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'What is The Roku Channel?': A guide to Roku's home for free and premium TV, movies, and more

Roku's The Roku Channel offers a range of free (ad-supported) and premium TV, movies, music, and more. You can watch The Roku Channel on a Roku streaming device, from your computer, mobile device, or even Apple TV. You can subscribe to premium channels like HBO through The Roku Channel and pay for them in one bill each month without an added access fee like some other streaming services (and cable or satellite). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   The Roku Channel is Roku's...
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Brands are starting to worry about brand safety in OTT — and a YouTube-focused startup is trying to solve it

Brands are starting to pour money into advertising on OTT video services as people cut the cable cord. Channel Factory was founded in 2014 to help brands make sure their ads were shown against suitable and safe videos on YouTube. Now it's expanding its sales staff with the hire of a top former Washington Post sales leader and planning to extend its capabilities to OTT. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Brands are starting to pour money into advertising on OTT services as peo...
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Sports streamer fuboTV to expand into ad-supported free streaming, original content

The sports-focused streaming service fuboTV will soon follow the rest of the industry by offering its own free and ad-supported streaming channel, in addition to its paid subscription, sometime later this year. The news was exclusively shared with The Wrap (paywalled) in an interview with fuboTV co-founder and CEO David Gandler. FuboTV confirmed the accuracy of the report to TechCrunch, but declined to provide further details about its forthcoming plans. Gandler characterized its ad-supported...
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Sports streamer fuboTV to expand into ad-supported free streaming

The sports-focused streaming service fuboTV will soon follow the rest of the industry by offering its own free and ad-supported streaming service, in addition to its paid subscription, sometime later this year. The news was exclusively shared with The Wrap (paywalled) in an interview with fuboTV co-founder and CEO David Gandler. FuboTV confirmed the accuracy of the report to TechCrunch, but declined to provide further details about its forthcoming plans. Gandler characterized its ad-supported...
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Roku alters voice search to prioritize The Roku Channel in OS 9.1 update

Roku has added new and updated features to its streaming devices and Roku TVs, including a new voice-search feature that appears to prioritize TV shows and movies on its Roku Channel above all else. The post Roku alters voice search to prioritize The Roku Channel in OS 9.1 update appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Roku is no longer a neutral platform after today’s Roku OS 9.1 update

In the past, Roku seemed to be more of neutral platform compared with streaming media player rivals like Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. The company gave everyone else’s content equal footing through its add-on channels and in Roku search, as had nothing of its own to promote. That’s changing with the rollout of Roku OS 9.1, beginning today. The update adds a feature that automatically plays back The Roku Channel’s movies and TV shows at times; another that better showcases the channel’s free conten...
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HBO joins Roku Channel, so you don't have to open HBO's own app unless you want to - CNET (cnet)

Adding HBO means you could finish Game of Thrones and flip to a Showtime or Epix show without changing apps. [Author: Joan E. Solsman]
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The Roku Channel adds support for HBO just in time for ‘Game of Thrones’

Just days ahead of the return of “Game of Thrones,” Roku has forged a deal with HBO which now gives the media device maker the ability to sell the premium channel as a subscription through its dedicated content hub, The Roku Channel. Originally a destination for free and ad-supported movies and TV, The Roku Channel in January rolled out a significant update that put it in more direct competition with Amazon Channels with the launch of premium subscriptions. Now, alongside the free content, Roku ...
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The best Roku channels you can add to watch free movies

A range of free movies are available on Roku, spanning a number of genres. Free-to-watch movies on these services are ad-supported, meaning you'll likely have to sit through a few commercials. Most of these services offer a "watch anywhere" experience on any device you download their app on. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are numerous ways to watch free movies on Roku. There is no such thing as a free lunch, though, so nearly all of the content is ad-supported. W...
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You can now stream HBO, Showtime, and Starz in a single Roku app

Roku has added HBO to the Roku Channel on its devices, finally allowing owners of its popular streaming devices to stream programming from the premium cable giant in the same app as Showtime, Starz, and other services. The post You can now stream HBO, Showtime, and Starz in a single Roku app appeared first on Digital Trends.
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HBO Now Available on Roku Channel, In Time for ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season

