It’s Friday the 13th! Whether you have Triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) or are feeling especially lucky on this day—these new picks will surely keep you entertained throughout the weekend.

What’s on your streaming menu this weekend? Let us know in the comments section!


Master of None (TV Show, 2015) – The Netflix original series follows the personal and professional life of Dev (loosely based on Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old actor in New York. Available to watch on Netflix.

Ex Machina (Movie, 2015) – A young programmer at an Internet company is chosen to evaluate the capabilities and consciousness of a beautiful and sophisticated robot. Available to watch on Amazon Video and VUDU.

Trainwreck (Movie, 2015) – A promiscuous magazine writer considers monogamy for the first time when she starts to fall in love with the charming sports doctor she’s profiling. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and VUDU.

Self/Less (Movie, 2015) – A rich cancer patient undergoes a radical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man, but when he delves into his new body’s origin, he learns that some will kill to keep it secret. Available to watch on Amazon Video, M-GO, and VUDU.

Terminator Genisys (Movie, 2015) – Kyle Reese goes back to 1984 to save Sarah Connor and emerges in an alternate timeline in which Sarah has been raised as a warrior by a Terminator guardian. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and VUDU.

Tattoo Nightmares Season 3 Finale (TV Show, 2015) – People with bad tattoos seek the help of the best cover-up artists in the business. Available to watch on Amazon Video, Hulu and VUDU.

The Song (Movie, 2014) – A long-struggling musician finally hits the big time with a love song he wrote for his wife, but sudden fame and temptation cause his life and marriage to crumble. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and VUDU.

Stranger by the Lake (Movie, 2013) – Franck falls in love with Michael, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Available to watch on Amazon Video and Netflix.

Mom Season 3 (TV Show, 2015) – A newly sober mom must deal with her own critical mother as she works to overcome past mistakes. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CBS All Access, and M-GO.

W/ Bob and David (TV Show, 2015) After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy Seals, Bob and David are back serving our country the best way they know how – making sketch comedy. Available on Netflix.

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**UPDATE: Thanks for the overwhelming interest! The Roku SE sold out on quickly. Please check retailers for availability online and in store or shop these other great deals:**

With the season of streaming quickly approaching, we’re happy to introduce one of the most affordable Roku players ever, the Roku SE! This special edition Roku player will be available in the U.S. for a limited-time only during Black Friday weekend online and at select national retailers starting 11/26. It will be available for just $25.


The new Roku SE streaming player:

  • Runs Roku OS 7, the newest built-for-TV operating system
  • Offers 1080p video streaming and simple user interface
  • Access to nearly 3,000 streaming entertainment channels including 300,000 movies and TV episodes
  • Ability to search across 20+ top streaming channels to easily see available streaming options by price and availability
  • Compatible with HDMI and analog TVs
  • Use the Roku Mobile App for iOS or Android to access key features such as Roku Search, Roku Feed, Remote Control, Play on Roku and more
  • Cast content from a mobile device to the TV via specific streaming channels or the Roku Mobile App

Sign up for our newsletter (see sign up at the bottom of this page), Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter – we’ll remind you as soon as the Roku SE is available for purchase. In addition, promotions on other popular Roku streaming players may be offered during the Black Friday weekend.

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Even though he hasn’t yet captured that elusive Academy Award, Leonardo DiCaprio is still one of our favorite leading actors of this generation.

We’ve seen him grow him up before our eyes. From Growing Pains to The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) – playing characters ranging from Romeo Montague in Romeo & Juliet (1996), to con-man Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can (2002), to undercover Boston cop Billy Costigan Jr. in The Departed (2006). Leo’s versatility is unmatched.

Since today is Leo’s birthday, we took a look at his most searched movies using Roku Search. Did your favorite DiCaprio movie make the list?

10. The Aviator (2004)

In this fast-moving biographical drama, Howard Hughes (DiCaprio), an aviation pioneer and successful film producer. He was a phenomenal success in the public eye, all while suffering from paralyzing phobias and depression behind closed doors.

