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New 4K TCL Roku TVs featuring Dolby Vision HDR available for pre-order this month

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I’m really excited, today we’re announcing that the first 4K high-dynamic range (HDR) Roku TVs with Dolby Vision will be...
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The free Twitter live streaming video channel now available on the Roku platform

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Watching TV and Tweeting are synonymous, especially during an exciting live event, and having a conversation on Twitter  with other...
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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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Riders from around the globe are about to line up for cycling’s ultimate test – the Tour de France. The awe-inspiring climbs, exciting breakaways and sprint finishes, not to mention the beautiful French scenery and battle for the yellow jersey make it my favorite sporting event of the year.  Whether like me you’ll be rooting for Chris Froome to enter a rare group of four-time winners or hoping for a new champion to emerge, there are plenty of reasons to watch the Tour. The race is so popular that the organizers expect 3.5 billion people to tune in from 190 countries. That makes it one of the biggest television events of the year.

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In case you missed it, DIRECTV NOW is available on select Roku devices, which is great news for you with the long summer days ahead. The even better news: when you prepay for 2 months of DIRECTV NOW, you get a FREE Roku Premiere! Click here to learn more.

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So, what can you watch on DIRECTV NOW? Live sports, on demand, premium channels, popular shows, and hit movies from popular channels including ABC, AMC, BBC America, Bravo, ESPN, Fox, FX, HGTV, NBC and TBS. All the hottest TV is at your fingertips – dramas, comedies and reality TV. Get a glimpse of some of the TV shows streaming this summer on DIRECTV NOW.

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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 July: Friends From College: Season 1 (7/14), Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness (7/17), and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (7/18). What about you?

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Put those mp3 players away and toss those old CDs out because we have a plethora of free music channels for you on the Roku platform! The 5 channels below offer everything from the hottest new music videos to podcasts to performances by up and coming artists.

Click the links below to add the channels and stream away!

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Every week we’re putting together five 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 to the Roku Blog every Friday for more free movies to watch. You can also find more suggestions on the What’s On tab in the new Roku mobile app. Happy streaming!

Big Daddy (Crackle) – A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn’t go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

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Summer is upon us, and NBC is giving you the chance to spend it with The Hoff, Don Johnson, and other beloved stars of yesteryear – for free! Just click here to add NBC and get nostalgic with more than 20 seasons of classic TV shows.

What TV show makes you nostalgic? Let us know in the comments below.

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After a summer day in the sun or a long day at work there’s no better way to relax and escape than with a good reality TV show. They aren’t just about drama anymore: you can immerse yourself in an exciting competition (So You Think You Can Dance and The Great British Baking Show) or learn something new (Devil’s Canyon or Shark Week).

There are more than 75+ reality shows this summer (!) but we whittled it down to our must-stream picks.

Watch now:

  • So You Think You Can DanceDancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best.(FOX NOW, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu and PlayStation Vue)
  • The Bachelorette – Rachel Lindsay became a fan favorite on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor, and now it’s her turn to hand out the roses in Season 13 of The Bachelorette. (ABC, Hulu, DIRECTV NOW and PlayStation Vue)
  • American Ninja Warrior – Contestants run, jump, crawl, climb, hang, and swing through crazy obstacles as they compete to become the next American Ninja champion. (NBC, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue)
  • Food Network Star -A food network contest to find a well rounded great chef with a unique point of view and hosting type of personality to host their own show! (Watch Food Network, DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue)
  • The Great British Baking Show – Bakers attempt three challenges each week trying to impress the judges enough to go through to the next round and eventually are crowned Britain’s best amateur baker. (PBS)

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How are you spending your Summer of Streaming? Movie lovers are in luck – this summer is chock-full of new hit movies for adults and kids plus plenty of movies you can enjoy as a family. If you’re in the mood for a new TV show instead, see what’s new this month.

The LEGO Batman Movie (Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes – 90%) – Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. Available on FandangoNOW, VUDU and Amazon Video.

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Kong: Skull Island (Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes – 76%) – A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. Available on FandangoNOW, VUDU, Amazon Video and Google Play.

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From making s’mores by the campfire to swimming in the lake to running through the forest singing camp songs, you can’t deny that going to summer camp was one of the best parts of being a kid.

To help surface some of these memories and leave you experiencing some serious nostalgia, we compiled a list of some of the greatest summer camp movies to get you in the Summer of Streaming spirit!

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Now tell us, did we forget any of your favorites? Tell us in the comments below!

1. Meatballs (1979)

Summer Camp high jinks centered around a camp counselor with a wacky sense of humor. He tries to help the campers have a good time at a less-than-average summer camp.

Available to stream on Amazon Video, VUDU, FandangoNOWGoogle Play, and Comic-Con HQ

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Eight elite soccer teams from around the globe are set to compete for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. The action kicks off June 17 and wraps up on July 2, and you can watch every single match live on your Roku player or Roku TV!

See how you can stream the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup below.

HOW TO WATCH

You can stream every match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup live on the following channels.

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Date Match Time (ET)
6/17 Russia vs. New Zealand 11:00 AM
6/18 Portugal vs. Mexico 11:00 AM
6/18 Cameroon vs. Chile 2:00 PM
6/19 Australia vs. Germany 11:00 AM
6/21 Russia vs. Portugal 11:00 AM
6/21 Mexico vs. New Zealand 2:00 PM
6/22 Cameroon vs. Australia 11:00 AM
6/22 Germany vs. Chile 2:00 PM
6/24 New Zealand vs. Portugal 11:00 AM
6/24 Mexico vs. Russia 11:00 AM
6/25 Chile vs. Australia 11:00 AM
6/25 Germany vs. Cameroon 11:00 AM
6/28 TBD vs. TBD (Semi-final) 1:00 PM
6/28 TBD vs. TBD (Semi-final) 1:00 PM
7/2 TBD vs TBD (3rd place match) 7:00 AM
7/2 TBD vs TBD (final) 1:00 PM
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