Streaming television services have long struggled with providing sports channels to their customers.
However, Roku, a streaming provider with content from the likes of Disney, Netfilx and HBO, has added WatchESPN as a new channel.
Until now, sports networks have restricted use by making streaming TV users verify a cable subscription.
The revolution is not complete, unfortunately. Non-subscription customers will be able to view news clips, with premium content still restricted.
“WatchESPN on Roku TV provides a one-stop destination for sports fans with live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, Longhorn Network, SEC Network and much more for customers who receive ESPN’s networks as part of their subscription from an affiliated provider. Those without a cable subscription can access the latest news clips,” reads Roku’s announcement.
According to the company, Roku will soon also add Disney shows and films to its lineup.