After a conspicuous absence, HBO is now available on Roku’s Roku Channel, letting the connected-streaming platform offer subscriptions to the premium service for the first time. The pricing for HBO through The Roku Channel’s premium subscriptions, to be available starting Thursday (April 4), is the same as on other platforms: $14.99 per month, after a […]
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Roku on track for $1 billion in revenue in 2019

Roku plans to be a billion-dollar company in 2019, the company said on Thursday as part of its announcement of strong earnings. The company beat analyst estimates and reported strong growth in active users and streaming hours with earnings of $0.05 per share, compared with the $0.03 analysts had estimated, and revenues of $276 million, compared with the expected $262 million. Roku also reported 40 percent year-over-year active user growth, with 27.1 million active users by year-end, and a 69 ...
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After topping Wall Street's estimates, Roku's in 'a strong position' to take on Amazon and other rivals, says its CFO (ROKU)

Roku, which has transformed itself into an ad-based business, is in a prime position to compete in the free streaming video market, Steve Louden, its chief financial officer said. It not only knows what people are watching, it can direct viewers to channels that run its ads, including its own Roku Channel, he said. That gives it a leg up on some of its competitors, such as Amazon, which just launched its own free streaming video channel. Roku isn't worried about Amazon or anyone else horning ...
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Free streaming service Tubi plans to invest $100M+ on content in 2019, expand internationally

Free TV and movie streaming service Tubi is preparing to double down on content acquisitions this year, the company announced this morning. The service today offers over 12,000 movies and TV series, totalling 40,000 hours of content. All of this can be streamed for free as the content is paid for not via customer subscriptions, but rather by advertising. Now the company is preparing to invest over $100 million to expand its library this year, after hitting profitability in Q4 2018, and tackle ne...
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AT&T’s DirecTV Now is losing the cord cutters

AT&T’s live TV streaming service, DirecTV Now, is not doing so well. Along with AT&T’s fourth quarter earnings released this morning, the company reported a sizable loss of 267,000 DirecTV Now subscribers. This left AT&T with fewer DirecTV Now customers at the end of the year (1.6 million), than it had in Q2 (1.8 million). The company attributed the decline to the end of promotional package pricing, which sometimes saw the service priced as low as $10 per month for an introductory period. It had...
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Roku adds premium subscription options to its Roku Channel

The Roku Channel is being augmented with the availability of add-on paid premium subscriptions to services such as Starz, Showtime, and Epix. Most Roku devices should see the option within weeks. The post Roku adds premium subscription options to its Roku Channel appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Roku’s à la carte premium subscriptions arrive today, but without HBO

Earlier this month, Roku announced it would soon begin selling subscriptions to premium video services directly from its own TV and movies hub, The Roku Channel. Today, those subscriptions are going live, allowing Roku users to sign up for channels like EPIX, Showtime, STARZ, and others, then stream them without needing to install the channel’s own app on their Roku device. Instead, all the content from the add-ons will be found in The Roku Channel section itself, alongside the other free and...
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Roku Launches Premium Video Subscriptions to Showtime, Starz, Epix and More

Taking a page out of Amazon’s playbook, Roku is launching premium subscriptions on the Roku Channel starting Monday — promising to be another valuable revenue stream for the streaming-video platform company. As part of a launch promo, Roku users who sign up for Showtime, Starz or Epix before March 31, 2019, will be eligible to […]
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Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform

Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku has chosen to add the Infowars live show hosted by Jones to the Roku platform as a supported channel, much to the disgust of customers now hammering the company on its social media platforms. The company, apparently, is opting for the “we’re a neutral platform” defense in the matter, despite the ...
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Roku tops 27M accounts & 24B hours streamed by end of 2018, announces more TV partners

Ahead of its announcements of new TV partnerships at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Roku today shared some new numbers about the growing traction of its overall platform. The company said the number of active accounts grew 40 percent year-over-year in 2018, to top 27 million by year-end. In addition, its total streaming hours grew 61 percent year-over-year to 24 billion hours of movies, TV shows, sports and more being streamed across its devices. In Q4 2018 alone, Roku us...
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Roku Premium Subscriptions Similar to Those On Amazon Channels Will Go On Sale This Month

