Roku TV expands with Sharp Roku TV models in the US and new brands in Mexico
SAN JOSE, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Roku, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) today announced that for the second year in a row, the Roku® The operating system (OS) was the # 1 smart TV operating system sold in the United States according to NPD’s Weekly Retail Sales Tracking Service, based on data available from January 3, 2021 to January 4, 2021. December 2021. *
Additionally, Roku announced a partnership with Sharp to bring Sharp Roku TV ™ models to customers in the United States. Sharp is leveraging Roku TV’s hardware benchmark design and award-winning Roku operating system to deliver a model series of HD and 4K TVs in 2022.
Sharp Roku TV models will be integrated with Roku OS, offering a customizable home screen, compatibility with all three major voice ecosystems, and access to thousands of channels, including over 200 live TV channels. More details on the availability and specifications of the Sharp Roku TV models will be announced in the coming months.
“Sharp, like Roku, is an award-winning, household name brand and we look forward to forging a productive partnership together in the United States,” said Mustafa Ozgen, general manager and senior vice president of account acquisitions, Roku. “We both strongly believe that the power and ease of use of Roku TV, combined with the Sharp brand promise to ‘just live better’ is an attractive combination for customers looking for a great TV experience. . ”
“We are delighted to partner with Roku and to equip our new HD and 4K UHD TVs with their award-winning operating system (OS),” said Jim Sanduski, president of Sharp Home Electronics Company of America. “Pairing our long-standing heritage in display technology with Roku’s best-in-class, user-friendly interface is a winning combination for our consumers. ”
Additionally, Roku TV’s licensing program in Mexico will expand to include a total of ten brands, with the addition of Aiwa and HKPRO starting in early 2022. Roku TV’s licensing program offers OEMs and TV brands a simple, cost-effective way to build the best-in-class smart TVs at competitive prices consumers love.
About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered TV streaming. We connect users to the streaming content they love, empower content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the United States and select countries through direct retail sales and licensing agreements with service operators. Roku TV ™ models are available in the US and select countries under license agreements with OEM TV brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA
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* Source: The NPD Group, Inc., Weekly Retail Tracking Service, USA, LCD TV, Software Service Name, Smart TV: Web Browser Only, Apps & Web Browser, Apps Only, Unit Share Based January 3, 2021 – Dec. Jan 4, 2021 combined and Jan 5, 2020 – Jan 2, 2021 combined.
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