Roku is already at work developing their next generation of streaming devices. Thought that information will come as no surprise to those familiar with Roku Inc.’s constant innovation in the streaming device category, it appears that in addition to having a Roku 5 in the works the company also has a Roku 6 in development.
That revelation comes from an exclusive report by Trusted Reviews. The web magazine says that they spoke to Roku’s Director of Product Development Lloyd Clarke at CES 2016 and asked him if the Roku 5 was already in development. Clarke responded, “Yeah, and the next one after that too (which would be the Roku 6 if they keep the current numbering of new devices).”
He went on to to explain what kind of evolutions they are looking at making with the next generation of Roku devices, “We find that customers are happier when they stream and the way they get to stream more is if they get a faster path to what they’re interested in watching. We’re working on a number of things to shorten that.”
I think most Roku and cord cutters in general would agree that load times definitely top the list of things that take away from the overall streaming enjoyment. In reality lack of load times is probably the only advantage traditional cable and satellite hold over streaming services, if Roku can somehow reduce that I think it is a definite overall satisfaction winner.
You can check out the full article from Trusted Reviews at the link above.
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