Roku made news today adding the first live channel (called linear feed) in the history of the media streamer boxes. The channel is not very well known (at least I never heard of it before) – WealthTV and it is offered for $2.99 / month. Regardless the channel though, it opens the door for a la carte content, something that definitely might ease your cable bill and putting the first nail in the coffin of more established service providers as your cable or satellite company.
That being said, this announcement made my day as a sign of things to come and re-enforce my family’s decision to cut the cable cord. Now, we only need to wait for SyFy (for me), HGTV / Food (for my wife) and some kids content and we are good to go.
The new channel will stream in HD, offer 24/7 content and work exactly as a live channel allowing you to drop in and see what’s on at that very moment.