Roku is taking a page out of Amazon’s book, and will begin selling premium video subscription services like Showtime, and Starz and Epix later this month. The Roku streaming device launched a free Roku Channel last year, but nothing free lasts forever, folks. The Roku Channel will now sell paid subscriptions similar to the video subscriptions sold on Amazon’s Amazon Channels. Variety is reporting the news regarding the Roku premium subscriptions, offering paid channels for Showtime, Starz, E...
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Roku’s app ditches the hardware, becomes a one-stop streaming shop

No longer content to simply make dumb TVs smart, Roku has added its ad-supported Roku Channel to its iOS and Android apps. With plans for subscription content in the works, this could be the future of Roku's streaming strategy. The post Roku’s app ditches the hardware, becomes a one-stop streaming shop appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Roku Channel is Coming to Android and iOS, Premium Add-Ons in Tow

For years, Roku has been known for its streaming boxes and sticks, but that’s slowly changing as the company invests more in streaming services. It started with The Roku Channel, and now that’s growing into something more. The Roku Channel, which originally offered access to free, ad-supported movies and shows through Roku devices, broke out of the box and into the browser in August of last year. Roku has apparently seen success with this model because now that’s expanding in a big way. First o...
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Roku Offers Up its Streaming Platform Separate From its Hardware

Roku offers up its streaming platform separate from its hardware While Roku has become synonymous with an affordable device that lets you stream Netflix, Hulu, and other platforms directly to your TV, the company is branching out with the Roku Channel. First launched back in September of 2017, the Roku Channel offers more than 10,000 movies and TV shows to stream on-demand. The programming is ad-supported, though the ads are less frequent than conventional television. The Roku Channel ended ...
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The Roku Channel adds premium subscriptions alongside its free content

The Roku Channel — Roku’s home to free, ad-supported content like movies, TV, sports and news — is expanding to include subscriptions. Essentially Roku’s own take on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, users can now opt to add some 25 premium video subscriptions within the Roku Channel, centralizing their access to streaming services in one destination that will become more personalized over time. At launch, consumers will be able to opt to add-on subscriptions from premium networks including Show...
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Roku Starts Selling Streaming Services, Including New Epix Service, via the Roku Channel

Streaming device maker Roku is officially getting into the subscription marketplace business: Later this month, Roku will begin to sell premium video subscription services like Showtime, and Starz and Epix via its Roku Channel, the company announced Wednesday. The offer is similar to Amazon’s existing Amazon Channels video subscription marketplace, and is going to provide […]
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Roku users are streaming nearly 3 hours a day on average, and the most-searched term is for 'free' content

Roku executive Scott Rosenberg was interviewed Tuesday at Business Insider's IGNITION 2018 conference about his role in driving the company's advertising revenue. Rosenberg said that Roku customers are interested in ad-free content — so much so that the most-searched term on the Roku channel is "free." He also revealed that Roku users watch almost three hours of streaming content a day, on average. Roku is the most popular over-the-top (OTT) streaming device, but is facing growing competition...
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Roku Adds TMZ, Young Turks and Live Sports to Roku Channel

Roku has added videos from TMZ, The Young Turks, America’s Funniest Home Videos, FailArmy and a number of other publishers to its ad-supported Roku Channel this week. The company also included some niche sports publishers, a first for the channel that focused almost exclusively on movies and TV shows at launch. Some of the new sports publishers […]
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Roku expands its free streaming channel with entertainment and live sports

Roku’s ad-supported free streaming channel is expanding. No, not to more platforms – it already did that. But rather, it’s expanding its content lineup. While before the channel offered free-to-stream movies and news, it will now feature live and linear sports and entertainment content, the company says. As of earlier this year, The Roku Channel added live news from ABC News, Cheddar, Newsmax, Newsy, People TV, Yahoo, and most recently, The Young Turks, from the TYT Network. It will now add ente...
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Amazon's got its eyes set on yet another market — and one high-flying upstart should be worried (AMZN, ROKU)

In the broader streaming video market, Amazon is emerging as the chief rival to Roku. The two companies have emerged as the leading makers of digital video players, and the leading third-party providers of smart TV software platforms. Advertising has emerged as an important business for both companies, and Amazon is reportedly developing its own ad-supported video service that could rival the Roku Channel. The threat from Amazon could crimp Roku's growth prospects, Morgan Stanley said in a new...
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