For most of us who aren’t lucky enough to jet set across the globe this summer, we’ve compiled a list of 9 TV shows to fuel your wanderlust. Transport to the world’s most beautiful and exotic destinations from the comfort of your couch. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the virtual journey!

1. House Hunters International

Home hunters and their realtors check out all sorts of architectural styles and work through the idiosyncrasies of buying real estate in other countries.

(Spectrum TV, Watch HGTV)

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Every week we’re putting together five free movies to watch this weekend, no subscription or payment needed. Want to learn more about what to stream? Follow us on Twitter and come back to the Roku Blog every week for more free movies to watch. You can also find more suggestions on the What’s On tab in the new Roku mobile app. Happy streaming!

Bloodsport (Crackle) – Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

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Cords are a necessary evil for the most part – especially when it comes to your TV. So we’re breaking down three simple steps that we took to hide the cords around our TV, along with sharing how we mounted it on the wall and hid the cable box. Look ma, no cords!

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These steps cost us less than $75 (total!) and none of them took more than an hour to get done. Here’s what we did:

  1. Mounted the TV on the wall (we used this $18 mounting hardware from Amazon)
  2. Installed an in-wall cord system (we used this $40 all-in-one DIY kit from Home Depot)
  3. Got our power strip off the floor (we already had one, so this step was free)

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HOLD THE DOOR, streamers! Winter is nearly here and the song of ice and fire continues to play in our heads — just thinking of Game of Thrones, Season 7, is making us absolutely frigid in this heat! A while back, we spent time with some of your favorite GOT characters and got their thoughts on villains, underdogs and what the future might bring for the throne. Check out what they had to say!

The past is already written…but thankfully, there’s streaming. If you haven’t caught up on all the glorious antics, be sure to catch up on HBO NOW.

Happy Streaming!

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My excitement is sky high for the return of Game of Thrones. Winter is finally here! This month’s not only about White Walkers and dragons though. Shark Week kicks off July 23 with the highly anticipated Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White special followed by more than a dozen programs for shark lovers.

What’s on your must-stream list this month?

JULY 16

Game of Thrones (HBO NOW)

After six seasons, winter is finally here and a new enemy has entered the battle.

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Calling cartoon lovers of all ages! Your favorite cartoons from Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library are now available on Boomerang – available today on Roku players and Roku TVs in the U.S.

Boomerang on Roku

Boomerang subscribers have access to a library of both brand-new original series including Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (premiering today!) and timeless franchises like Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones among many others. In addition, you’ll find movies featuring Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, Tom and Jerry and other beloved characters. Updates are made weekly, so there’s always something new to watch!

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Happy Canada Day, streamers! In between the festivals, fireworks, and fun, we hope you can squeeze in some entertainment. No matter what you’re looking for, we have you covered this holiday weekend (with 4000 streaming channels and counting!).

Did we miss any of your favourite Canadian channels? Let us know in the comments below.

THE HOTTEST NEW MOVIES & TV SERIES

Missed The Great Wall, The LEGO Batman Movie, or Kong: Skull Island in the theaters? You can find them now on Roku channels such as Cineplex Store, Google Play, and CinemaNow. If you want a fix of Orange is the New Black or Stranger Things, the Netflix button on your remote is waiting for a push!

Looking for something else? Click “Search” on your Roku home screen and type in the movie or TV show of your choice to find where it’s streaming and at what price.

FREE MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Entertainment doesn’t have to be expensive. Crackle, Popcornflix, and Tubi TV are a great source for FREE films and TV series and are currently streaming Big Daddy, Up in the Air, and Gladiator, respectively.

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Looking for a flexible streaming TV package? CenturyLink® Stream is a new service from CenturyLink that delivers instant access to live and on-demand sports, news and entertainment programming, including Latino and local channels[1]. It’s available today on Roku players[2] and Roku TVs in the U.S.

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Riders from around the globe are about to line up for cycling’s ultimate test – the Tour de France. The awe-inspiring climbs, exciting breakaways and sprint finishes, not to mention the beautiful French scenery and battle for the yellow jersey make it my favorite sporting event of the year. Whether like me you’ll be rooting for Chris Froome to enter a rare group of four-time winners or hoping for a new champion to emerge, there are plenty of reasons to watch the Tour. The race is so popular that the organizers expect 3.5 billion people to tune in from 190 countries. That makes it one of the biggest television events of the year.

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