450+ channels of popular films, latest TV shows, sport, music, news, international and more. Roku brings you endless entertainment choices.
What is Roku?
Roku is a little box that makes it easy to enjoy the hottest films, TV programmes, music, games and more on your TV by streaming it directly from the Internet. Millions of people use Roku every day to access their favourite entertainment instantly and on demand.
The best way to stream
Simple. Roku players are the easiest to use and have a wide selection of entertainment with over 450 channels, including Netflix, NOW TV, BBC iPlayer, Sky Store, Demand 5, Spotify and far too many to list here.
Easy as 1-2-3
Roku players connect directly to your TV and to your high-speed Internet service via your home network. You select the programmes and movies you want to watch, whenever you want them!
What you need
Really, just two things: 1) A TV--new or old*. 2) Broadband Internet connection with a speed of at least 1.5 Mbps (like DSL). A major bonus would be a comfy couch.
* Roku 3 works with HDTVs only.
No hidden costs
There are no recurring fees for using our players, and every player is packed with loads of free channels to enjoy right out of the box. While we don't charge a monthly subscription, some of our partners might. You choose what you pay for and what you don't. Access your existing subscriptions like Netflix or NOW TV. Enjoy all the free movies, shows and music available. Or browse the latest blockbusters on demand. Or rent the latest blockbusters in the Sky Store. You're in control.
What people are saying
<Blushing.> So many wonderful things. Ask any one of our five million customers.
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Instant thrills, laughs and chills
With thousands of leading films and TV programmes, Roku instantly delivers the perfect title to match your mood. Choose from the latest and biggest Sky Movies instantly available from NOW TV. Rent the latest blockbusters the same day as the DVD release in the Sky Store. Enjoy the best Netflix experience, featuring up to 1080p HD video plus support for English subtitles. Catch up on your favourite television and radio programmes from the past week with BBC iPlayer and Demand 5. What's more, there's a huge range of free films from Crackle and Popcornflix. And with new TV programmes and films being continually added, you'll never be short of something good to watch.
* Crackle and NOW TV channel not available in Republic of Ireland at this time.
And a whole lot more
Enjoy loads of other entertainment choices. Including music from Spotify, VEVO and TuneIn Radio. Photo and video sharing from Facebook and Plex. Plus games, international news, sport, clips and well, you get the idea.
Demand 5 provides a free catch up service for a wide selection of your favourite Channel 5 programmes including Big Brother: 2013, CSI: New York Season 9, The Walking Dead, The Hotel Inspector Returns, Little Princess, Make Way for Noddy, and Thomas and Friends. An extensive archive of programming is available to be streamed on your TV at any time.
Note: Demand 5 channel not available in Republic of Ireland at this time.
With NOW TV on Roku, your movie night just got a serious upgrade. Get unlimited access to the latest Sky Movies - up to 20 new premieres added every month. Watch it now on your big screen TV with no contract and a low monthly subscription fee.
Note: NOW TV channel not available in Republic of Ireland at this time.
Sky Sports on NOW TV
For the first time ever: Pay As You Go Sky Sports is available on your big screen. Streaming all 6 Sky Sports channels live. Just buy a Sky Sports day pass to watch on your Roku box; you'll never miss the best sports action, including:
- Football - Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and Capital One Cup Final
- Formula 1 - 2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix
- Cricket - International Tests, T2Os, and ODIs
- Plus - Aviva Premiership, Super League, Premier League Darts, Boxing, Basketball, and US PGA & European Tour Golf
Terms: 18+, UK only. Available on compatible Roku LT, Roku XS, Roku 1, Roku 2 and Roku 3 boxes only. Each Sky Sports Pass costs £9.99 and expires 24 hours after you first watch.
Catch up on your favourite BBC television and radio programmes from the past week with BBC iPlayer. From drama and soaps, to news and current affairs, BBC iPlayer connects you to the best the BBC has to offer.
TV time, anytime
When you need to keep the volume down but still get your TV fix, Roku 3 and Roku 2 both feature an enhanced remote with built-in headphone jack. Just plug in the included in-ear headphones to enter your own private listening world. It's perfect for cranking up that late-night action movie without waking the spouse. Or kids. Or dog.
Fling those Angry Birds!
Need a break from the movies? The Roku 3 enhanced game remote features game-ready buttons and motion-sensing technology that lets you play games with a simple flick of your wrist. Top titles available include Angry Birds Space and Jeopardy.
You’re in control
Our free Roku app for iPhone® and Android™ turns your phone into the ultimate Roku command center. Instantly start a TV programme, replay a favourite movie moment, browse through the 450+ channels in the Channel Store, or add new channels to your lineup - all from the palm of your hand. There's even a useful virtual keyboard - if you prefer to type rather than swipe.
Wouldn't it be great to get all the photos, songs and videos* you keep on your phone instantly on your TV - without reading an instruction manual? Ah, great minds think alike. Our free Roku app for iOS and Android lets you post that vacation slide show or your favourite album right on the big screen for everyone to enjoy, and even choose music to play along with your photo slideshow.
* Capability to share video available on iOS and select Android phones.
The smallest footprint
Barely larger than a beermat, Roku is the smallest streaming player ever - perfect for slipping neatly alongside any TV or entertainment centre. It also has a tiny energy footprint, using less than 2 Watts when you're watching a movie. That's less power than a night light, 15 times less than a DVR and 60 times less than popular games consoles.
It's ridiculously easy
From the simple, intuitive remote to the easy-to-use interface, Roku makes streaming simple for everyone. All you need to get started is a high-speed Internet connection (and a TV, of course). The built-in wireless and guided setup means you can be up and running in minutes: you don't need to be a nerd!
What Internet connection do I need?
You need a high-speed Internet connection with a speed of at least 1.5 Mbps (such as mid-level Broadband). If you are unable to connect the player directly to your cable or Broadband modem you may also need a wired or wireless router. A faster broadband connection may be required to watch some channels.
Play on Roku is a feature of Roku’s iOS and Android mobile apps that enables you to enjoy your mobile device’s photos and music on your Roku player.
Additionally, the Play on Roku feature also enables you to play videos taken with your mobile device on your TV.
Select devices support this feature including:Apple iOS
- iPhone 3GS and later, all iPads (including iPad Mini), and iPod Touch (third generation and later). Note: iOS 4.3 or later required.
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy S IV
- HTC One
- Nexus 4
- Nexus 7 (original 2012 model)
Note: Video playback requires Roku software version 5.1 or later.