IF YOU’RE stuck for shows or movies to watch during lockdown – a brilliant new rival to Netflix, Sky Q and Prime Video could provide the answer.
Roku has launched The Roku Channel in the UK. The new streaming option is available to anyone with a Roku streaming dongle, NOW TV box, or Sky Q. But with endless options competing for your eyeballs from the likes of Netflix, Disney+ (which you can access for free for a limited time if you’re one of a lucky few), Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, YouTube Premium, NOW TV, and many more –
what makes the Roku Channel any different?
Well, quite a lot as it turns out. First up, the Roku Channel is completely free. You’ll be able to start streaming Hollywood blockbusters and television series without paying a penny. Better yet, Roku won’t even force you to sign-up with an account to get access to the hours of entertainment available on the Roku Channel.
Roku is using advertising to fund the channel and make sure there’s a constant rotating library of content for viewers to binge.
“With The Roku Channel we are making it easy for consumers to find great free entertainment and provide additional value to Roku users, NOW TV device holders and Sky Q customers,” said Rob Holmes, Vice President of Programming at Roku. “Ad-supported viewing is one of the fastest-growing categories on our platform and we are excited to meet the consumer demand for free TV.