Whether you love Valentine’s Day or are more in the Single Awareness Day camp, there is a great movie to suit your mood. We compiled our top 3 favorites in 3 categories: Valentine’s Day films, Single Awareness Day films, and Free Romantic Films. From heart-warmer to heart-wrenching, these are the nine films we’d stream this candied heart season.

Top 3 Valentine’s Day Films:

A recently engaged newswoman (Meg Ryan) becomes obsessed with meeting a grieving widower (Tom Hanks) she heard on a late-night radio call-in show.

  • Slumdog Millionaire (Available on Google Play, Amazon Video, VUDU, FandangoNOW)

Flashbacks reveal how a poor youth (Dev Patel) came to be a prize-winning contestant on one of India’s most popular game shows.

  • Love Actually  (Available on Netflix, SHOWTIME, Google Play, Amazon Video, VUDU, FandangoNOW)

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love.

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Every week we’re putting together the free movies to watch this weekend, no subscription or payment needed. Want to learn more about what to stream? Like Roku on Facebook and come back to the Roku Blog every Friday for more free movies to watch. Happy streaming!

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Legally Blonde (VUDU‘s Movies on Us section)

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from proposing: She is too blond. Elle rallies all of her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back.

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In the spirit of #TBT (“Throw Back Thursday” for the un-initiated!), every week we’re bringing you a favorite show that you can stream for free on Roku devices, no subscription, authentication, or payment needed. Whether it’s been off the air for one year or ten, each show stands the test of time. Check back every Thursday for something new to stream for free on Roku devices and like Roku on Facebook for more entertainment highlights. 

Show of the weekForever 

Aired: 22 episodes; September 22, 2014 to May 5, 2015

How to watch for free: Find it on CW Seed’s channel. Click here to add it now!

Show summary: The immortal Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) uses his centuries of knowledge to assist the New York City Police Department in solving modern day crimes as their medical examiner.

Why we love the show: Mixing whodunit drama with a British accent is always a potent recipe for good entertainment. Add in a dash of the supernatural and it’s TV watching gold! While critics were mixed when the show premiered, fans couldn’t get enough of it, even creating a social media campaign to try and save it. Alas, they weren’t successful, but at least we have 22 fun episodes of an immortal, dashing super sleuth solving crimes in the big apple.

It’s a mix of: Elementary + Lucifer

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At Roku, our goal is to provide an enjoyable streaming experience for our customers, including those with visual or hearing impairments. We recently added and improved some great features to offer these customers more seamless access to streaming entertainment on the Roku platform. Some of these features are helpful even if you aren’t visually or hearing impaired – I personally love using voice search through the Roku mobile app!

Features that help with accessibility on the Roku platform include:

AUDIO GUIDE

Audio Guide is a text-to-speech screen reader that assists customers with navigation of the Roku user interface and onscreen menus. When activated, Audio Guide will read out text, menus and other onscreen items.

To turn audio guide on or off, press the Options (*) button, located just below the directional pad and at the right hand side on the Roku remote, or go to the Accessibility category of the Settings menu. Within Settings you can also adjust the speech rate, text-to-speech volume, or disable the Audio Guide remote shortcut.

Roku streaming devices that support Audio Guide include: Roku Ultra (4640X), Roku Premiere+ (4630X), Roku Premiere (4620X), Roku Express+ (3710X), Roku Express (3700X), Roku® Streaming Stick® (3600X) and all Roku TV™ models in the US.

CLOSED CAPTIONING

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There are many reasons to love the month of February. Aside from holidays like Valentine’s Day and President’s Day (hopefully a three-day weekend of streaming is in your future!), the month is loaded with entertainment. It’s time to fall back in love your favorite TV shows like Billions, Girls and The Walking Dead, and get to know some hot new flings including the highly anticipated Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix and 24: Legacy on FOX.

Did we miss any of your favorites?

February 1

The 100 (The CW – free the next day)

The 100 tells the post-apocalyptic story of the Arkers and the Grounders. Season 4 kicks off with the world facing yet another nuclear war. Will they survive again?

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Today we are releasing a beta of the Xfinity TV app for Roku in the U.S., providing Xfinity TV customers across the country even more choice in how they access the programming that is included with their cable subscription.

Featuring an immersive guide with rich graphics, imagery, personalized recommendations and detailed information for tens of thousands of movies and TV shows, the app will allow Xfinity TV customers to watch live and on demand programming, including local broadcast and Public Educational and Governmental channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings, delivered over Comcast’s secure private managed network, on Roku devices in the home.

