did want to mention that little bit about the money spent invested in. Hbo max and also where the subscribers to hbo. Max are coming from because when disney plus adds a new subscriber it is completely new revenue with hbo. There's this weird situation where did eight and a half million people start paying fifteen dollars a month for. Hbo max out of the blue. What number of them were just people moving from. Hbo regular to hbo. Max like if five million people joined. Hbo max for the very first time. 'cause of wonder woman. And they're totally new subs and they stick around for a full year. Then yeah warner definitely made back the potentially one billion dollars in wonder woman nineteen eighty-four box office. They should have made if everything was normal. But if not then the math is not so good and also. That's only one movie. They have a slate of eighteen. More still coming this year. Remember that conversation. We had with peter kafka on a weekend bonus episode not to long ago. No one is sure at least not yet that the math actually works out on this whole streaming business. At least for anyone not named net flicks.

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HBO Max activations double to 17.2 million in fourth quarter

Techmeme Ride Home

01:42 min | 2 months ago

HBO Max activations double to 17.2 million in fourth quarter

"At and t. also reported earnings and we don't normally care about their quarterly numbers and actually don't care today what we do care about is they're streaming numbers. Hbo max went from being sort of a punchline sort of an also ran in the streaming worst to suddenly. All of their movies will be available to stream day of release at no extra cost. Maybe we need hbo. Max our lives after also did wonder woman nineteen eighty-four moves the needle for them. Early signs are pointing to. Yes apparently if you take. Hbo and hbo max subscribers and put them in one bucket. That number grew twenty percent year over year to forty one and a half million subscribers reaching number that. Hbo was hoping for two years ahead of their own forecast. Hbo max activation doubled to seventeen point two million since the end of q. Three quoting variety. The company said it invested about eight hundred million dollars in. Hbo max in the fourth quarter and more than two billion dollars for the year on the streaming service these subscriber gains in q four were undoubtedly boosted by warnermedia's in four to distribute. Hbo max on roku and amazon's fire tv on the q for call with analysts. At and t. ceo. John stinky said were media is aiming for a cue to launch of a price reduced ad supported version of. Hbo max but he didn't provide other details on the avio de product. The company plans to launch hbo. Max internationally this year. Starting with latin america in the second quarter stinky said. At and t. will host an investor event in the second. Half of q one to outline this and quote

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SolarWinds - The Gift That Keeps On Giving - DTNS 3943 - burst 04

