As far as streaming set-top boxes are concerned, there are many options to choose from, such as offerings from Google in the form of Google TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, and Roku, just to name a few. You would think that they would all be competitors since they basically offer different sorts of content, but perhaps not.
Add Google Play to Roku’s long list of video channels. The Google movies and TV app is now available on current-generation Roku boxes and streaming sticks in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland. (Roku says the app is “coming soon” to Roku TVs; we had it up and running on our TCL Roku TV for a few minutes, but now it’s gone again.) The service, also available on Android and iOS devices, is Google’s answer to iTunes, Vudu and Amazon Prime video, offering a similarly wide selection of movies and TV shows.