Just in time for the weekend and binge watching all of your favorite TV shows and movies, Roku announced on Friday that it has added Google Play Movies & TV to its Channel Store in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. The channel is available for current-generation Roku players, while Roku TV support is coming soon.
Roku is a set-top box streaming media player for watching on-demand content or live streaming video over a Wi-Fi connection. Google Play Movies & TV joins an existing lineup of channels that includes the likes of PBS, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Crunchyroll, WWE Network, HBO Go, Spotify, Vimeo, Rdio, NHL and more.
“If you’re a TV lover, you can catch up on last night’s episode or past seasons of can’t miss TV, laugh out loud comedies, nail biting dramas, notable documentaries and more, when it’s most convenient for you,” says Roku in a blog post. “You can even get a season pass to have the latest episodes added automatically to your library the day after they air.”
The new Google Play channel features a Gifts from Google section in which the company is giving away a free HD copy of X-Men when you sign up for a Google Play account. By the sounds of it, this section will be updated with a free new movie, TV show episode or other gift each week.
Google Play’s useful Info Cards can also help identify actors when the screen is paused and they are on the screen.
Roku players cost between $49.99 and $99.99 in the United States, while an HDMI streaming stick is available for $49.99. All players include free shipping and a 30-day money back guarantee.