Daily Tech News Show

33:27 min | 3 months ago

SolarWinds - The Gift That Keeps On Giving - DTNS 3943 - burst 04

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This is the daily tech news for friday january. Eighth twenty twenty. One in los angeles on tom. Merit and from studio redwood on sarah lane from studio colorado. I'm shannon morris drawn the top tech stories in cleveland. I'm lynn per nine. The show's producer. Roger j we were just talking about a cas product that makes you ice cream and ninety seconds whenever you wanted and why roger never cries wider conversation join our expanded show. Good day internet at patriotair dot com slash dpd s. Let's start with a few things you should know. Amazon has discontinued its prime pantry. Grocery and household item service products previously available in pantry will now be available like any other products on amazon. So it's not going away to gather but the service itself prime pantry launched in twenty fourteen offering reduced shipping on up to forty five pounds of household goods for a monthly fee. Amazon node vied prime pant pantry subscribers about the closure in december and then issued refunds the. Uk's competition and markets authority launched an investigation into google's privacy sandbox. That would block third party. Cookies in chrome regulator received complaints from the marketers for an open web coalition saying the plan would abuse google's dominant position in online advertising. So the investigations going to evaluate. If the privacy sandbox changes would concentrate advertising spending market share with google samsung launched the galaxy chromebook to a cheaper version of the galaxy chromebook at launched last year so instead of four k it has a ten eighty p lcd screen with less storage fewer cameras less ram. It's also heavier and thicker overall but it also now starts at five hundred forty nine dollars instead of one thousand dollars. That has a thirteen point. Three inch nineteen twenty by ten eight hundred sixteen nine. Lcd touchscreen with the dual core intel seller on five twenty five you upgradable to an intel core. I three ten ten eleven ten one. one zero. You eight gigs. Ram and one hundred twenty five gigs of storage for six hundred ninety nine dollars a shortage of semiconductors affecting automakers. Volkswagen said last month that they needed to adjust first-quarter manufacturing plans around the globe because of the shortage. Now honda says it will cut domestic output by about four thousand cars this month at one of its factories in japan nissan is adjusting production numbers for its note hatchback model and ford has moved up previously planned downtime at a kentucky plant for its sport utility vehicle factory to the jin chips all right. Well we're talking about cars. Let's talk about the the apple car. Yeah a lot of rumors as of late will really over the last few years. But but but the rumors had resurfaced recently and hyundais. Now talking to apple about kerr's so says the company hyundai representative told cnbc quotes. We understand that apple isn't discussion with a variety of global automakers including hyundai motor as the discussion is at its early stage. Nothing has been decided. Korean economic daily said that apple suggested the arrangements and hundred was reviewing the terms that involved e production and also battery development hyundai has had his own battery platform called e. g. m. p. going into production later this year. So might be saying what you're doing. Reuters sources say that apple would like to produce a passenger vehicle by twenty twenty four however might not be that date bloomberg's mark gurman reports in thomas e. v. from apple is five to seven years away and michio recently said he wouldn't be surprised if it takes until twenty twenty eight. Yes what's probably going on. Here is apple and i think this significant part has decided to start investigating how they would build. Whatever it is. They're going to build whether it's a whole car or an integrated platform and they're going to different manufacturers and parts suppliers and folks like magna including hyundai. And saying what are you got. How can you help us with this. And is a great company for this because they make parts they make systems. They make full cars. There's all kinds of services in the conday company that could play a part with apple so it may not be. That apple knows what they want from hyundai. It may just be that they're going and saying hey let's talk. You do a lot of the kinds of things that we think we're going to need. I'm pretty excited about this. I just got my first hyundai ever this year and my perception of this story was weight but hyundai currently uses android auto and a lot of their their cars. So i would love to see. How apple would integrate Hyundai's current technologies into something that is very useful for that apple ecosystem not just looking at e itself but also the The the systems inside of it the controls in how they would manage that four a driver and a passenger in the car. Yeah i mean. I think that's one of the big questions that i have is okay. Let's say let's say it's hyundai that that applet ended up working with with clearly not set in stone at least from what we know at this point. But let's say it's the companies for kicks. Let's imagine that that's what it is. Yeah it is. It is an apple car that hyundai produces a lot of parts for the way that works with lots of other companies to produce other hardware for apple. I mean that that's the loftiest kind of goal that we're looking at and maybe that would take till twenty twenty eight at you know if if apple was lucky. I think it probably has more to do with like you said shannon not that you know android auto wouldn't still be prevalent in a lot of passenger vehicles but maybe at some sort of it's a special relationship. It's it's a special kind of os inside a car that is supposed to you. Know i don't know move some merch because What apple is providing on the software side is is. Is that much more interesting. I really don't know if you look at that. Bloomberg article mark gurman sources are saying that Tesla people that apple has hired are working on things like interior exterior. Drive train stereo. Desist the kinds of things. You need when you're building a car not carting a software platform so then the question becomes is it the apple car period. Maybe hendaye makes it. Maybe somebody else makes it. And you know they'll figure out how to distribute it or is it the apple car by sunday and you go to hyundai dealership to buy it the way you went to an. At and t. store to an apple iphone but it's really apples car in cooperation with sunday. Are there multiple partners. I mean that's all the kind of stuff we're waiting to see but it really does feel like we have gotten to the point where this is no longer just yeah. They're working on project titan. They don't know what they're gonna do to. They have an idea. It's more than just software and they're working out the details. Maybe they don't even know that yet. Well i'm interested to see what happens but we also have some other news. Security among the systems impacted by the solar winds attack is the electron filing system. Used by the us federal courts at investigation is underway to determine if confidentiality of documents filed with the courts was breached and as a result starting wednesday confidential documents filed with the courts will be stored on standalone systems. Not uploaded big difference so these are documents sealed from public access because they contain sensitive information like investigative techniques identities of informants and a lot more other. Us federal agencies affected included the justice department the state treasury and energy departments as well solar winds has engaged. The krebs stay most security consulting group to help deal with this attack. That firm was formed by alex. Stamos the former chief security officer at yahoo and facebook and chris krebs the former director of the us cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency or sisa. So krebs was fired last month. By the president after finding no evidence of with voting systems in the twenty twenty election. Yeah stamos first of all brilliant for those two to team up and smart for solar winds to engage them for what they say is Helping with transparency with companies that are affected But this we we are not done finding out how bad this is. There are reports that there may have been other ways that this whoever is behind this intruded beyond just solar winds. They're finding evidence of that. They have not been able to root out the people that got into this vulnerability from all systems yet. They're still in there in a lot of cases. And you know this. This kind of confidential information is exactly the kind of thing you fear that someone would get intruding into a government system informants investigative techniques that you can now learn from to evade being prosecuted or caught yourself. That's that's crown jewel type stuff it's it's very interesting. In fact krebs spoke on record saying that it could potentially take years to figure out how deep the solar winds attack actually went and how many different kinds of infrastructure. You know brands and everything that it might have affected so this is not something. That's going to die anytime soon. I'm glad that they are reaching out. Craig's and stay most though because that i agree with you tom. It's excellent. excellent team roku made a few interesting announcements roku says. Npd data shows that the roku s was the top selling smarter operating system in the us and canada in two thousand twenty thirty one percent market share in canada. Thirty eight percent in the united states That's pushed the samsung's tizen number two. At least we don't actually know samsung's ties and was number. One in two thousand nineteen also announced a wireless soundbar reference design that uses wifi for its roku. Tv ready program remember. Last year roku announced the program which had a designed for wired. Sound bars. The program includes tcl. Pokemon on an element has just announced. They'll join as well with two point. Two point one ready sound bars roku tv ready to expand internationally later this year as well. But here's the big roku news roku has agreed to acquire exclusive global distribution rights to more than seventy five Shows documentaries some of which had not been released before qube shutdown. So there'll be some new stuff that nobody's ever seen after their exclusivity deal expires. That'll happen in a bit more than a year. Depending on the show roku will still have the rights to show the content just not exclusively until thousand twenty seven the content will have to be presented in original increments of ten minutes or less. The deal doesn't let them stitch it altogether. The content will be added to the more than forty thousand movies and tv shows already available. In the roku channel shows include from Be anyway punked. Murder house. Flip and dummy which stars anna kendrick. I never watched the new punk. I heard had its moments. The whole qube thing. It's really interesting to me because it was sort of like. It crashed and burned so quickly. And there's a lotta shot and friday around folks in the industry about it. And i think that's not because qube was doing things wrong. It was because the company had raised so much money time. Because you know. They had meg whitman. Jeffrey katzenberg who are you know. Heavy hitters and there was a little bit of like you are being to embassies and therefore you shall fail. The company did fail and the idea that some creators will have a new life on another platform shows. That just don't even saw but people still worked on. And maybe you're really good. I think this this makes a lotta sense and good for roku to get exclusivity for at least a few years so does roku have to wait at all in order to start showing this content or can happen immediately. I don't know when the start date. Whenever the deal is you know goes into effect. Then they'll immediately be able to to show it so you know within a month or so it would be my guess anyway but no they. They don't have once. The deal is actually in effect. They don't have to wait. What's going on here. is that the baby. Production companies own the rights to their own stuff but they have a two year exclusive for each one of their shows with qube and those two year exclusives are now being transferred to roku so roka will be able to have the exclusive for the remainder of whatever. The period was with quick. That's why it's more a year. Exclusively goes away then they still have the right to show it until twenty twenty seven but the production companies that made it can now start shopping at around to other places as well so the production companies do hold the content and remember this is just the content. Qube is still in a over. Its turnstile technology which is holding it up from selling its technology and i would expect once it resolves that lawsuit should resolve it in a way that they still hold their technology. They'll sell that to so this isn't the last you're going to hear could be selling off a part of it. I would imagine. Gotcha yeah that whole. The whole technology part of qube was again was an ambitious thing that was released at a very inopportune time in twenty twenty when everyone was like. We're just sitting at home like we don't need this like mobile phone technology. It's like cool that you can shifted around but you can't even cast thing. I mean the company did fix that pretty soon after allow about she was just. I mean it's just did. The timing couldn't be worse but that technology when you think of it in a variety of other form factors such as monitors that swivel talked about some of those yesterday. I don't know that qube or tiktok or snapchat or all of the stuff where we're like. Oh yeah that's the. That's the portrait view. Rather than landscape view. That works for certain apps is is is all that this is four. I think there's more to it So we'll see what happens and there's patents and things that are always valuable because you can use those to extract some concessions and money and stuff. So yeah expect that all to come join the conversation in our discord which you can join by linking to a patriotic. Can't get in there and talk about your favourite qube shows with all the other discord folks. Just lincoln to your patriotic out at patriotair dot com slash. Dpd s all right shannon. How do you clone a security key. Well i i will say please do not stop using your security keys because of this story i will explain it. Researchers from ninja lab published a paper on thursday showing how you could clone a google tightened security gate this is a two factor authentication key which is very similar to a you. Be key that you have to plug in or tap in order to access an account after putting in your username or your password credentials. Were both so in order to pull off the clone. You would need physical access to the key for about ten hours. Sometimes a minimum of ten hours just kind of depends on how good you are at this. About twelve thousand dollars worth of equipment physical equipment and custom software and some advanced skills in electrical engineering and cryptography as well. So you have to remove the chip and then take measurements of it at a being registered on each account that you went to attack the