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PlayStation Vue now entertaining on the Roku platform

You asked, it’s here! You now have even more options to watch live TV on your Roku device – starting...
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Our all new Roku Streaming Stick gets unboxed by Roku...

The New Roku Streaming Stick Unboxing [VIDEO]

https://youtu.be/AkE9guGDMVw It's a great day to be a streamer! The new Roku Streaming Stick (model 3600) is now shipping and on...
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4K TCL Roku TV models available now

Two months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show we announced plans with TCL® to ship new TCL Roku TV™ models...
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Love the gripping, terrifying action of Fear the Walking Dead? Me too. We can’t get enough of the zombie apocalypse in my household. I’m happy to share that the AMC channel is available on Roku players and Roku TV* models in the U.S. – just in time for the Fear the Walking Dead mid-season premiere.

Customers who subscribe to AMC through a participating cable, satellite or telco provider can stay current with full episodes and video extras from your favorite AMC originals, including The Walking Dead, Preacher, Fear the Walking Dead, Better Call Saul and more. In-season full episodes are available the day after they air with your TV provider log in.

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All Roku customers can also stream behind-the-scenes interviews, exclusive extras and trailers with no login required. (Don’t miss the first look at The Walking Dead Season 7!)

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

Stream On!

The AMC channel requires Roku OS 7.2. Roku OS 7.2 may not be available on all Roku TV models at this time. Expected availability soon.

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As an avid streamer and cycling fan, I’m thrilled with the addition of NBC Sports Gold to the Roku Channel Store. It delivers the world’s best cycling content live and on demand – including the Vuelta a España, which kicks off this Saturday. I’ll be cheering on Team Sky and hoping Chris Froome can accomplish a rare Grand Tour double win, following his fantastic victory in the Tour de France last month. It’s easy to watch or re-watch your favorite Tour stages on demand now via NBC Sports Gold.

NBC Sports Gold Vuelta a Espana on Roku

This year’s Vuelta takes 198 riders from Galicia to the finish in Madrid, with the majority of the race taking place in northern Spain, including plenty of exciting mountain stages in the Pyrenees. The three-week grand tour will be decided over 3,315 kilometers divided into 21 stages. The race has a tough profile with 10 of 21 stages being summit finishes and a total of 51 climbs. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff), Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Esteban Chaves (Orica-Bike Exchange), Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) and American rider Tejay van Garderen (BMC) will challenge Chris Froome for the iconic red leader’s jersey.

Each stage will be live streamed and is available to watch anytime on demand on the NBC Sports Gold channel starting August 20. NBC Sports Gold offers access to 15 races including the Tour de France, Paris Nice, Paris Roubaix and more for $19.99 per year – available now on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

Happy cycling and happy streaming!

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Streamers, it’s easier than ever to satisfy your curiosity from the comfort of your couch. Discovery’s “GO” suite of TV Everywhere products (follow the icons below to get watching) are now available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

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Customers who subscribe to the networks through a participating TV provider have access to popular shows, including Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and Naked & Afraid; TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life and Little People Big World; Investigation Discovery’s Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda and On the Case with Paula Zahn, and Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls and Parolees and River Monsters. On the home screen you can easily browse by TV shows and topics – you can also watch live TV!

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All Roku customers can stream a number of unlocked episodes without a cable, satellite or telco subscription – look for the “Unlocked” row on the home screen or in the “Browse” category.

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Find the Discovery channels in the “Movies & TV” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Stream On!

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One of my favorite features of the Roku platform is Roku Search, which allows users to find great movies and TV shows to stream, and orders results without favoring content from one streaming channel over another. But Roku Search can do so much more – in fact, in talking to customers, they’re often surprised by the many things they can do with Roku Search.

In that spirit, here are five things you can do with Roku Search that you might not have realized.

1. Conduct a voice search through the Roku mobile app

Some Roku devices (Roku 3, Roku 4, TCL Roku TV 4K UHD P130 series) come with an enhanced remote, which features a button to activate voice search. If you don’t have one of the devices above, you’re not out of luck! Voice search is available through the Roku mobile app for Android and iOS, bringing the fun of voice search to any search-enabled Roku device in the US, UK, Ireland and Canada.

The Roku mobile app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play. Once installed, users can speak into their smartphones and instantly pull up actors, directors, movies, TV shows, and current events in a rich, content-first browse experience. After a few taps on your smartphone, you’ll be streaming the movie, TV show episode or news clip on your big screen.

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Here at Roku we get a lot of questions from customers about cord cutting. We thought what better person to answer those questions than Luke from Cord Cutters News!

Here are some of your most commonly asked questions:

Q: If I cut the cord, can I still watch my favorite channels?

A: YES! I estimate 90% of your favorite channels are available without a pay TV subscription (I’ll tell you what can be done about the other 10% in a minute).

