It’s beginning to look a lot like… Streaming Day! While it’s the day all of us entertainment lovers rally around our favourite activity (streaming!), Streaming Day was established to commemorate the day we shipped the first device to stream Netflix to the TV back in 2008. The day lands on Saturday, 20 May, but there’s no reason we can’t celebrate all week long!

We encourage you to join in on the fun this week. Of course the best way to celebrate is by streaming your heart out! Here are three ways to get your Streaming Day on:

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The Roku team’s been quite busy lately, and we can now proudly say that there are over 5,000 (!) streaming channels in the Roku Channel Store! Below we’ve highlighted some recently added channels you may have missed.

Simply click the links below and add the channels to your Roku player or Roku TV.

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Twitter – Stream live sports (a free MLB game every Friday), entertainment, news and more!

Comet TV – Space out on some sci-fi entertainment and cult classics like Poltergeist and Stargate SG-1 on this live feed style free channel.

Esquire – A modern American culture channel with videos on men’s style, eats and drinks. Learn how make the perfect White Russian, a guide on how and when to wear your favorite hats, and how to wear the perfect collared shirt.

Cosmopolitan – The famous women’s magazine has a new free channel that brings you beauty tutorials, workouts, viral food recipes, celeb news, relationship advice and more.

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Two of cable’s top entertainment networks have made their way to the Roku platform! Live streams and on demand content from TBS and TNT are now available on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

Customers who subscribe to TBS or TNT through a participating cable, satellite or telco provider can access live East and West streams of the TBS and TNT. That means you can watch popular TBS shows including Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and CONAN and TNT shows such as Animal Kingdom and Good Behavior live! Most TV series will be available to subscribers on demand the next day.

TBS on Roku

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I’m really excited, today we’re announcing that the first 4K high-dynamic range (HDR) Roku TVs with Dolby Vision will be available for pre-order in the U.S. later this month! First announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), these 4K HDR TCL Roku TV models deliver a premium picture quality at a very compelling price.

4K HDR TCL Roku TV

Combining Dolby Vision picture quality with award-winning smart TVs that integrate the latest version of the Roku OS and its extensive line-up of streaming channels – more than 5,000 channels and 450,000+ movies and TV episodes, TCL will offer six new models across two series. TCL’s C and P series meet the highest standards in HDR technology, supporting both Dolby Vision and HDR10.

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Univision NOW

Your favorite telenovelas and soccer matches are just a few clicks away! Live broadcasts and on demand content from the Univision and UniMás networks are now available on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models in the U.S. via Univision NOW.

Univision Now on Roku

After a 7-day free trial with a monthly subscription, Univision NOW is $5.99/month or $49.99/year and gives subscribers access to telenovelas, sports, news, award shows and more. Subscribers can also replay up to the previous 72 hours of the live stream and have access to primetime shows on demand such as El Chapo, La Doble Vida de Estela Carillo and Moises y Los Diez Mandamientos as well as library content including Univision NOW originals such as Corazón Que Miente and Las Amazonas. Additionally, Univision enables customers who have participating pay TV provider credentials, through TV Everywhere, access to Univision NOW.

Click here to add the Univision NOW channel or find it in the “TV Everywhere” category of the Channel Store.

¡Feliz streaming!

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In honor of Mother’s Day, we put together a list of the best, well, our favorite TV moms. We can’t say that we agree with all of their parenting tactics, but these big personalities make for some must-see TV.

Who’s your favorite TV mom? Vote in the poll below to let us know!

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Do you love streaming TV and movies with your Roku streaming player or Roku TV, but also watch a lot of broadcast network channels? Depending on what you watch, a Roku device + Over-the-Air (OTA) antenna + Tablo OTA DVR combo might be right for you.

Most people with cable or satellite watch only 20 of the 200 channels included in their subscription with Sunday Night Football, the evening news or their favorite network sitcom being their go-to programming. What you might not know is that you can also watch those programs on your Roku device – live or later – by combining an Over-the-Air (OTA) antenna, an OTA DVR like Tablo and select streaming services, for less money and with more flexibility than you think.

Here’s how…

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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? Follow us on Twitter and come back to the Roku Blog every Friday for more free movies to watch. You can also find more suggestions on the What’s On tab in the new Roku mobile app

Stand By Me (Crackle)

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Full Metal Jacket (Crackle)

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

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Twitter liveWatching TV and Tweeting are synonymous, especially during an exciting live event, and having a conversation on Twitter  with other viewers from around the world truly enhances the TV experience. Today we’re thrilled to bring that experience to the Roku platform. The Twitter channel is available today on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models in the U.S.Twitter live

The channel features live streaming video available on Twitter, which includes original programming and live simulcasts in sports, entertainment, news, and politics. Additionally, people can browse commentary via the Twitter timeline as they watch live events.

Click here to add the Twitter channel or find it in the “Web Video” category of the Channel Store.

Happy streaming!

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