measurements observe electro magnetic radiation as the chip generates digital signatures that let the attacker slowly deduced the private key so measurements take about six hours per account. That's not including taking apart. The original tighten security key putting it back together. Then you need to seal the chip back into its case. You also need the targets password in order for this to work. So the reason it works is because of vulnerability in the security hardware chip residing within the google titan key and that is called an eighty seven hundred x by this company called. Xp if it's exploited in attacker could grab the elliptic curve cryptographic private key for the account and the same chip is actually found in other two factor. Authentication physical tokens as well like There's a ubiquity that it's found in but chances of attack or very very minimal given the scope of the attack so if you do all of this without the target ever noticing then they would never duplicated key but again given the scope given how much it costs and everything behind the scenes probably when it happened to normal user. The point of these security keys being the best way to use For two factor. Is that you can't even get at your private key right you. Nobody has to be able to get in there like the chip. Just doesn't make it available so the fact that they were able to get in there and get it is huge. You know the fact that they were able to do this is significant. But i mean if you're not a target of an advanced persistent threat. You don't need to worry about this. No one's going to go to the trouble to do this. And even if you're a target. I would guess shannon that most of them probably would be able to notice if someone took their key for ten hours or more you. You likely likely would especially since a lot of people with hardware tokens like google titan will stick them on a on their keychain for example like with their house keys or whatever wherever they keep all those personal physical devices that they don't want lost or stolen they keep them all on engaging so if somebody was to take one of these out of your purse out of your gym locker wherever it might be and remove it for like ten hour street minimum. You would likely know that this would have happened. the neat thing about these chips inside of these. Google tightened security keys. And any other cryptographic hardware tokens like these is that. Even the manufacturer doesn't know the private key so the fact that they were able to find vulnerability on these specific chipsets is really interesting. And i think that's the important bit of that. Is is even though the google titan like the end all be all of really excellent. Two factor authentication. There's always. The potential that vulnerabilities can be found. So i'm happy that this research came out. It's so fascinating and it's so interesting in this means that an x. p. and other security chipset manufacturers that sell these teeny tiny chips to google or whoever the company might be They can build on this. They can research and figure out what the next version of their chipset needs to entail in order to not be vulnerable to this again in the future. Yeah i mean this is really a good security story right. We finally figured out because there's always a way right. We finally figured out the way you get the private key out of a security key and guess what it's really hard takes a long time and now that we know it we can make it even harder and hopefully you know push that barrier out even further and even if somebody did have time to do this and you didn't notice i was reading the paper because i'm a huge nerd and they go as far as using fuming fuming nitric acid in order to get like melt the epoxy off of the original google titan. How are you going to put that back together. In order for somebody to not notice like there's a lot of intricacies with this attack in order for it to actually be pulled off so chances are very very slim that somebody would be able to pull off so again as i said at the very beginning. Don't stop using your google tightened security key if you have one keep using it because chances are you would never be attacked with this. Just just know if you haven't seen it in ten hours look together strange. This is going to be in a movie though. I'm calling that shot right now. We're gonna we're gonna see this movie. Where like i hope so. Somebody goes into surgery and they take his key and they go out and do all this and they slip it back in because ten hours later. He wakes up from anesthesia on something like that. I just hope they talked to the researchers so they actually show it off right. Yeah Sony tv and audio announcements Starting with details for its own tv lineup. Sticking with lead ravi x four k and k. Tv's will support four k at one hundred twenty hertz variable refresh rate vr as well as a l l m low latency mode and e arc. These are all things that are important. If you've got a ps five now you've got sony. Tv they can go. That sony also has an improved a chip that is going to improve the picture and sound positioning. So it aligns with what you see on the screen. Sony's master series. Tv's will come with a sensor that adjusts white balanced immense. Your ambiente color temp. You don't have to do anything they'll just do it. Also an aluminum heat shield. That will make for brighter. All the sets will support. Hdmi two point one. Another big one for ps five dolby vision hdr angle tv. Sony also announced. It's three hundred sixty reality audio platform if you're not familiar with three hundred sixty degree audio places instruments and vocals in a virtual sound field around your head but using just the one speaker so you can do this in an amazon echo or google. Home sony will start streaming video with three sixty audio later this year. Starting with concert from zara larsson on january eleventh. And somebody's gonna make speakers that support this. It'll be may supported by other speakers as well. But sony is going to put out the are five thousand and three thousand They've got that dark cloth. Surface that all these speakers seem to have these days with either bronze or silver accents. Work with google and amazon assistance and can connect to select sony abroad via. Tv's as well as supporting wi fi bluetooth. Spotify connect in google cast. The speakers do automated calibration to the room. They're in donut. The press a button for that. Either and we'll simulate three hundred sixty degree audio for stereo tracks as well. The five thousand cost five hundred pounds or five hundred ninety nine euros no. Us price yet on the three thousand two hundred eighty pounds. Three hundred fifty nine euros. This seems this. Seems like it's shaping up to be one of the trends. Is this the sort of three hundred sixty degree audio while you're listening to your black bank and it's just one speaker or potentially a couple of speakers ativan. Maybe yeah yeah already supported. Yeah there's less of kind of like What do i have to do. Five point one surround or at least get a couple of speakers and make them a stereo pair type thing. I really haven't heard this in. I don't know. I used to hang out at magnolia at best. Buy all the time. And just like geek out on stuff like this. of course. this technology wasn't around at the time. But it's really come on. Let's turn on some stuff and see the speakers. Do it works well. Then that's awesome my first reaction because i got rid of my kind of pants speakers some years ago because friend of mine needed them more than i did and i didn't have room in my apartment but i miss that i'm also an a. A permanent now that's smaller and kind of has a lot of weird angles and i find audio bounces off walls in wiz. That wouldn't if it was more of a square box broom So i'm not sure that i'm the perfect target market for this. You're the you're the one puts this through its paces and sees if it really works. Yeah if i could actually work as advertised again with some funny angles in a big old frame. Then i'm i'm really into this and i've always been. I don't have a sony. Tv currently sorry zony. But i was abroad. Bravi a person for years. Nears i think what the new bravi line is coming out with. Looks really nice. And i mean not totally in the market for a new tv. But i like the fact that i might get a new sony again paired up with a sony speaker. You got three six. Yeah already got all this stuff. It's going to be a messed anyway. You slice it. But i like. I like this to be sixty reality audio platform. What would you have set up in your house. I was straight up going to mention sonos because if if it doesn't have the connectability to be able to work with all of my other platforms that currently have invested in. Then chances are i wouldn't buy it. So i do have sono says in my house and i do have some issues connecting those with other speakers in the household to like like my google hub for example so the fact that this works with google and amazon assistant the speaker specifically The audio speakers. I think that's pretty cool. I like that. They are bringing that in and i am interested because i do live in a household. That has very high ceilings. How this would work in that kind of environment. So yeah. I'm very interested in the audio aspect. Well you might also be interested in what colour has come out. Oh yes the folks who make things like toilets and and sinks and lots of appliances however. Been a real. Cas mainstay for the last few years for some cool innovations and this year is no different. Even though we're not in vegas koehler has a new smart bathtub called the stillness bath. That lets you use an app or use your voice using google or amazon's assistance to fill up the water or perhaps set the mood by changing the color of the lights around the tab or even add some fog. You know you wanna kind of pretend like you're in the then present routines also turn on features in a certain orders if you wanna get kind of creative. that's cool. Yeah the certain amount of limitations with the base model and the base model is not cheap so temperature and depth control models alone will cost around eight thousand six hundred ninety eight dollars. That's right it's almost nine thousand dollar bathtub. If you want the experience tower that lets you activate fog and aromatherapy. That will run you just over ten thousand dollars. Both models are available in july. There are real things and if you want the version with lights and floor grades for overflow fifteen thousand nine hundred ninety eight dollars available. This october signed me off. I won't be buying those. Nope not even a little bit but we could have taken a bath at s in the new in the pre show roger was like. Why would you want fog. It's like this. Why does anyone want to be on. Yeah racist luxury suites in hotels for sure as well as apple's houses sure yeah something well. Yeah it's it's that like hey look at what my bath can do people go. Wow very fancy and then you know ten years from now will be like remember when we thought it was fancied to talk to your bathtub so that it would start filling up without touching it but Yeah it's it's somewhat silly because of the price. But i'm not really much of a bath person but they do look very nice all right. Let's check out the mail bag but ads do it. Nick wrote in with a pronunciation. Ramps own neck. You are not alone he says. Ac's rog is an initial list. Because it's our og like fbi or cia. People say ron yet. They're lower end gaming brand tough not initially them. It's an acronym like scuba or produce you f but pronounced off. It's like ace's can't make up their name minds. Then there's strict which is our subbrand strikes as a word it's a completely nonsensical made up word. But it's a word and you pronounce it as such nick as honestly as somebody. That buys a lot of hardware. Because i've rarely had a bad experience with them over the past twenty years. I am baffled by some branding decisions. The one the bugs me. The most is the strict subbrand. Sometimes acis makes the tricks products. The high end product in the product stock yet other times. It's a mid range product. Would it be too much to ask for consistency and product. Branding twenty twenty one. Yes apparently apparently we feel your pain. Nick i love the dichter's just like i just need to vent you guys. Let me let me let me get this up. Just we appreciate that. Yeah i mean i. i'm with you nick. Everyday is a fresh new hell when it comes to reading out some model numbers but what is not is shouting out our patrons at our master and grandmaster levels. Today they include christmas merton james and digression daniels and of course landon peralta back and illustrating the show. What have you drawn for us today. Len well you know. I'm really excited. Say that we've have the first image of the ample car the car. Which i'm that's what i'm calling it. I'm sure they're gonna take my advice. Coming around twenty twenty seven ish or so maybe You know you may. If you're a fan of richard scary busy world a you may be very familiar with the look of of the apple. Ii car I think it'll be a big hit with with fans of people who have kids So check it out. this is called meet. I car And this is available right now. My patriot on which by the way has to new levels. If lets me be your Let me be your teacher. Your mentor with your artwork. I can give you some help that way. And patriots dot com forward slash. Len plus i also just launched a new product called flip face max which is over at lend store dot com. And i i want to show you what that looks like. I did something special. for For our friend shannon for snubs. This is a this is what the flipping flipped. Face masks. looks like This is It's a little bit higher Higher end than the normal flip sister used to But those are on the front page story on pro dot com. But this is for you shannon. If people wanna see that because most people are just listening to this what should they do. Go to well right now. It's going to be on twitter instagram later. But just go to lend dot com. You'll see all the ones i've done over the past couple of weeks and including including shannon's so it's really lovely. Let it's yeah. That's adorable shannon morris First show of twenty twenty one certainly not the last. I know you're a busy lady at. Where can people keep up with your work. Oh my gosh. I have been busy. Youtube dot com slash shannon morse. Just like name. I just did at tech predictions video and it was so cool. I got like eighteen up and coming tech youtubers to their twenty twenty one tech predictions for the year. And there's some names in there that you that you definitely know. Aunt pruitt Miriam take rene ritchie. So i had a whole bunch of people joining and kinda give me their thoughts and It was very very optimistic. And i was really happy to see that. So if you want to see that video and the rest of mine check out my youtube channel. Hey folks if you need. Just the headlines. It's okay to skip eighteen s. Know you get busy. Check out our related show daily tech headlines all the essential tech news in about five minutes daily tech headlines dot com. We're live on this show. Monday through friday at four thirty. Pm eastern twenty one. Thirty e. c. And you can find out more at daily tech news show dot com slash lives. We back monday with chris. Ashley have a gray weekend. 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Roku is buying Quibi's TV shows and documentaries

