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How to Watch Roku Channel on Sony Smart TV

You can stream Roku Channel on Sony Smart TV. Here’s how to sign up, download, install, and start streaming Roku Channel using your Sony Smart TV. Learn how to get the most out of your Sony Smart TV while using Roku Channel.


Roku Channel

The Roku Channel is a free live TV streaming service that provides more than 190 live linear streaming channels and more than 40,000 free movies and TV shows. The library contains entertainment from several different decades, including some major hits.

The service also made a splash by the acquisition of the Quibi library, now presented as Roku Originals. More original content is set to follow.

Users can add premium subscriptions to services like Showtime, STARZ, and AMC+ that can be accessed within the Roku Channel ecosystem.

Can you stream Roku Channel on Sony Smart TV?

How to Sign Up and Download Roku Channel on Sony Smart TV

Unfortunately, Roku Channel is not currently available natively using Sony Smart TV. Roku Channel may launch a native app for Sony Smart TV in the future, but for now you can only stream using Apple AirPlay (2019+ models) or Google Cast (2019+ models).

You can still watch Roku Channel on other devices like Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.

Apple AirPlay

  1. Install the Roku Channel iPhone/iPad app.
  2. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone/iPad.
  3. Start playing the content in the Roku Channel app and select the AirPlay icon.
  4. Choose your Sony Smart TV and it will start displaying on your Smart TV.

If you have a compatible TV and you don’t see AirPlay as an option, make sure you update to the latest Sony Smart TV firmware.

Google Cast

  1. Install the Roku Channel iPhone/iPad app or Android Phone/Tablet app.
  2. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android Phone/Tablet or iPhone/iPad.
  3. Start playing the content in the Roku Channel app and select the Google Cast icon.
  4. Choose your Sony Smart TV and it will start displaying on your Smart TV.

How to Sign Up for Roku Channel on Other Streaming Devices

If you have other devices, you can learn how to sign up for and use Roku Channel on Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.


What features are available on Roku Channel?

No Parental Controls

There are no parental controls for Roku Channel.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ have parental control features.

Ads

Roku Channel displays ads while watching content.

No International Access

Roku Channel does not let you to watch content when traveling internationally.


Originals

The Roku Channel has 30 original titles, includes award-winning and scripted series, such as “Die Hart,” “#FreeRayshawn” and “Reno 911!,” documentaries, such as “Blackballed” and “Big Rad Wolf,” and alternative and reality programming, including “Punk’d” and “Chrissy’s Court.” These shows were previously available on the short-lived Quibi platform.

Roku is developing even more originals to come.

TV Shows

The Roku Channel offers several popular shows, including “The Bachelorette,” “24,” and “Alias.”

You’ll also find some hits from the past few decades, including “Quantum Leap,” “Highway to Heaven,” “The A-Team,” “Coach,” “Hart to Hart,” “Who’s the Boss?” “Bewtiched,” “Benson,” and “What’s Happening!!”

Movies

The movie library offers some extremely high-quality films for free. At the time of this writing, they include “The Fugitive,” “In the Line of Fire,” “Signs,” “Memento,” and “Galaxy Quest.” The library will rotate, but there is an encouraging number of Hollywood hits in the mix.

Kids

The Roku Channel’s Kids & Family section helpfully allows you to browse by specific characters or by the age of your child.

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