Roku previously swooped in to accumulate content from now-defunct short-form video service Quibi. Now it’s gearing up to release many originals, including new seasons for a few of these shows. As you’d expect, these originals will be exclusive to The Roku Channel, the company’s streaming channel. Even better, you don’t need a Roku device to access the channel.
Roku will premiere 23 originals on Friday, August 13, giving its customers a bunch of the latest content to stream this summer. The shows will include Fierce Queens, Benedict Men, &Music, The Andy Cohen Diaries, Floored, Elba vs Block, Mapleworth Murders, Gone Mental with Lior, Nice One!, Memory Hole, Run This city, Sex nearby, Singled Out, and more.
In addition to premiering many shows, Roku also will release the second season of Thanks 1,000,000, a reality television program during which celebrities give individuals $100,000 under the condition that half it’s given away. The originals include a variety of scripted and reality shows.
If you own a Roku device, you’re likely already conversant in The Roku Channel; for everybody else, you’ll stream these shows and, therefore, the other content on the channel through the platform’s dedicated website. Roku also offers The Roku Channel on mobile through apps for Android and iOS.
These originals will join the around 40,000 free TV shows and films available through the platform, including shows like Reno 911!, Punk’d, Die Hart, Murder Unboxed, Cup of Joe, and more. The service is ad-supported, meaning you’ll need to watch commercials in exchange for free of charge access.