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ITV Player now on Roku platform

BBC, Channel 4 and ITV may be spending £100m to create a YouView killer now that they feel left out of the platform after its popularity as a 'free' device via TalkTalk and BT, but the battle for the last spare HDMI connector on our TV's is far from done and dusted.

The catch-up service for ITV is a late joiner to the Roku platform and is set to offer 30 days of catch-up content from across the portfolio of ITV channels (ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV). The Roku streaming devices start at £36.95 on Amazon with more expensive boxes adding 1080p to the standard 720p resolution and an Ethernet port for those where WiFi access is difficult.

The addition of the ITV Player means all the main TV channels are available on the platform. No sign yet of the ITV Player on the NOW TV boxes but it is on the way which are a slightly limited copy of the entry level Roku devices subsidised by Sky.

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Gidon Katz, director of NOW TV, comments: "The NOW TV Box is already great value for money and now with the addition of ITV Player there is even more great content to enjoy on your main TV. Combining World Cup action and award winning soaps with the flexibility to dip in and out of great movies, entertainment or sport from NOW TV, our little box has all bases covered."

  • dogbark
  • over 2 years ago

Had an e-mail from NowTV - should be available now.

  • jroadley
  • over 2 years ago

FINALLY! A box will all the major catch up channels, Netflix and Now TV. Certainly will be investing in one of these next month.

  • brandscill
  • over 2 years ago

If you want Netflix you'll need an actual Roku device as obviously NOWTV don't include it on their £9.99 box

  • nadger
  • over 2 years ago

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