Christmas is just around the corner, and what better a way to welcome in the festive season than with a good old-fashioned TV binge? There have been some exciting updates to Roku in Canada recently, both in terms of its physical products and content services. Interested to find out more? Then curl up next to the fire, take a sip of your eggnog, and read on!
Roku released a bundle of new models and updates in 2017. New Roku models in 2017 include the following:
- Roku Express (3700CA) offers the best value
- Roku Express+ (3710CA) offers RCA compatability and value
- Roku Premiere (4620CA) offers the introduction to 4K streaming and better wifi
- Roku Premiere+ (4630CA) offers 4K streaming, remote with headphone jack, SD slot and more
- Roku Ultra (4640CA) offers it all with Remote finder, USB port and Ethernet port
Pretty cool right? New Roku models in 2017 are killing it!
What’s more, Roku recently joined the stock market, trading under the name “ROKU”. Their IPO started at $14 a share on September 28 and quickly rose to a closing price of $52.31 as of December 15. This is good news for Roku customers, as it continues to validate the relevance of streaming services to the financial sector, and pumps more money into the industry.
Roku also plans to increase support for their streaming platform, and their new “Roku Channel” is offering a vast selection of Hollywood blockbusters such as The Karate Kid, Legally Blonde, Ali, and many more. This channel is completely free of charge to Roku customers! They are also offering further free entertainment on the Roku Channel in Canada, featuring films from existing Roku publishers such as FilmRise, Vidmark, and American Classics. This is all just in time for Canadian customers, who will be able to enjoy a cornucopia of classics after their turkey dinner!
Netflix (which can be streamed via Roku) also has some tempting offers for you and your family this holiday season. New shows and movies this December include Judd Apatow: The Return (the comedy director’s first stand-up special in 25 years), thriller It Comes At Night, the debut season of Manhunt, and the debut season of Ash Vs. The Evil Dead. This is of course in addition to Christmas classics such as Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, Bad Santa, and (of course) the Trailer Park Boys: Xmas Special.
Roku has also been inevitably improved by recent enhancements to the PLEX channel. The PLEX service has recently released updates including PLEX Cloud and PLEX DVR, which make streaming and recording your favorite shows and movies easier than ever for Roku users.
Thanks to these improvements and awesome new channels like SlingTV this year is proving a great boon for all Roku users, even Canadian Roku users. See my guide on how to setup SlingTV in Canada.
Overall, it’s been a good year for Roku, and the new Roku models in 2017 have really given the streaming giants an edge on their competition. You can now enjoy this festive time of year, safe in the knowledge that Roku has a bunch of amazing content for you watch while curled up in a warm blanket by the fire this holiday season!