Published: Thu, August 09, 2018

The Roku Channel is Now Free for Everyone

The Roku Channel is Now Free for Everyone

The company will also start featuring it more prominently on Roku TVs.

Yesterday Roku announced that their free streaming service The Roku Channel is now available on select Samsung smart TVs and web browsers.


The channel, which was first launched in the September of a year ago, has also been launched on selected models of Samsung Smart TVs. The streaming service is free because it is ad-supported and because Roku is collecting user data in order to create a “next-generation ad platform”. The Roku Channel is now available on web via PCs, mobile phones and tablets in the U.S. To watch The Roku CHannel on the Apple TV you need to launch the stream on your iPad or iPhone and AirPlay the movie or TV show to your Apple TV. "We're delighted to deliver even more value to our customers without subscriptions, complicated logins or fees", said Rob Holmes, Roku's vice president of Programming and Engagement, in a statement.

Roku, the famous media streaming player, has made its free, ad-based streaming channel, The Roku Channel, live on the internet. The "Featured Free" section started rolling out to USA yesterday, and should arrive with all customers in the coming days and weeks. Clicking on the name of the show would take the users directly to the content. Roku has not revealed the name of the channel partners as of now. Expect it to appear on your device (in the US) within the next few weeks. In addition, Roku is changing up its home screen on its devices to surface free content from The Roku Channel, ABC, Fox, The CW, Freeform, Pluto TV, and more, under the "Featured Free" umbrella. Featured Free includes the latest in-season episodes of top network shows, full past-season catch-ups and more – all free and available to browse in a single experience, ” the company said. The company's plans involve monetizing the content by placing ads in a manner that it doesn't bother viewers.

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