ROKU is not a channel, but it is a launching pad (?) or a gateway (?), or an icon on your computer that you can click on to open more icons to sites that are actually channels. ROKU is like windows 3.1 when it first came out – convenient but not really necessary. That was until Windows became necessary. I have a ROKU TV, don’t pay for it or the huge amount of streaming content available, but I still tend to watch Netflix and HULU, plus what is on my own DVR.