America’s Funniest Home Videos has found its new home on your own Roku player. No VHS player required! Since the AFV series began back in 1989, AFV has collected a treasure full of painful falls, cute babies, and wacky animals.

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With the AFV Roku channel you’ll find all of these great moments editorially curated for your viewing pleasure. So get ready to #lol!

Add the AFV channel from the “Comedy” category in the Roku Channel Store. You can also search for it on your Roku home screen or through our free Roku mobile app. For more suggestions on what to watch check out our Roku Recommends channel.

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Nothing says relaxation more than staying in your pajamas all day with endless popcorn, streaming all the movies you’ve been anticipating. Check out some of the hottest new releases, perfect for this lazy Sunday!

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Comet (Movie, 2014) – A cynical lad and a young woman begin a 6-year relationship after meeting by chance during a meteor shower. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video and Netflix.

Aloha (Movie, 2015) – On assignment in Oahu, Hawaii, a military contractor reconnects with an old flame, while falling for a hard-nosed fighter pilot who watches every move that he makes. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.

Hot Pursuit (Movie, 2015) – A straight-arrow policewoman must protect a wisecracking witness as they race through a gauntlet of crooked cops and gunmen. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.

Sense 8 (TV Show, 2015) – Eight strangers each experience a violent vision that links them all, both mentally and emotionally. Their gift of telepathic communication made them targets for extermination, but it’s the one thing keeping them alive. This is a Netflix original.

If I Stay (Movie, 2014) – After a car wreck leaves her suspended between life and death, a teenager faces a choice that will determine her ultimate fate. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow and M-GO.

Misery Loves Comedy (Movie, 2015) – Comics Martin Short, Nick Swardson, Jimmy Fallon and others talk to actor Kevin Pollak about the dark side of being funny. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.

A Fish Called Wanda (Movie, 1988) – An American flirts with a crook, a barrister and a mercenary to find diamonds in London. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow and HBO Go.

Leap Year (Movie, 2010) – A woman goes to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend, but she winds up stranded on the other side of the Emerald Isle with a handsome, but surly, Gaelic man. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Documentary, 2011) – Revered sushi chef Jiro Ono strives for perfection in his work, while his eldest son, Yoshikazu, has trouble living up to his father’s legacy. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Netflix and Vudu.

Chocolat (Movie, 2000) – The mayor opposes a single mother who is opening a chocolate shop in his 1950s French village across from a church during Lent. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.

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It’s that time of year again when entertainers and performance artists from across the globe descend on Scotland’s capital city for three weeks of fun: yes, the Edinburgh Festival has arrived!

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Running this year from the 7th-31st August, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (or ‘The Fringe’ as it often known) is officially the world’s largest arts festival. As an annual showcase for the performing arts, the Fringe has categories including Cabaret, Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus, Music and Exhibitions.

Undoubtedly though, one of the festival’s main selling points is comedy, with The Fringe having helped to launch the careers of many well-known comedians over the years, including Rowan Atkinson, Graham Norton, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie to name but a few. Indeed, the festival’s comedy element is so influential that it prompted the creation of The Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Established in 1981, the awards now represent the most prestigious comedy prize in the UK!

We all love a bit of a chuckle here at Roku, so as a tribute to Edinburgh’s celebration of the comedy genre, we’ve picked out some of the best stand-up entertainment available to stream via your Roku player:

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To kick off your comedy viewing, we recommend ’20 Moments That Rocked Comedy’, which is available to stream via Roku’s Demand 5 channel. Taking a retrospective look at influential and controversial comedy moments, the show highlights performances by the cast of The Young Ones, Joan Rivers, Tommy Cooper, Russell Brand and many more. (Available until July 2016)

All 4
Over on Roku’s All 4 channel, there’s plenty of stand-up comedy to watch on-demand. Notably, viewers can watch highlights from the 2010 and 2015 editions of Channel 4’s Comedy Gala; an annual benefit show in aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. The Gala is recognised as “the biggest live stand-up show” in the UK and has featured some of the nation’s best comedians including: Alan Carr, Lee Evans, Noel Fielding, Jo Brand, Michael McIntyre, Russell Kane and more.

