Roku Inc., the company that owns, manufactures, and sells the popular Roku streaming device, recently posted a job listing for a senior iOS engineering position. This post stated “Roku mobile is on the cusp of a major expansion” and went on to say applicants would need to be comfortable crafting high-quality media playback experiences.
Industry experts have taken this to mean Roku is actively looking to push its mobile app from being simply a remote control to being a full-fledged video streaming app.
As of right now, the Roku app can’t be operated unless there’s a Roku device on the same Wi-Fi network. But with this projected development of the app’s technology, Roku would be able to offer its Roku Channel and possibly other networks via the app—even without a Roku device.
For now, this is all just speculation, as the company has declined to comment. But if Roku does start offering a streaming service, we will be the first to let you know, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.