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Semi-protected edit request on 3 November 2015[edit]

In the Table, please change model Roku 2 XD (3050)'s microSD Slot from No to Yes. Here is a source: http://www.engadget.com/products/roku/2/xd/specs (under the header 'Storage') 96.2.206.100 (talk) 15:54, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting wait.svg Closing as this request has sat for a month without an answer. You are free to open a new request. a boat that can float! (happy holidays) 09:50, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Item correction for the table[edit]

In the feature comparison table, under third generation, model Roku 2 (2720), the remote is listed as being Wi-Fi Direct and IR. I own one of these models (2720X) and if it has IR capabilities I sure can't find from where. There is no lens or led on the remote at all, other than the pairing led on the lower face of the remote, and the remote functions just fine from inside a lightproof enclosure. Furthermore, no sign of IR emissions can be seen on the device when viewed through IR capable digital camera and pushing all the buttons one at a time. I therefore believe the entry to be incorrect and ask that it be corrected. If need be, I can and will disassemble the remote to make sure.

(photographs of mine available for proof)

EldergeekPrime (talk) 00:57, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 December 2015[edit]

On the roku 2nd gen chart it shows on the xd (3050) model to have no micro sd slot, however my unit does have it. Did some of the 3050's have have the slot and others not? Gill 38.78.219.119 (talk) 21:44, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Got a source?-Serialjoepsycho- (talk) 20:15, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. sst✈discuss 10:06, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Edit Request[edit]


COI: I work for Roku, and believe this page needs some updating. Roku TV is a becoming a larger part of the business and I think it warrants it's own section.

New Section: Roku TV

Roku licenses a reference design and operating system (Roku OS) to TV manufacturers to create co-branded Roku TV models. Current Roku TV models include brands Sharp, TCL, Insignia, Hisense, and Haier.

Source: https://www.roku.com/roku-tv

Wilsonw21 (talk) 23:05, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

I went to the source but found no useful data that could be added to the article. Also, it would be nice if a secondary source could be found that supports your claim that Roku TV is indeed becoming more important to the business. Last but definitely not least, the information that you proposed to be added is, in my opinion, too little to warrant its own section. Cheers, Dschslava (talk) 07:30, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

We need reliable sources to support these claims. Joseph2302 (talk) 23:53, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

semi-protection?[edit]

Why is this protected? The comments don't say. It's not like the articles about Obama or the Republicans.

Don't get me wrong; I believe ALL articles should be semi protected, to keep out the teenagers and their bathroom graffiti.

But why Roku? It's not only obscure, it's technical. VerdanaBold 16:11, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

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COI: Edit Request[edit]

COI: I work for Roku, and would like to request two edits on this page - I'd like to get these two important pieces of information into the intro section. I would be glad to elaborate if you have any questions.

Section: Intro

Roku currently sells streaming devices in six countries: USA, Canada, UK, Mexico, France, and Ireland.

Sources: Canada: http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/16/roku-launches-in-canada-with-over-100-streaming-channels/ http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/16/2950849/roku-canada-release-channels

UK: http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2012/02/roku-now-available-in-the-uk-with-added-bbc-iplayer/ http://www.adweek.com/lostremote/ces-2012-roku-launches-in-the-uk/26086

Mexico: http://www.cnet.com/es/noticias/roku-mexico-precios-linea-productos-donde-comprar/ http://www.cnnexpansion.com/tecnologia/2015/09/30/roku-busca-conquistar-el-mercado-del-streaming-en-mexico

France: http://www.leparisien.fr/high-tech/contenus-internet-sur-televiseur-roku-se-lance-en-france-20-10-2015-5202779.php http://www.cnetfrance.fr/news/roku-arrive-en-france-39826740.htm


Section: Intro

Roku licenses a reference design and operating system (Roku OS) to TV manufacturers to create co-branded Roku TV models. Current Roku TV models include brands Sharp, TCL, Insignia, Hisense, and Haier.

Source: 1. https://www.roku.com/roku-tv 2. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=roku+tv&_dyncharset=UTF-8&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&keys=keys


Wilsonw21 (talk) 22:57, 8 March 2016 (UTC) wilsonw21

SD slot on Roku 2nd gen Roku 2 XD (3050)[edit]

The description of this model states that it does not have an SD slot. Though personal research is not a sufficient source, I own one and can testify that is has a working SD slot right above the HDMI output. The current source is simply tagged as "Roku Support" and links to the generic Roku support page, which has no info on this as far as I can tell. Just sticks out as an obvious error to me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 221bbaker (talkcontribs) 12:45, 15 March 2016 (UTC)


COI: Edit Request[edit]

COI: I work at Roku, and would like to see these changes made on the page. I am happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Thanks in advance!

