The Roku Channel Is Adding Free Premium Content from HBO, Cinemax, Star, Showtime, & More

Today Roku announced that they have big plans to ring in 2020 with the addition of premium content including the first season of the “Game of Thrones” for free to the Roku Channel for a limited time.

Starting on December 26, Roku will add a huge collection of premium programming for free for a limited time to the Roku Channel. This content includes programs from Epix, HBO, Cinemax, STARZ, Showtime, and Up Faith & Family.

“Stream-a-thon marks the conclusion of an eventful year for The Roku Channel, which included milestones such as the introduction of Premium Subscriptions, the expansion of our live and linear channel offering, the debut of Kids & Family, and the addition of value packs,” said Vice President, Programming and Engagement, Rob Holmes. “The Roku Channel is bigger and better than ever and we’re ending 2019 with even more great entertainment from some of the best providers in television. There’s no better way to welcome new Roku users and enable both novice and veteran streamers alike to decompress from the holidays with some of TV’s most popular shows available for free on The Roku Channel.”

“We are thrilled that HBO will be part of Roku’s Stream-a-thon this December,” said Sofia Chang, President, WarnerMedia Distribution. “There will be something for everyone to enjoy over the holidays from HBO to Roku users without a need for an HBO subscription.”

Here is some of the content you will find on the Roku Channel starting December 26, 2019:

Unlocked Complete First Seasons

Full first seasons of the following premium shows will be available free of charge for users to enjoy:

  • “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
  • “Warrior” (Cinemax)
  • “Power” (STARZ) – complete first season available throughout the month of December
  • “Billions,” “The Affair,” and “Ray Donovan” (SHOWTIME)
  • “Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization,” “The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking,” “How Jesus Became God,” (The Great Courses Signature)
  • “Bringing Up Bates,” “Design Twins,” “Expecting,” “Growing Up McGhee,” “Last Hope,” “Our Wedding Story,” “Unboxed with Nikki Chu” (UP Faith & Family)

Unlocked Episodes and More

In addition, a selection of episodes of popular shows will be available on The Roku Channel. Entertainment available during this year’s Stream-a-thon include the following:

  • “Westworld,” “Big Little Lies,” “Barry,” “Chernobyl,” “Euphoria,” Sesame Street,” and “Succession” (HBO)
  • “Kidding” (SHOWTIME)
  • “Get Shorty,” “Pennyworth,” and “Punk” (EPIX)
  • “Abbott and Costello The Christmas Show,” “Anytime Fireplace,” “Gumby’s Christmas Capers,” “MXC,” “Sonic Christmas Blast,” and Super Mario Bros Super Show” (CONtv)
  • “A Christmas Kiss,” “A Golden Christmas 3,” “A Heartland Christmas,” “Naughty and Nice,” “Paper Angels,” “Tappy Toes,” “The Nutcracker Sweet,” and “The Perfect Gift” (Dove Channel)
  • “Jillian Michael: Beginner Shred – Workout 1,” “Cassey Ho: POP Pilates for Beginners,” “Dashama: Mermaid Pose,” “Elle Young: BodyBurn,” “Kenta Seki: Fusion 15 – Total Body,” “Tara Stiles – Strala CORE,” and “Zuzka Light: HIIT Cardio – Workout 1” (FitFusion)
  • “Ancient Civilizations of North America,” “Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization,” “The Apocryphal Jesus,” “The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague,” “The Celtic World,” “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain,” “Fundamentals of Photography,” “How to Draw,” “Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language,” “Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You,” “Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation,” “The Rise of Rome” (The Great Courses Signature)
  • “From the Ashes,” “Marrying Father Christmas,” “Royal New Year’s Eve” and “When Hope Calls” (Hallmark Movies Now)
  • “Las Aparicio,” “Me Late Chocolate,” “Pastorela,” and “Yule Log” (Pantaya)
  • “Aerial Cities,” “America in Color,” “Million Dollar American Princesses,” and “Orangutan Jungle School” (Smithsonian Channel Plus)
  • “Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley,” “Feliz Navidad – Boney M,” “Last Christmas – Wham!,” “Jingle Bells,” and “The Twelve Days of Christmas – Kids” (Stingray Karaoke)
  • “Angels in the Snow,” “Christmas Angel,” “DNA Dinners,” “Marry Me for Christmas,” (UP Faith & Family)

This content will be live on December 26, and you will be able to enjoy it until January 1, 2020.

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