Roku is expanding its reach beyond its own set-top-boxes and media streaming sticks. You can now access its free film and TV service, The Roku Channel, on PC, Mac, mobile and tablet 8211; basically, anything with a web browser.
Only available in the US at present, The Roku Channel is packed with free-to-view movies and TV shows and has been available on Roku devices in the States for the best part of a year.
Now you can head to the website (or open the smart TV app) to watch the same content.
The Roku Channel is not available in the UK at present 8211; you get a 8220;not available in your region8221; message on the site. We have asked Roku whether there are plans to expand its reach and will update when we receive a reply.
Called 8220;Featured Free8221;, it highlights completely free-to-watch content from The Roku Channel, ABC, The CW, CW Seed, FOX, Freeform, Pluto TV, Sony Crackle, Tubi and more. You just click on the show or film you want to watch and the specific channel will open and the video will start.