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Xfinity TV customers across the country have even more choice...

Xfinity TV app for select Roku devices begins beta trial

Today we are releasing a beta of the Xfinity TV app for Roku in the U.S., providing Xfinity TV customers...
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Every week we’re putting together the free movies to watch this weekend, no subscription or payment needed. Want to learn more about what to stream? Follow us on Twitter and come back every week for more free movies to watch

Can’t Hardly Wait (Crackle): Teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.

Gattaca (Crackle): A genetically inferior man (Ethan Hawke) assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

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Every week we’re bringing you free must-stream shows on Roku devices, no subscription, authentication, or payment needed. Check back every Thursday and Friday for something new to stream for free and follow us on Twitter for more entertainment highlights. Still not sure what to watch? Check out theWhat’s On tab in the Roku mobile app

MADtv (1995-2016)

A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine. Stream 75 episodes of series for free on CW Seed.

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Every month we share all the movies and TV shows coming and going from Netflix. Subscribe to our blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for more entertainment recommendations!

Here’s what I’m looking forward to on Netflix in June: Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 (6/9), Rounders (6/1), and Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire (6/27). What about you?

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Good Bones on HGTV follows the house-flipping adventures of Karen and Mina, the dynamic mother-daughter duo. If you didn’t watch season 1, you’ll want to catch up now on the Watch HGTV channel before the season 2 premiere on May 30 at 10PM. It’s time to binge-watch!

Good Bones HGTV

Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak of Good Bones.

But before you head over to the Watch HGTV channel, watch our Q&A with Karen and Mina. They share their three best home renovation tips, the behind-the-scenes show secrets and what you can expect in the new season.

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Ready or not, “summer is coming,” and so is Baywatch. The movie, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Zac Efron and Priyanka Chopra, hits theaters this Thursday, May 25, and is sure to bring laughs and some iconic slow-motion beach running back to fans. The classic Baywatch TV series is arguably one of the most iconic shows from the 90s, so what better time to reflect on films that originated from TV series? In anticipation of the film’s release, Rotten Tomatoes rounded up the good, the bad and the ugly, because it’s not always easy making the transition from TV to film.

“With 13 movie adaptations of Star Trek, Paramount has perfected the TV–to–feature film transition,” says Rotten Tomatoes TV Features Editor Debbie Day. “Not bad for a franchise that began modestly with a starship captain named Kirk; his intellectual foil, Spock; and a modest ‘five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.’”

“The current TV landscape boasts shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead that are just as iconic as any movie these days,” said Matt Atchity, Editor in Chief of Rotten Tomatoes.  But there was a time not so long ago that a series’ successful transition from TV to film meant that a series had “grown up” so to speak.  There’s a long history of adapting TV series to movies, with results ranging from modern classics like The Fugitive to legendary bombs like The Last Airbender.”

Below, is a ranking of some of the most notable TV to film adaptations, as scored by Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. Conduct a Roku Search to find out where you can stream these films!

The Good

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Movie marathons are in your future! There are new movie releases for everyone this month – for the kiddos (Bambi II and Beauty and the Beast), action seekers (Logan and The Great Wall) and comedy lovers (Fist Fight and CHIPs). Decisions, decisions…

MAY 23

Bambi II (50% on Rotten Tomatoes): All your favorite characters are back – Bambi, Thumper, Owl, Flower and Faline – in Bambi II. Return to the forest and join Bambi as he reunites with his father, The Great Prince, who must now raise the young fawn on his own. Available 5/23 on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, VUDU.

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Every week we’re putting together the free movies to watch this weekend, no subscription or payment needed. Want to learn more about what to stream? Follow us on Twitter and come back every week for more free movies to watch

Overboard (Tubi TV): A cruel but beautiful heiress (Goldie Hawn) screws over a hired carpenter (Kurt Russell), who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she’s his wife.

Paranormal Activity (VUDU‘s Movies on Us): After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

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Every week we’re bringing you free must-stream shows on Roku devices, no subscription, authentication, or payment needed. Check back every Thursday and Friday for something new to stream for free and follow us on Twitter for more entertainment highlights. Still not sure what to watch? Check out the What’s On tab in the Roku mobile app

Knight Rider (1982)

A lone crimefighter (David Hasselhoff) battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar. Stream all 4 seasons of the show for free on NBC.

The Muppets (2015)

Jim Henson’s lovable puppets return to the small screen in this mockumentary-style series that follows their personal and professional lives. All 17 episodes are available to stream for free on ABC.

Everybody Hates Chris (2005)

Inspired by Chris Rock’s life as a kid. A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s. Stream the entire series (4 seasons) on CW Seed.

Looking for more great entertainment to watch for free on Roku devices? Check out the links below for more ways to stream for free: 

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We know what to watch next is always on your minds. In time for National Streaming Day we wanted to learn a bit more about where you are getting your recommendations and who’s most influential in your eyes!

Our survey* revealed that most people turn to their friends over their partners when it comes to TV and movie recommendations. Additionally, people who share the same sense of humor are more commonly trusted when it comes to movie and TV recommendations. See more of our findings below.

National Streaming Day celebrates the advent of TV streaming and making TV better for everyone. May 20, 2008 is the day we shipped the Roku Player, the first device ever to stream Netflix to the TV. In the nine years since then, we’ve continued to focus on delivering the best streaming experience and getting you to the streaming entertainment you love. This year, whether you’re looking to friends, significant others or social media, stream what you love!

*The survey was conducted online by Macro, Inc. using a Cint panel from April 24 to May 1 among a cross section of 1,068 adults aged 18-65 in the United States.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…National Streaming Day! While it’s the day all of us entertainment lovers rally around our favorite activity (streaming!), National Streaming Day was established to commemorate the day we shipped the first device to stream Netflix to the TV back in 2008. It falls on Saturday, May 20 this year but there’s no reason we can’t celebrate all week long!

We encourage you to join in on the fun this week. Of course the best way to celebrate is by streaming your heart out – we have lots of free entertainment for you! Here are four ways to get your National Streaming Day on – plus a video peek at how our favorite TV stars are celebrating.

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