Roku has good news for people who miss the old "channel surfing" television-viewing experience. The company recently added to the Live TV Channel Guide, which now allows users to watch live linear content from Premium Subscription channels like HBO and Cinemax. If you have an HD antenna, you can now also view over-the-air programming in addition to streaming content. The Live TV Channel Guide offers more than 100 free channels such as ABC News Live, Adventure Sports Network, and The Design Network.
Read on for addition details directly from Roku:
Roku recently announced a selection of fresh new movies and TV, more than 30 new free live/linear channels and a new tile called "Live TV Channel Guide." Today, Roku is announcing some new additions to the Live TV Channel Guide that will offer a channel-surfing experience most TV lovers are accustomed to.
Starting today, if you're a subscriber of Premium Subscriptions (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and EPIX) on The Roku Channel, you'll be able to see any live/linear content from those subscriptions directly on the guide.
Additionally, for Roku TV users who are using an HD antenna, you'll be able view over-the-air content alongside all of our over-the-top programming.
The Live TV Channel Guide is more than just your gateway to free live/linear content. It's your ticket to more than 100 free linear channels spanning a broad range of genres including news, sports, kids and family, lifestyle, Spanish language entertainment, and more, in an easy to navigate, on screen guide experience.
Please see below for a list of channels integrated into the guide:
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