Roku Adds PBS, PBS Kids
PBS on Roku, cool. Public Broadcasting System programming has previously been available in various ways, including Amazon Prime Video and the Plex plugin, on this popular set top box. However, this is nonetheless a big step forward — top level access to a larger and fresher collection of the signature shows, news and documentaries that thinking Americans have come to love.
• Primetime: American Experience, FRONTLINE, Masterpiece, Nature, NOVA, PBS NewsHour, etc
• Arts and music: American Masters, Austin City Limits, Great Performances, and more
• Programs from your local PBS station
• Original series from PBS Digital Studios, including OffBook and Idea Channel
See also: Review: Roku LT + Plex Media Server
The good thing here is that you can now watch the PBS programs your local station doesn’t carry on the Roku. Additionally, though local programming is part of the feature list, it’s apparently available at the PBS affliate discretion.
PBS on Roku is a small step forward that’s also kind of a big deal…
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