Quick Look: Travel Channel on Roku is a "TV Everywhere" channel, offered for the benefit of those who already receive Travel Channel as part of a subscription to a participating TV or satellite TV service. In addition to watching the live feed, you can watch past episodes of many popular Travel Channel show.
You won't find a vast library of all past episodes, however. "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," for example, has only 8 episodes available from 3 recent seasons. There are currently 18 shows available. To see them all, use the * key on your remote to browse all titles. This will also provide you with access to search and other options.
If you don't subscribe to a participating TV provider, you will find some unlocked videos, but they aren't labeled as such. You'll have to try each video to find the ones that load. (Travel Channel is also available as part of the Sling TV basic package.)
If you are a cable or satellite subscriber, you can find out if your provider allows access to Watch Food Network by visiting foodnetwork.com/roku. Participating providers include DirecTV, Dish, TWC, AT&T Uverse, Verizon FiOS, COX, Optimum, BrighHouse, and Midcontinent, along with many other local and regional providers.
-- Information is current as of December 18, 2015
Developer's Channel Description: Travel the world and explore unique places, people and cultures with the Travel Channel app. Live stream or catch up on full episodes of shows including Expedition Unknown, Bizarre Foods and more. Travel is eye-opening. Curios. Daring. Fun. Included in your cable and satellite subscription through participating TV providers.
DEVELOPER: Scripps Networks LLC
FEES: None, requires a cable or satellite subscription through participating TV providers