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New Ways to Search and Discover Streaming Entertainment, Plus Upgraded Roku 3 and Roku 2 Streaming Players

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Howdy, streamers. We’re excited to share two updates today – the next phase of search and discovery on the Roku...
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Looking for a place to watch movies and TV for free? They you should check out PopcornFlix, where you can stream thousands of films and over 50 TV shows. With over 20 genres to choose from, they have something for everyone in your household – and it’s all free. What’s cool is that every Friday, PopcornFlix presents new titles and hand–picked favorites in ‘Popping Now.’ You can find PopcornFlix in the “Movies & TV” section of the Roku Channel Store, our search for it using the Roku mobile app. Check it out…if you want to get your night popping.

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NBC Sports logoSports lovers, get your favorite spot on the couch ready. We’re excited to announce that NBC Sports Live Extra is now available on Roku players and Roku TV models, just in time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Triple Crown.

The NBC Sports Live Extra channel offers more than 3,000 live events a year, including exclusive coverage of some of the most-watched properties and events in sports.

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NBC Sports Live Extra streams all live sports content televised by NBC, NBCSN and Golf Channel, including: the Summer and Winter Olympics; Sunday Night Football and NBC’s NFL pre-season and post-season coverage; NHL regular-season games and Stanley Cup Playoffs; the PGA TOUR, including the FedExCup Playoffs; the Premier League; the Triple Crown; studio content surrounding many of the aforementioned properties; original programming such as The Dan Patrick Show and Men In Blazers; and much more.

NBC Sports Roku replay sports categoriesLive streaming is available to customers who subscribe to NBCSN through a participating cable, satellite or telco provider.

You can find NBC Sport Live Extra under “Sports” in the U.S. Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy Sporting!

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April has come, and almost gone. Make sure you take advantage of the last of the rainy month. So stay in and get your stream on with some of these hot new releases!

What new release are you excited to stream?

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  • Wayward Pines (TV Show, 2015) – A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. Watch a free preview of the pilot episode on FOX NOW until 4/30.
  • HAPPYish (TV Show, 2015) – On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with happiness nor… happiness. Watch a free preview of the pilot episode on SHOWTIME ANYTIME.
  • American Sniper (Movie, 2014) – Sniper and U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle saves many lives on battlefields in Iraq while striving to be a good husband and father to his loved ones back in America. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Selma (Movie, 2014) – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wages a historic, but dangerous, battle to secure voting rights for all, culminating in an epic march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Noah (Movie, 2014) – God chooses Noah to build an ark and save the animals and his family from an apocalyptic flood. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.
  • Louie (TV Show, 2010) – The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, FXNOW, Hulu Plus, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Movie, 2014) – Residents of a worn-down Iranian city encounter a skateboarding vampire who preys on men who disrespect women. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Netflix and Vudu.
  • Cake (Movie, 2014) – After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers which chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Now You See Me (Movie, 2013) – A federal agent and an Interpol detective play a cat-and-mouse game with cunning illusionists who rob corrupt business leaders during their performances, then funnel the money to members of the audience. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, HBO Go, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Mr. Turner (Movie, 2014) – Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
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Nobody likes to be the one in the office who’s out of the loop when it comes to the TV everyone’s talking about. That’s where we can help!

Here’s some essentials to stream now so you can hold your own at the water cooler…

Game of Thrones

It seems like everybody is talking about Game of Thrones at the moment. The adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, is now in its fifth series, and is being shown on Sky Atlantic. The release of the fifth season earlier this month was one of the hotly anticipated TV events of 2015 so if you want to make sure you know your stuff when it comes to office conversations about dragons and giants, stream the latest series on your Roku player through the Now TV channel.

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Better Call Saul

Just when you thought everybody had stopped talking about Breaking Bad there’s another series to catch-up with. Better Call Saul is a spin-off from the hugely successful series starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, and follows the life of small-time lawyer Saul Goodman, who also appears as a character in Breaking Bad. It’s proving to be another classic so make sure you catch up from the start on Netflix.

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Looking for something inspiring to stream? Now you can watch all of the user-generated content you love from GoPro users on your TV screen! Today the GoPro Channel is available for free on Roku players* in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Republic of Ireland.

The GoPro channel features all the unique, action-packed videos you’ve come to love from the GoPro community. Whether it’s an exciting behind-the-scenes look at Furious 7 or fascinating footage of a pelican learning to fly, there’s something that is sure to captivate you.