If you’re a fan of dead-pan comedy, then we also recommend re-visiting The Jack Dee Show. First broadcast in the early ‘90’s the series sees former Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Jack take to the stage at the fictional Bohemia Club, joined by an assortment of guests. Six episodes are currently available to stream via All 4.

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Many Roku users will be familiar with Netflix as a great source of films, TV shows and documentaries, but did you know it also boasts an impressive selection of stand-up comedy performances?

Live at the Apollo sees famous comedians host the very best in cutting edge stand-up comedy, live from the legendary Hammersmith Apollo in west London. Series 7-10 are currently available on Netflix, and feature stand-up routines from Micky Flanagan, Rhod Gilbert, Eddie Izzard, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rich Hall and more.

Series 3 of the BAFTA-winning Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is another of our top picks. Comprised mainly of stand-up routines based around a particular theme, the show has been praised by critics for its “intelligent comedy”.

Also available on Netflix is a selection of full shows including: Chris Tucker: Live, Lee Evans: Roadrunner Live at the O2, Alan Carr: Spexy Beast and legendary live performances from Eddie Murphy (Delirious, 1983) and Richard Pryor (Live on the Sunset Strip, 1982).

Comedy-specific channels on Roku
If you browse the ‘comedy’ category of Roku’s channel store, you’ll come across several channels dedicated solely to stand-up. We recommend ‘Comedy Time’, which features on-demand videos of American standup comedians, including Dax Jordan, Kendra Cunningham and Dwight Slade.

The ‘Stand Up! Channel’ is also worth checking out for its collection of stand-up comedy routines, podcasts and comedy skits from performers including Chad Daniels, Jimmy Shubert, Mike Stanley, Glenn Wool and more.

BBC iPlayer
A long-standing relationship with the Fringe means that the BBC will be broadcasting a range of performances throughout this year’s festival, many of which will be made available on demand afterwards and accessible via Roku’s BBC iPlayer channel. In terms of stand-up shows, the lineup is one of the best yet, with the following comedians all set to perform:

Reginald D Hunter
Stewart Lee
Jason Byrne
Alan Davies
Al Murray
Jo Brand
Alexei Sayle

…and lots more. So be sure to keep a check on Roku’s BBC iPlayer channel over the next couple of weeks for the best of the Festival’s comedy shows!

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Approximately 55 years ago Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho was released; a film which, despite causing much controversy in the ‘60s, notched up four Academy Award nominations and is now regarded as one of the greatest motion pictures ever made.

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Lauded as the original ‘slasher flick’ thanks to its infamous shower scene,  Psycho tells the tale of a secretary’s ill-fated encounter with motel owner Norman Bates; – a strange man with an even stranger relationship with his mother.

Shifting view-points, suspense and outright fear make Psycho ‘the film that changed cinema forever’. In tribute to this iconic production, we present our pick of the best psychological thrillers, from the world of film and television, currently accessible via Roku:


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The Vanishing  (1993. Starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland)
A dark and disturbing thriller, The Vanishing relates the harrowing tale of one man’s search for his missing girlfriend. While on holiday, Jeff Harriman (Kiefer Sutherland) and Diane Shaver (Sandra Bullock) make a brief stop at a petrol station during which time Diane disappears without a trace. As the years pass, Jeff’s determination to find her shows little sign of fading, and when oddball professor Barney Cousins (Jeff Bridges) turns up on his doorstep and confesses to Diane’s abduction, events take a very sinister turn. Cousins promises to show Jeff what happened to Diane, but only if he agrees to go through the same things as she did.

Dexter (2006-13. Starring Michael C. Hall)
This popular TV series focuses on the character of Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret life as a serial killer. His personal mission is to hunt down murderers who have managed to evade the justice system; a process which Dexter deems perfectly acceptable.

