Roku users, rejoice! MGM’s digital streaming service Stargate Command is now compatible with your favorite TV device.
Since the service launched in September the studio has been steadily adding additional functionality, allowing users with different hardware to cast episodes and movies to their television (or other favorite device). The list of compatible devices for the “Gate Cast” feature has grown to include Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire devices, and select models of smart TVs and Blu-ray players — but until now customers had to also sign up for the third-party VRV service in order to access content through a Roku.
Now Roku users who subscribe to the site can send episodes from the mobile app directly to the Roku as a casting device. Just be sure to have the latest version of the app, then follow these directions.
Stargate Command says it is still working on adding functionality for LG NetCast televisions, adding that line to existing support for select models of Samsung, Vizio, Sony, and LG webOS smart TVs.
In addition to articles, quizzes, and other fan content Stargate Command offers all 354 episodes of Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and SGU on demand, along with all three Stargate films and the 10-part Web series Stargate Origins. A video interview series called “Dialing Home” also revisits with numerous cast members and favorite guest stars from the shows.
In May MGM extended the initial “All-Access” paid subscription to mid-September. The pass is still available for a one-time purchase of $20 (though it does expire September 19).
Stargate Command is expected to announce plans for version “2.0” of the service in the coming weeks, including the sort of subscription model and content that fans can expect for the site’s second year.