New Church Roku Channel Streams LDS Content to Your TV

by Larry Richman on July 21, 2011

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Today, there are various ways to stream movies, shows, news, radio, and other entertainment on your television using a high-speed Internet connection. Roku, Boxee, and Apple TV are examples of services that provide access to this online streaming content, referred to as “over-the-top” (OTT). For example, you can hook up a Roku device to your TV and get access to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, and other news, sports, entertainment, and religious channels.

Now, Roku offers the Mormon Channel, where you’ll find LDS content such as Mormon messages, Church films, general conference, firesides, radio series, and more. For example, you can watch the new Joseph Smith movie, which is only available through the Mormon Channel. Although the Mormon Channel has been available for years on the Internet (learn more), you can now watch its content on the television in your living room.

Sample of Mormon Channel content on Roku:

  • Mormon Messages
  • LDS General Conference
  • Mormon Youth Messages
  • Mormon Channel Radio Series
  • I Am a Mormon
  • Homefronts (TV ads)
  • CES Firesides
  • Welfare Service videos
  • Live broadcasts and events
  • Children’s scripture stories

3,000 people subscribed to the Mormon Channel the first week it launched on Roku. At the beginning of the week, it ranked #25 and over a 7-day period reached a rank of #2 in the “Religion and Spirituality” section. It’s getting a lot of attention. A recent article at ZDNet about the gaming console on Roku 2 said “When you’re not playing Angry Birds, the Game Remote helps you navigate Roku’s 300-plus channels — from Netflix, the Mormon Channel to CNET.”

Learn more about the Mormon Channel on Roku.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Nathan August 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I was pretty excited about this, but I cannot find the channel anywhere. It’s not on the roku site and it’s not available via the new channels ‘channel.’ Anybody have any pointers?

Larry Richman August 2, 2011 at 7:20 am

Nathan, the channel is located in the Channel Store on the Roku Box under “Religion & Spirituality”. It is also the 2nd rated channel in the “Top Rated” section in the Roku Channel Store on the Box. They are still working on getting us on the web site. I hope that happens soon but the channel should be easy enough to find on the box.

Eric Young November 19, 2011 at 1:14 am

Is there/will there be a Mormon Channel/BYU-TV streaming on the Apple TV? If not, I may invest in a Roku Box.

Larry Richman November 21, 2011 at 9:10 am

Eric, you can get Church podcasts on the Apple TV including Mormon Messages put its not organized into a channel like we have on the Roku.

Kenneth Brown March 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Love the Mormon channel on Roku, but more often than not lately it won’t connect due to ” boowser” Problems. We do not ha e problems with other channels. Any ideas out there?

Ken Brown

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