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Your Tuesday just got much more entertaining. Young Hollywood’s one-of-a-kind celebrity-focused and lifestyle content is now available on Roku players worldwide* and Roku TV models in the U.S. and Canada.

From news, entertainment and music to sports, beauty/fashion, food and lifestyle, the Young Hollywood channel offers immediate access to on-demand content including:

  • New episodes of series Backstage Diaries, a raw, docu-style series that features such artists as Imagine Dragons, Fetty Wap, and Twenty One Pilots, and Beyond the Athlete, an intimate docu-series that gives audiences a glimpse into the personal lives of top-tier athletes
  • Popular Young Hollywood series from the past including Pop Culture Underground, an inside look to some of America’s biggest subcultures, and Evolution of, a series that shows how viewers’ favorite celebrities develop from wide-eyed hopefuls into today’s global superstars
  • A vast library of over 2,500 hours of celebrity interviews from the Young Hollywood Studio in Los Angeles, and at numerous tent-pole events and celebrity happenings across the world

You can find Young Hollywood under “Lifestyle” in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy entertaining!

*Select content on the channel is only available within the U.S.

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**UPDATE 11/26: Thanks for the overwhelming interest! The Roku SE sold out on quickly. Please check retailers for availability online and in store or shop these other great deals:**

Just say no to gifting sweaters and socks this year. Give your loved ones the gift they really want – the gift of entertainment! With that said, we have a special Black Friday deals sneak peek for you. Let’s just keep it between us though. 😉

Starting 11/26 you can shop these Roku streaming player deals from the comfort of your couch on and online and in-store at national retailers!

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U.S. only

Roku SE – special edition player available for a limited-time, in limited quantities, compatible with both HDMI and analog TVs.

  • $25 while supplies last

Roku SE

Roku 3 – fully loaded with voice search, headphone jack for private listening and more

  • $99.99 $79.99 (Offer valid 11/26 – 11/30) 

Roku 3

Roku Streaming Stick – tiny, but powerful + perfect for wall mounted TVs

  • $49.99 $39.99 (Offer valid 11/26 – 12/6)

Roku Streaming Stick

All of the streaming players included in our Black Friday deals lineup feature:

  • Roku OS 7, our newest built-for-TV operating system
  • 1080p full HD video streaming and a simple user interface
  • Access to nearly 3,000 streaming channels including 300,000 movies and TV episodes
  • Search for movies, TV shows, actors and directors across 20+ top streaming channels and easily see available streaming options by price and availability; plus follow and receive notifications for box office movies and other entertainment when available for streaming
  • Roku Mobile App for iOS or Android offers mobile access to key features such as Roku Search, Roku Feed, Remote Control, Play on Roku and more

Looking for a new TV? You can also find excellent deals on a number of Roku TV models during Black Friday weekend, including a 32” TCL Roku TV for just $125 and a 55’’ TCL Roku TV for just $348 from select national retailers, including Walmart, both online and in store.

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And to make these deals even sweeter, customers who purchase and activate a Roku player or Roku TV model between now and January 16, 2016 content offers from Hulu, CinemaNow, Showtime and others valued at up to $100. These offers include three months of Hulu Limited Commercials, three free HD movie rentals from CinemaNow, a one month free trial of SHOWTIME® and more. For complete details, eligibility, and terms and conditions of individual content offers visit:

Happy shopping!

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My kids can’t get enough of Dora the Explorer. “Swiper, no swiping!” is a common phrase in my household…yours too, fellow parents? Well, today there will be even more Dora streaming at my house now that Nick Jr. is available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

You’ll find tons of educational and entertaining videos on the Nick Jr. channel that will get your preschooler learning, laughing, moving and grooving! All Roku customers can stream select full-length episodes and short-form videos of Nickelodeon’s top-rated preschool series such as PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Shimmer and Shine and Mutt & Stuff on demand.

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In addition, customers who subscribe to the Nick Jr. channel through a participating cable, satellite or telco provider have access to full episodes of Nick Jr. shows. To authenticate Nick Jr. and view this additional content simply press the options button (*) > “Settings” > “Log in.”

You can find the Nick Jr. channel under “Kids & Family” in the Roku Channel Store on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy streaming!

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“I want my MTV.” – Dire Straits

You too? Well, today I’m happy to share that MTV is now available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

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Customers who subscribe to MTV through a participating cable, satellite or telco provider have access to the latest MTV and MTV2 shows the day after they air, including full episodes of Teen Wolf, Awkward and more. Stream full seasons of select shows, Digital Original Series from MTV and MTV News, and get insider access to the biggest pop culture events like the VMAs and Movie Awards.

