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Roku Streambar & Soundbar
Review date: 11/02/2020
No lie, the speakers built into most TV kinda stink. Easy solution: upgrade the sound on your TV with a soundbar. Why not make it Roku's streambar or soundbar that can also stream in 4K your TV, movies, and news, as well as play music from Spotify or a Bluetooth connected device? The only reason we can see you might not want to do this is if you're worried about Roku snooping on every single thing you ever stream, watch, listen to, whether you do it it through the Roku or not, and then selling it to lord knows who. Yeah, you might not want that.
What could happen if something goes wrong
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, address, date of birth, viewing habits
How does it use this data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Consumer Reports found that the Roku was vulnerable to hacking in 2018.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
There is a password for a Roku account but no password is required to use a Roku device once it’s set up.
Roku does not have a formal bug bounty program, but Roku has paid bounties in the past to people who disclosed security issues.
Does the product use AI?
Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?
Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?
Roku uses Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) to track what you are watching on TV. They use this information to help advertisers target you more accurately.