Please make the following update to the intro section, as we do much more than simply make streaming players now:

- Roku distributes their operating system (Roku OS) through their streaming players and licensing arrangements with global TV OEMs and pay TV operators. [1]

On the "Fifth generation" chart - Premiere and Premiere+ are both misspelled in the chart - Premiere+ does not have a USB port

Can someone add a section specifically for Roku TV?

- Roku licenses a reference design and operating system to TV manufacturers to create co-branded Roku TV models. In the first half of 2016 Roku captured 12% of the US smart TV market share, up from 8% at the end of 2015. [2]

- Current Roku TV models include TVs manufactured by Sharp, Hitachi, TCL, Insignia, Hisense, and Haier.[3] Roku will launch 100 Roku TV models [4] in North America in 2016.

Wilsonw21 (talk) 17:08, 25 October 2016 (UTC) - Wilsonw21 10/25/16

References

Roku, Inc. is the article about the company. This article is about the streaming players.-Serialjoepsycho- (talk) 05:14, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

 Done - I fixed the 5th generation chart. • SbmeirowTalk • 08:43, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Why is history deleted[edit]

Someone has deleted the history section.Vroy0001 (talk) 22:04, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

What history section are you referring to? From what I can tell, most of the article as it stands now is a history of the device. clpo13(talk) 23:20, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

The Feature comparison table[edit]

The box expands beyond the border of the page. It's becoming a bit indiscriminate. No current models lack Netflix profiles. Not a very important feature to mention in the tables. We could combine video resolution under one column and list the applicable video resolutions instead of the both/neither format. Similar could be done with the video and audio outputs. We should discuss any such options that will increase the readability of this box.-Serialjoepsycho- (talk) 22:34, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

The table may or may not expand beyond the right side of the screen, because NOT all screens have the same aspect ratio or same number of pixels or rendered the same between operating systems. Big tables have always been a problem on Wikipedia. We should NOT merge columns, just to make things look perfect on your display. If anything, reordering some columns would be an improvement. • SbmeirowTalk • 05:44, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
I'm not interested in making fit perfectly on my screen. I am interested in increasing the over all readability. Almost every side ways feature is added with its own column. If Amazon later adds profiles, do we then add a column? 8k, as I recall, was launched at CES. As per reordering it seems reasonable as well. Putting USB by micro SD for instance.-Serialjoepsycho- (talk) 00:05, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
microSD does need to be moved to the immediate right of USB. Though I don't care about Netflix or Amazon features, other readers might care about them being in the table, but I don't have a problem with deleting the Netflix column. Otherwise, concerning your issues, solutions are simple: 1) add Amazon to Netflix column, 2) in future, add 8K to the 4K column. The reason many columns are useful is to help two different groups of people: first time buyers can compared features of current shipping models, and existing owners of OLD Roku models can easily compare against NEW Roku models. Merging all video together defeats the ease of comparing video features, thus is why you don't merge a bunch of stuff together. • SbmeirowTalk • 11:04, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

COI: new Roku players and Roku OS[edit]

Full disclosure - I work for Roku.

Feature comparison We launched new products yesterday (October 2) Press release and press coverage is below for reference.

New product specs: https://image.roku.com/ww/docs/compare-chart-products-en-us.pdf

Software In addition to the products, we also started rolling out the latest version of our operating system, Roku OS 8.

Content and programming On September 6 we launched The Roku Channel.

Thank you!

Melissamorell (talk) 19:24, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

So what does it do?[edit]

Reading through this article, I am left at a loss for what this thing does. It doesn't say. It gives a few quick over-the-top words of description, but doesn't really explain what this device is or does. Such is the primary role of an encyclopedia; one should not walk away from having read an encyclopedia more confused than before.

Philologick (talk) 00:49, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

I agree. As someone poor, who gets all his TV via a rooftop antenna and has not had a cable subscription since 1974 (as prices have gotten too ridiculously high for anyone with an ounce of economic sense to pay), I an unsure of what Roku is, although it appears to be an interface device between the Internet and one's TV. Unfortunately, I assume that it is merely a way for people to get sucked into expensive subscription TV via the Internet. I hope I am wrong, and that there will be some things available that do not have an ongoing, monthly cost. SFFrog 10:42, 6 October 2017 (UTC)