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Voice search absent from Sky Deutschland Roku launch

As if it were planned in advance, Sky decided to launch a new streaming device for the German market just as IDC published a report showing a 26.8% year on year growth in sales of digital media adapters during the second quarter of this year. Strangely, voice functionality wasn’t mentioned once in the release of the new Sky Ticket Stick, which initially sent alarm bells ringing here at Faultline Online Reporter, deducing that Sky had missed a great opportunity to disrupt the German market and was backtracking on voice projects. That was until we discovered an unboxing video showing an identical Roku remote control to the one deployed by Sky in the UK and Italy, microphone and all. So why…

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