We set out on a goal to include the most popular streaming services. But we want to know what else you guys would like to have linked.
We are working on:
- Amazon Instant Video
- HBO Go
So, are there any other apps/channels you guys would love to have?
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that's a really good question. you have already covered the "big five", and, with that in mind, i just scrolled through all of my channels and, for the most part, few of them add very often, or change their selections. i check in every so often on all the different indie movie channels, looking at the "recently added" line up and it's all become very familiar to me over the past couple of years due to nothing being added since i added the channels themselves. some of the public domain offerings channels add every now and then, but it's possible that could just become a glut of too much that's available on multiple channels. not even certain myself how often SNAG adds or 'expires' things. of course, with SNAG, it's become divided into 3 separate channels. perhaps Showtime Anytime, which is available only to subscribers just as HBO Go is.
i'm actually quite interested in observing what others may come up with.
(i'm rewriting nothing, but it just occurred to me that i'm somewhat crossposting from the discussion on the ROKU forums about tagging shows that are nearing expiration dates, but, even there it gets fuzzy. i've noticed on Netflix, they'll often have a film that is listed as expiring by a certain date, but then, lo and behold, it instantly becomes 'recently added' right after that date.
which reminded me of something that i've found annoying, but i'm not sure it would be data you would have access to: Amazon Prime seems to, without notice (at least without any advance notice i've seen anywhere myself. perhaps others know where to find such info) move films from being "free with Amazon Prime" to being available only as rental. i've kicked a few off of my queue because of that. especially annoying when one has just set down to finally watch that one film that has been getting put off for awhile only to find that it went from free to rental.
enough rambling. someone else can take over!
Thanks for joining us on the scout forums! On the Roku forums we've had some requests for the big ones in the UK (Sky Movies, NowTV, and a couple others) that we're looking into. We're trying to find a good medium between services that are being updated regularly versus just adding in one off services that might not update for 6 months at a time. We eventually want to get as many as we can so that when the search features come, you'll be able to easily search through everything you have. But this also brings an issue if the channel has implemented a launch control to allow us to launch specifically into the show/movie. We will look into every request...as no channel/provider is too small!
It would be nice to integrate a search in the UK channel of the big 5 terrestrial Channels - BBC ITV C4 and Channel 5.
Adding those to our list to try and hook into! They would need to have an app/channel available on Roku/Android itself for us to link into them.
Heya! I'm in the UK and the services I use are:
- BBC iPlayer
- 4OD (from Channel 4)
- Google Play
- Sky Movies
- Vimeo On Demand
I'd love to be able to use Amazon Prime Instant Video, but they're not saying when this might be available in the UK.
Thanks for the list!
We're looking into most of these options. Plex will be a little difficult to incorporate since it's a server in your home. We haven't looked into Vimeo On Demand, but we'll add it to our list to see where we can fit it in at.
Yes, the Amazon Prime has been unfortunate. I think showing that on the new Scout app will just make people more upset about why there's no actual channel in the UK and no way to watch it on their Roku. We're weighing our options right now, but it looks like we're going to remove the feed from our UK selection on Roku only. We will still have it available for the Fire TV app when we publish it.