The HT Guys

01:14 min | 3 months ago

Roku is buying Quibi's TV shows and documentaries

"Into the saturated streaming market may prove to be more risky than lucrative as industry giants. Such as netflix are pouring big money into producing more content. And i didn't understand this. Y roku would do this. A there wasn't really anything in quincy that was That great unless they're gonna get it at fire sale prices. That's only possibility but even at fire sale prices roku isn't a phone platform. Nobody uses roku on their phones. So why would the continent was yeah. It's all gone right right. Yeah yeah it. The whole thing doesn't make any sense at all if rocca really wants to get in and start taking on the big streaming players that are like their bread and butter. That seems a little bit risky. I agree with the risk here. But this is certainly not the content. Roka's kinda wanna go after for that. So i the this to me feels like it's more rumor that it is truth or maybe roku avocado a couple of bucks. We'll pick it up and see what we can do with it This sounds too odd to to be like real. I'm gonna help is you are a roku user so you will let us know all said a bunch of vertical content shows upon the roku.

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Discovery Plus is available on Roku and Fire TV at launch - The Verge

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02:15 min | 3 months ago

Discovery Plus is available on Roku and Fire TV at launch - The Verge

"Fire TV and others. Discovery CEO David Laz Love telling CNBC eventually. The service will be on all platforms and it is a big day for us Discovery. Plus, we launch here in the U. S. We've already launched in Europe are not one goal was to be available on every platform in America. And we did a deal with Roco. We've done a deal with Amazon. We're gonna deal with Samsung and people wake up today. Our launch day with discovery Plus doing what you love and anywhere they go on any platform. They can. They can buy Discovery plus 6, 99 and no commercials or 4. 99 would like commercial. So a number one objective was to be available Number two, which is really important. Is the last five years we've been acquiring I P with the guy with the guise of we need to be differentiated. There's 678 players that are trying to do scripted seriousness scripted moments. Netflix and Disney are global, and I've already gotten big scale and there's another big group that's fighting in that space. We're one of one we're way are in the non fiction, real life entertainment space. And people spend about 45% of the time watching scripted series of scripted movies in the last 20 years, but they spend 50 or 55% of their time watching our stuff. That's why we waded over 1000 hours of originals. We picked up history and a any and lifetime content with Oprah and Chip and Joe and we've put it all together, and we believed Dead. They will let the rest of that group fight outstripped its seriousness scripted movies, But we have a great lane in the U. S. And around the world and that lane is that where we have great content that people love. 90 day fiance tripping Joanna games Oprah Winfrey and that we're completely differentiated. And when you come to us, we have basically everything in our category. And people are starting to see that today and Verizon store on the news coming hours after Discovery plus announced a multiyear deal with Vodafone that will make the stream are available to subscribers in the UK there and 11. European territories. And if you're like me outside of the

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"roku" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

02:31 min | 3 months ago

"roku" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

"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 that's for today's tech news briefing. You can find more stories on our website wsj.com and if you like our show please do review in your app store. It really does help. I'm llewellyn for the wall street. Journal things for listening..

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"roku" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

04:56 min | 3 months 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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Why Roku Wants Quibi's Content Catalog

WSJ Tech News Briefing

04:56 min | 3 months ago

Why Roku Wants Quibi's Content Catalog

"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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'Wonder Woman 1984' debuts with pandemic-best $16.7M

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 4 months ago

'Wonder Woman 1984' debuts with pandemic-best $16.7M

"A much anticipated movie as being in the field at the box office as expected Wonder Woman has flown to financial heights at least as far as the pandemic era is concerned the Patty Jenkins movie took in sixteen point seven million dollars during the Christmas weekend the best numbers of any movie released during the pandemic error of course that is only a fraction of what the movie starring gal Gadot and Chris pine would have made with the typical release but nothing has been typical about twenty twenty one the woman was also released on the H. B. O. Max but one of brothers did not release exact streaming number so we don't know how it did there however some would be viewers reported problems picking up the stream especially those using roku to watch it I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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How streaming services and COVID-19 upended Hollywood