Where to watch: NetflixAmazon Video, VUDU, M-GO, CinemaNow

9. Gangs of New York (2002)

Gangs of New York follows crime boss and anti-immigrant gang leader Bill “The Butcher” Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis) in 1863 as he and his mob violently clash with young Irish immigrant Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) and his allies.

Where to watch: Amazon Video, VUDU, M-GO, CinemaNow

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Remember when 1080p HD was new? Believe it or not, that was more than a decade ago! We’re now at the leading edge of the next era in picture quality improvement and it is called 4K Ultra HD. With the launch of the Roku 4, we stepped boldly into the world of 4K Ultra HD streaming, so we wanted to provide a little background on the technology, the benefits, and what it means for you.


So, what is 4K Ultra HD?

4K Ultra HD (or UHD for short) is the digital video technology that represents the most recent big innovation in television, streaming and home entertainment. It promises better quality picture by delivering a higher pixel resolution than the current and most common “Full HD” or “1080p” standard. The increased pixel resolution delivers a sharper and more accurate image to bring an incredible picture and viewing experience to your living room.


More to 4K UHD than pixels

In addition to the increased resolution of 4K UHD, other improvements in “frame rate” and “color depth” are also starting to work their way into televisions and video content. Increases in color depth mean that televisions will be able to display more shades of each color, resulting in more realistic color overall. HD TVs generally display “8-bit” color, which means around 16 million colors. Some 4K Ultra HD TVs are now capable of “10-bit” or more, which display over 68 Billion colors. Additionally, an increasing amount of 4K Ultra HD content is available in a higher frame-rate of 60fps, which helps make action high-motion, and slow motion shots appear smoother and clearer. The new Roku 4 player supports playback of 4K UHD content at 60fps.

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Attention UK streamers! We know how much you like to catch up with all the latest and most popular movies and TV episodes, so we’re excited to announce that Amazon Video is now available on all Roku streaming players in the UK.

With access to the extensive Amazon Video collection of films and TV shows (there are 50,000 to choose from!), our UK customers can instantly rent or buy titles such as Game of Thrones Season 5, The Walking Dead Season 5 Taken 3, Minions and Kingsmen: The Secret Service.

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Additionally, Amazon Prime members can stream a library of more than 15,000 films and TV programmes, including Amazon exclusive hit shows Transparent, Ripper Street, Outlander, Vikings and MR. ROBOT.

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The addition of Amazon Video to the Roku Channel Store that we now offer access to most major streaming services: Netflix, Google Play Movies, Sky Store and NOW TV plus most TV catch-up channels including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5. Amazon Video will also be available in Roku Search and your Roku Feed, making it easy to find or follow your favourite movies, TV shows, actors and directors!

You have the full house….so what are you waiting for? Happy streaming!

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Last November, we told you how to get the most out of your pay TV cable subscription by authenticating your favorite cable channels using your sign-in credentials from your pay TV provider. Now, a year later, there are 23 TV Everywhere Channels in the Roku Channel Store, and more pay TV providers are authenticating channels.


If you really want to make the most out of your monthly TV bill, be sure to add these channels from the Channel Store. Here’s the complete roundup of TV Everywhere Channels that are free with your pay TV subscription*:

A&E:  The A&E channel is a great way to access full episodes and clips from your favorite A&E shows like Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, and Bates Motel.

BTN: BTN2Go is the digital extension of the Big Ten Network, delivering live games and on-demand programming to Big Ten fans.

Comedy Central: Watch all your favorite shows, including returning series like Key & Peele, classic shows like South Park, and stand-up specials like Adam Devine’s House Party.

EPIX: Stream thousands of movies instantly at no additional cost with your EPIX subscription.

FOX NOW: Watch the latest episodes from Family Guy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and your favorite FOX shows on demand, the day after they air.

Fusion: Fusion delivers a unique mix of news, pop culture, and comedy content that is both smart and irreverent.

FXNOW: On demand programming featuring a lineup of critically-acclaimed dramas, hit comedies, and blockbuster movies from FX, FXX and FXM.

