The Roku Channel launches today on Amazon Fire TV

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After launching on Android and iOS last month, the Roku Channel, the streaming firm’s free, standalone TV service, is now out there on Amazon Fireplace TV units, the corporate stated in a blog post Thursday. That features Fire TV streamers and in addition Fire TV Edition smart TVs and soundbars.

With 115 dwell channels and a library of greater than 100,000 ad-supported TV and movie titles, the Roku Channel contains information content material from ABC Information Stay and Reuters, children content material like Teletubbies and KidzBop, way of life content material from Bon Appetit, and up to date additions like The Lego Channel, HappyKids.television, Maverick Black Cinema, and new Spanish-language leisure choices. That lineup places it in the identical league as free companies like Pluto TV and Xumo TV, which depend on older, lesser-known content material as an alternative of the standard dwell channels that include cable TV.

It would not exchange the unique Roku app, which is used to manage streaming content material by means of a Roku system. As a substitute, it is a second, standalone streaming app that you may open in your telephone or a appropriate platform like Fireplace TV no matter whether or not you personal a Roku streamer.

“As of Q2 2020, the Roku Channel reached US households with an estimated 43 million folks,” Rob Holmes, Roku vp of engagement development advertising and marketing, stated within the publish. 

The Roku Channel app may even act as a hub for premium content material tied to your Roku account, together with HBO and Showtime — although you will not find a way to enroll in any of that straight from the app itself. (Editors’ notice: Showtime and Pluto TV are each owned by ViacomCBS, the guardian firm of PJDM.)

It’s best to see the Roku Channel out there on Fireplace TV units by the top of the day.

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Ry Crist