Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 at 01:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Several new streaming channels are now available through Roku devices.
Roku has announced the latest additions to its streaming content library. Discovery’s "GO" suite of TV Everywhere channels are now available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the US.
The lineup includes Discovery GO, Animal Planet GO, TLC GO, Sci GO, and ID GO. Together, the channels offer access to a variety of popular shows, including Discovery Channel's 'Deadliest Catch' and 'Naked & Afraid'; TLC’s 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' and 'Little People Big World'; Investigation Discovery’s 'Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda' and 'On the Case with Paula Zahn'; and Animal Planet’s 'Pit Bulls and Parolees' and 'River Monsters.' Users can browse through specific shows or topics on each channel's home screen, and the apps also provide support for live TV. In order to watch all content from the various apps, users will need an authenticated pay TV subscription. With that said, select unlocked episodes are available for all Roku customers to stream free of charge without the need for a cable, satellite or telco subscription.
The new Discovery channels are now available in the "Movies & TV" category in the Roku Channel Store on Roku players and Roku TV models, including the company's flagship Roku 4 ($130).
The Roku 4 is powered by a Quad-Core processor and features support for 4K Ultra HD playback at up to 60 fps, 4K upscaling of HD content, and audio support for up to Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound. HDCP 2.2 compliancy is integrated as well, along with 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, an Optical Audio Out, a microSD slot, and a USB port. Likewise, the device includes an enhanced remote with voice search, point anywhere use, a headphone jack, motion-control for gaming, and a speaker for Remote Finder alerts.
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