Roku customers with access to the MTV channel on Roku devices can also catch upcoming MTV shows such as The Shannara Chronicles premiering in January 2016.

You can find MTV under “Movies & TV” in the Roku Channel Store on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Stream on!

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, there’s no doubt some heavy binging is underway. From a delightful slice of pumpkin pie to hearty helping of your favorite shows, the living room couch is sure to be the hottest seat in the house for holiday treats.

What TV show or movie are you looking forward to binging on this Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments!


Man in the High Castle (TV Show, 2015) — A new original series is based on Philip K. Dick’s alternate history novel that depicts a world in which the Allies lost World War II, leaving the United States divided in half between Japanese and German rule. The dark drama comes from former X-Files writer-producer Frank Spotnitz and producer Ridley Scott. Available to watch on Amazon Video.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (TV Show, 2015) — Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter as the traumatized former superhero turned detective. Available to watch on Netflix.

Soaked in Bleach (Documentary, 2015) – Private investigator Tom Grant tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Available to watch on Amazon Video, Hulu and Netflix.

Dying of the Light (Movie, 2014) – Forced into retirement and terminally ill, a CIA agent gets word that his longtime nemesis has resurfaced, so he sets out on a personal mission to kill him. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow and VUDU.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Movie, 2015) – During the Cold War, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin join forces to infiltrate a criminal organization which plans to use nuclear means to upset the balance of power. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and VUDU.

Chicago Med (TV Show, 2015) – The staff at Chicago’s most explosive hospital deals with day-to-day chaos. Available to watch on Amazon Video and Hulu.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Movie, 2015) – With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hell bent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent IIsa Faust, who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet. Available to watch on VUDU.

Cristela Season 1 (TV Show, 2015) – A law student’s career aspirations clash with her Mexican-American family’s traditional values. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and VUDU.

Naughty and Nice (Movie, 2014) – Sparks fly during Christmastime when two bickering radio hosts turn their small-town show into a hit. Available to watch on Amazon Video and VUDU.

People, Places, Things (Movie, 2015) – A graphic novelist/professor tries to navigate the unfamiliar waters of single fatherhood and dating. Available to watch on Amazon Video, Netflix and VUDU.

Happy streaming!

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If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of great TV. Our news today means you may want to clear your calendar, because tonight you have a streaming date with your favorite ABC and ABC Family TV shows. From “Scandal,” “How To Get Away with Murder,” “Quantico,” “Modern Family,” and “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC to “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters,” “25 Days of Christmas,” “Switched at Birth,” “Stitchers” and “Baby Daddy” on ABC Family, there’s something for everyone on the new WATCH ABC and WATCH ABC Family Roku channels – available today on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S!

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The WATCH ABC and WATCH ABC Family channels give viewers nationwide access to full episodes of their favorite shows on demand. Additionally, subscribers of participating pay TV providers have several advantages. They can watch 24-hour live streams of each network, exclusive programming events and the most recent episodes the day after they air.

Currently, the WATCH ABC live stream is available in ABC’s eight owned-TV station markets – Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco, with more markets becoming available in the coming year.

WATCH ABC Family’s live stream is available nationwide.

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You can find WATCH ABC and WATCH ABC Family under “Movies & TV” and/or “TV Everywhere” in the U.S. Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Stream on!

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Following last week’s announcement, we’re thrilled that Amazon Video is now available on all Roku streaming players in the UK.  To celebrate, we’ve picked 10 popular movies and TV shows that are waiting to be watched on the Amazon Video channel.

Happy streaming!



  • The Imitation Game (2014) (Included with Amazon Prime)
    Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game tells the true story of Alan Turing, -the mathematician and computer scientist who helped crack the Enigma code in WW2.
  • Jurassic World (2015) Luxury tourist resort, Jurassic World, is thrown into chaos when one of its genetically modified dinosaur attractions, Indominus Rex, breaks loose.
  • Terminator Genisys (2015) When leader of the human resistance, John Connor, sends Sgt Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Reese finds himself in an unfamiliar version of the past where he is faced with unlikely allies, dangerous new enemies and a mission to reset the future.
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) (Included with Amazon Prime)
    The thrilling adventures of Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continue with a cross-country quest to find the magical Golden Fleece that will save his world…and save us all!
  • Minions (2015) Since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters.  Join Kevin, Stuart and Bob on their global road trip in the search for a new leader.

