Roku is known for streaming free movies and TV shows using an ad-supported model, but at the beginning of the year the company expanded its Roku Channel to include premium content as well. This means that viewers with subscriptions to channels like Starz and Showtime can watch their content through Roku. Now, the company is expanding its main channel even more by offering free episodes from those premium subscriptions.
Viewers can get a free sampling of shows like Heartland or Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries with no subscription. If catching a few episodes of On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Godfather of Harlem or America The Story of Us sounds good to you, you can sign up for subscriptions to premium services including HBO with one click.
Roku didn’t say exactly how many episodes will be available for free from each show, and it did not list the full selection of shows that will be included in the free content. So you’ll have to look around and see if there are episodes that interest you.
The free episodes are available to stream through the Roku Channel now. That’s pretty cool if you want to see if you like a show.