Roku and TVPlayer have today confirmed the arrival of the popular streaming app on UK Roku streaming devices. The move enables Roku users to watch live TV from all major broadcasters for the first time.

TVPlayer includes content from major broadcasters, such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Dave to name a few, and can be added from the Movies & TV category in the Roku Channel Store starting today.

TVPlayer offers a free TV package to consumers with 75+ free-to-air TV channels, which is made possible by occasional video advertising. TVPlayer also offers a Plus package for £5.99 per month with no advertising, which includes an additional 25+ premium channels that are not available on Freeview or Freesat: including Discovery Channel, TLC, Eurosport 1 and History, as well as a 7-day catch up service.

Ed Lee, Vice President Content Acquisition at Roku said:

“Roku users in the UK could already choose from an impressive line-up of 2,500+ streaming channels, including popular on demand and catch-up channels. With the addition of TVPlayer Roku users can now also watch live TV from major UK broadcasters on their Roku streaming player, combining all key entertainment sources on one device.”

Frank Bowe, Chief Commercial Officer of TVPlayer added:
“We are very excited to be launching on Roku streaming players in the UK. Our presence on the Roku platform represents another significant step forward in TVPlayer’s distribution strategy, which is to make premium live TV, on demand and digital shows available within the TVPlayer app across all OTT platforms.”

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By Expat