Here is a rundown of the week’s news that will interest current and would be cord cutters.
Roku Channel Adds Supports for More Devices
Roku recently released The Roku Channel. The channel is ad supported but free to use. It airs quality movies and TV shows without a subscription. Most assumed this would be a Roku only channel. However, there is now a way to watch The Roku Channel on Fire TV and Apple TV devices.
To watch on Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, or Fire TV Stick simply use the Amazon Silk or FireFox Browser. Navigate to TheRokuChannel.com. You can then view all the content as if you were watching on a Roku device with the Roku Channel app. You can use the same web address on your iOS device and Airplay it to your Apple TV device.
With TheRokuChannel.com now being supported on most modern browsers, you can watch on certain devices that support a web browser. If you have a Chrome, Edge, Safari, and FireFox browser on your smart TV or other devices it’s worth trying to see if your device is supported.
Jean-Luc Picard Is Back
CBS is planning more Star Trek Shows in addition to their already successful Star Trek Discovery. Furthermore, this week on Twitter, Sir Patrick Stewart announced he will be returning to the Star Trek Universe as Captain Jean Luc Picard. The announcement came soon after CBS announced that a show titled “Short Treks” will be airing 10-15 minute episodes that will focus on characters in the Star Trek Universe. This content will exclusively available on CBS all access.
Documentary Channel CuriosityStream Has Free Content
In an effort to attract more subscribers, Curiosity Stream is slashing prices and even offering free content. The new price for CuriosityStream’s HD plan is now just $2.99 instead of $5.99 a month and the 4K plan now costs $9.99 a month instead of $11.99 a month. In addition, CuriosityStream now offers some of their content free through “CuriosityStream Showcase.” You merely need to watch a short ad at the beginning of each show. You can check out a free trial here or read our review of CuriosityStream for more details.
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