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15:50 min | 4 months ago

How streaming services and COVID-19 upended Hollywood

"Coronavirus is up ended. A lot of things about our lives but few industries has seen as drastic a change as the entertainment business with the ride streaming services and social begging the question. What happens the movie theaters a broader. Chang this is your daily charge joining us way to this. Transformation is our media expert johnson. Welcome john so let's start with a recap of the year. We saw the launch the number of streaming services peacock. Hbo max and then of course stalwarts like netflix. Continue to dominate. Pop culture with shows like tiger king in queen's gambit. How did the so-called street war shakeout in twenty twenty. We saw breakaway successes and truly epic failures over the course of the last year among all the new services that launched in the last fourteen months or so nothing compares to disney plus the subscribers that a service brings in that's the currency of success for streaming services. And no matter how you look at it. Disney plus blew away all other new competitors completely out of the water disney hoped to have between sixty million and ninety million subscribers within five years and it nearly hit the top of that. Its most obstacle optimistic expectation at nearly beat that within one year not five. It's at eighty six point eight million subscribers at the end of its first year and then on the flip side you had these failures quickly. Which entered twenty twenty swinging it was booking super bowl commercials. It was making it rain. All over hollywood paying stars tons of money to make these short form Cereal movies and chapters and Daily essentials and other things that if you could see me i'm making all these little air quotes but it totally flopped and it announced that it was completely shutting down just seven months after launching. So we've seen some really legendary story play out in the streaming world this year definitely and in between though we had a couple of those services. Hbo max peacock which all launched as well and lose a little bit quieter for them up until the end of the hbo. Max how did those two services fair out when they were they launched didn't do as well as disney plus but nothing has done is walls just pause. You really. nothing else compares to what they've been doing you know if if disney plus had it had the insane year that it did their launches would look you know pretty good all right. Hbo max is at you know. I have to check the numbers. But it's at i think. Eight point six million accounts and peacock has more than that because he got chasm free tier. Hbo max you have to pay fifteen dollars a month to access it or b a each b. o. l. subscriber That has a deal with. Hbo backs in order to get it. But the point is you know. They're doing fine sean. It's compared to a truly extraordinary. Unexpected success like disney plus that. It looks like they're really doing poorly and to be fair to you know. Hbo max with its high price. Point the fact that the fact that it was kind of a Confusing proposition two people and The fact that it wasn't on roku or fire tv the two most popular devices for months that also crimped it in particular its appeal. you know. They're like thirty some million people that can have. Hbo max basically for free because they are. They're already paying for hbo and of those were at or still at below ten million accounts. Right we are back so it's definitely struggled in some senses yet. It will disney plus held by a number of big cultural milestones the hamilton earlier this year. Of course mandalorian is back more baby love even new law which at that dollar premium charged pretty well. Hbo max is poised to have its potential big moment tomorrow with the release of what am nine hundred eighty four. I'm curious what you think. The impact is there and as we sort of look for. You know how that's going to help set the way movies are released. Well it cer- certainly gonna superchargers interest in hbo coupled with the fact that it max not only is releasing wonder woman On christmas day the same day that it's available to see in theaters on those that are open It's also making it. Its entire slate. The warner brothers. Entire slate of movies for the entirety of next year are going to be released the same way where there. It's available to stream on. Hbo max the same day. It's in theaters for a period of one month. So people have one month to to sign up for talks log into it if you already have. It watched like some of the you know wonder woman. Nineteen eighty-four dude matrix. Four tons of like huge movies and smaller ones that are also heading to spin. It looks like that's ever happened before people are really excited about it. It's gonna supercharge interest in the streaming service. But it also means that you know. It's kind of a crossing of the rubicon For decades theaters have had a seventy at least seventy five days where they get exclusive access to new movies and of course during the pandemic with these widespread theater closures senate as being closed a lot of companies have tried to figure out. How can you can't have a seventy five day window or something is only in theaters. When there aren't any theatres open and the ones that are people. Don't feel safe going to so we've seen a lot of experimentation about. What do we do in this situation. But this move by warner brothers. Hbo max are. They're making so many of these really big budget movies available. What's known as day and date or it's available for home video streaming the same day that it's in theaters. That's that's a point of no return like things are never. They might not look exactly like that once. The coronavirus and the pandemic are in our rear view window. But it's never going to be theaters and the transit. Never going to be exactly the same again. So the reaction will imagine for folks out there who are locked down this is. This is good news but not everyone has created this with open arms. Right number of directors filmmakers actors have been up in arms. Or who's been sort of speaking out against this. Practice will certainly christopher nolan. Who is a longtime warner brothers director. He's bamed all of his big films with warner brothers and most recently His tenant was released by warner brothers and not partly led to this decision. That warner brothers needed to figure out something other than purely theatrical premieres for films tenant was released it did tentative fine overseas it did reasonably well but in the us tanks. Like i he nolan is is a faint is fame Famously defensive of the theatrical experience. He's one of those ought autour filmmakers who treasures that big dark room and the hush crowd gasping all the same time like. That's that's is cocaine or whatever and he didn't want to give that up and they didn't make him and they released tenet where it had an exclusive period in theaters and it s than sixty million dollars at the box office. That you know. It's standard for one of his movies to make one hundred million plus in the us at the box office so the fact that they saw that it's just not tenable Just not tenable to have this sort of theatrical this preciousness around theatrical release at least during the pandemic they went a different route they. There's is the most extreme that any studio has announced so far a lot of other studios are trying to be a little more compromising and their decision was made largely without consultation with filmmakers. Which you know. It's one thing to up end. These long held norms. Some of which a lot of filmmakers really treasure like christopher nolan really treasures this theatrical the experience and protecting it but it's not always it's it's the medium not the message sometimes in the fact that they sort of dropped this bomb on these people without with wonder woman. There's a lot of consultation with those filmmakers but the entire slate like they couldn't reach out because people talk in hollywood if they reached out to some people get all over town so they basically maybe with a little bit of notice tried to get it out to some people but essentially shut. Drop this bomb on the filmmaker community and that in addition to the fact that it was such a dramatic change from what's baked into contracts and what people expected is it led to a really huge backlash and we're going to see if they're going to get sued or get sued. You might have to walk back many things. They might have to take something that were on the two thousand twenty one slate off the twenty twenty one slates and they don't fall under this so called hybrid strategy. That's something we're going to play out next year. Well curious if this is a a one off thing or is this this pandemic related that twenty one is like twenty twenty a bit of a lost year as be struggled to kind of get back enormously but once you get past it go back to normal. You mentioned the crossing the rubicon. How do you think things the changes that were saying. Now my kind of play out the long term or will there be more of a hybrid approach like what one of the things look like once we get to some semblance of normalcy again. It's never going back to the way. It was like the way the seventy five day ninety day window. That theaters get new movies. That's not coming back even after the pandemic because i think consumers for a really long time have wanted more options. Especially i mean. Young consumers don't understand even older consumers. Don't understand why you have to wait that long to choose where you get to watch your movie you know. Like the seventy five and ninety day window and theater followed by the dvd followed by online vod online rentals followed by a pay one window followed by a pay to win. Like there's going it's going to change but we can say for sure. Theaters are not going to be able to count on that sort of cushion. Seventy five day to ninety day window getting all new movies. They can't count on that because too many of these studios are owned by media companies that are also launching streaming services. I'm really want them to succeed. It's not just warner brothers on by. At and t. and also owns hbo. Max that is playing and experimenting with these new formats like you mentioned milan. That's disney disney decided disney of all studios. They build their franchises on theatrical release. That means a lots of them. But they're still even toying with things like you said they released hamilton which is supposed to be a big screen movie. Next year they released it more than a year in advance and put a totally free on disney plus for their big budget stuff. They're putting it on disney plus with this. What's not calling premier access which is basically when you pay a thirty dollar extra fee and you get movies like milan that you can stream day and date same day as in theaters next year. They're going to do that with riot. Dragon but even with dizzy. They've said they haven't defined what they're gonna do with marvel movies. It looks like they're gonna give marvel movies. Which are you know. Some of their biggest blockbusters that they still have on the slate coming up. They're going to give them some time in the theaters because they know how important that is to building a franchise having that sort of mythic proportion in a theater is really important to a marvel movie whether or not black widow comes to streaming a lot earlier than it would have before in previous you know. In the olden days. A year ago it would've taken about six months to nine months for any theatrical disney movie to make the disney plus. Maybe that'll shrink. What we do know is that theaters are not going to be able to count on a seventy five day. Window consumers are going to have a lot more options about win and where they get to watch new movies and the theatrical spirits is going to have to change you know without having that really special treatment that kid gloves treatment of getting seventy five day window. You're going to see theaters having to adapt offering more food upgrading. The experience of going there They're gonna have to experiment with a lot of different payment models even maybe The point is movie. Theaters haven't really had to adapt or innovate for decades. Because i've had this protected window and that protected window is going to change. But it's never coming back the way it was and the theater. Experience is going to change too so that change is thrust upon them and they're forced to adapt. Do you think theaters are doomed to failure are they are they they are they screwed ultimately. Because i frankly i missed the theater experience but i can't see myself going back for while and so we'll we'll theater survive long enough to be able to adapt and change. Yeah the are going to survive like they just won't be as many and they won't look the same as they did. Which you know a natural thing movies have been around cinemas have been around for a really long time. It's one of. Its basically the first mass mass visual audio visual media You don't have theaters like the depression-era people's palaces anymore. we don't go to theaters. That look like someplace that would have a metropolitan opera in. That's what happened in the twenties thirties. We don't have that anymore because things change television happened. So that's going to be another change but what you're gonna see the the gigantic megaplexes. Amc's the cinemark probably going to get smaller because they can't if you don't have that exclusive access to something that people can choose whether or not they're watching it on that big screen or watching on their home screen where people are going to be able to. They're going to choose to watch it on their home screen and so you don't just need as many movie screens in america anymore. So we're going to see theaters close. We might see some chains completely. Go out of business. The thing that will be interesting to see is how smaller chains mom-and-pop theaters you know the local art house theater. The smaller chains like alamo draft house. We're already seeing that. Those are those are the theaters in cinemas that are more likely to adopt because they don't have a sort of mcdonald's mass market Happy meal mentality. they're catering to a local community. They're more likely to know the sort of things that would bring people into their theater if it's more than just movies it's easier for them to pivot in. Adopting alamo draft house was one of the first chains so to speak. That offered this rent a whole theater option. Which has become more popular during the pandemic instead of having to spend three hundred to a thousand two more dollars to rent entire theater. It's like look we can't can barely show this to people because of restrictions. Why don't you rent the theater for a hundred bucks and you can bring fifteen of your closest friends and you can all like sit apart from each other and you can be pretty confident that we're going to be sanitizing it because we don't or trying to stuff seats because we have to stuff seats. They were the first ones to innovate in that sense. And we start to adopt adapt that model so no like theaters. Theaters aren't going to die. They're just gonna look a lot different in the future

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Roku and WarnerMedia reached an agreement for the distribution of the HBO Max on the Roku platform

Daily Tech News Show

00:21 sec | 4 months ago

Roku and WarnerMedia reached an agreement for the distribution of the HBO Max on the Roku platform

"Agreed to pay a sixty five million dollars civil penalty without admitting or denying the charges. Balkam out that. It's working with google to provide support for its chipsets for three years of major os updates and for years of security updates. Starting with the flagship snapdragon eight hundred eighty eight assoc- this support will extend even low and chipsets. These updates will be provided to

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HBO Max and Roku bury the hatchet: Roku users can add the service December 17

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00:34 sec | 4 months ago

HBO Max and Roku bury the hatchet: Roku users can add the service December 17

"Hbo max is finally coming to roku roku is one of the last major platforms to get the popular streaming service but as of today it's users can download and start watching. Hbo max. It took months of negotiations to make this happen though axios reports roku and. at and t. which owns hbo. Max have been in touch almost daily to finalize the agreement and some analysts. Say they struck the deal at just the right time on christmas day. The highly anticipated film. Wonder woman nineteen eighty-four screaming on. Hbo max the same day. It hits theaters in fact starting in two thousand twenty. One warner brothers is releasing all of its new releases that same way.

