The Roku Streaming Player, or simply Roku (/'ro?ku?/ ROH-koo), is a series of digital media player set-top boxes manufactured by Roku, Inc. Roku partners provide over-the-top content in the form of channels. The name comes from the Japanese word roku, meaning "six". A Roku streaming device gets data (the video stream) via a wired or Wi-Fi connection to an Internet router. The data is output via an audio cable, video cable, or HDMI cable. The device can be connected to any television set (or other video display device) with appropriate input connections. Content is available from services such as Amazon Cloud Player, Amazon Video, Ameba TV, BBC iPlayer, Crunchyroll, Google Play Movies & TV, Hasbro Studios, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, MLB.TV, Netflix, Now TV (UK only), Pandora Radio, PBS, PlayStation Vue, Showtime Anytime, Tubi TV, Sling TV, TheBlaze, Time Warner Cable, Vudu, WWE Network, YouTube, Tablo (DVR), and the ITV Hub. Roku announced the first Netflix Internet video streaming receiver box—the Roku DVP—on May 20, 2008. The device runs Linux. Before Autumn 2010, three versions of the Roku DVP were available: the Roku SD, HD, and HD-XR. The Roku SD only streams standard definition (SD) content. The Roku HD streams both SD and HD (720p) content. The Roku SD and HD both have an Ethernet connection and built in 802.11g Wi-Fi compatible with wireless b, g, and n routers. The Roku HD-XR, which streams both SD and HD (720p and 1080p) content, has built in dual-band 802.11n WiFi support and a USB port on the back.
Highest paying job titles at Roku include Senior Software Engineer, Frontend/UI Software Engineer, and Account Executive