Cutting the cord on cable and embracing the world of streaming content is becoming more and more popular, but saying goodbye to the ease and convenience of live broadcast television can be difficult, especially when it comes to watching local news and sports.
Luckily, if you’re a Roku owner, Canadian you can enjoy the best of both worlds. The VMedia TV channel, which is now available in the Roku Channel Store, lets Canadians stream live television stations through their Roku player or Roku TV—all without a costly cable contract. The service does require a subscription, but it’s comparatively low-cost and can be canceled at any time.
The channel selection is robust and packages start with a group of 20 Canadian and American stations, including staples such as CBC, Global, City, NBC, and Fox. Or you can build your own package, with a la carte options such as Showcase, FX Canada, Movie Time, NatGeoWild, ESPN Classics, and more.
Once you’re logged in, you’ll find a full navigation menu with detailed program information, just like a standard cable TV interface. It even offers a cloud-based on-demand feature, so if you missed an episode of your favourite show you can play it back after the fact.
If you’re looking to cut the cable cord (and contract) without sacrificing your entertainment options, the VMedia TV channel on Roku is hard to top. Combined with Roku’s industry-leading selection of more than 2500 streaming apps and services, VMedia’s ability to stream a viewer’s choice of live TV channels makes it an ideal part of any home entertainment setup.