Hi streamers! The Roku 4 is now on shelves and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on the best Roku player ever. We know that waiting isn’t always the easiest thing to do, so we wanted to give you your very own first look. We’ve unboxed the Roku 4.


The Roku 4 includes features that anyone who loves to stream will want as well as the most comprehensive 4K UHD experience available. The device itself is a powerful one, featuring the Roku OS 7, a quad-core processor, 802.11ac MIMO Wireless, a beautiful 1080p UI, 4K Ultra HD (+ HD streaming), up to 60fps and HDCP 2.2 and more.


While the specs are impressive, it’s the entertainment and search and discovery options that gets us really excited. As with all Roku devices, there is a significant amount of entertainment available on the platform – nearly 3,000 streaming channels including 300,000 movies and TV episodes. Plus Roku Search looks across more than 20 top streaming channels for actors, directors, movies and TV shows, and provides availability and pricing results for all 20+ options on just one screen. My Feed takes search even further – it’s search that keeps searching – by providing automatic notifications for the people and entertainment you follow and want to watch.


Major retailers including Walmart and Best Buy have the Roku 4 on shelves. The MSRP is $129.99.

Have you picked up your Roku 4 player yet?


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Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re still procrastinating on finding the perfect costume, we can’t help you. But if you’re looking for some of the most terrifying Horror films on the Roku platform to gear up for the big day, we’ve got you covered!

Roku Search has been hard at work. We took a look at what Horror movies you’ve been searching for this month, and we found five of the scariest, hair-raising and bone-chilling films ever made!

A Nightmare on Elm Street

In this classic Horror flick written and directed by Wes Craven, several teenagers fall victim to Freddy Krueger, a disfigured serial killer who preys on the targets in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality.

Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

Director: Wes Craven

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


Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

Six years after the crazed Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns to pursue his niece and her newborn child, for which he and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.

Starring: Donald Pleasance, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan

Director: Joe Chappelle

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


Insidious: Chapter 3

The 2015 chapter in the Horror series, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, shows how a gifted psychic agrees to help a teenage girl who senses that she is being contacted by her late mother.

Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson

Director: Leigh Whannell

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



An average California family’s quiet suburban life is turned upside down when ghosts kidnap their five-year-old daughter, Carol Ann.

Starring: JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, Craig T. Nelson

Director: Tobe Hooper

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


Halloween II

Just a year after narrowly dodging death at the hands of psychopath Michael Myers, Laurie Strode is pushed to her breaking point after a revelation that she is Michael’s sister. Little does she know, he’s back and is determined to host a bloody family reunion.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Charles Cyphers

Director: Rick Rosenthal

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


Who’s ready to start streaming screaming?

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Halloween – the yearly celebration when all things spine chilling and creepy are actually charming. There’s an addictive thrill that results from that first fright when watching a horror movie. And every year, filmmakers try to find new ways to hair-raise and shock audiences even more.

We wanted to take a deeper look at the genre to see what really differentiates the horrifying from the just plain horrible. We’ve chatted with Rotten Tomatoes’ resident film expert and Editor-in-Chief, Matt Atchity, to see what, in his opinion, really makes a horror flick tick. Check out the Q&A below.



Q: What are some of the elements of a great horror film?

A: I think probably the most important one is tension. Anybody can do a horror movie that’s just gross – that’s the easy part. You can do stuff that’s disgusting and gory and while that has a place too, I think the tension and fear going into it is important – what you don’t see is just as scary as what you do see. A recent version of that is It Follows. It Follows is a terrifying movie and yet you never really see anything. The implication of what you see is as scary as what you don’t see. When you reveal a monster or show the gore, it’s the tension of whether or not characters are going to survive that gets people. You want viewers to feel as invested in the survival of your characters as anyone else.

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Q: Why do you think horror films are so popular?

A: I personally find a really good horror movie is really cathartic. In modern society, we walk around with enough dread. We are all worried about a thousand little things everyday – paying the bills, worrying whether or not a girlfriend is going to break up with someone, etc. A good horror movie, especially if you have a big group of people with you, makes everyone jump at once. Watching a horror movie in a dark room with a bunch of friends is close to the theatrical experience and that fear is contagious. When everyone screams together and survives, that level of relief is like primal scream therapy. The feeling of dread and terror followed by that sense of relief could be really cathartic. Then you think paying the bills doesn’t seem so hard because at least I’m not running away from Freddy Kreuger.

