Roku is known for its dizzying array of streaming apps – from the biggest brands, like Disney+, BBC iPlayer, Netflix and Prime Video – to more obscure services and its own Roku Channel, which broadcasts popular films and boxsets at no extra cost. And now, fans who pick up a Roku-branded device will unlock access to critically-acclaimed blockbusters, must-binge boxsets, and new exclusive shows without paying a penny.
Well, for the next 30-days, at least.
Roku has partnered with BritBox to bring thousands of hours of new shows and movies to its customers for free.
For those who don’t know, BritBox originally launched in the United States and Canada back in 2017 as a way for expats and our North American cousins to watch some of the most talked-about UK television series and movies. However, the Netflix rival launched in the UK back in 2019 for Brits looking to revisit some of their favourite shows in a single digital library. Last year saw the arrival of Channel 4 shows and movies as well as boxsets from BBC and ITV, which founded the service. On top of that, BritBox has launched a number of exclusive series too, including the revival of puppet-based satire, Spitting Image.
BritBox includes hit series like Doctor Foster, Love Island, Hollington Drive, as well as classics, Top Gear, Downton Abbey, Only Fools and Horses, Brass Eye, Happy Valley and Gavin & Stacey. British films from Film4 including Trainspotting, and filmed production from the Royal Shakespeare Company are also available. Subscribers will also have access to shows, like Cold Feet, Doctor Who Classic and Broadchurch, which are not available to stream elsewhere.
The exclusive deal with Roku ends January 31, 2022, so it’s ideal for anyone thinking of upgrading their streaming gadget as the nights draw in – or buy one for a friend or loved one for Christmas. To unlock the BritBox catalogue for free, you’ll need to purchase and activate a Roku streaming player or a Roku-powered TV.
Next up, install the BritBox streaming channel on their new Roku device. Open the channel and follow the on-screen instructions to redeem the free trial and create a new account. And that’s it.
The promotion comes as LG TV owners can claim three-months of free access to Apple’s Netflix rival, Apple TV+.