With record-breaking viewing figures, Dexter enjoyed wide critical acclaim and ran for 8 seasons. When the final episode aired in Sept 2013, it drew the largest overall audience in Showtime’s history. All 8 seasons are available to stream on Roku via Netflix.

Bates Motel (2013 – present. Starring Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga)
We couldn’t present our tribute to Psycho without including this gem of a TV series. Inspired by the film itself, Bates Motel explores the formative years of Norman Bates and delves into the complex, unconventional relationship with his mother which ultimately molded him into a twisted murderer.

It was recently announced that Bates Motel will return for a fourth and fifth series, due to air in 2016; which leaves plenty of time to catch up on episodes so far! Roku users can currently stream seasons 1 and 2 via Netflix.

Google Play Movies & TV:

Roku’s Google Play channel offers a pay-as-you-go model for video delivery. Users can rent or purchase films and television shows, including individual episodes or entire seasons, and watch them via the Roku platform:

Se7en  (1995. Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey)
One of the highest grossing films of the ‘90s, Se7en follows David Mills (Brad Pitt) and William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), two homicide detectives who become deeply involved in the case of a sadistic serial killer whose meticulously planned murders correspond to the seven deadly sins: gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust, and envy. Sometimes brutal, at all times gory, but a very very slick film. (£7.99 Buy / £2.49 Rent)

One Hour Photo (2002. Starring Robin Williams, Michael Vartan, Connie Nielsen)
In this intense film written and directed by Mark Romanek, Robin Williams stars as Sy Parrish, – a lonely man who works in the one-hour photo lab of a department store. Though quiet and seemingly harmless, Sy harbours a dark obsession with his favourite customers, the Yorkin family. One Hour Photo takes viewers through Sy’s descent from a hard-working photo technician to a creepy, dangerous voyeur. (£7.99 Buy / £2.49 Rent)

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Using the OVGuide channel on Roku, users can access full-length movies across a variety of genres. Our top thriller picks include:

Shutter Island  (2010. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley)
Considered by many critics as a homage to the works of Hitchcock, Shutter Island tells the story of two U.S marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are dispatched to a remote island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the disappearance of a convicted murderess from the island’s hospital for the criminally insane. Atmospheric and unnerving, Shutter Island is one of Martin Scorsese’s directorial masterpieces.

Secret Window (2004, starring Johnny Depp, John Turturro)
In a film based on Stephen King’s novella Secret Window, Secret Garden, Johnny Depp stars as best-selling author, Mort Rainey, who retreats to a remote cabin on discovering his wife’s infidelity. Things take a dark turn when local farmer, John Shooter (John Turturro), tracks Mort down and accuses him of plagiarism. While trying to prove his innocence, a series of disturbing events begins to unfold before the film takes an unexpected twist.

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August is here, which means it’s almost the end of summer. Time is flying by, so make sure you enjoy every minute you have to relax and stream. Stay in and beat the heat watching these new releases!

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Movie, 2015) – Counselors and campers check in at Camp Firewood in 1981 in this prequel to the 2001 film. Available to watch on Netflix.

Kill Me Three Times (Movie, 2014) – While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man discovers that he’s not the only one with his target in the crosshairs. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.

My Amityville Horror (Movie, 2012) – Daniel Lutz, who was a child when the events recounted in Jay Anson’s “The Amityville Horror” occurred, tells his side of the story. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and Netflix.

The Hurt Locker (Movie, 2008) – Members of a bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad face increasingly perilous situations as their tour-of-duty winds down. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

My Best Friend’s Wedding (Movie, 1997) – A writer realizes that she is in love with her best friend and tries to stop him from marrying another woman, a guileless heiress. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.

The Guest (Movie, 2014) – A string of mysterious deaths leads a teenager to become suspicious of a soldier who showed up on her family’s doorstep and claimed to be a friend of her dead brother. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.

Teacher of the Year (Movie, 2014) – After winning the California teacher of the year award, Mitch receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave from his job. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Netflix and Vudu.

