We don’t know exactly why the company fell out with Roku – although it seems to have been some kind of contract issue – but it’s not the first time Roku has gotten into disputes. It’s previously removed YouTube TV from its app store.
Roku makes a range of streaming players, TVs and audio equipment. Along with Spectrum, it hosts streaming services like Plex, BBC iPlayer, Channel 4, Disney + and Netflix. And there’s also lots of free content: it announced yesterday its free live TV hub would get 17 new channels, bringing the total to 200.
Fans of the app reacted happily on Twitter. One wrote: “On behalf of those who have been frustrated beyond belief , thank you and [Spectrum] for bringing an end to this dispute which lasted way, way too long.”
“Guys this is great. I bought a few devices back in November specifically for Spectrum, and your device has now replaced our Fire Sticks! A huge stress relief knowing we can add a #RokuTV to our lineup to watch #Reds games on [Spectrum],” another added.