The Roku Entertainment Assistant voice control will expand Roku's current voice command capabilities to include requesting and playing a movie title and controlling the Roku streaming device or Roku TV. Equipment makers also will be able to license smart soundbar and speaker hardware reference designs, as well as the Roku operating system, Roku said.
Roku has always been the easiest-to-use streaming player and brought that simple menu to Roku TVs. However, Roku Entertainment Assistant will not entirely resemble other voice assistants like Siri and Alexa as it only deals with entertainment controls.
Roku captures about 23% of connected-TV users, according to an October report from research firm eMarketer.
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The company is also launching a licensing program that will allow device manufacturers to build soundbars and speakers that will use Roku Connect software to link them together in a single home entertainment network.
"We've always focused on making it incredibly simple for consumers to find and enjoy streaming entertainment on their TVs, and with an expanded Roku ecosystem, consumers will be able to add great sound to their TVs and audio around the whole home in a modern way", said Roku CEO Anthony Wood. Roku Connect will roll out as a software to existing customers this fall. It will be available via a Roku TV or streaming player remote or on Roku's excellent remote app on smartphones.
Victoria Petrock, an analyst with eMarketer, said Roku's new voice assistant will only make its already competitive product easier to use.
Moreover, the voice-poweredRoku Entertainment Assistant will make it possible for users to give commands such as "Hey Roku, play hip-hop music in the living room", and the jams start to play. However, with so many other popular voice assistants on the market, Roku might be limited in the long term if it can not integrate its system with others' or expand the voice assistant to offer other services. Funai Electric announced that it will be releasing a Magnavox Roku TV in the spring of 2018 along with the previously announced Philips brand Roku TV.
Bagley's 30 points pace Duke to easy win over Wake
The Blue Devils rolled despite senior guard Grayson Allen being limited to two points, though he had a career-high 12 rebounds. Now it's a quick turnaround to Miami on Monday, maybe with Krzyzewski, maybe not, but either way, Duke's used to it by now.
Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources by 40.4% during the 2nd quarter. Wellington Shields Mgmt Lc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) for 2,150 shares.
While it's a "high price point", he said , "the ultimate goal is to have it under $500, and we'll be able to do that" by 2019. So for those who do not have an account yet but are already planning to purchase the smart glasses, there is still time.
The investment managers in our partner's database now possess: 24.58 million shares, down from 25.02 million shares in 2017Q2. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of CMG in report on Wednesday, February 3 with "Market Perform" rating.
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Because I am writing this, I still know the thickness of the disappointment and damage I have gone behind at home and in NBC. She called Lauer a "kind and generous" colleague who "treated me with respect". "It's still very upsetting", she said.
Almanack Investment Partners LLC. bought a new stake in shares of Procter & Gamble during the 1st quarter worth about $254,000. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 20,135 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,794,229.85.
According to CNN , Trump's medical examination later this week will be conducted by White House physician Dr Ronny Jackson. Wolff said in an interview on NBC's "Today" on January 5: "I spoke to him after the inauguration, yes".
The former professional ballerina was known as the first lady of luxury real estate, KEYT reported. "She's leaving a huge void. More than 1,200 workers taking part in the search and cleanup effort flooded into the town with a population of about 9,000.
At the close of regular trading, its last week's stock price volatility was 4.25% which for the month reaches 3.77%. Jefferies maintained Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFH) on Friday, August 11 with "Hold" rating.
Dalven went on to note the challenge the Trump administration has posed for young undocumented immigrants seeking abortions. The American Civil Liberties Union is representing the girl and also seeking an order that would apply to future cases.
Though the chip was still relatively uncommon a couple years ago, most merchants have upgraded their systems to support the chip. Less than two years since EMV chip launched in the US , fraud declined 66 percent at EMV chip-enabled merchants.
Matt Ryan declines to comment on Tuesday's missed practice
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Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee likely out for Patriots
Lewis has carried the load of late, as in the final two games of the year he had 50 carries for 222 yards and two touchdowns. Without his dual-threat ability as a rusher and pass-catcher, the Patriots' offense sputtered at times in December.
Conning Inc. Boosts Stake in Chevron Co. (CVX)
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DiCaprio in Tarantino's Manson movie
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Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW)
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DTW ranks 4th among on-time major airports
Paul, had an on-time performance of 85.72%, leading airports with between 20 million and 30 million departing seats. Alaska came in fifth among the 20 largest world carriers with an on-time performance of 81.06%.
Baytex Energy (BTE) PT Set at C$5.30 by Eight Capital
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Murphy USA (MUSA) Downgraded by Gabelli to "Hold"
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AvalonBay Communities (AVB) Hits New 12-Month Low at $167.74
SunTrust initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, July 21 report. (NYSE:AVB) on Friday, November 10 with "Buy" rating . MML Investors Services LLC increased its holdings in shares of New Senior Investment Group by 2.9% in the second quarter.