Univision Now brings live and on-demand streaming to Roku

Watch Liga MX and MLS soccer, telenovelas and more for $6 per month.


Hispanic US TV broadcaster Univision just got easier to find thanks to a hookup with Roku. The Univision Now streaming app is available on Roku boxes, Roku TVs from TCL and Roku apps on PCs or mobile devices. For $6 a month or $50 per year, users can stream live programming including telenovelas like Pasión y Poder, reality shows, awards shows and UniMás sports content including Liga MX and MLS fútbol.

Univision Now includes 2,000 hours of VOD content and 72-hour DVR functionality. If you've already got Univision via your cable TV subscription, you can also get all Univision Now content on a Roku device (or a smartphone, tablet or PC). Univision says its the "first among TV broadcast networks to promote the value of pay TV subscriptions by granting those subscribers easy access ... in the same app."

The company notes that it also offers the service through existing apps on iOS, Apple TV, Android and web browsers. You can also find some Univision content, including Liga MX mexican soccer, free on Facebook, of all places -- as part of a trend that has social networks streaming live sports.