Roku Reaches 43 Million Active Accounts in Q2 2020 Earnings Report
Roku announced today that they reached 43 million active accounts in their Q2 2020 earnings report. That’s a 3.2 million increase from the 39.8 million active accounts Roku announced in their Q1 2020 earnings report back in May.
The company also said “streaming hours increased by 2.3 billion hours over last quarter to 14.6 billion” in Q2 and that The Roku Channel “was watched by households with an estimated 43 million people.”
“In Q2 Roku delivered strong results highlighted by exceptional account growth,” Roku said in a letter to shareholders. “The company generated the largest net increase in active accounts in our history outside of a Q4 holiday period.”
In June, Roku added a “Live TV Channel Guide” to The Roku Channel, which included 100-plus live and linear channels in a grid guide. They later on added the ability to view premium linear channels like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, STARZ and EPIX directly in the guide.
Once you select a linear channel, you can quickly channel surf between them, as well as bring up an on-screen overly to see what is currently airing.
For Roku TV users, you can now also view OTT programming alongside over-the-air content alongside. Currently, there is no way to disable OTT channels on Roku TV if you just want to see your OTA channels.