In January, The Roku Channel added support to subscribe to premium channels directly from your Roku device. This week, the company expanded their lineup of live and linear channels with nine new additions from partners like FilmRise and Tastemade.
The channels join their existing line-up of live and linear news partners like ABC News, Cheddar, and Newsmax, live sports from Stadium and Adventure Sports Network, and entertainment from TMZ and Fail Army.
As The Roku Channel adds more linear content, they’ve more directly competed with ad-supported apps like Viacom’s Pluto TV, Sinclair’s STIRR, Amazon’s IMDB Freedive, and independents Tubi and XUMO.
In February, Roku’s CEO Anthony Wood said that he thought the growth of AVOD is important to Roku’s future:
“We are the original, original in terms of bullishness on AVOD both in terms of its value to consumers and its importance in the OTT business model. We see AVOD growing pretty nicely on our Platform and clearly a growing recognition in the industry as the importance of AVOD.”
New Channels on The Roku Channel
- The Asylum
Get committed to danger, action & excitement! Get committed to The Asylum Movie Channel! Featuring blockbuster entertainment like San Andreas Quake and 100 Million BC.
- FilmRise Classic TV
Catch six decades of primetime smash hits like 3rd Rock from the Sun, 21 Jump Street and Batman all day long
- FilmRise Cooking
Get your fill of cutthroat contests, culinary cookalongs, and delicious drama from shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares.
- FilmRise Crime
The best Crime TV to satisfy the sleuths among us.
- FilmRise Family
Enjoy a family movie any time with classic comedies like Ernest in the Army or adventure series like Dinotopia.
- FilmRise Free Movies
Catch film stars like Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Zac Efron and more in our massive selection of free blockbusters.
Come on by the Food52 test kitchen. Our award-winning editors and kitchen experts—like Genius Recipes‘s Kristen Miglore and Dear Test Kitchen‘s Josh Cohen—are here to help with dinner tonight, weekend meal prep, cookie emergencies, you name it.
Planning your next adventure abroad or at home? Tastemade shows you how it’s done. Whether expanding your palate or your itinerary, Tastemade presents even more of the things you love. Hundreds of hours of original shows, streaming straight to you.
- The Works by MGM
The Works: free contemporary classic movies. A selection of movies from deep within MGM’s legendary catalogue.