HBO GO: Stream over 1,400 of your favorite HBO original series, movies and more, right to your TV. You can also access all of HBO’s content through their new standalone subscription service, HBO NOW.

History Channel: Pawn Stars. Swamp People. Vikings. Watch your favorite HISTORY shows on your Roku device.

Lifetime:  Watch your favorite Lifetime shows on your Roku device like Dance Moms, Project Runway and Witches of East End.

Nat Geo TV:  Watch full series episodes and documentaries from National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD.

NBC: Stream original NBC series like The Blacklist, The Voice, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live.

NBC Sports Live Extra: Live sporting events from NBC, NBCSN, and Golf Channel including Sunday Night Football, the NHL, NASCAR, PGA Tour, and more.

NICK: Videos and full episodes of shows like SpongeBob, TMNT, and Every Witch Way.

Showtime Anytime: Unlimited on-demand access to SHOWTIME original series, hit movies, sports, and more. If you don’t have a pay TV service, you can access all of SHOWTIME’s content by subscribing to stand-alone streaming service.

Spectrum TV: With a subscription to Spectrum TV and an authorized modem, users can instantly stream live TV on a Roku player.

Starz Play: Your STARZ subscription just got better. Stream movies and episodes of past seasons of original series as well as current season episodes the day after they premiere on STARZ.

Tennis Channel: Live stream the Tennis Channel and watch on-demand encores of full length matches as well as original programming.

Time Warner Cable:  Time Warner Cable customers can watch live TV right from their Roku player.

Watch Disney Channel:  Enjoy original films, first-run television series, theatrically released movies, and more.

Watch Disney XD: Watch popular shows like Mighty Med, Lab Rats, and Kickin’ It.

Watch Disney JR: Keep the kids entertained with favorite shows including Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, and Sheriff Callie’s Wild West.

Watch ESPN: 24/7 live programming from ESPN networks.

Activating these channels is simple. Just download the channel on your Roku player or Roku TV, and follow the instructions to authenticate the channel through your cable, satellite, or ISP websites. Or, you can watch this video to see how easy it is to do.

If you’ve cut the cord, you can still check out full TV episodes on the Comedy Central, NICK, A&E, History and Lifetime channels.

* TV Everywhere channels are available through participating cable, satellite and telco television providers.

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It’s the start of a new month and you know what that means — new movies and shows!  Sit back, de-stress from October’s shenanigans and watch some of the newest releases available to stream.


Inside Out (Movie, 2015)When 11-year-old Riley moves to a new city, her Emotions team up to help her through the transition. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness work together, but when Joy and Sadness get lost, they must journey through unfamiliar places to get back home. Available to watch on CinemaNow, M-GO, and VUDU.

Batkid Begins (Movie, 2015) – The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco join forces to grant a five-year old boy’s wish to become Batman for a day, drawing worldwide attention. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow and M-GO.

Baby Daddy Season 4 (TV Show, 2014) – A young man suddenly learns he’s a dad when an ex-girlfriend leaves a baby girl on his doorstep. Available to watch on Amazon Video and Netflix.

Gabriel (Movie, 2014) – Following his release from a mental hospital, an unstable young man defies his family and goes in search of his childhood sweetheart. Available to watch on Amazon Video and VUDU.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (Movie, 2015) – When Tony Stark’s jumpstart of a dormant peacekeeping program goes awry, the Avengers must reassemble to battle a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and VUDU.

The Overnight (Movie, 2015) – A seemingly innocent invitation to dinner turns into a night of seduction and temptation when two couples get together for an evening. Available to watch on Amazon Video, M-GO and VUDU.

Wild (Movie, 2014) – Driven to the edge by the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, a woman undertakes a solo hike of more than 1,000 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow, HBO GO, M-GO and VUDU.

The Awesomes Season 3 (TV Show, 2015) – The son of a retired superhero assembles a team of misfits to restore the gang to its former glory. Available to watch on Hulu.