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Roku Reaches Agreement with Warner Media

WSJ Tech News Briefing

01:12 min | 4 months ago

Roku Reaches Agreement with Warner Media

"After an eight month. Standoff roku says it's reached a deal with warner media to carry the hbo max streaming service. The two companies have been at loggerheads over the financial terms for roku to carry the service. Here's a reporter patient tagging with more. It's huge for hbo. Max since they launched the service in may they've been gaining subscribers pretty slowly and and some would say struggling to catch up with the netflix and disney plus the big names that they want to compete with the streaming world and hbo. Max really raised the stakes just in the past few weeks. They announced that they would release. Wonder woman nineteen eighty-four on christmas day on the atrium master simultaneous with its release in theaters. Then they announced they would do the same for all of their films coming out next year. That's an unprecedented move. In the way major studios released movies and it really put a lot more pressure on roku to get a deal. Done workers at an amazon warehouse in alabama. I got the go-ahead to proceed with a unionization vote. It will be the first such election for an amazon facility. Since twenty fourteen and at the test of the potential for additional labor organizing the nation's second largest employer amazon workers have never previously formed or joined a union in the. Us

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HBO Max finally coming to Roku as "Wonder Woman 1984," "Dune," and more prepare to stream

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00:32 sec | 4 months ago

HBO Max finally coming to Roku as "Wonder Woman 1984," "Dune," and more prepare to stream

"Service just in time for Wonder Woman 1984 to drop. Think about finally having everything you always watching HBO Max just struck a deal to stream on Roca device is broken is the most popular streaming platform in the U. S with access to over 100 million users, and until now HBO, Max and Roque, who couldn't agree on terms that meant since its launch in May. B O max. Subscribers tied into the local ecosystem had to figure out a work around this string, something that would hurt HBO Max Is it plans to debut All Warner Brothers movies next year, HBO Max is available on Roco Thursday. Jason Nathan's An ABC

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"roku" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

05:18 min | 7 months 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 | 7 months 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 | 9 months 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

03:13 min | 11 months 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 Information's 411

The Information's 411

02:48 min | 1 year ago

"roku" Discussed on The Information's 411

"By law of averages fail for sure and I think we should also be conscious of and I called Up Vision Fund Company executive today kind of just talking about some of my reporting and some of these guys are quite defensive. A Vision Fund or at least will point out that that look like you know the. They're getting an undue amount of attention compared to other funds which have flameouts because they were the most loud. Yeah southwest allowed us of most and the most extreme about we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA BE. We're the king-maker we are going to be the biggest fund by far and we`re. GonNa we're gonNA tell you about it and they also have to be the most transparent because they report to a public company. So that's certainly drives. You know like I think some of our kind of the backdrop of some of the reporting but I do think they just haven't helped themselves. I think between the internal culture some of their bats hitches really easy to kind of at least as stand right now three years into the fund to say that this is experiment is not looking good. Yeah and the one last thing will be interesting to watch is how easily they'll be able to continue to raise new funds. I know it's been difficult. Incredibly difficult for them. The most recent fund. That's that's the other thing to watch going forward is. That was the other news that really was confirmed this week by Softbank which said that. They aren't going. They had come out last July. Said you guys Vision Fund to is coming. It's GonNa you thought this vision fund one was great one hundred billion dollars one hundred eight billion dollars. Sure I don't know how they got to the extra but they announced a bunch of Ammo you commitments from apple and Microsoft but the names our missing were the largest outside investors from the First Vision Fund which were the essentially the money behind the kingdoms of Saudi Arabia. The United Arab. Yeah and it's not like those guys are short on cash on cash but there I think looking at the state of play at the First Vision Fund saying we don't know if this is the best play jazz like our oil money say let's let's redirect that money towards building Jurassic Park in the Middle East or whatever. It is doing that too but that seems like it's off track I will. It's definitely off track. And that's not to say that. They can't close funding in the future. Or at least if show progress you know. It's not like there's not a lot of late stage private tech money sloshing around the world but this is like the thick broader context here is like we're in a bull market. This should be a great time to investigate private UNICORNS and their Shafiq is kind of stepping over themselves. Not The last. We've heard in the story so stay stay tuned. Yes yes. All right cordoning..

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"roku" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

