The Roku Channel is a service provided by the digital cable TV provider, the National Hispanic Broadband Commission, also known as NBC Universal. The Channel offers access to a variety of live and recorded events, news, sports and non-stop entertainment through an online portal that can be accessed with any Web browser. This service is offered on the PC, laptop and mobile devices that include, Blackberry, iPad and iPhone. The Channel features pay per view movies and exclusive sports packages that include games, concerts and pay per view special events. The PC version can be downloaded directly to your desktop or laptop while the mobile version can be installed on any compatible cell phone that offers high-speed wireless Internet. view publisher site
One of the remarkable features of the Roku Channel is that it offers direct access to the movies being aired by different networks including NBC, Telemundo, E! Entertainment, Spike, Canal Plus, Total Sports, TeleFecha, Sky Digital and E! Entertainment. The movies are available in high definition (HD), standard definition (SD), R Rated, Standard Definition (SD), High Speed Digital Video and Standard Definition Television (SDR TV). The Channel also features Spanish and English, with local programming available in over 20 languages. If you have an HD TV, you will get better picture and sound quality.
The major movie channels available on the Roku Channel include Starz, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Cinemax Asia, Starz Latino, Alamo Drafthouse, Fathom, Auphorism, Cinemax USA and Cinco de Mayo. In India, the service also offers Bhumika, a premium comedy channel exclusively available on the Roku Channel. The channel features comedy series, movie trailers, interviews, and talk show that can be streamed live on the website. The site has an option for subscribers to download free software on their computers that can be used to stream the movies. The subscriber can then watch the videos using any compatible video player.