There’s good news for Sky, NOW (formerly NOW TV), and Roku users with a swathe of extra content arriving on these platforms this week for free. It’s all thanks to The Roku Channel with this service announcing that 30 new original shows will be broadcast from May 20 to celebrate World Streaming Day.
Roku says that the lineup features an array of star-studded content, including Emmy-award winning shows and entertaining scripted series. Die Hart, featuring Kevin Hart, Chrissy’s Court, featuring Chrissy Teigan and Cup of Joe, featuring Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. These Roku Originals will be added to the expansive lineup of more than 25,000 free movies and shows that are already available on the platform.
Speaking about the launch, Sweta Patel, Vice President of Engagement Growth Marketing, Roku said: “The launch of Roku Originals will bring incredible, premium entertainment that has breadth, depth and diversity to the millions of streamers who regularly visit The Roku Channel and to many new viewers who may not even have a Roku device – and it’s all available for free.
“We’ve created a fantastic user experience to deliver exclusive, original content that’s accessible everywhere The Roku Channel is streamed.”
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Along with the launch of these Roku originals, there’s more content coming to Sky users.
The satellite TV firm has just launched the fat-burning Peloton app on its Sky Q box and you don’t need any fancy equipment to get a little fitter.
The Peloton service features live classes which you can join straight from your living room. Sessions including yoga, running, cardio, bootcamp, stretching, and more.
Of course, because it’s part of Sky Q, Peloton subscribers will be able to tune-in to the latest on-demand and live classes via their TVs.
If you fancy giving it a try the Peloton service is available in the My Apps menu on Sky Q, but the quickest way to navigate to the app is to simply say “Peloton” into your Sky Q voice remote to open the app. You can also say “fitness” or “Let’s get Physical” to discover an entire fitness destination page.