Little Boy (Movie, 2015) – In 1940s California, a priest and a magician inspire a boy to do good works in the hope that God will recognize his strong faith and bring his father home from war. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

The Wrecking Crew (Movie, 2008) – A celebration of the musical work of a group of prolific session musicians known as “The Wrecking Crew”, a band that provided back-up instrumentals to legendary recording artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby. Available to watch on Netflix.

Welcome to Me (Movie, 2014) –  A mentally unbalanced lottery winner goes off her medication, buys a talk show and uses it as a platform to broadcast her bizarre opinions on a wide variety of topics. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Netflix and Vudu.

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Ever wanted an easy way to see your home photos and videos on your TV? Well the new Dropbox channel is a great solution! With their cloud service you can store up to 2GB of files for free. Login to your account on your Roku device and you can stream this content onto your TV.

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What I love best of all is that it automatically creates a slideshow of my photos. So now I can enjoy all my summertime vacation photos and videos in one place on the biggest screen in the room. It couldn’t be simpler!

Add the Dropbox channel from the “Photo Apps” category in the Roku Channel Store. You can also search for it on your Roku home screen or through our free Roku mobile app. For more suggestions on what to watch check out our Roku Recommends channel.

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Hello streamers! This is the first post in a celebrity birthday series that we will run every month going forward. Find out who is celebrating their birthday when and in what movies or TV shows they have appeared! Each month we will pick some rising stars and some crowd favorites, and maybe even throw in an interesting fact here or there. We hope you enjoy it and get inspired to stream some new TV shows and movies!

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4th August – Abigail Spencer
For those of you who watched Suits, you may recognize her as Dana Scott, the ‘friend with romantic benefits’ and rival of Harvey Specter played by Gabriel Macht. But playing Dana wasn’t her first role – Abigail appeared in many hit series including Rectify, Burning Love and Mad Men. She also appeared in various blockbusters like Aliens & Cowboys, Oz the Great and Powerful and The Forger co-starring John Travolta.

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7th August – David Duchovny
David was born in 1960 in New York City and his parents have Polish, Ukrainian and Scottish roots – we will let you do the guessing from which country his last name comes. His breakthrough moment was with the TV show The X-Files which will soon be returning to TV with David starring again as FBI special agent Fox Mulder. We are looking forward to that! Some may also recognize him from Twin Peaks, or from Californication where he plays the troubled novelist Hank Moody. In addition to numerous TV shows, David has also appeared in a long list of movies. Did you know he appeared in movies like Beethoven (yes, the one with with the dog!), Full Frontal and Goats? The truth is out there!

landscape-1428517074-4632778349th August – Anna Kendrick
Not only is she an actress, but Anna is also musically gifted as evidenced by her performance of the cup song! Anna is turning 30 this month but was already an award winning actress when she was 12, and acting on stage in the Broadway musical High Society. Since then she has appeared in many films including Up in The Air with George Clooney, Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In 2013 she scored a hit with the aforementioned Cups (When I’m Gone) which she performed in the movie Pitch Perfect as the main character Beca Mitchell. And she is coming back! Pitch Perfect 2 just recently hit theaters and you can follow Pitch Perfect 2 in the ‘Movies Coming Soon’ section on your Roku player so you get a notification when it is available for streaming!

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15th August – Ben Affleck

We can’t imagine that you haven’t seen this talented actor’s work. Ben’s career started in 1984 when he was 12 and he has since won multiple Golden Globes and Acadamy Awards. As a child you may have seen him on PBS in the educational series The Voyage of the Mimi! Together with his childhood friend Matt Damon he wrote and appeared in Good Will Hunting, a breakthrough film in his career. His list of movie appearances seems endless, so here are some of our favorites: Changing Lanes, Pearl Harbor, Gone Baby Gone and Argo. His most recent role was playing Nick Dunne in the drama Gone Girl. After Nick lost his job in New York, he moved back to his hometown with his wife in hopes of owning a business with his sister, but the move only aggravated relationships with his wife. On the day of their wedding anniversary, Amy is missing and Nick is the main suspect…

Can you guess which Ben Affleck movie is the most searched by Roku customers using Roku Search so far this year? Hint: It’s one of the films we mentioned above.

