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The all-new Roku streaming player lineup: Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra

Today marks the biggest streaming player launch in Roku history! We’re introducing the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku...
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Roku now searches across 100+ streaming channels – more than...

Roku Search now finds entertainment from 100+ streaming channels

I’m happy to share that we’ve hit an impressive Roku Search milestone! Just a few months ago I shared that...
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You asked, it’s here! You now have even more options to watch live TV on your Roku device – starting...
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In case you haven’t heard, we launched a new streaming player lineup this week! We’re excited that there’s a Roku product for everyone – from our new streaming players to our popular Roku TVs. Because we want you to join in on the launch excitement we’re giving you a chance to win one of our new players and a 55″ 4K TCL Roku TV until 10/31.

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Here’s what we’re giving away:

Entering is easy. Simply click here (or on the image above), and follow these instructions:

  1. Choose between a 55″ 4K TCL Roku TV, a Roku Express, a Roku Premiere+, or a Roku Ultra.
  2. Enter your e-mail address.
  3. Agree to the official rules.
  4. Click Enter.
  5. Repeat every day until 10/31.

In addition to sweepstakes like this one, we have plenty of giveaways on our social channels. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to get in on the action.

Good luck, streamers!

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Your favorite CW TV show premieres are around the corner and lucky for you they’re all streaming in one Roku channel! Starting today The CW is available FREE on the Roku platform in the U.S. No login. No subscription. Just FREE.

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The CW channel will give all Roku customers access to current season shows including The Flash, Supergirl and Arrow. New episodes are available the day after they air, with the last five episodes available at a time.

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Check the “Latest” section to stream the newest episodes of your favorite TV shows. In the “Shows” section you’ll find the entire collection of TV shows available including critically acclaimed series like Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex Girlfriend – new seasons starting October 17 and October 21 respectively.

CW Specials will be streaming on The CW channel as well. Be sure to catch the iHeartRadio Music Festival night one on October 6 and night two on October 7.

Find The CW channel in the “Movies & TV” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy streaming!

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Today marks the biggest streaming player launch in Roku history! We’re introducing the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra. With this lineup, plus our recently updated Roku Streaming Stick®, there’s a player for everyone. In addition, we’ve reached another first – now there are 100+ streaming channels in our search feature allowing you to find more of the content you want to stream.

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At just $29.99, the Roku Express offers 1080p HD streaming with a complete channel lineup and is a great solution for new streamers or for those who wish to extend the experience throughout their home. The Roku Express+, at $39.99, is for older TVs and supports a composite jack and A/V cable (red/white/yellow).roku-express-streaming-playerFor those who seek fast performance through a quad-core processor and the ability to stream up to 4K in up to 60 frames per second (fps)*, Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ offer powerful performance at an amazing value: $79.99 and $99.99 respectively. The Roku Premiere+ also supports HDR* for vibrant picture quality, and cool Roku features like a headphone jack in the remote.

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Rounding out the line is the fully loaded Roku Ultra for the awesomest streaming experience which also includes support for Dolby Digital Plus decode, voice search and lost remote finder for $129.99.

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Today marks the biggest streaming player launch in Roku history! We’re introducing the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra in Canada. With this lineup, plus our recently updated Roku Streaming Stick®, there’s a player for everyone.

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At just $39.99, the Roku Express offers 1080p HD streaming with a complete channel lineup and is a great solution for new streamers or for those who wish to extend the experience throughout their home. The Roku Express+, at $49.99, is for older TVs and supports a composite jack and A/V cable (red/white/yellow).

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For those who seek fast performance through a quad-core processor and the ability to stream up to 4K in up to 60 frames per second (fps)*, Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ offer powerful performance at an amazing value: $89.99 and $109.99 respectively. The Roku Premiere+ also supports HDR* for vibrant picture quality, and cool Roku features like a headphone jack in the remote.

