Roku is promoting an update to its streaming service that adds a "Live TV Zone" to make it simpler for customers to view live content, such as news.
With the new function, users can quickly access the Live TV Channel Guide on Roku, which includes more than 200 free linear TV channels on The Roku Channel.
After adding linear feeds from AccuWeather Now, CBC News, El Rey, FilmRise Horror, FilmRise Kids, IGN, Real Madrid TV, and Tribeca Channel, The Roku Channel officially reached 200 channels last year.
In 2018, The Roku Channel debuted live/linear programming, and in 2019, The Kids & Family experience was introduced.
The business reported that more households streamed Kids & Family programming on The Roku Channel during the second quarter of 2021 than other AVOD Kids & Family stand-alone channel on platform.
According to Ashley Hovey, director of The Roku Channel AVOD, "Roku is anchored in improving streaming experiences for our consumers, utilising our brand pillars of easy, value, and choice to guide.
Our streamers continue to prioritise the need for free, high-quality programming. We've witnessed the growth of linear streaming over the past year.
We've witnessed the growth of linear streaming over the past year, so we're thrilled to present our users with a brand-new portfolio of fantastic channels.