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26th August – Macaulay Culkin
Remember him? He was already famous when he was 10 and was defending his home from two villains played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the Christmas classic Home Alone. Although, that wasn’t his first role. When he was four he had already appeared on stage with the New York City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker. His first major movie was Uncle Buck, but Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York are clearly the movies that put him on TV screens in homes around the world.

Happy Streaming!

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Today’s TV offers more variety than ever before with new shows and formats popping up constantly. Sometimes though it’s nice to take a trip down memory lane and re-live the best (and worst!) of broadcasting history. Use your Roku player as your very own TV time machine for a bit of retro viewing!

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A great test of any comedy show is whether it can still make us laugh, decades after first appearing on our screens; From 70’s sitcoms to 80’s panel games and 90’s ‘alternative’ comedy shows, there’s a variety of content out there which is bound to raise a chuckle among audiences young and old.

Through Roku’s ITV Player channel, viewers can re-live 70’s humour at its finest with a couple of classic series:

uktv-rising-damp-still‘Rising Damp’ – Starring Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale and Don Warrington, the programme follows the antics of miserly landlord ‘Rigsby’ and his unfortunate tenants. Combining slap-stick comedy with witty scripting, the sitcom has been consistently cited as one of Britain’s best TV shows. (Episodes from series 1 & 2 are currently available on ITV Player.)

‘Man About the House’ –Often regarded as emblematic of UK in the mid-1970s, the show explores the trials and tribulations of flat-mates Chrissy, Jo and Robin. Trivia buffs may be aware that the sitcom inspired not one, but two spin-off series; George and Mildred and Robin’s Nest.  (Episodes from series 5 & 6 of Man About the House are currently available on ITV Player.)

Sticking with 70’s sitcoms, comedy fans can stream the much loved Fawlty Towers (series 1 & 2) on Roku via Netflix. Set in a Torquay hotel run by the caustic Basil Fawlty, his wife Sybil, Polly the maid and the hapless Spanish waiter Manuel, Fawlty Towers was named the best British television series of all time by the British Film Institute. Looking through the episodes available on Netflix it’s easy to see why!

Over on the All 4 channel, series 1-10 of short-form improv comedy Whose Line is it Anyway? are available to watch on demand. Hosted by Clive Anderson, the British version of the show originally ran from 1988-1998 and regularly featured some of the UK’s best loved comedy actors, including: John Sessions, Stephen Fry, Tony Slattery and Paul Merton.

Drama
The drama programmes of yesteryear may seem a little tame compared to the likes of Breaking Bad and True Detective, but they make for enjoyable viewing nevertheless; which is probably why certain shows have now been made available to watch on demand. ITV Player currently boasts two of the best crime dramas of the late 70s/early 80s: The Sweeney and Minder. The former stars Dennis Waterman and John Thaw as members of the Flying Squad who specialise in armed robbery and violent crime in London. Minder also stars Dennis Waterman, though this series is a bit more upbeat in tone (despite the fact that it focuses on the exploits of the London criminal underworld!).  They’re both worth checking out if you’re in the mood for classic squad cars and questionable fashion!

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For fans of vintage American TV drama, the Dramatic Television Night channel on Roku is definitely worth a punt. It’s essentially a selection of night-time TV drama series that aired during the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, including classics such as Bonanza and Medic. In a similar vein, the Popflix Classic TV channel features hundreds of shows for free, including Dragnet, The Lone Ranger, Sherlock Holmes, and more!

