The Roku Channel Lets You Watch Movies for Free
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The Roku Channel — a free channel offering hundreds of popular movies — has now rolled out to all current-generation Roku devices. So, if you’re a Roku owner you now have access to new content, which is both free and legal. And all you need to do is sit through the occasional advert.

We’re big fans of Roku devices here at MakeUseOf. So much so we’ve argued that you should buy a Roku over a smart TV Don't Buy a Smart TV: Buy a Roku Instead! Don't Buy a Smart TV: Buy a Roku Instead! Stop! Don't buy that smart TV. Instead, read this article and find out why it would be better to buy a dumb TV plus a standalone streaming device to go with it. Read More . And that was before Roku refreshed its hardware lineup A Brief Guide to the New Roku Hardware for 2017 A Brief Guide to the New Roku Hardware for 2017 Roku has refreshed its entire lineup for 2017. The problem is it's difficult to keep track of so many different devices. Let us help you with this brief guide to Roku's new hardware. Read More . Now, in addition to hardware, Roku is starting to offer content, with The Roku Channel packed to the gills with movies.

The Roku Channel Is Now Available

In September 2017, Roku unveiled The Roku Channel Roku Launches a Brand New Ad-Supported Movie Channel Roku Launches a Brand New Ad-Supported Movie Channel Roku is launching its own ad-supported streaming channel across all of its apps. Is it worth a look? Let's find out. Read More : a free, ad-supported channel showing a mix of licensed movies and movies sourced from other services. Now, one month on, the rollout of The Roku Channel is complete. That is if you’re in the U.S. and have a current-gen Roku (post June 2011).

Just like Vudu Vudu Offers 1,000+ Free Movies On Us Vudu Offers 1,000+ Free Movies On Us Vudu has launched a new offering called Vudu Movies On Us. This lets you watch thousands of movies and television shows for free with "limited commercials". Read More , the movies are all available to stream for free, with “no subscription, no fees, and no login required”. The only caveat being you’ll have to put up with the occasional ad. Roku insists the ads will be few and far between, short enough to put up with, and not too repetitive. Fingers crossed.

Roku has acquired movies from studios including Lionsgate, MGM, Sony Pictures, and Warner Brothers. It’s also offering content from American Classics, FilmRise, Popcornflix, Vidmark, and YuYu. Which means you can watch classics (!) such as The Zookeeper and The Karate Kid (the bad one).

If you own a current-gen Roku you have two ways of adding The Roku Channel. You can either head straight for the channel store and add The Roku Channel. Or you can go to the main menu, Select Streaming Channels, and find it in the “Featured,” “New and Notable,” or “Movies & TV” categories.

Yet Another Source for Streaming Movies

The Roku Channel isn’t going to fulfil all of your movie-watching needs. The films available on there aren’t exactly new blockbuster titles fresh out of theaters. However, The Roku Channel provides another source for streaming movies How to Check Which Movies Are Available to Stream How to Check Which Movies Are Available to Stream Sometimes it’s hard to determine whether your favorite movies or TV shows are available to stream. Fortunately, you have various tools at your disposal. Read More , and as it’s free, you can’t really complain, can you?

Do you own a Roku streaming device? If so, which one do you own? Do you think Roku devices are the future? Or do you prefer other media streaming hardware? Will you be making use of The Roku Channel? Do you mind watching ads for free content? The comments are open below!

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  1. macykaelyn
    April 23, 2018 at 9:28 am

    The free contents in Roku is really a treat for TV bingee's . It has a wide collection even classics are now available for free.. This no fees.. no subscription is added feature of Roku free content.And I also referred this link