Fox apps off Roku streaming devices — just in time for the Super Bowl
Both sides are pointing fingers as to who’s at fault. Fox is accusing Roku of deleting its apps from users’ devices and says Roku of taking advantage of the upcoming Super Bowl broadcast on Fox to get more money.
Roku, on the other hand, says the companies haven’t been able to reach an agreement, so it was forced into removing the channels.
Fox, meanwhile, says that isn’t true — that it’s Roku’s decision to pull the channels.
Either way, apps feature Fox’s broadcast network feed and a variety of other content were yanked from Roku Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 and will remain unavailable unless the two companies reach a deal.
The networks remain available on other streaming services accessible via Roku, including FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV.
Some have pointed out that many of these services come with free trials, so Roku users wanting to catch the big game could take advantage of those offers — and hope that Fox and Roku are able to make up quickly.
It’s still possible a deal could be reached before the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2.
The channels will also remain accessible on traditional cable and satellite providers.
Viewers can also always watch Fox’s broadcast channel for free with an over the air antenna.