Kids TV
Whether you want to relive your childhood or show your own children what television was like ‘back in the day’, kids TV shows arguably provide the best entertainment when it comes to retro viewing. Animation has never lost its appeal and it’s interesting to see how formats have developed over the years. Check out the American Cartoon Classics channel on Roku which offers an extensive collection of vintage/public domain animated series from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. Shows include: Popeye, Tom & Jerry, The Three Stooges and lots more.

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Today we have announced that Australian telecom operator Telstra has joined the Roku Powered licensing program. Telstra has chosen the Roku streaming platform to deliver its new streaming service, Telstra TV, to consumers. The Telstra TV streaming service will launch later this year in Australia and will combine Telstra’s BigPond movie service with popular streaming services like Presto, Stan, Netflix and various catch up TV channels.

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Welcoming Telstra to the Roku Powered licensing program is a special moment, because Telstra is the first telecom operator that joins the program and it is the first launch for Roku Down Under!  Telstra is the fourth operator globally that will leverage the Roku streaming platform to deliver an OTT service to its customers after Sky UK, Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia.

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“You can do that with your Roku player!?”
“There’s a Roku streaming channel for everything!”
“Your mobile app is a lifesaver.”

We hear comments like the three above from customers every day. While we know the super Roku streamers out there are using these features, some of you may not realize all the cool things you can do on the Roku platform.

Let us know in the comments if we’re missing any of your favorite tips or features, super streamers!

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  1. Say it, stream it. Conduct a voice search through the Android and iOS mobile apps

Voice search adds a fun, fast way for you to search for what you want to watch. Search for movies, TV shows, actors and directors and receive all available results listed by price from nearly 20 top streaming channels, including Netflix, Hulu Plus and M-GO.

This new feature is available through the Roku mobile app for Android and iOS (version 3.2.0 or later) on current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models. If you have the new Roku 3 (model 4230) you can use the search button on the remote as well.

From the Roku mobile app, simply select “Search” from the main menu, then “Voice” to get started. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Happy voice searching!

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  1. Meet instant replay – your new best friend!

One of my favorite Roku features is instant replay. You know when you’re watching a TV show or movie and no matter how many times you go back you just can’t understand the character’s last line of dialogue? Instant replay to the rescue!

A perfect example of this is Snoop’s character in The Wire who is notorious for mumbling. Simply press the replay button and the subtitles will appear for those lines of dialogue you missed.

Go to Settings > Captions > click on “Instant replay” to enable the feature. Note: the feature is not available on all streaming channels.

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  1. Record your antenna content

If you watch TV programs over-the-air through an antenna you’ve probably found yourself reaching for the remote wanting to replay or pause whatever is on your TV. Enter Simple.tv and Tablo TV. These streaming channels enable you to watch, pause and record live TV through your Roku player or Roku TV model. Note: additional hardware is required.

Visit simple.tv or TabloTV.com/Roku for more info.

  1. Screen mirror from select Windows 8.1 and Android devices

 As you browse the web at home on your tiny smartphone screen, enhance the experience and mirror it on your big screen! Our screen mirroring beta for Microsoft Windows and Android devices gives you a quick and easy way to mirror videos, apps, web sites, and more from your mobile device to a TV via your Roku 3, the new Roku 2 (model 4210) or Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI® Version).

Mirror that video from your friend’s Facebook page or listen to that rare music mash-up on Soundcloud so the entire room can enjoy it together. Learn how to get started with our screen mirroring beta here.

  1. Get your education on!

On summer break? Keep your mind sharp with these free educational streaming channels in the Roku Channel Store.

TedTalks features hundreds of talks from the most inspiring minds. Each speaker presents a great idea in 18 minutes or less, covering a wide range of topics – from global issues to the newest technologies to the mysteries of the brain.

MIT Opencourse offers hundreds of free lectures from the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology – all without the hefty tuition fees! You can find courses in architecture, biology, chemistry, engineering, history and much more.

Lecture Kings is another great destination for college lectures. It’s similar to MIT Opencourse, but offers video lectures from Yale University, Dallas Theological Seminary and Missouri State University.

What Roku feature pleasantly surprised you?

 

 

 

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