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In 2008, the Roku player launched to stream Netflix to the television. Today, Roku has surpassed an unprecedented 700 streaming channels. And with this year’s announcement of new partnerships with Time Warner, Fox, Spotify and iHeartRadio, Roku demonstrates just how far digital entertainment has come in very little time. Roku also announced a new hardware device called the Roku streaming stick which can be plugged directly into the mobile high definition link port already in production by over a dozen consumer electronic makers.