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I’m happy to share that we’ve hit an impressive Roku Search milestone! Just a few months ago I shared that we hit 50 streaming channels in Roku Search. Today we’ve doubled that number and now search across 100+ streaming channels – more than any other streaming platform and ranging across a diverse collection of streaming channels including movies and TV shows, music, comedy, lifestyle and more.

Our comprehensive and unbiased search combs 100+ streaming channels (whether you have them installed or not). You can save time and conduct a search for a movie, TV show, actor or director to see where content is available. Results appear in order of what is free or lowest price for you.roku-search-home_roku-expressFor example, conduct a search for your favorite actor or actress and bring up their filmography – you may stumble upon a title available to stream for free! Check out the results below for actress Uma Thurman.

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The predictive search will save you time and populate as your input characters – no need to type the entire name or title in most cases.

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With under 50 days to go, the election is really heating up with the first Presidential debate just around the corner. There are a number of Roku channels that will be streaming the highly anticipated debates between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump. Click the links below to add the channels.

Debate schedule

First Presidential Debate: Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, 9 p.m. EST

Second Presidential Debate: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, 9 p.m. EST

Third Presidential Debate: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 9 p.m. EST

Stream on!

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On Facebook we asked you to tell us your favorite Roku feature. Because you’re the Roku experts, we wanted to share some of your comments and unique use cases for Roku Search, private listening and more.

Is your favorite feature listed? Let us know your most beloved Roku feature in the comments below!

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Ever wanted to stream live TV on your Roku player or Roku TV? Now you can! The VMedia TV channel just launched in the Roku Channel Store in Canada – enabling Canadian streamers to watch live TV.

vmedia-on-roku-players Canadian consumers will be able to watch up to 20 live TV channels, including Canadian and US networks such as CTV, CBC, GLOBAL, ICI, TVA and V, as well as CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and PBS, all in HD – streamed to their TVs for convenient viewing from the comfort of home.

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Canadians with a Roku player or Roku TV™ will be able to access VMedia TV and register directly with VMedia through their device, and immediately start to enjoy a free 7-day trial offering all the channels. In addition, VMedia TV features VMedia’s unique VCloud cloud-based ‘look back’ feature, which allows users to catch up on shows they missed in the past week.

After the free 7-day trial, Canadians can subscribe to VMedia TV for only $17.95 per month. The service requires no commitment or contract, credit check or hardware installation, and customers can cancel anytime.

Happy Streaming!

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There’s no reason a movie night has to cost an arm and a leg. With hundreds of free streaming channels available on the Roku platform, including Crackle, Popcornflix, and Snagfilms, it’s easy to find something for everyone. If you’re looking for an oldie but a goodie, check out the original Night of the Living Dead (zombies looked very different in 1968!). For a family night, Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown is a classic flick that’s sure to entertain all ages.

Note: these movies and TV shows are available as of 8/15/16 and are subject to change.

  • Night of the Living Dead (FilmRise, OVGuide, Popcornflix, Premiere, Snagfilms) There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea

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  • Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (Popcornflix) The Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, and they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies.
  • The Nutty Professor (Crackle) Grossly overweight professor Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight, takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith

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  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil (Crackle) Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening. Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder
  • The Blues Brothers (Crackle) Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd

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Today is a great day for British movie indulgers and boxset addicts because Wuaki.tv just launched on Roku streaming players! On the Wuaki.tv channel you can find lots of great movies like  Deadpool, The Revenant and Spotlight and TV shows such as Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. You can rent or purchase movies and TV shows directly on your Roku streaming player starting from 4,99 EUR/4,49 GBP.

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Wuaki.tv is the latest addition to Roku’s comprehensive selection of 2500+ UK streaming channels including popular choices such as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Video, NOW TV, Sky Store, Google Play, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 and My5.

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You can find the Wuaki.tv channel in the Movies & TV or New category in the Roku Channel Store.

Happy Streaming!

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