The Roku Channel is now available as a Google TV app

Now available as an app on Google TV and Android TV is The Roku Channel, a well-known competitor in the FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) market. This move is quite advantageous because The Roku Channel has a huge library of free movies and TV shows that are available to an estimated 100 million households in the United States. Even more users may now enjoy its plethora of free material because it is accessible on these platforms.

However, it falls slightly behind competing services like Paramount-owned Pluto TV, which directly integrates with Google TV’s live listings, eliminating the need for a separate download. Nevertheless, The Roku Channel offers a substantial amount of free content on an affordable streaming device, making it an appealing choice for many. With over 350 free live linear channels (where everyone watches the same content simultaneously), in addition to movies, series, live news, and more, it provides a diverse array of entertainment options at no cost.

To access The Roku Channel on Google TV and Android TV, simply search for it in their respective app stores. Once you find it, you can enjoy unlimited viewing without the need for sign-ups or subscriptions. However, do expect to encounter some ads as that’s the essence of services like The Roku Channel. The term “FAST” mentioned above refers to free ad-supported television, where you can watch content while enduring a few minutes of advertising. It’s a small trade-off for the abundance of free content you get to enjoy. In fact, FAST services like The Roku Channel offer surprisingly good content, making it a worthwhile option for viewers seeking free entertainment.

Apple TV and Android TV users may now get The Roku Channel. Additionally, it is accessible via a web browser, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku devices.


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