And don’t miss the incredible Electric Skateboard Kid GoPro video that is exclusive on the Roku platform! Find it highlighted on the home screen now.

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With the new GoPro channel, Roku customers can view featured playlists and discover GoPro products, including which products were used to “get the shot.” Logging in with your GoPro account gives you access to your favorite videos and recently watched content.

You can find the GoPro Channel under “Lifestyle” and “Sports” in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players.

*The GoPro Channel is currently unavailable for Roku LT (2400D), Roku 2 HD (3000D), Roku 2 XD (3050R), Roku 2 XS (3100X), Roku Streaming Stick (Roku Ready Version) (3400X, 3420X). The channel is expected on Roku TV models at a later date.

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Hey there, streamers! Do you have questions for Roku CEO Anthony Wood? Join him this Wednesday, April 22 at 2pm PT/5pm ET for a live Reddit AMA. Head over to the Cordcutter’s subreddit group to submit your questions and chat along Wednesday.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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If you want to get inspired by some of the smartest people on the planet, TEDTalks will definitely nourish your brain cells. They recently wrapped up their big annual conference in Vancouver and talks from the event are now available on your Roku player. They have hundreds of talks to choose from and all of them are free. The talks cover a wide range of topics – from global issues to the newest technologies to the mysteries of the brain. You can find TEDTalks in the Web Video category in the Roku Channel Store. Check it out…if you want to spread some ideas that are worth sharing.

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Tax Day is no fun. Treat yourself to countless hours on the couch and catch up on these favorite new releases, including the final season of Justified!

What are you excited to stream this weekend?

Justified season 6

  • Justified (TV Show, 2010) – Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, FXNOW, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Movie, 2015) – The magical hot tub sends Lou, Nick and Jacob to the year 2015 to prevent an unknown assailant from shooting Lou. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Chris D’Elia: Incorrigible (Stand Up, 2015) – Comedian and actor Chris D’Elia (“Undateable”), known for his dynamic physical comedy, explains why the NFL would be way more entertaining if it were real lions, bears and Vikings battling each other, that babies are the worst prize ever, and more. Available to watch on Netflix.
  • They Came Together (Movie, 2014) – The owner of an independent candy shop and the corporate stooge who has been sent to shut her down begin an unlikely romance. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Endgame (Movie, 2009) – During the late 1980s a British mining operation initiates covert peace talks among factions in South Africa’s struggle for and against apartheid. Available to watch on Hulu, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Noah (Movie, 2014) – God chooses Noah to build an ark and save the animals and his family from an apocalyptic flood. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
  • The Babadook (Movie, 2014) – A troubled widow discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children’s book. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video and Netflix.
  • Wilfred Season 4 (TV Show, 2014) – Ryan struggles to make his way in the world until he meets his neighbor’s dog, Wilfred. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Netflix and Vudu.
  • Pioneer (Movie, 2013) – The ultimate adventure becomes a nightmare when a diver obsessed with reaching the bottom of the sea takes on the world’s most dangerous mission. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Netflix and Vudu.
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Happy Monday, streamers!

Starting today we’re rolling out the new software to all current generation Roku players. In this update we introduce features such as Roku Search and the Roku Feed that lets people search or follow entertainment they want to watch. In addition, a new version of the free Roku Mobile App for Android and iOS are also available which support for the new search and discovery features.  Learn more about these search and discovery features here.

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And in case you missed the news last week, we’ve made the best streaming players on the market even better and they’re available at retailers in Canada today!

The new Roku 3 now includes voice search adding a fun, fast way for people to search for what they want to watch. The included remote control features a button to activate voice search, a headphone jack to enable private listening and motion control to play casual games.

The new Roku 2 matches the speed and performance of the new Roku 3 and is the perfect streaming player for those who want to watch video and music without the new Roku 3 enhanced remote.

Find our upgraded our Roku 3 and Roku 2 players at these major retailers in Canada starting today:

Stream On!

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April is National Autism Awareness Month and it’s a perfect time to check out The Autism Channel on your Roku player. The Autism Channel was designed and built as a support system to help parents, caregivers, and people on the autism spectrum. There are programs for families of those newly diagnosed, programs for adults living with autism, programs with exercise routines for kids on the spectrum, and programs that discuss both the leading and alternative treatment options. They also have a terrific program called TAC World News that highlights recent news stories, research findings, and resources that are available to everyone who is touched by this condition. It’s a fantastic resource and you can find it using the Roku Search feature or in the “Educational” category in the Roku Channel Store. Check it out…if you want to see how you can help make a difference in people’s lives.

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