If you are deciding on watching Super Bowl on your Roku set-top box, you might need to reconsider your plan. Roku is pulling all the FOX apps from its platform just before the game. So well, if you were counting on some other things, better for you, but if you were focusing on FOX apps, better change your plans.
It was also reported that FOX Sports would be working hard to bring 4K HDR streaming of Super Bowl to Roku’s streaming platforms. But this became a blur when FOX Sports removed references to Roku from multiple spots on its Super Bowl website.
Well, it’s not final till when the companies will not be collaborating. Still, for the current situation, there are currently about seven FOX channels that are going to be taken out from Roku Platforms.
FOX’s Statement that clarified the situation among the two companies; FOX stated that Roku has been threatening to delete FOX applications from its customer’s devices as a naked effort to used its customers as pawns. They also said that FOX had not asked Roku to remove all these applications, and they prefer that Roku continue all those applications without any interruption. They also said Roku’s timely disruption to be a well-defined plot to fabricate crises among its customers. In addition to this, they also stated as considering the current position of FOX entertainment, it’s a big streaming network, and the customers will know where to see the application if only Roku block it. And so, it’s a tactic that is only going to affect Roku customers, especially.
Well, currently, it is not confirmed which company made the first step towards this breaking. But well, you still can see your Super Bowl on other platforms.
Channels opted Out
Well, it is also not sure if Roku will continue collaborating with FOX entertainment in the future. But either way, if you want to clarify things, here are the channels, according to Roku, that is going to disappear from the platform.
- FOX Now
- FOX Sports
- FOX News
- FOX Business
- FOX Soccer
- Big Ten Network
- FOX Nation
Well, they will not just disappear. If you are still having these applications on the platform, they will stop working once the policy proceeds.
If you are still fixated on watching this Super Bowl on your Roku platform, there are still other ways to watch the game on it. A Friday blog post from Roku read that the game will be streamed free on the NFL application on your Roku platform unless the FOX entertainment blocks your ability to stream it. You can also watch the game if you have got Comcast Xfinity or Spectrum, those Roku apps should offer the FOX stream over Roku. Well, you can also sign up for other applications such as FobuTV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, or Hulu with Live TV. According to news, you might also be able to watch the game in even 4K streams on FobuTV.