Your favorite channels like AMC, TLC, TBS, HISTORY and 100+ others are available without a long-term contract. Sling TV was the first service to bring a live TV package for viewing solely over the internet – including the channels listed above. Since then PlayStation Vue has jumped on board, and I expect many more on the way.

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These services start at just $20 per month and give you access to a wide range of channels without a long-term contract. Just want to watch The Walking Dead without waiting until the next day? It’s easy to sign up as soon as a new season starts. Another great perk is that all of these services offer a free trial period, which allows you to give them a test drive before subscribing.

Many channels, like HBO NOW, STARZ and SHOWTIME, have their own stand-alone streaming services as well.

What about the ~10% of channels that you cannot get live? I suggest you conduct a Roku Search to find out where the specific TV show or movie you want to watch is streaming and at what price. Channels like Hulu, Amazon Video and Netflix have vast TV show and movie offerings. You will also be surprised how affordable a season pass to your favorite shows is on Amazon Video. An added bonus to the season pass is you can always access those episodes in your Amazon Video account.

Q: Can I stream live sports?

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RAY DONOVAN’s Dash Mihok talks with Roku about the professional and personal challenges of playing the complex character, Bunchy. Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty works with LA’s top power players, making the problems of the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. Start your 30-day SHOWTIME free trial and watch new episodes of RAY DONOVAN on Sundays at 9PM ET/ PT.

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Dash Mihok as Bunchy Donovan in RAY DONOVAN (Season 4, Episode 6). – Photo: Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME – Photo ID: RayDonovan_406_743.R

The last two seasons have shown a new side to Bunchy. How do you see marriage and fatherhood changing your character?

I think marriage and fatherhood change any and every one. Let alone a man who was a professed “sexual anorexic” a year ago.

Bunchy is such a complex character. How has this role challenged you as an actor?

Bunchy has challenged me from the moment I read and got excited by Ann Biderman’s pilot script. The challenge for me was always…how to play his abusive backstory and struggle without leaning too hard on being a victim. So very grateful we have gotten the time to explore many facets now in season 4.

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Much like the rest of the world, we here at Roku are HUGE fans of Game of Thrones. So, heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2016 to talk with TV’s biggest cast was a no brainer! From Sansa to Ramsay to The Waif herself, we got the scoop on all-things GoT for you – straight from the source. Check out our one-on-one’s with some of the cast and find out who their season 6 heroes are!

Feeling like you want to relive last season? Be sure to check out Game of Thrones on the HBO NOW channel on your Roku devices (if you’re the lucky owner of a new Roku device, find out if you’re eligible for 2 months of HBO NOW!).

Happy streaming!

 

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Did you binge through Netflix’s Stranger Things and the rest of our streaming recommendations last month? Lucky for you, there are TV shows galore to stream in August. Be sure to Follow these TV shows – you’ll receive notifications in Roku Feed (My Feed on your Roku home screen) when they’re available to stream!

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The Get Down (August 12) -A rag tag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 70’s. Available to stream on Netflix.

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams (August 9) – With anticipation building as the NFL returns to Los Angeles for the first time in 22 years, HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Los Angeles Rams team up for an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League on the new season of the league’s signature documentary TV program. Available to stream on HBO NOW.

Fear the Walking Dead (August 21) – This spin-off of The Walking Dead is set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question. Available to stream on AMC, PlayStation Vue or Sling TV.

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With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to put together a list of the best motivational speeches in sports movies. From Gordon Bombay to Rocky Balboa to Coach Norman Dale in Hoosiers, these coaches definitely know how to get their teams ready to play.

Which words of wisdom would you pick as the top motivational speech in a sports movie? Let us know in the comments section below!

10. Coach Carter (2005) – Available to stream on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, VUDUCinemaNow, and VidAngel.

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The highlight of the summer is here – it’s time to stream The 2016 Olympics! This year more than 10,000 athletes from 206 nations, including Team USA athletes Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin and Gabby Douglas, are taking over “The Marvelous City” in the Rio Games. Roku streamers who subscribe to NBC Sports through a participating cable, satellite or telco provider have access to stream the 2016 Rio Olympics on the NBC Sports channel available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S. Learn more about how subscribers can authenticate in the video below.

The NBC Sports channel will deliver 4,500+ hours of streaming video coverage of the Rio Games, including every competition session LIVE across all 34 sports, plus TV simul-streams and original programming for NBC Sports subscribers. All Roku streamers will have access to highlights and clips. From the Opening Ceremony on August 5 to the Closing Ceremony on August 21, we’ll be glued to our TVs cheering on Team USA in Swimming, Track & Field, Gymnastics, Diving, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis and more.

Find the NBC Sports channel in the “Sports” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Which sports are you most looking forward to streaming?

Go Team USA!

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