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Roku Announces 2019 Streaming Players, Adds 14 Live Channels in Canada

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Roku has announced its 2019 streaming media players for Canada, along with the addition of 14 live linear channels.

The Roku Express, which offers HD streaming and includes a remote, gets redesigned and is now 10% smaller compared to its predecessor, priced at $39.99 CAD. Included is a high speed HDMI cable and power cord.

The Roku Premiere offers HD, 4K Ultra HD or 4K HDR streaming, includes a Premium High Speed HDMI cable, remote and power cord, priced at $49.99 CAD.

The Roku Streaming Stick+ with its voice remote, HD/4K Ultra HDR/4K HDR streaming, plus extended wireless receiver, remains for 2019, priced at $89.99 CAD.

“We are delivering more value and improved picture quality across the new 2019 streaming player line up for Canada.The Roku Premiere delivers 4K HDR for a more immersive TV experience,” said Lloyd Klarke, Director Product Management at Roku, in an issued statement to iPhone in Canada. “Whether you are new to streaming or demand more advanced features such as better Wi-Fi, 4K HDR and voice search, we have the right streaming player for everyone.”


The Roku Channel Gains Live Channels

Launched in 2018, The Roku Channel offers free movies, TV shows and documentaries without fees or subscriptions. Coming soon will be 14 live linear channels, as seen below:

  • Law & Crime ? Watch the courtroom drama unfold live and get in depth legal analysis on the day’s biggest crime and legal stories.
  • Now This ? Now This is the most watched mobile news brand in the world, providing the latest in video news, investigative reports, interviews and original series.
  • AllTime ? AllTime aims to bring you the most informative, fascinating and engaging top 10 videos.
  • TMZ ? Get your daily dose of pop culture from the TMZ channel featuring programs such as TMZ Sports, The Hollywood Beatdown, TMZ TV, TMZ Chatter and more.
  • AFV ? America’s Funniest Home Videos (AFV) shines the spotlight on hilarious videos to bring you America’s ‘real-life’ funny moments captured on video.
  • Fail Army ? FailArmy is the world’s number one source for epic fail videos and hilarious compilations.
  • Pet Collective ? The Pet Collective is home to the top trending clips, most entertaining memes, and funniest animal videos.
  • People Are Awesome ? People Are Awesome is the number one destination for amazing, original videos and compilations of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
  • Adventure Sports Network ? Adventure Sports Network (ASN) is the worldwide leader in adventure sports, outdoor, lifestyle and travel.
  • Food52 ? Come on by the Food52 test kitchen. Our award-winning editors and kitchen experts—like Genius Recipes‘s Kristen Miglore and Dear Test Kitchen‘s Josh Cohen -are here to help with dinner tonight, weekend meal prep, cookie emergencies, you name it.
  • Tastemade ? Planning your next adventure abroad or at home? Tastemade shows you how it’s done. Whether expanding your palate or your itinerary, Tastemade presents even more of the things you love. Hundreds of hours of original shows, streaming straight to you.
  • FilmRise Free Movies ? Catch film stars like Owen Wilson, Emma Stone, Morgan Freeman and more in our massive selection of free blockbusters.
  • FilmRise Crime ? The best Crime TV to satisfy the sleuths among us.
  • FilmRise Classic TV ? Catch primetime smash hits like 21 Jump Street and Hunter all day long.

Roku says its 2019 streaming players will be available on Amazon.ca and other retailers in early October.

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