The Roku Channel adds support for HBO just in time for Game of Thrones

Just days ahead of the return of “Game of Thrones,” Roku has forged a deal with HBO that now gives the media device maker the ability to sell the premium channel as a subscription through its dedicated content hub, The Roku Channel. Originally a destination for free and ad-supported movies and TV, The Roku Channel in January rolled out a significant update that put it in more direct competition with Amazon Channels with the launch of premium subscriptions. Now, alongside the free content, Roku users can choose to subscribe to premium channels like Showtime, Starz, EPIX and others — including, as of this week, HBO. Those channels’ content can then be streamed directly through The Roku Channel itself on TVs …