The Roku Channel Is Now Free on the Web

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

Talking about the Roku Channel, the company's vice president of Programming and Engagement said, "By expanding The Roku Channel to the Web, we're broadening the access points to high-quality, free streaming entertainment".

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The Roku Channel is now the fifth-most popular streaming channel on the Roku platform based on active accounts. The Roku Channel is now available on web via PCs, mobile phones and tablets in the U.S. Previously, you needed to own a Roku device to access the service. Last year, The Roku Channel launched, offering a wide range of ad-supported movies you could watch for free as long as you had a Roku streaming stick, box, or TV.

According to Roku, The Roku Channel is now one of the most popular streaming services on the platform, sitting just behind the likes of Netflix, YouTube and Hulu. With Featured Free, were making it easy for our customers to see the great, free content already available on the Roku platform in one place, while creating value for our content providers by connecting them with Rokus growing audience.”. Users who aren't plugged into the Roku ecosystem yet do need to sign up for a free account, which then guarantees that content is synchronized across multiple devices. 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. Selecting it will show you, "the latest in-season episodes, full past-season catch-ups and more". The good news is we can now confirm that The Roku Channel now works on the Fire TV and on the Apple TV with AirPlay. The company's plans involve monetizing the content by placing ads in a manner that it doesn't bother viewers.

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