Roku homeowners who’re keen for simple entry to the upcoming remaining season of Recreation of Thrones are getting simply that, because the machine maker has added HBO to its Roku Channel app.
The Roku Channel is designed to permit streamers to enter quite a few subscription logins into one app, permitting Roku to counsel reveals throughout premium cable manufacturers like Showtime, Starz, and now HBO, with out forcing them to obtain every of these firms unbiased purposes.
The addition of HBO to the Roku Channel app implies that Roku homeowners can subscribe to HBO with simply their Roku account, making it simpler than ever so as to add the premium cable firm to their quiver of providers. It additionally implies that the consumer expertise for individuals who already subscribe to HBO will probably be improved — permitting you to bounce between free and paid content material from HBO and others with out having to bounce between totally different apps on the Roku itself.
Roku has lengthy been engaged on making a source-agnostic interface for individuals who personal its streaming gadgets, and for good motive. The corporate at present makes the preferred streaming TV gamers in america, and enhancing the consumer expertise will seemingly be key to sustaining its stronghold in the marketplace. With firms like Apple planning to roll out comparable, all-inclusive interfaces, it is sensible that Roku would look to observe swimsuit.
The addition of HBO to Roku Channel doesn’t come as an enormous shock. Apple just lately introduced that HBO and Showtime would each be obtainable for simple subscription inside its upcoming Apple TV interface replace.
These thinking about subscribing to HBO can achieve this for a similar $15 per thirty days it’s going to value them on the HBO Now app, and there’s additionally a weeklong free trial obtainable, do you have to be not sure about whether or not you wish to subscribe to the premium community or not.
For Roku homeowners, which means free entry to no less than the primary episode of Recreation Of Thrones upcoming remaining season, which ought to spark pleasure across the nation and past, even when they don’t plan on subscribing to HBO via the Roku Channel in the long run.