When The Roku Channel’s subscription platform made its launch earlier this year, HBO was just one of the great names to come up missing along with Netflix and Hulu.
Those who register for HBO with The Roku Channel won’t be able to log in to HBO’s standalone apps, HBO NOW or HBO Go, but will rather see its web content via Roku’s center, where its programs are featured along with Roku’s even more than 10,000 free films and also TV episodes.
Roku claims users can now sign up for a free seven-day HBO trial in The Roku Network, which after that converts to a $14.99 monthly registration if the test isn’t terminated.
For customers, keeping all your add-on TV subscriptions in one location makes it simpler to track what you’re paying for, and also streamlines the cancellation process when you’re prepared to adjust your cord-cutting mix.
Like various other Roku Network subscriptions, HBO will appear on customers’ one regular monthly bill.
Currently, alongside the complimentary web content, Roku individuals can select to register for channels like:
- EPIX and also others– including, since this week,
Those channels’ material can after that be streamed directly via The Roku Network itself on TVs along with within Roku’s updated mobile app.
Netflix and also Hulu don’t have a tendency to permit subscriptions via third-party platforms like The Roku Channel (or, more recently, via Apple TV+). HBO, nevertheless, does. The premium network and also home to “Game of Thrones” is offered as an add-on across a variety of streaming services and also à la carte TELEVISION companies– including The Roku Channel’s biggest competitor, Amazon Prime Video Programs.
Without HBO in The Roku Network, individuals that desired to stream TV’s biggest programs would need to leave Roku’s hub and also browse back to the Roku display where they can access HBO straight via its devoted Roku app. That was poor service for Roku, as it’s attempting to keep customers’ viewing activity centralized and also contained in one place in order to advertise the ad-supported fare that aids Roku to make money.
Just days ahead of the return of “Game of Thrones,” Roku has created a way that gives the media device manufacturer the capability to market the premium network as registration through its dedicated web content hub, The Roku Network. Initially, a destination for ad-supported as well as totally free flicks as well as TV, The Roku Channel in January turned out a significant update that put it in more straight competitors with Amazon Channels with the launch of costs registrations.
If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones and want to watch all of the older episodes, without cost, you also have another option through Kodi. Using Covenant or another Kodi addon, you can catch up on all of the past episodes.
Before you install Covenant though, understand the significantly higher risks of streaming with Kodi. In fact, this applies to any device online as well as your smartphone or tablet.
Not too long ago users online enjoyed a certain degree of anonymity due to the Net Neutrality laws. However, in 2018, these laws were repealed. This means your own Internet Service Provider can legally sell your personal data (such as health records, security information, and browsing history).
In addition, they can monitor your online traffic to ensure that you are in compliance with their “fair use” policy. Streaming is generally quite bandwidth-heavy and you’ll find ISPs often buffer user traffic which drastically impacts the streams and makes them unwatchable.
After you install Kodi on your device or even if you’re just streaming through another app make sure you secure your streaming data with a no-logging VPN. This is your only protection and it’s worth the nominal investment.