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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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Roku Search

Our comprehensive and unbiased universal search feature allows you to search across top streaming channels like Netflix, Amazon Video, SHOWTIME, Hulu, Crackle (and many more), and will list results in order of price.

  • “I do like the search mode. I watch a lot of old movies and it saves me searching Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc.. individually.” – Kitty C.
  • “Search! Especially that you can do it on screen and in the app.” – John H.

Private Listening

Private listening allows you to listen to your streaming audio as loud as you’d like by plugging your headphones in to your remote on the Roku 3 (4230) and Roku 4 (4400), or through our mobile app on the Roku Streaming Stick (3600).

  • “The private listening is beautiful when you live with 3 roommates, and 2 of them work opposite schedules of me so they’re asleep when I’m awake.” – James W.
  • “Every time I was in the middle of good movie, TV show or one hell of a basketball game is when my wife would decide to come down to MY MAN CAVE and get on the exercise bike, drove me nuts, but not anymore, now I just plug the headphones into the remote and I don’t even know she’s there… Love it” – Richard D.
  • “My apartment has thin walls so I use earbuds or headphones all the time.” – Charles C.

Mobile App Remote

The Roku Mobile App for Android and iOS offers a companion experience and can act as a remote control, enable voice search or provide an on-screen keyboard.

  • “Remote on the app rules!!” – Mark S.
  • “Remote… Lost mine months ago… So happy I can use my phone!!” – Cynthia N.


From the Netflix and YouTube mobile apps, you can cast straight to your TV. Note: your smartphone or tablet must be connected to the same WiFi network as your Roku device. In addition, the Play On Roku feature available in the Roku mobile app makes it easy to cast music, photos, and videos from your smartphone or tablet to your TV.

  • “Beaming YouTube videos from my phone to my TV” – Dee J.
  • “Casting. Yes, you can cast to a Roku device just like a Chromecast! Then you can control the content with the Roku remote!” – Ben S.

Hotel and Dorm Connect

The Hotel and Dorm Connect feature allows you to easily connect your Roku player* and Roku Streaming Stick to wireless networks while you’re on the go – e.g. hotel rooms, college dorms or other public locations that require sign-in through a Web browser.

  • “I love that I can slip it in my bag and take it with me when I travel!!!” – Jennifer P.
*Hotel and dorm connect is available on the following Roku models: Roku 4 (4400), Roku 3 (4200, 4230), Roku 2 (4210), Roku Streaming Stick (3500).
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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.


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


  • 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


  • 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 just launched on Roku streaming players! On the 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.

tv-home 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.


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

Happy Streaming!

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Two of your favorite media brands have teamed up to bring you the ultimate entertainment experience! Today the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) is available for FREE on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

The PEN channel offers Roku customers an always-on experience and a long form programming format of daily, exclusive, celebrity, pop culture, human interest and lifestyle series, specials and live event coverage. People and Entertainment Weekly’s (EW) behind-the-velvet-rope access brings you extensive coverage of awards shows, festivals, premieres and interviews.


The programming highlights for PEN’s launch week include:

–           The Jess Cagle Interview. Hollywood’s most fascinating stars and creative minds open up about their childhoods, their inspirations, their finest moments and their greatest challenges in this series, which showcases in-depth conversations with People and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle. Premiering September 13, Jess goes one on one with Jimmy Kimmel as he heads toward his Emmy hosting gig. Cagle’s interviews with Viola Davis, Chelsea Handler, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Reynolds will be available on demand.  (Premieres September 13)


–           EW Reunites: The Cast of Friday Night Lights. Kicking off the series of specials will be the highly anticipated, epic 10th anniversary celebration of the fan favorite, Friday Night Lights. Cast members descend on Austin, Texas, at the home field of the Dillon Panthers to relive the memories and celebrate the show’s legacy with each other and with the diehard fans who continue to cherish the show. (Premieres September 14)

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For diehard football fans, this is the most wonderful time of the year – and time to stream football on your Roku devices. Whether you’re a NFL or college football fan, we’ve got you covered all season long. So get your jersey ready, stock up that fridge, and let everyone you know that you’re busy on Sundays for the next few months.

The streaming channels below will allow you to watch full games, highlights, and every fantasy football player’s favorite channel on Sundays – NFL RedZone.

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WatchESPN (participating pay TV subscription required): Stream Monday Night Football, weekly college football games including the College Football Playoff with a participating pay-TV provider.

NBC Sports (participating pay TV subscription required): NBC Sports is your destination for live coverage of the NFL Sunday Night Football and weekly coverage of Notre Dame Football.

FOX Sports GO (participating pay TV subscription required): Stream NFL on FOX and college football games every weekend on FOX Sports GO.

Sling TV (subscriptions start at $20/month): Gain access to ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, FS1, and much more football on Sling TV.

PlayStation Vue (subscriptions start at $29.99/month): Stream football games from ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and more with PlayStation Vue.

DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket (subscription required): The NFL Sunday Ticket is available to Roku customers in the U.S. living in an apartment, condominium or townhome who are not now receiving DIRECTV service, as well as those who were not able to install a DIRECTV dish at their home due to an obstruction or other restriction. Check eligibility here.

Happy football season!

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We chat with different types of Roku customers every day – some cord cutters who strictly stream, others who have cable, and many cord shavers who fall somewhere in between. To share his perspective and expertise on cord cutting, we’ve invited Chris Brantner for a guest blog post. Please help us welcome Chris to the Roku Blog!

As any good cord cutter knows, an excellent streaming device is an absolute must. Roku streaming devices are some of the best on the market, as they are not only small and incredibly easy to use, but they allow users access to a ton of content at the touch of a button.


Not to mention, they’re streaming service agnostic, which means just about every streaming service out there can be found on the Roku platform (which can’t always be said for other streaming devices).

But the truth is that a Roku device is only half of the cord cutting puzzle. The other part? The antenna.

While you might think the TV antenna seems like a relic of a less advanced, bygone era, the antenna has evolved into a much sleeker, more powerful tool than ever, which is why we include it as an integral step in our cord cutting plan at Gone are the days of ugly rabbit ears wrapped with foil. Now you can get antennas that will capture uncompressed HD TV, and look good while doing it!

Thanks to Roku, I’ve been watching my antenna content through a new 4K TCL Roku TV. The shortcut on the Roku TV home screen makes it easy to access the antenna – no more switching inputs!

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You will not hear “there’s nothing on!” uttered from anyone in your household this month. September kicks off the fall TV season and it’s chock full of streaming goodness. So, go ahead and grab that Roku remote and claim that comfy spot on the couch!

Which premiere have you been anxiously awaiting?

Narcos (September 2) – A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Available to stream on Netflix.

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The end of summer is near — and that means less pool days, fewer camping trips, and more time cozied up on the couch. Luckily, HBO NOW is here to help you acclimate to the seasonal change just fine. In September, you’re surely going to want to catch the season finales of Ballers and Vice Principals, and watch (or re-watch) the Garry Shandling classic, The Larry Sanders Show. Also coming to the streaming service this month are critically-acclaimed films The Revenant and Steve Jobs, comedy flick Sisters, and much more. Read below to find everything new on HBO NOW in September, and scroll a bit further to see everything you’ll want to stream before it rotates off of the service.

Don’t have HBO NOW? Two Months of HBO NOW are included with the purchase of a new Roku®player or Roku TV! Learn more here.

Stream The Revenant on HBO NOW.

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