The Roku Streaming Player, or simply Roku ( ROH-koo), is a series of digital media player set-top boxes manufactured by Roku, Inc. Roku partners provide over-the-top content in the form of channels. The name comes from the Japanese word roku(六) meaning "six" and was named so because it was the sixth company that Anthony Wood (CEO 2002-) started. A Roku streaming device gets data (the video stream) via a wired or Wi-Fi connection to an Internet router. The data is output via an audio cable, video cable, or HDMI cable. The device can be connected to any television set (or other video display device) with appropriate input connections.
Content is available from services such as Amazon Cloud Player, Amazon Video, Ameba TV, BBC iPlayer, CBS All Access, Crunchyroll, Google Play Movies & TV, Hasbro Studios, HBO Go, Hulu, MLB.TV, Netflix, Now TV (UK only), Pandora Radio, SiriusXM, PBS, PlayStation Vue, Showtime, Tubi TV, Sling TV, EuroRoku, TheBlaze, Time Warner Cable, VMedia, Xfinity, Vudu, WWE Network, YouTube, Tablo (DVR), and the ITV Hub.