Posts Tagged ‘roku’

Roku Applications Get A Badly Needed Upgrade

I bet you were wondering when you’d get a new ROKU update.  Well, the wait is over.  And let me tell you the wait was worth it.  Let’s run down some of the enhancements:

  • This application is FAST!!!
  • Your REAL DVD & SCENE STASH is visible.


  • ALL Premium channels are visible.


  • Category Filters


  • New “Personalized” Section


  • So what are you waiting for?  Go get that update!

The private channel codes are:


If you want to force the update on your Roku go to “Settings” –> “System update” –> “Check now”

Enter to Win a FREE ROKU XS + New Roku App Preview

Hi Everyone! I’m really excited to announce the imminent release of the new roku app! It’s been a little over a year since we released the first roku app, and I’ve received a lot of positive feedback, as well as a myriad of bug reports and feature requests.  I’ve done what I can to make this the best app possible. A few new features include:

  • Parental Controls
  • Search Capabilities
  • Access to your DVD and scene stash
  • Image galleries
  • Plus more!

The new improvements are too numerous to list here, but pictures say a thousand words, so check out the screenshots I’ve attached below.


I will begin rolling it out to existing users over the next several days. So stay tuned, and check your roku for the update!


In the meantime, we’ve decided to give away some free rokus! I’ll be giving out ROKU2 XS streaming players to 5 lucky members. This is the top-of-the-line roku with gaming functionality, 1080p video and advanced wifi and ethernet (check out the specs here).


To enter, from VB click on MY ACCOUNT, then in the “Win a roku” section, click “send confirmation”. This will send a confirmation email to your account email address. When you receive it, just click the link in the email and you’re all set! I will announce the winners on May 27.


Below are some “sneak preview” screen grabs from the new roku app:

vbtv_sync_main vbtv_search vbtv_scene_view
vbtv_scene_player vbtv_scene_stash vbtv_quick_player
vbtv_main vbtv_access_control vbtv_grid_top
vbtv_grid_channel_scenes vbtv_dvd_stash

Roku & VideoBox: So easy … a ropeadope could do it

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VideoBox contacted me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I owned a Roku. I replied no, but was intrigued by zapp’s blog posts here and here. The exchange went something like this:

VideoBox: We’re sending you a Roku, want you to install the VideoBox app, and write a blog article detailing the procedure.

rope: Me?

VideoBox: Yes.

rope: You do realize I’m the least tech savvy person in the universe?

VideoBox: Exactly! If you can manage it, anyone can manage it. Do you have a high speed internet connection?

rope: Yes.

VideoBox: Do you own a television manufactured post 1955?

rope: Yes.

VideoBox: See, it’s easy. Just hook up the Roku to your home network.

rope: What’s a home network?

VideoBox: (stifling laughter) You’ll figure it out.

rope: Will you also be sending me a 1080p LCD HDTV so I can fully immerse myself in the Roku experience?

VideoBox: Goodbye.

Come inside and I’ll walk you through the Roku setup and VideoBox app installation. It actually is easy, and provides great entertainment. I would encourage everyone to consider a Roku purchase.