You won't find it in the Channel Store, but SugarDVD, a newly-launched private Roku channel, now brings full-length adult films to the Roku. Following the Netflix business model, SugarDVD, reportedly the largest online renter of adult DVDs, launched the SugarDVD channel to stream adult films to customers who receive DVDs by mail.
The SugarDVD channel offers unlimited streaming at no extra charge to customers on all DVD rental plans. Rental plans start at $9.95 per month and include one DVD checked out at a time in addition to unlimited streaming to your Roku. Step up to the $17.95 per month plan and you get a 10-day free trial.
SugarDVD launched with 28 full-length adult films in five categories, including Amateur, College, and All-Girl. That's far short of the 72 categories and thousands of DVDs available for rental, but it's been reported that new films are to be added monthly.
Roku, so far, has dodged the touchy subject of streaming porn by not publishing any adult content channels in the public Channel Store, but allowing it over private channels. Adult content is available on DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T Uverse,and most major cable carries, so it's to be expected that adult content would eventually be available on Roku.
To access SugarDVD on your Roku, you will first need to select a plan and sign up on the SugarDVD.com website. After your account is activated, you will add the private channel through Roku.com. The SugarDVD channel will appear on your Roku within a few minutes. Select a movie and an on-screen code will appear. Return to your Web browser and enter that code on the SugarDVD.com website. The SugarDVD channel will then be activated on your Roku. Complete instructions are presented when you establish your SugarDVD account.