Posted Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 10:45 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The Roku Search option can now find results from even more sources.
Roku has announced an update to its Roku Search feature on Roku media players and Roku TVs. As part of the upgrade, Roku Search will now include results from news channels for the first time.
Roku Search is a universal, unbiased search tool that allows Roku customers to get search results from a variety of streaming channels. Results for movies and TV shows are even organized by price, letting users see which services offer their desired title for purchase or for free. Likewise, Roku is now adding news channels to the universal search. Here's a full list of Roku Search supported channels:
ABC, ABC News, Acorn TV, Amazon Video, BIGSTAR, Bloomberg TV, CBS All Access, CBS News, CinemaNow,Comedy Central, CONtv, Crackle, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Docurama, Dove Channel,DramaFever, Encore Play, FandangoNOW, Fandor, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, FOX NOW, Freeform, FXNOW, Google Play, HBO GO, Hulu, Indieflix, Met Opera on Demand, MTV, NAT GEO TV, NBC News, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Premiere, Popcornflix, Pop Flix Classic Movies, Shout Factory TV, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, SnagFilms Watch Free Movies, Starz Play, Time Warner Cable, Tribeca Shortlist, Tubi TV, VH1, Viewster, VUDU, WATCH Cooking Channel, WATCH DIY Network, Watch Food Network,Watch HGTV and Watch Travel Channel.
With select news channels now integrated into Roku Search, users can search for specific topics to receive popular headlines related to their query going back a week. Users can also simply search for today's date to receive the day's specific headlines. In addition to finding news through Roku Search, customers can also click on the "News" menu in the Home Screen. This option will bring up the top news headlines from AOL across many different categories.
Roku's flagship Roku 4 is now available for a suggested retail price of $130.
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