Wednesday , August 23 2017

Telstra partnering with Roku to bring Telstra TV to your living room

Telstra TV_ROKU TV

Telstra has today announced that it has partnered with ROKU Inc, a Telstra branded streaming box to Australia called Telstra TV.

Telstra TV, which is a rebranded Roku 2 box, will add to Telstra’s existing entertainment services, which include TBox and Foxtel from Telstra products. The service will offer three subscription video on demand services such as; Presto, Stan and Netflix (via the new service only). There will also be a selection of TV catch up services which Telstra is saying “will have a selection of catch up TV services available at launch with more to follow over the year.” What the extra services will be available is to be announced at the launch of the service.

Telstra customers who also take up the Telstra TV services will also have access to the latest new release movies from BigPond Movies with BigPond Movies and Presto being unmetered for Telstra fixed broadband customers. Data will be used from Telstra BigPond Broadband users monthly data for all other apps used on the Telstra TV service.

Telstra TV will be available from Tuesday 15 September 2015 through either the Telstra Website, your Local Telstra Store or through Telstra Helpline call centre. Telstra TV will be available within the current bundle deals effective Tuesday 29 September 2015.

If you’re wondering the specs of the Telstra TV/Roku 2 streaming box, the full list of specs are below:

  • Processor – Dual Arm A9 1Ghz Processor 32KB L1 Cache
  • RAM – 512MB DRAM
  • Storage – 256MB Flash NAND
  • Ports – HDMI 1.4, USB 2.0, MicroSD Slot,
  • Remote – Roku Standard infrared (IR) Remote with 2x AAA batteries
  • Other Inclusions – Power Adapter, 1.5m HDMI Cable
  • Speed – Roku’s fastest processor to date
  • Apps – Access to a huge range of local and international content
  • Video & Audio Support – 720p/1080p HD and Dolby Digital 7.1
  • Connectivity – 802.11n dual band wireless or 10/100 Ethernet Port
  • Remote – Infrared (IR) Remote with quick replay button
  • Extra Storage – MicroSD slot and USB port for additional storage
  • Mobile Integration – Support screen mirroring with Mirracast and 2nd screen ‘casting’ with Netflix and Youtube

We will be keeping an eye out for more information on the Telstra TV/Roku 2 box as and when it becomes available.

 
Source: Telstra Exchange Blog.

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4 Comments on "Telstra partnering with Roku to bring Telstra TV to your living room"

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arrianadavis
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arrianadavis

Great article! If you live outside US like me, you can access Netflix, Hulu and similar media stations on your Roku by using UnoTelly or similar tools.

anonimus
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anonimus

Roku is useless outside the US as it can not use dns to access US / UK services

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

I am hoping/ dreaming to see the service aggregation service be platform agnostic, a wider release on multiple platforms including Android TV would be excellent, that’s a service I would sign up for.

Fred
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Fred
Hmm, so is this going to be the same as the new NowTV box due to launch in August in the UK? Seems very similar, but that is said to be based on the Roku 3 player, and is launching for £15 or AU$30 outright, then subs (if you want). Practically there seems to be very little difference between the Roku 2 & 3 – but it will be interesting to see how much Telstra try to charge for it. $30 might well get some takers (particularly up against the chromecast), but I’ll guess it won’t be as well priced… Read more »
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