Roku only launched in the UK a short time ago and with not many content providers to choose from so far, it hasn’t been that exciting but as Now TV have just announced their service will be available on the players it is defiantly about to get better.
Now TV will be available from the Roku Channel Store today and will allow the user to access a wide selection of movies to stream over their home network, the great thing is Now TV is not just stuck on one device as it’s also available on the PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad various Android devices etc.
All you need to do is activate your subscription, for which the service will be giving a free 30 day trail to any new customers to the service, after which you will only have to pay the three-month introductory offer of £8.99 a month.
Check out the press release below for more information.
-NOW TV on Roku streaming players available from today-
-Free 30 day trial available-
-Access to more of the latest and biggest movies-
NOW TV, the internet TV service powered by Sky, is now available on Roku® streaming players. NOW TV offers instant access to Sky Movies – the UK’s most popular subscription movies service – with no contract, set-up costs or installation. New customers can take advantage of a free 30 day trial of the service, plus also benefit from a three-month introductory offer of £8.99 a month.
Roku users will, from today, be able to find NOW TV within the Roku Channel Store and once registered for NOW TV online will be able to access the movies they choose instantly. Once they have connected their Roku box to their TV and home WiFi network, NOW TV customers will be able to watch their favourite movies on their main TV, as well as continue to watch them out and about through their smartphone, tablet or laptop. NOW TV is already available on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, selected Android smartphones, and other connected devices.
NOW TV customers can enjoy blockbuster releases around six months after they have ended their run in cinemas. Each month, customers can enjoy access to up to 20 new premieres –at least 12 months before they become available on Netflix or LOVEFiLM Instant. Sky Movies is also offering exclusive access to the most successful movie franchise ever, with customers able to enjoy all 8 Harry Potter films on-demand throughout the Christmas holidays. Other top titles which customers can enjoy in the next few weeks include In Time, Young Adult, Jack and Jill and Contagion.
More great Sky content will also be added to NOW TV, with Sky Sports due to be introduced in the next few months. This will enable NOW TV customers to enjoy live action from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, England Test cricket, Heineken Cup rugby, ATP tennis, F1™, Masters Golf and much more. The introduction of Sky Sports will be followed on NOW TV by must-see shows from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky Living, including home-grown drama, original comedy and US shows.
Roku streaming players are known for their low prices, ease of use and quality selection of entertainment. NOW TV is available on compatible Roku LT and Roku 2 XS boxes. Both are available in the UK for suggested retail prices of £49.99 and £99.99 respectively.
Both models feature more than 300 channels of streaming entertainment including on-demand films and programmes; live and on-demand sports from MLB.TV and Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation; music from Rdio; photos and videos from Facebook and Flickr; news and entertainment on WSJ Live from the Wall Street Journal, FoxNews.com and others from around the world – as well as casual games like Angry Birds.
Simon Creasey, Director of NOW TV, comments: “More and more consumers are demanding easy access to a greater choice of high-quality entertainment over internet-connected devices – and NOW TV is here to meet that demand. Following today’s launch on Roku, our customers now have another way of streaming their favourite movies to their main TV screen, while continuing to enjoy access out and about via iPad and smartphones. At the same time as we’re rolling NOW TV out to new platforms and devices, we’re also preparing to increase the range and choice of great Sky content that our customers can access.”
Clive Hudson, Roku Vice President and General Manager, Europe, adds: “NOW TV is a tremendous addition to the growing selection of entertainment available from Roku. NOW TV is a really compelling content proposition for UK consumers who want to enjoy watching the latest movies from Sky, and with no long-term contract.”