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Now TV added to Roku’s player-agnostic search dragnet

Roku has added titles from Sky’s Now TV subscription service to its universal search tool, just in time for the new season of Game of Thrones

The player-agnostic search tool lets you sift through multiple services including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and Instant Video by title, actor and director. 

Now TV, serves up some of the best of Sky’s content, including shows from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living, as well as Sky’s premium movies and sports content. Subscriptions are staggered based on the type of content you want to watch, with prices starting at £6.99/month for an Entertainment pass that’ll give you Related: How to get Now TVRoku 3 reviewaccess to shows like The Walking Dead, Elementary, The Tunnel – the British-French remake of The Bridge – and later this month, Game of Thrones

By far one of the best things about Roku’s universal search tool is that it doesn’t just comb across platforms, it also compares the prices and rates you’ll have to pay as well. In some cases, it might be cheaper to rent a movie from Amazon. Or, if there’s the same movie plus others available on Netflix, it might be cheaper to blow £7.49 on a Standard subscription for a month. 

Mike Duin, director of communications at Roku said: “No longer do you have to zip in and out of channels to find what to watch. Just enter the name of the TV show or movie, or even the name of your favourite actor or director and Roku Search will tell you where  and what is available to stream. Plus at what price, starting with free options at the top!”

Roku’s recently announced a new updated Streaming Stick, which promises to add the private listening mode we’ve seen on pricier Roku hardware to the party, along with a faster processor than that of the original Stick. 

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