It seems like recently there has been a daily barrage of new channels being released in the Roku channel store. After a short lull from reviewing new channels I hope to get back on track at giving readers a look at what channels are new and available on your Roku.
Today we are going to take a look at Zypy.TV. Zypy is a new channel available on the Roku channel store. Zypy is free and has a layout very similar to Pluto TV. If you aren’t familiar with Pluto, basically the layout is quite similar to a cable or satellite channel grid guide. Instead of offering programming on demand like the majority of Roku channels, each channel contained in the grid presents it’s content in a linear streaming format.
Zypy offers a brief video tutorial on how to access the content. Including how to refresh on what is available to watch in the linear stream.
Here’s a look at what channels are available as of this writing:
– Flashback 80’s
– 80’s Karaoke
– Classic Country
– Old School Rap
– Metal Mania
– Metal Music.FM
– Funny Bones
– Home Movies
– Hot Rod TV
– Relax My Dog
– Animals TV
– K9 TV
– Ozzie & Harriet
The video quality of the content is hit or miss. I didn’t come across any HD content. The music channels have a wide range of songs and a nice variety of genres to listen to (and watch the old videos). While it doesn’t have the sheer amount of quality content as Pluto TV, the channel looks to be on the right track, it will be interesting to see if they add more content in the coming weeks. If you are in to classic rap, country or 80’s videos, this definitely is a nice free channel to have loaded on your Roku for when the mood to check some out hits.
Here’s a look at the channel description from the developer:
Zypy.TV is a collection of some of the most popular channels on Roku in an easy to access format. The program guide allows a viewer to easily surf multiple channels without having to exit. Channel include Flashback 80’s, Metal Music.FM, Metal Mania, Classic Country, K9 TV, My Hot Rod TV, NASA, Weather, Old Skool Rap and more to come!