The Xfinity TV beta app gives customers the ability to use and explore the beta Roku channel while Comcast continues to test and improve performance, enhance it with additional features and functionality, and refine the experience to ensure that the app works smoothly. To enjoy the Xfinity TV beta app on the Roku platform, simply add it from the Roku Channel Store. Initially, the Xfinity TV beta app will be available on Roku TV models and all Roku players released in the last couple years including the popular Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick (model 3600), Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, Roku Ultra, Roku 4 (model 4400), Roku 3 (model 4230 and 4200), and Roku 2 (model 4210). We will work to expand support to additional Roku players throughout the beta as part of the official launch.

We plan to officially launch the Xfinity TV app later this year, but for now we can’t wait for people to try it out and enjoy more choice and flexibility in accessing their Xfinity cable subscription on their Roku device. Your feedback is important during this beta trial and you will be helping the Comcast team improve the experience. To learn more about the Xfinity TV app for Roku and provide feedback, visit www.xfinity.com/xfinitytvbeta.

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It’s an exciting time to be a Roku customer and sports fan – you can stream the Super Bowl for free! Add FOX Sports GO today and stream Super Bowl LI on February 5.

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Streamers in the FOX Sports GO channel will have live access to:

  • The pre-game show featuring the NFL on FOX crew starting at 2pm ET until kick off 6:30pm ET
  • The FIELD PASS stream to check out the sights and sounds in the stadium (you’ll feel like you’re on the field in Houston for warm ups!)
  • The highly anticipated game between the Patriots and Falcons starting at 6:30pm ET
  • The entertaining Halftime show with Lady Gaga
  • The can’t-miss commercials

Typically, you need a pay TV subscription for FOX Sports GO but all the big game action mentioned above on February 5th is unlocked and free on your Roku streaming device.

So, get your Super Bowl party snack list, invite your sports or Lady Gaga-loving friends and get ready to stream.

Happy Super Streaming!

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Coming to Netflix in February are a bunch of new Originals (19 to be exact), some fresh favorites (Disney’s Finding Dory and American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson), and the latest season of Girl Meets World. On the Netflix Originals front, the highly anticipated Drew Barrymore comedy-horror series Santa Clarita Diet is available on the 3rd and Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special drops on the 7th.

See below for every title coming to Netflix in February. Keep reading to see everything rotating off of the service as well.

Available 2/1/17

  • Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, and Cyber Attacks (2016)
  • Babe (1995)
  • Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • Balto (1995)
  • Balto 2: Wolf Quest (2001)
  • Balto 3: Wings of Change (2004)
  • Contact (1997)
  • Corpse Bride (2005)
  • Disney’s Finding Dory (2016)
  • Eleven P.M. (1928)
  • From This Day Forward: A Trans Love Story (2016)
  • Gun Runners (2015)
  • Hell-Bound Train (1930)
  • Highly Strung (2015)
  • Hot Biskits (1931)
  • I Am Sun Mu (2016)
  • Invincible (2006)
  • Les beaux malaises: Season 1-4 (2014)
  • Magic Mike (2012)
  • Masha’s Spooky Stories: Season 1 (2012)
  • Mother with a Gun (2016)
  • Paris Is Burning (1990)
  • Project X (1987)
  • Silver Streak (1976)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1990)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (2005)
  • The Five Heartbeats (1995)
  • The Furchester Hotel: Season 1-2 (2014)
  • The Girl from Chicago (1932)
  • The Longest Day (1962)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • Women in Gold

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Every week we’re putting together the free movies to watch this weekend, no subscription or payment needed. Want to learn more about what to stream? Like Roku on Facebook and come back to the Roku Blog every Friday for more free movies to watch. Happy streaming!

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Brothers (VUDU‘s Movies on Us section)

Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) is embarking on his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his beloved wife (Natalie Portman) and two daughters. When Sam’s Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan, the worst is presumed, leaving an enormous void in the family. Sam’s brother (Jake Gyllenhaal) and wife are drawn together through their grief and unexpected attraction.

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In the spirit of #TBT (“Throw Back Thursday” for the un-initiated!), every week we’re bringing you a favorite show that you can watch for free on Roku devices, no subscription or payment needed. Whether it’s been off the air for one year or ten, each show stands the test of time. Check back every Thursday for something new to watch for free on Roku devices and like Roku on Facebook for more entertainment highlights. 

Show of the week: Off the Map

Aired: one season; January 12, 2011 to April 6, 2011

How to watch for free: Find it on ABC’s channel. Click here to add it now!

Why we love the show: From the same minds who created our favorite ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, Off the Map brought the hospital intrigue to the jungle. It’s set in a remote South American village so basically you have hot doctors in a hot location—which means steamy (literally!) romances and exotic cases. Also, it has some of our favorite actors including Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Jason George (Mistresses, Grey’s Anatomy), Mamie Gummer (Emily Owens, M.D., The Good Wife), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, Secrets & Lies), and Rachelel Lefevre (Twilight, Under the Dome).

What it’s like: Grey’s Anatomy with a dash of Lost (for the location)

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