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Roku launches premium subscriptions for Showtime, Starz, and other services today

It’s an approach that’s similar to the paid add-on “channels” such as HBO, Showtime, and CBS All Access that Amazon offers to Prime Video customers. Roku thinks people might find it to be a more convenient subscription manager since there’s no recurring membership required. Each service offering a subscription will have a free 30-day trial. What’s less convenient is that Roku doesn’t have HBO among its partners, so you’ll have to get (and pay for) that one elsewhere. – Chris Welch, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2MCYstU
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Roku pulls Infowars channel citing complaints from “concerned parties”

In its statement announcing the decision to remove the channel, Roku did not say that Infowars had now broken any of its rules, as most of the other platforms that have removed the channel have done. It did not clarify whether the “concerned parties” were users, or advertisers who didn’t want their brands displayed next to the Infowars channel. – Jon Porter, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2SX7Lal

Roku Channel now lets users sign up for new streaming services with one click

Premium Subscriptions will have 25 partners when it debuts, including Starz, Showtime, Epix, and others. If you subscribe to many of them through The Roku Channel, you’ll get one bill from Roku each month for the total amount you owe for all services to which you subscribe. Roku will offer at least a seven-day free trial for all partner programs, so you can try out these streaming services before you actually pay for them. – Valentina Palladino,
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