Roku's free streaming service is on the web now

Roku Channel Mobile

Roku Channel Mobile

With this update you can go to and login with your Roku account to start browsing on most modern browsers including Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Fire Fox. Now you can enjoy all the same free movies, TV shows, and live news you get on your Roku player on other devices.

Roku has announced a major expansion of its free movie service, making it available to anyone - even people who don't own a Roku device.

According to Roku, The Roku Channel is now one of the most popular streaming services on the platform, sitting just behind the likes of Netflix, YouTube and Hulu. The Roku Channel is now available on web via PCs, mobile phones and tablets in the U.S.

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Though the service is free, you must create a Roku account to stream content. “By expanding The Roku Channel to the Web, were broadening the access points to high-quality, free streaming entertainment.

The service, which includes a number of TV shows and movies ranging from past blockbuster hits to some b-list fare, was originally made part of the Roku platform around the launch of the Roku Ultra and Roku Express with a clear goal of providing free streaming content to crowds of ravenous cord-cutters flocking to Roku's platform.

Featured Free on Roku TVsIn addition, the company has started rolling out a “navigation change to the Roku TV home screen” called ‘Featured Free. The company is monetizing its users through advertising and content. "They don't need to have a cable subscription, they don't need to authenticate, they don't need to log in", said Roku VP of programming Robert Holmes. "They are definitely evolving their approach to the OTT ecosystem", he said.

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