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Level 16

Google to buy Roku and unite it with Chromecast

Looks like this will happen. It seems like a perfect fit to me.

Time to buy Roku stock.

I was just out of town and stayed at many different Hotel/Motels.

My God cable is beyond awful. Spectrum/DirectTV...... BARF!!!!! PATOOIE!

So much more available on ROKU...I believe the Net is the future and streaming

services are a natural fit.

 

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Level 12

Re: Google to buy Roku and unite it with Chromecast

This could be great.  Rokus may get Mirroring Chromecasting working smooth !!!  Chromecasts might get Roku channel support ?

OR

Google could end any new Chromecast or Roku products ... huh very bad for consumers.  I doubt Google would continue to invest in both Chromecast and Roku devices.

 

TheTick (aka "Moose Twit" affectionately called by chht)
Roku 3 for Pokémon TV / YouTube / Animal Planet GO / HBO GO. Chromecast for most other media because Roku Mirroring sucks , how many clicks in Wndows 10 (about a dozen) to Miracast on Roku vs 2 with Chromecast.
Verizon FIOS TV and Internet Service
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Level 16

Re: Google to buy Roku and unite it with Chromecast

No I'm sure if the deal goes through they will be united as one.

I think its a natural fit so we'll see.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Level 11

Re: Google to buy Roku and unite it with Chromecast

Interesting idea.  I hope it'll never happen.  I like having 2 completely separate OS & devices.  During the recent lockdown, most people piled onto Roku.  I bypass the crowd by using the Chromecast when my Roku just buffered one time too many.  I prefer the Roku. But sometimes well..........

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Re: Google to buy Roku and unite it with Chromecast

I think this is a TERRIBLE idea!  I do NOT want Roku to be part of Google!

That comment is for the executives, just in case they decide to make their decision based on a random internet forum post!  Smiley Wink

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Level 8

Re: Google to buy Roku and unite it with Chromecast

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/06/16/roku-trades-higher-on-google-acquisition-rumors.aspx

 

According to that article, it's not even a credible rumor at this point.

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Level 12

Re: Google to buy Roku and unite it with Chromecast

These rumors have been swirling for a while - I have yet to see any source with a reason as to why this suddenly gained traction yesterday.

While it would be a big net gain for Google, it would also be a bit odd in that they've just spent a ton of money on trying to reinvent Android TV yet again.  Then again, Google did go after FitBit after its last repackaging of Watch OS, so who knows.

 

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Re: Google to buy Roku and unite it with Chromecast

Great ideas, BoogernoseSmiley Happy

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Level 8

Re: Google to buy Roku and unite it with Chromecast

Could be good or could be bad. Since Google got involved with YouTube I can't keep my YouTube account logged in to my newer Roku. I have to keep entering the code on my PC. My old Roku works fine but that was logged in through YouTube not Google. Obviously Google dropped the ball somehow.

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Level 16

Re: Google to buy Roku and unite it with Chromecast

@jhande 

Some people have reported having Youtube and YoutubeTV installed side by side

even though you only use one or the other seems to iron some problems out.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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