Roku users have a new channel to enjoy: CNNgo. The popular streaming company announced today that U.S. consumers will now be able to use their Roku players or TVs to stream content from the CNN online platform.
All Roku users will be able to find free news clips, videos, and collections to browse through and watch, but those with a pay TV subscription will also be able to access much more. In addition to 24/7 live breaking news, there are full-length CNN original programs on-demand. Among those shows available are Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, This is Life with Lisa Ling and Mike Rowe’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It. Subscribers will also have access to past show segments, plus related videos and photo galleries.
“With the release of CNNgo on Roku streaming devices, CNN is continuing to give viewers control over their news experience on the platform of their choice,” said Rajin Persaud, vice president of digital video and TVE products, in a related press release.
The patnership does make it easy for users to find news of interest — CNNgo’s top videos of the day and most popular news videos are now available on the Roku home screen. Plus, search features will let users find related coverage and browse by category. There’s a lot for news junkies to like, but the fact that much of the content requires a TV subscription means it’s not what cord-cutters would hope to see.
For CNN, it makes sense to bring the platform to Roku. A recent survey by Parks Associates found that the company’s devices are the most common non-gaming streaming media players. CNNgo is also currently available to Apple TV users, and has been since launching on the device in March.
CNNgo is available now under “News & Weather” in Roku’s channel store.
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