Roku launches premium subscriptions for Showtime, Starz, and other services today

Last month, Roku announced plans to
directly sell subscriptions for several premium video services
,
including Showtime, Starz, Epix, and others through its Roku
Channel. Today, it’s kicking off that effort. Customers will be
able to pay for the monthly subscription charges through their
existing Roku account — keeping everything on one bill — and
content from each provider will be accessible inside The Roku
Channel.

It’s an approach that’s similar to the paid add-on
“channels” such as HBO, Showtime, and CBS All Access that
Amazon offers to Prime Video customers. Roku thinks people might
find it to be a more convenient subscription manager since
there’s no recurring membership required. Each service offering a
subscription will have a…

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Roku launches premium subscriptions for Showtime, Starz, and other services today