Roku is a very popular set-top box designed to bring online media and services to the masses. While many of our readers opt for a Chromecast or Android TV over a Roku, many of us have purchased a Roku for our families and friends.


Apps such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon VOD have long been prominent on that device, but one application that many of us use was missing, but no longer. In a Friday post from the Roku blog, Google Play Movies and TV has been announced as available to download on Roku boxes. As an added treat, the first X-Men movie released in 2001 is available in the Roku/Play Store for free. They also hint that future treats will show up under the "Gift From Google" section.

The interface is very similar to the Chromecast application with many if not all of the same features including actor and movie descriptions. Search appears to be intuitive to typical Roku users and purchased material in the Play Store is easy to access.


Google is perhaps taking this application to many other platforms in the future. Let us know where you'd like to see the Play Movies and TV application end up next.

Source: Roku Blog

H/T: Android Police