Here are the last 20 channel apps added to the Roku streaming platform:
Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
The Lounge Channel
Let’s Play Video Games
Photo Puzzle Free
Digital Concert Hall
All Living Things
How 2 BBQ Right
Nowhere in that esoteric list, or in the entire list of Roku channel apps that now exceed 3,000, will you find DIRECTV Now.
Yes, DIRECTV Now, AT&T’s new live streaming service, which the telco believes will one day become its primary video business, is still not available on Roku, the nation’s leading streaming platform.
AT&T promised that DIRECTV Now would be available on Roku in the first quarter. But that deadline passed more than a month ago and we still have no indication when it will be added.
But that’s okay. We do have the the Ally Law channel, the How 2 BBQ Right channel and the Gourmet GPS channel. Somehow, the proprietors of those services have figured out to produce an app for Roku.
But not AT&T.
And so it goes…
— Phillip Swann