HBO Lands on Roku

HBO Now will be the newest content available on the Roku platform. Subscribers will now have a watching spree session in their instantaneous future.

The network's Internet-based standalone streaming provision is now available on the Roku platform. Even better, Roku owners can get a 30-day free trial offer, meaning they have a month to get caught up on all six seasons of The Walking Dead before they have to pay for it. If they find that they are hooked after the 30-day trial, a subscription will set them back to $14.99 a month.

To get it going, head down to the Roku Channel Store and add the HBO Now channel to the Roku console. Subscribers can then purchase a subscription or start their free trial offer.

A subscription will give them instant access to all of HBO on their Roku player or Roku TV, HBO Now said. That includes current hit series like "Silicon Valley," "True Detective," "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" as well as every chapter of every season of classic shows like "The Wire," "Deadwood," "The Sopranos," and "Sex and the City." They also will be able to watch HBO movies like "Birdman," "Unbroken," "American Sniper," and more.

HBO Now launched in the United States ahead of the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 premiere. Apple contracted an exclusive deal with HBO for the first three months, meaning folks could only sign up using an iOS device, and many were enthusiastic to do so. The package has since stretched out to other platforms including Android and Amazon Fire devices.

The HBO Now comes after Roku earlier this week and made the jump to UHD media with its hottest media streamer. The new Roku 4 comes together with the launch of the latest version of Roku's operating system, the Roku OS 7.

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