It’s been a banner week for Roku.
On the heels of announcing it will design and manufacture its first-ever Roku Select and Roku Plus Series TVs, the company has surpassed 70 million global active accounts.
At the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, there were 60.1 million global active accounts.
Globally, streaming hours were 23.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022 and 87.4 billion for 2022, a 19% increase year-over-year.
“As consumers continue the shift to TV streaming, we’re excited that a growing number of people are taking the journey with Roku, and we’re proud to reach this meaningful milestone today,” said Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood. “Roku is laser-focused on delivering affordable, easy-to-use products and an operating system that makes streaming accessible to all. We look forward to continuing to bring innovative and delightful experiences to more and more viewers this year.”
The Roku Channel has also grown by adding new content options, including Roku Originals like The Great American Baking Show, Martha Gardens and Emeril Cooks, the live-streamed edition of The Rich Eisen Show and its first original film, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
To expand its selection for users, Roku also collaborated with Paramount+, Lionsgate, AMC Networks, and discovery+. This collaboration will continue in 2023 with additional programs, such as the Miss Universe contest, which will be streamed on The Roku Channel on Jan. 14.