TV Shows

  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D , Season 2 (2014)
    After being promoted to S.H.I.E.L.D Director, Phil Coulson and his team of agents and allies attempt to rebuild the entire S.H.I.E.L.D organisation, following its collapse by the infiltration of HYDRA. (Season 1 also available)
  • Black Sails, Season 2 (2015) (Included with Amazon Prime)
    The Walrus crew is stranded with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and their precious Urca gold. With their crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, Flint and Silver must join forces in a desperate bid for survival. (Season 1 also available)
  • Doctor Foster (2015) GP Gemma Foster has her life torn apart when she investigates her husband’s secrets. As she uncovers the shocking truth, how will she exact her revenge?
  • Sleepy Hollow, Season 2 (2014) (Included with Amazon Prime)
    After Ichabod Crane risks his life to rescue Abbie Mills from Purgatory, the two face even greater danger as sinister forces in Sleepy Hollow gain momentum. With Katrina held captive by the Headless Horseman, and Frank Irving mysteriously back from the dead, Ichabod and Abbie must rely on instinct to know who to trust in their quest to vanquish Moloch. (Season 1 also available, as well as new episodes from season 3).
  • Sneaky Pete (Amazon Original – Included with Amazon Prime)
    After leaving prison, Marius takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. He moves in with Pete’s long-estranged, unsuspecting family and is roped into the family’s bail bond business. He’s a criminal taking down other criminals and, in the process, he’ll discover the family life he’s never had.
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Smithsonian_Earth_logo_800x500While there’s no shortage of action-packed movies or acclaimed TV dramas to keep you entertained, sometimes it’s great to view things that are around us every day in a new way. Today I’m happy to share that the SMITHSONIAN EARTH channel is available on Roku devices to bring the visually-stunning beauty of nature straight to your TV. And if you have a 4K Ultra HD TV, the original nature and wildlife content is available in 4K UHD first on the new Roku 4 player! SMITHSONIAN EARTH’s HD content is also available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

SMITHSONIAN EARTH is $3.99 a month, after a free 7-day trial subscription for new customers. The ad-free service brings you closer than ever before to nature’s most remarkable animals and wildest locations. Subscribers can watch a wide array of all new original programs, refreshed on a weekly basis, which includes documentaries and short series that explore everything from the sea life of Socorro Island, to the creatures of Madagascar and active volcanoes in Ethiopia. Subscribers will also be able to immerse themselves in some of the most breathtaking and wildest places on earth with Nature Scenes, striking videos of the world’s natural wonders.

You can find SMITHSONIAN EARTH under “4K UHD Content” in the Roku Channel Store on the Roku 4 player or the “Movies & TV” category on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy streaming!

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Have you experienced that heartbreaking moment when you find out one of your favorite shows has been cancelled? I felt that heartbreak when The Ben Stiller Show was cancelled after one season. Even though there will never be a season two, I’m thrilled that now I can stream season one whenever I want for FREE with the help of CW Seed! CW Seed, the CW’s digital home for comedy, is now available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

CW Seed Home

The CW Seed channel is chock full of original shows including the Veronica Mars spin-off, Play It Again, Dick, and Vixen, an animated series from the minds of behind The Flash and Arrow. Get nostalgic and stream classics like The O.C. or The Flash (1990). Oh, and did I mention they have every Whose Line is it Anyway episode ever!? It doesn’t stop there. Add the CW Seed channel to check out their extensive collection of TV shows.

You can find CW Seed under “Movies & TV” in the U.S. Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy streaming!

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Planning a movie marathon? We have the channel for you! It’s easy to watch your favorite movies and series anytime on ENCORE PLAY – now available for ENCORE premium subscribers on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

When you want to “PLAY” hit movies and series, the ENCORE PLAY channel makes it happen. It offers hundreds of favorites, including current and classic movies and select series. Stream the hottest movies including Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and more. If you’re looking for a series to binge on, you can find seasons of Diff’rent Strokes, Magnum, P.I., Gunsmoke and many others.



Playlist functionality allows you to add movies or series to your Play List to watch later or seamlessly pick up from where you left off in watching a movie or TV show on any registered device in the account.

You can find ENCORE PLAY under “Movies & TV” in the U.S. Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models. Also, in case you missed it, ENCORE’s sister channel, STARZ, launched its TV Everywhere channel STARZ PLAY on the Roku platform in September (available for STARZ subscribers).

Happy streaming!

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