With recent investments of $45 million, Roku is positioned to continue its leading role as a streaming video player for your internet enabled TV.
Roku is a small device that was designed to stream movies from Netflix instantly on television. Some individuals who own a Roku device choose to get rid of traditional cable television because of how enthused they are with the product.
This strategic investment came from News Corporation, British Sky Broadcasting, Menlo Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners. Roku has been an extremely fast growing company from the start and now with this new investment expansion is expected to continue. It will allow Roku to focus more on advertising, develop international market and increase engineering and production. The primary goal of Roku is to provide the best streaming TV experience at the best value. It streams content from distributors such as Netflix and Hulu Plus. Premium networks such as HBO are also entering the mix. NBA Game Time and Pandora are also available for Roku users.
The average Roku user watches approximately 12 hours of video content on their devices each week, which means they are watching 12 hours less of traditional television, according to Tech Crunch. Traditional cable providers are starting to realize that if they do not want to loose viewers then they should distribute their content to Roku in addition to cable television. If you’re looking for a job in the television technology industry, Roku might be right for you because the company has served millions of customers.
The company provides a 30-day money back guarantee and the cheapest version of Roku costs $49.99. There are more advanced versions of Roku available, the most expensive costing $100. You do not need a personal computer, but you will need a television and wireless connection in your home. In addition, it’s helpful to have a current subscription to Netflix. There are more than 150,000 movies available to watch which gives you plenty of choices to choose from. More than 69,000 customers have reviewed Roku and most have given it a positive rating.
Roku is a service that requires a lot of hardware and software engineering and the company is currently looking for hardware and software engineers. In addition, the company also has openings in the finance and accounting departments in addition to information technology and marketing. The company was founded in 2008 and is located in Saratoga, California. You might want to consider signing up for job notifications on the companies website if you are not ready to apply immediately.
You may be interested to know that there are other companies competing with Roku such as Apple TV and Google TV in terms of accessing online content. If you can’t get a job with Roku and are still interested in this specific industry, then you might consider applying to either Apple or Google and stating your interest.
Despite which company you decide to apply to, it’s important to have your resume formatted correctly and to have prior experience in engineering or the field you choose to apply to. Listing your email and phone number on your resume is highly important because it will allow the company to contact you as soon as they are ready to invite you for an interview.