08:46 min | 1 year ago

"roku" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Single not a company that you and I write that much about but secretly hugely important in the stream and world is Roku and the story that we were working on an unpublished earlier. This week looks at you. Know a sort of surprising elements of the business. Which is their relationship with media companies. And they're trying to kind of flex their muscles as our as our graphic illustrated In in terms of trying to get better terms with the media companies. I mean maybe just starting off here like generally how do you think Media Companies View? Roku like what is there you know what is there? How do they view their relationship with this kind of Funky company my impression just from talking to people about the story? I think everyone was kind of caught off guard about how aggressive wrote who has become in its distribution negotiations Because I don't think they saw them they. I don't think the entertainment companies have viewed Roku or negotiation with Roku at the same level as negotiating with a charter or comcast. And so. I think that they were really caught off guard when Roku which I mean as we point out in the story. It's it's easy. You can't access an APP. The Roku there many other ways to see dot com town. It's not that hard to get another device right to watch something on TV. So I think everyone was just really caught off guard because they the entertainment company's perspective. They don't have that much. Say Right right so I guess we should probably give more context on the story here. So what we wrote about was the talks that Roku has had with media companies renewing their agreements to carry their APPs on Roku devices so basically if you WANNA watch an NBC APP a Fox App a think of any major network That has their AP on Roku you need essentially a deal to to have rookie Karrie that APP and as these deals have come up for Renewal. Roku was asked for better and better terms for better Bertram for Roku which has as we sort of reported out increasingly centered on advertising right. They want more access to Roku inventory. Rookie wants more access to media. Companies inventories that they can build up their ads business from like the media companies perspective. I mean why is that such a problem for them? I think that it's I think they understand that. They'RE GONNA have to share some of the ad inventory but I think it's almost the tactics that they've taken Not just what the ask is. As our story indicated I've we spoke to entertain an entertainment company? Who and they have. This happened to them twice. Crew signs deal with them a one year deal and within a couple of weeks that deal being signed. Roku came back with a notice of termination of that deal to try to renegotiate. Everything and I heard similar stories from other entertainment companies like these are pretty aggressive tactics And I think also in the Fox situation there was you know rarer roku dropped Fox's APPs right before the super bowl the super bowl is the biggest live television event of the year and I think a lot of people were actually shocked. That happens. Yeah I should make a quick clarification. They threatened to. They never actually dropped the apps they they managed to renew the deal before the APPS ever fully disappeared from the platform. But it was you know it was aggressive and they send emails out to all of their all of their customers and it was like a real replay to the to what goes on in the cable world. Which you've reported on I for a couple of years and no really well about which is you know. One day you'll be a happy charter customer. And then the next day you'll get a note saying CBS hates you They don't you're not GONNA GET CBS ANYMORE. Because they're a bunch of jerks go go complain to CBS. There was kind of a weird like a bizarro aspect of this dispute right because Roku was also saying to its customers. Hey Yeah you fox is being a jerk but if you WANNA watch it somewhere else you can go watch it. Go get another right there ways to do it off trial or youtube or whatever. Yeah Yeah Right. And so that gets to the other kind of funny aspect of the story which is Roku was trying out these hardball cable carrier tactics. But they don't really have the leverage because they don't unlike a charter or any of these. Don't have a monopoly. There are so many other ways to get these channels and so you kind of question. How effective these things are going to be right. Yeah you know. It's a really interesting question. I mean I. I had a good conversation with someone who was saying. They felt like it wasn't so much that roker was trying to be like a really tough negotiators. I mean as much as they're testing. The waters right ad-supported APPS are like all of a sudden becoming huge stake right. You have peacock. Nbc's going to be launching. Its peacock service you have Viacom Buying Pluto and you have these other APPS that are out there. So and as more people cancel better capable subscriptions more contents negotations kinds of ups. So there's this question of Roku saying how can I get away with and you know we've written about this but you know the the first company to be aggressive like this was Amazon right with Amazon Channel And they have a huge amount of leverage. I would actually argue that with the channels thing. Amazon is probably a better position because there are lots of APPs that their entire subscriber base comes from people or huge amount of it comes from people who are Amazon prime customers and then use like Amazon to add on like an. Hbo Package or something like that. So absolutely absolutely I mean we saw that with. Hbo's APPs How much their usage came up just from being on Amazon. Yeah no it's definitely a different thing but I do think that row kind of saw that was like I wonder as we know like Roku has gotten into new businesses like they have the roku channel like they have they're not just a distributor of APPs anymore. They're doing you know more of their own stuff. And so they feel like they might leverage right right and they also have a business need to do it right like their business is predominantly coming from selling ads or like bats segment of of their income revenue. So they need to test the raptors tested the fences or whatever to figure out. How much more can we make out of this? Because we have shareholders too. You know it's satisfy. We have a bottom line. We need to hit and this is one way to do. It is to continue to try to get a better a better deal so one thing that I thought was kind of interesting and our story was like seeing the reaction from media companies. Because in one sense you know. I think some of the people. We talked to relax roku audiences. All that SM- is not that big overall. There's lots of different players out there. But they did. I'll renew the deals. I mean none of these guys wanted to be dropped from. Roku like really would have been cool about it in the end right. I mean there is. There is some leverage right. No absolutely I mean as someone noted in our story. You know if you're a newer APP it's hard to get eyeballs if you're not on Roco I mean it's it's possible the market leader. They have like you know a forty percent or so. Yeah you know and again like these. Apps are becoming increasingly important for these companies because you know that people cutting the court and so I guess the next steps will be interesting for us to watch is how how do these types of negotiations proceed and one of the things that didn't make it into the story where I was talking to someone at want to name the name of the company but You know they sort of had thought like oh if we ever got to a point where Roku decided to go nuclear and completely drop our APP. Maybe we should just send fire sticks or apple. Tv's out to people and yeah that's a. That's a hit economically to to pay twenty bucks or something that's on all those things out but that might be the game that we will have to play in order to ensure that they don't have us under their thumb. I mean. Do you think stuff like that's going to become more commonplace down the line that I definitely do. I mean I don't know who's GonNa be like either that or like Roku is GonNa like just give everyone sending everyone else I mean. The converse is Roku sons. Everyone a link to they for that APP to like this sling seven-day trial right. Both sides complain that Game But I. I do think you could definitely see more of these kinds of disputes. Yeah for sure. That's why this is the most fun to be writing about all right to go Let's let's have you back here to talk. More about Roku. Sounds good.

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"roku" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast

AppleInsider Podcast

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast

"And so. They handed that box off to a small company that was in the business of audio streaming. Your chair squeaking like crazy. Sorry. It's impossible. I see what you're going with this. They handed that box. They headed that box off to a very small company whose business at that time was entirely around streaming audio. Called roku. And so Roku got into the streaming box business solely because net flicks handed them design and everything they needed to go. Can we just end the first the very Roku box was a Netflix spock's? Yes handed. The sale involved. I didn't say whether or not there was money into changing hands or how exactly that works. But but basically the prototype box and the box that was released identical. Except that the original prototype box has a red label on the front and the released box has a purple label that says Roku on it. Same plastics tooling and everything secure with the net. Flicks kept any interest in this afterwards is tops outing. I'm. Not sure haven't looked. But the. What interestingly about Netflix after that? They still kept it up to date for a long time. But the way that Netflix test their stuff is on PlayStation primarily. When they want introduce a new interface. They do it on a on a PlayStation kinda thing and all those people get the new interface, and then everyone else gets the stable one..

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"roku" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:44 min | 2 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 Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

02:30 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

"I experience and eventually it'll become more prominent might even end up as the home screen Sunday so that that's there will an idea believe there will be consolidation. And so a lot of companies that are making their own apps today, we'll realize an are starting to realize it, you know, really, we should were not. Our expertise is not being a direct to consumer service. We have great content, but we don't have the skills and we don't sell ads. We don't have the skills to machine learning and data to do recommendations, and there's a lot of things we don't do billing. There's a lot of pieces that yet, but they're all saying they want to learn that now really quickly right for for a long time, they were content not to do it now they're all spending billions of dollars trying to figure out how to do it. The big guys. There's a lot of companies. I think that are you might think of big, but that are actually mid tier that will end up saying, you know, it's a lot easier for us to get distribution by doing deals with the scale distribution part. We'll go deal, do the Roku and let them handle all that stuff essentially becoming cable company. Right? You were going to become a pipe in, they're going to go through you, whereas some value we're conscious from Houston company. Yeah. And so and I think I think that that will happen is content will we'll get distributed on these large-scale content distribution companies, which Roku is the leader? Other big ones would be Amazon, you know, maybe Netflix, Netflix, but little bit Netflix specific, and maybe some of these virtual MVP dis will will end up being Disney Disney Disney yet. So you know, so anyway. So for us, there's this goal of building a content, what we call content. I you, I where people can publish their continent Roku and it will get as we'll get so little bit merchandise or build, and that'll all automatic. And so we will be one of those consolidation points as content starts to consolidate your both going to be. A distributor of other people's stuff or you, you're going to distribute the Netflix and YouTube in eighteen Time Warner's of the world, and you're building up your own sort of channel that you think is going to become one of those dominant. That's right hubs as well. That's right. Because on Roku is we, we on the home screen we have. We just have an intrinsic advantage and we believe on Roku platforms will be the easiest best way to get that sort of content. Now, there's always going to be exclusive content in channels like Netflix, and you're always going to want to run the flex. And so of course we'll make those availables well, there's gonna be tons and tons of content that's not necessarily exclusive that we will make direct when when I turned on my branding TV, which I love talking about an input on Netflix that said, hey, you've got a four k. TV it looks like, do you wanna? Do you wanna pay me an extra four bucks a month? I think it was to get four k content. And I said, curious to see what happens said, okay, hit a button. It's great. Now you have it. Do you participate in that exchange at all? Are you? Are you getting any money out of that deal? We've digital for our general..