Thelma & Louise (Movie, 1991) – An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a ’66 Thunderbird. Available to watch on Amazon Video, HBO GO and M-GO.

Blades of Glory (Movie, 2007) – Several years after being banned from men’s single competition, two rival skaters exploit a loophole that allows them to compete as a pair. Available to watch on Amazon Video, HBO-GO, M-GO and VUDU.

What will you watch this weekend? Let us know in the comments section!

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Fall is here and you know what that means – the smell of pumpkin spice lattes, the sight of crisp leaves falling from trees, and of course, the gentle whisper of a 5 o’clock shadow blossoming into full-grown shade. Ah, Movember.

This month, thousands of men will painstakingly manicure and groom their facial hair in the name of men’s health. In honor of Movember, as well as the eleventh month of the year, we’ve identified 11 of film and television’s most iconic whiskers and bristles to inspire your budding mustache. Check them out below.

  1. Groucho Marx in Duck Soup (1933)


  1. Tom Selleck, Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)


  1. Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Video, Netflix, M-GO, VUDU, CinemaNow
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This just in, streamers! For the first time ever there’s a local news channel with broadcast quality video just for you. Available today, NewsON provides a free nationwide lineup of local news from TV stations and it’s now available exclusively on the Roku platform for Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

At launch the NewsON channel delivers free live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 118 stations in 90 markets. Going forward, in addition to the stations available initially, NewsON will welcome new ones from existing and additional markets in the US.

Your local market news feed will automatically stream when you launch the channel. Missing the local news from your hometown? With only a few clicks on the remote you can switch to local broadcasts from other regions.

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It’s easy to jump from live broadcasts to local news clips on demand using the arrow buttons on the Roku remote – you can even view previous newscasts.

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November 2nd – Marisol Nichols
After playing various supporting roles in TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and ER, Marisol made her appearance in some well known crime series. From playing Nadia Yassir as the chief of staff at the Counter Terror Unit in 24 to roles in Blind Justice, The Gates, and NCIS. Prior to her appearance in 24 in 2007, she appeared in a number of comedy movies like Delta Farce and Big Momma’s House 2 with Martin Lawrence.


November 8th – Gordon Ramsay
In addition to his his TV career, this Scottish MasterChef actively operates 25+(!) restaurants across the world. Gordon’s first TV show of his own was Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares in 2004, which was awarded with a BAFTA and Emmy award. In the series, he visits failing restaurants and helps the owners to turn their business to profit again. The recipe is simple: focus with passion. Do only a few things and do them remarkably well. Currently, you can see him in MasterChef and MasterChef Junior or enjoy some older episodes of popular shows like Hell’s Kitchen, The F Word, or Hotel Hell.


November 12th – Ryan Gosling
After beating out thousands of other kids in an open audition, Ryan appeared for two years in a row on the All New Mickey Mouse Club. He starred alongside some names you may have heard of… Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera were all cast members too! After that, his career continued in supporting roles, including football drama Remember the Titans. His first lead role was in 2004 when he starred in romantic classic The Notebook. From that point on, he has starred in several box office hits such as Drive, Crazy Stupid Love, and The Ides of March.


November 16th – Harry Lennix
Where have you NOT seen this man?! His career started with smaller roles in popular TV shows such as ER, Diagnosis: Murder, and House MD. But those are not the only known programs on his resume, as he has also starred in 24, Ally McBeal, and even appeared as President Barack Obama in Little Britain USA. Currently, you can see him in the role of Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division in The Blacklist. His acting career started in movies, with his first role playing a field soldier in 1989 film, The Package. Most people will recognize him though from blockbusters like Collateral Damage, The Matrix Series, State of Play, and more recently Men of Steel.


November 24th – Katherine Heigl
Katherine won an Emmy award and was nominated for two Golden Globes for her role in Grey’s Anatomy, where she played the role of Dr. Izzie Stevens. More recent work includes the 2010 comedy Killers alongside Ashton Kutcher and the 2014 drama Jackie & Ryan.

Happy Birthday!


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