- The Roku Channel launched into the UK for Sky Q and Now TV users
- More than 10,000 movies, TV programmed and documentaries available to stream
- The ad-free and subscription free platform boasts personalisation and search capabilities
Roku, Sky Q and Now TV users gain access to more than 10,000 free movies, TV series and documentaries with the arrival of The Roku Channel in the UK.
The new channel entering the UK streaming market is an ad-free, no subscription or login required to access and is available in the UK from today to audiences with a Roku streaming player, Roku TV, Now TV device or Sky Q box.
The Roku Channel in the UK features a selection of popular global and British TV series, including titles such as Homes Under the Hammer, The Commander, Ultimate Force, Fifth Gear, Skins and Britain’s Best Bakery, alongside Hollywood hits such as Get Carter, The Wicker Man and Les Miserables.
Roku vice president of programming Rob Holmes said: “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.
“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.”
The Roku Channel aims to help existing publishers on the Roku platform as well as new publishers to drive additional viewership of their entertainment. The Roku Channel in the UK features over 40 content partners, including All3Media International, EndemolShine Group, FilmRise, pocket.watch and DRG, plus Hollywood studios such as Lionsgate and Sony Pictures Television. More publishers are expected to be added over time.
Users of The Roku Channel will have access to a variety of features aimed at making it easier for them to find and watch a broad range of content, including personalised recommendations and in channel search capabilities on Roku and NOW TV devices.
Users will also find a dedicated kids and family section, making it easy for children and parents to find kids entertainment for free in one, easy-to-access destination. All entertainment within kids and family is hand-picked and suitable for children.
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