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"roku" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

"Content distribution. And and I was reading this report recently of a company that was going public and I was reading their Russia deck and and they said, yeah, we have a service business. You should think of as like Roku and I thought, wow, that must we must have been successful in convincing people. We have a service business. That's great. You need some equivalent of of the Netflix and chill. Will if you really want us to break through, I think that's probably added a couple of billion dollars to read Hastings market cap. Yeah, you could probably the reason they're successful. You have a longstanding relationship, Netflix? Yes, I've known Netflix time. I used to work there for a while. Used to work there initially. When you guys started the company, you were kind of net flex adjacent company, right? Or you really the initial story was we tell the story, it was an. Yeah, so rookie was started in two thousand and two, and we built streaming media products. We had in radios. We had high-definition media players had this little sign inch, which we actually spun out into a separate company called bright sign that's now very successful. And then you know, in the early years, I also would go talk to Netflix and and wha- what had you done at a Netflix when you worked in envelopes? So I hadn't worked in that. I was just saying I started Roku and then I would. We had some original products that that were fairly successful, but then we also would I would go to Netflix and I would say, you know, hey, you should. This is before they streaming players. And I was like, we should work together on a streaming. And they said, yeah, we should do that. No, it shouldn't do that. So they went back and forth and we never really got to an agreement and then they were look. Then they started doing a search for a VP of internet TV, and I thought, well, you know, you're not going to do Roku. Maybe I should just see if I could do that for them and run Roku. And so actually I cut a deal or made a deal with retailers things to CEO where I would go work at Netflix and run rookie. Running your own company. Yeah. And it had a fulltime job influence. Yeah, and it was. He was, you know, he's he was. I was great that he would let me do that. And so I built out there streaming player group started their licensing group that did you know the original deals with XBox. And so this is roughly ten years ago because they've only been streaming for right. This was about the this was the time they had just launched their beta streaming service on PC's only. And so I was my job was to build a box and also, but I also said, hey, we should license. Since this technology, they knew they, they wanted to stream stuff, and there are some shin was most people don't have the hardware to actually get this stuff onto a TV. So it's not just enough for us to put this onto the internet and push it out. People can watch their laptops with who wants if we want to get this on TV, we've got to create a device, right? We'll can do that. So we're going to build that ourselves going to build that. That's right. The original Netflix beta version when they launched it back then was for on the web was you can watch on your laptop. So anyway, I started building this box for them. I build a team and we got to the point and I also, like I said, I started this very tiny group to license it to TV companies and to game manufacturers. And that actually went really well. And so you know, the long story short is that they decided, but we don't need to build their own box because this licensing strategies working well. And so we struck a new deal where that team. I had incubated inside Netflix spun out and became part of Roku, which was ongoing on the side and that, and that's how we got. That's how started a company went to work for Netflix kept running the. Company left net. Netflix brought the team that you'd build up a net flicks back to your original company. That's right..

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"roku" Discussed on The HT Guys

The HT Guys

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"roku" Discussed on The HT Guys

"Did you see? Do you have a Roku anywhere left RD's Roku at all? No, not anymore. Okay. So if you have a Roku or you use a Roku, you've seen the ads for this. If you if you don't have a Roku, maybe you haven't, but Roku just released their own pair of wireless speakers. They are not smart speaker, so they aren't meant to compete with the echo or Google, or apple or anything. They are simply wireless speakers that can connect to your Roku device or Roku TV and give you better sound when I first saw our, I thought they would be for surround sound. So you'd be able to just turn on your Roku TV in the front of the room. But these two in the back of the room and then instantly have surround sound. That's not actually what they're four. They really serve more for basically a sound bar. Your front audio left probably center to both of them and then right in the other one, but they basically gave you better audio for your TV not surround sound. When I was looking at thought. Okay, cool. If you could use maybe five of them or four of them and create sounds sound surround sound in the room. It's pretty awesome as a center channel replacement. I'm kinda met on the whole concept. Do you think it could be a possible upgrade in the future? So if you get this and you're using, like you said as a center channel replacement, six months from now a year from now, they come up with a firmware update, and now you can have a wireless five point, one system, dude, I think that would be awesome if they did that. Because if if you think about that, your article where they said, okay, people are just gonna stream stuff on their TV. You still need a receiver in speakers audio out of the TV somehow, even if the TV is controlling.

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"roku" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410

KBNP AM 1410

02:15 min | 3 years ago

"roku" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410

"The roku tv smart tv platform as well as streaming devices such as the roku ultra it's roku whose fault we think of roku is being the best one out there but obviously their problems and roku any set that incorporates roku has a problem on the other hand the video tv which uses crown cast no problem i say act as i have the physio and apple tv with tv os has produced a cure that's always decision tough decision to make about operating smart tv and putting its operating system on the internet wifi on your home one practice i suggest is to use an apple tv connected tinder forte tv or your high definition tv turn off the wifi on tv and just treat it as as dumb monitor and lead tv os be exposed to the internet probably a better bet well with the video i do have it wired to anisur net connection all right it's not wi fi but video when you set up the set and i think anything with the google platform sets up a bunch of agreements and if you turn off things that might result in your watching behavior being monitored you're probably a lot safer right what i wanted to talk about with this apple thing was that as i noted in my article amazon has the liberty to try things they're very mass market consumer focused company they understand their customers they've got lots of data from heckling alexa about what customers like need they sold tv's themselves from other companies for a long time they understand the market they can experiment with something like this and if the if the fire tv edition which is the tv plus fire tv inside if that were to fail in the marketplace is is an experiment that didn't go right amazon could discontinue it no questions asked and people would call.

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"roku" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"roku" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"And so i've saying roku you're playing the show what do you computers what are you so i think that just getting a new roku would fix it maybe a newer model i don't think it happens to all of them as i said i have the roku ultra for my four k in my office and that doesn't happen so it may be that it's that model or maybe some of that model you might call roku but i've seen exactly the same thing in an i have tried and tried and i have not found a fix for it so you're not alone it doesn't happen on the same network with the apple tv with any of the other and i many streaming devices hooked up and it just happens with this one roku and i think it's the i'm trying i'm not sure which roku it is i think it's the roku four it's whatever the current one is now somebody saying in the chair my had a similar problem i've got a roku expressing doesn't happen with that so may just be and these are only thirty five bucks it might be just getting a newer roku or replacing the roku would have however okay it wouldn't be a bad idea to try before you do all that just resetting the roku unplug everything plug it all back in again i there may even be a reset command in the roku menu and then start.

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"roku" Discussed on Equity

Equity

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"roku" Discussed on Equity

"Well there's definitely on accord cutters out there there is no question that millennials are no longer buying cable tv packages they're not they're not paying those monthly bills instead they're doing net flakes roku apple tv comcast whatever there's a lot of him and hulu and they're they're definitely not i am subscribing to traditional forms of media so they're definitely betting on a growing market here i think the question is just what share of the market they will have also it's it's growing all over the world but there's a lot of competition oils into that ecosystem riina buy into because i think what's hard for roku is they're not in one of the biko systems you know you got the goal google system amazon and apple and they don't need leaf and i think there's probably a lot of customers who don't want to sign up to one of those ecosystems but he most people already feel like they're in one and so why not just by the ghul home and the chrome cast and they've got their photos and everything else so i brand loyalty go system lock in yeah that's because they're the other more sinister version is a novel you word even the whereas believes called jail but yeah the timing of the ipo filing means that they're actually probably going to go public later this month these days because of the jobs act with which have mentioned on our show before about fifteen days before the raid chose when company is almost all is reveal their filing one quick thing about case point earlier about how much they can drug terms of usage because they had some numbers one really cool.

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"roku" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

01:48 min | 4 years ago

"roku" Discussed on Talking Tech

"Now the reason roku and google in the amazon or ahead is pretty simple cost you can buy a starter roku expressed dick for thirty dollars in work your way up to a hundred in thirty dollars for the top of the line ultra product which dreams and four k and has a fancy remote the google chrome kastri mian stick cells for thirty five bucks but it's not as easy to use his roku which uses a channel based tv menu like were used for chrome cast find something you wanna watch on your phone than point your phone at the tv in now you're viewing amazon also has a lowcost entry level product the fire stick which sells for forty bucks it similar to roku entry level product in that it plugs in the back of the tv to the age tmi port and thus connects you'd internet programming apple tv which i have n love is a premium price product starting at one hundred fifty dollars in going all the way up to two hundred bucks the interfaces beautiful you can use siri the run them remotecontrol and find programs in it also plays your photos and videos from your phone computer without lifting a finger but emarketer says apples hindred by the big cost in not offering entertainment from amazon which is changing in the fall when amazon joins the apple world roku google and obviously amazon offer the array of amazon prime video shows like man and the high castle the what if that looks at a world dominated by the germans who won world war two mozart and in jungle a behindthescenes dramas said at the symphony and goliath abetted down on his luck but wily lawyer played by billy bob thornton i have a roku players well in it's a good serviceable player without the busy as in sheen of the apple tv but then it's a whole lot cheaper to enter streaming obviously cost matters.

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