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Roku has $45 million To Spend

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.

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