Quick Look: QVC.com and HSN, America's two most popular at-home shopping channels, have been rolled into a single Roku app. The QVC & HSN Roku app lets you stream live feeds of both channels, as well as QVC 2, HSN 2, QVC 3, and QVC Now. For dedicated shoppers, you can quickly switch between the six live streams by using any of your remote's directional arrows to pull up a list of the current program on each stream. Select any stream to jump to that show.
In addition to the live streams, you'll find plenty of video on demand that includes Daily Deals, Streaming Originals, Clearance Sales, and popular shows like Shop & Cook with Curtis Stone, Wake Up Beautiful with Valerie, Gourmet Holiday, and Shoe Shopping with Jane. If that's not enough, videos can also be found under seasonal categories that currently include Summer of Possiblities (videos include Martha Steward - Outdoor Entertaining and Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Machine) and Outdoor Oasis (Garden Party with Carolyn and Barbara King - Garden & Live Plants are just two of the videos available).
If you're looking for something specific, you can "watch & shop" individual categories such as Hobbies & Crafting, Electronics, Gardening & Outdoors, and Fashion. Within each category you'll find a live stream of previously-recorded content, or you can choose from specific videos and shows. The app also includes a search function, but we found it to be of limited usefulness. A search for "patio" didn't bring up any outdoor products, but instead returned videos featuring a chicken and tortellini casserole recipe and a show called Temp-tations by Tara. A "garden" search was more accurate, with a half-dozen results that did pertain to gardening.
While the QVC & HSN Roku app does not provide the ability to make in-app purchases, QVC.com and HSN.com both make it extremely easy to find whatever product you see on the Roku app, and even have direct links to the products currently shown in their live streams and products that recently aired.
-- Information is current as of June 4, 2021
Developer's Channel Description: Through an exciting array of live and on-demand programming, you can learn about the latest trends and insider tips in fashion, beauty, home, cooking, and more; while engaging with program hosts and personalities who love shopping as much as you do. It’s the destination for inspiration and experiences to help make great days even better. You can livestream any of our six channels—QVC, QVC2, QVC3, Beauty iQ, HSN, and HSN2 — and catch up on missed shows or discover new ones anytime with on-demand content that’s updated every day. There’s something for everyone to love with the QVC & HSN streaming service!
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Shopping
DEVELOPER: QVC, Inc.