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Roku Streaming Players

Roku is the one streaming TV device company out there that just focuses on streaming TV. It'll give you lots of "channels" in its app store--everything from standards like Netflix and Hulu, to YuppTV for those can't miss south Asian channels and FunimationNow for the anime lovers. News, weather, sports, classic cartoons, Bollywood HD and Pokémon TV. Truly something for everyone. Just know that their privacy policy scared one of the researchers who worked on this guide a whole lot.

Can it spy on me

Camera Device: No | App: No
Microphone Device: Yes | App: Yes
Location Tracking Device: No | App: Yes

What does it know about me

Product uses encryption
Yes

Reading level for privacy policy

College

Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Yes
One of the researchers working on this guide said about the data they collect and share, "It had such a scary privacy policy, I didn’t even connect it to my TV."

Can I control it

If a password is required, you must change the default password
Yes
Automatic security updates
Yes
Deletes data it stores on you
Yes
Has parental controls
Can't determine

Company shows it cares about its customers

Company manages security vulnerabilities
Yes
Company makes it easy to contact customer support
Phone Number No
Live Chat No
Email Yes
Twitter Yes

What could happen if something went wrong

If you look at Roku's privacy policy, you'll see they pretty much track everything you watch all the time. One of the researchers working on this guide said, "It had such a scary privacy policy, I didn’t even connect it to my TV."

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