Roku TV losing all Fox apps just days before Super Bowl

There's still time for Roku and Fox to strike a deal.
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Those with Roku streaming boxes have suddenly lost access to Fox apps, including Fox Sports just two days before the channel broadcasts the Super Bowl.

Owners were informed by Roku via email on Friday that "all standalone FOX channels will no longer be available on Roku streaming devices," which follows a dispute between the streaming device company and the broadcaster.

The move won't have any impact on those who subscribe to streaming TV services like YouTube TV, Sling, Hulu Live and FuboTV, and because it's on free-to-air television, you can always hook up a cheap digital aerial to your TV to get local channels.

The problem that might present itself is if you share streaming services with other people, and there is a limit as to how many devices can be used to watch at one time.

The Fox Sports app would have provided an alternative way of watching for anyone kicked out due to a maxed-out streaming service.

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Engadget reports that the distribution agreement between Roku and Fox was due to expire on Friday, with Fox Now and Fox Sports apps removed from the Roku Channel Store.

There is still time for the two companies to come to an agreement to extend the deal however.

The Verge reports that prior to the delisting, Fox Sports had been working to bring 4K HDR coverage of the Super Bowl to Roku's streaming boxes and sticks.  Engadget notes that FuboTV is offering it in 4K, and currently has a 7-day free trial.

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