With the addition of MTV and Google Play in this release, Sundaresan said Roku now has more than 30 search partners. “We present unbiased search results, sorted by price,” Sundaresan said. “Channels the user subscribes to are listed first, but we randomize the results if [rental or purchase] prices are the same from more than one service.” Roku OS 7.1 will be rolled out to all Roku streamers over the remainder of this month. Roku TVs will be updated shortly after.
Sundaresan said the new Roku Streaming Stick will be available for purchase later this month, and that the existing model will be discontinued. We’ll have a complete hands-on review as soon as we can get a review unit.
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.