Roku (pronounced "roh koo") is an American, privately held, consumer electronics company that sells home digital media products. The company is based in Saratoga, California. Roku manufactures a variety of digital media receivers that allow customers to access internet streamed video or audio services through televisions. This includes subscription-based services as well as services that are available through the receiver free of charge.
pbnj wrote:Wikipedia is trustworthy?
TheEndless wrote:pbnj wrote:Wikipedia is trustworthy?
In this case, it is. It's pronounced "roh koo".
vincec wrote:...and how do you pronounce "roh"? The same as "row"?
Buckeye911 wrote:Well, here is how the Japanese pronounce it. It's not even close to the way we do, roku is number six in Japanese. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SZ1YT4ncf4
RokuMarkn wrote:I believe the final u in the Japanese pronunciation is unvoiced. English doesn't have any unvoiced vowels so it's hard for us to hear or produce the sound. In any case, the name of the (American) company is produced "ROW-koo" and the Japanese pronunciation of their word "roku" is irrelevant.
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