Roku Channel, Sans Roku

You no longer need Roku to see The Roku Channel.

Less than a year after launching as an ad-supported channel available at no extra charge to users of Roku devices, The Roku Channel can now be seen by anyone at You must first create a free Roku account, however.

What can you stream on The Roku Channel?

Current featured movie content  includes The Matrix trilogy, The Legend of Baggar Vance, 50 First Dates,  Nacho Libre, National Security, The Devil’s Own and Nightmare on Elm Street.

The service offers blocks of films under a wide range of genres, from the expected “Action,” “Comedies” and “Thrillers,” to “Summer Screams,” “Sports Movies & Docs,” “Royals & Brits,” “Westerns.” “War Movies,” “Classics,” “Faith & Spirituality” and “Foreign Language.”

TV series are also offered. They range from cooking reality shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares to classic sitcoms like Bewitched, Good Times and I Dream of Jeannie.

There are also lots of stand-up comedy specials, and live news feeds from ABC, Cheddar, Newsy and People TV.

For more information, and to register, visit

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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