Where to Watch:

  • Nightmare of Elm Street (1984): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, VUDU

Q: Why do you think certain horror movies do better than others?

A: A lot of it is what are you bringing to genre that’s fresh. Audiences get tired of seeing the same thing over and over again. A good example of somebody to look at is Wes Craven. Wes Craven starts out doing a really low budget like The Hills Have Eyes. It’s a terrifying movie. He doesn’t do anything for a while and then does something completely different and starts this huge franchise – a supernatural movie about a guy attacking people in dreams [with Nightmare on Elm Street]. That kind of gets played out and a few years later, he comes into the Scream franchise, which is almost kind of this deconstructionist horror movie. There’s a guy who gets three bites to the apple because he kept reinventing what he was doing and he managed to stay fresh.

You look at something like Paranormal Activity and the way the story has been told entirely through the found footage trove and through the ideas closer to TV. They nail it. Then there’s something like Blair Witch Project, the idea that it’s created out of found footage. The conceit behind that movie really helps the audience enjoy the film.

Eli Roth does great work where he goes into Hostel movies and really gets into what’s the worst thing that could happen. He abandons the supernatural aspect of movies and gets to this almost gritty realism and he’s really good at that.

We all have our fears and at the end of the day, we can all list things that people are going to be afraid of and they are all relatively the same thing – I’m afraid I’m going to get hurt, tortured or killed. There’s so many different ways to get someone there. [A good horror movie] finds a new way to get someone there, using all the tools at its disposal to make a great movie that is tension-filled, exciting, good story, well-shot, well-acted. Audience likes to see something fresh and new and those are the ones that tend to be more successful than anything else.

Where to Watch:

  • The Hills Have Eyes (1977): Amazon Instant Video, VUDU
  • Nightmare of Elm Street (1984): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, VUDU
  • Scream (1996): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix, VUDU
  • Paranormal Activity (2007): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, VUDU
  • Blair Witch Project (1999): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Hulu, M-GO, Time Warner Cable, VUDU


  • Wes Craven
  • Eli Roth

Q: What are some trends we should expect in horror films to come?

A: I think that audiences are starting to get a little tired of the found footage genre. The studios like them because they are cheap to produce. I suspect someone will make a claim to make Vampires scary again. After the Twilight saga, people are ready to start seeing films that are a little bit more supernatural. We’re seeing a little of that with movies like It Follows and The Babadook – something supernatural, but in a way that we’ve not necessarily seen before. I think we’re going to have more undefined, evil supernatural force that can’t be reasoned with and maybe doesn’t have a character in it of itself, especially when you think about we live in age of information. The unknown is scary.

The ones to really watch are the well-reviewed, indie horror movies – one of those will blow up and every studio will want a movie like that. Something like Friday the 13th or Halloween gets big and suddenly everyone wants a slasher they can franchise. When I say something like this unnamed, undefined horror that ties into people’s fear of the unknown, I’m looking at things like It Follows and The Babadook, which are getting more popular. You’re seeing a little bit of that in The Conjuring.

The other one to watch is Blumhouse Productions. Jason Blum is turning the business on its head, making these low budget horror movies with great margins. There are a lot of great filmmakers that got their start in horror. If you want to watch trends, watch what Blumhouse is doing and watch the undefined entity genre. Those are harder to market so I think the big studios will shy away from them until someone wraps their head around selling that to the audience.

Where to Watch:

  • Friday the 13th (1980): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, VUDU
  • It Follows (2014): Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and VUDU
  • The Babadook (2014): Amazon Instant Video, Netflix
  • The Conjuring (2013): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow M-GO, VUDU


  • Jason Blum
  • Halloween (1978)

Q: What are some of your favorite horror films and why?

A: I love Evil Dead 2. That’s one of my favorite movies of all time. I’m a Big John Carpenter fan. I love The Thing and Prince of Darkness. His Halloween is amazing – that’s a terrifying movie. Early Sam Rainey is also great. It might be a stretch to call Jaws a horror film, but Jaws is a terrifying movie. Another one I love is Arachnophobia.

Where to Watch:

  • Evil Dead 2 (1987): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Time Warner Cable, VUDU
  • The Thing (1982): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Time Warner Cable, VUDU
  • Prince of Darkness (1987): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, VUDU
  • Jaws (1975): Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, VUDU
  • Arachnophobia (1990): Amazon Instant Video, VUDU


  • John Carpenter
  • Halloween (1978)

Q: What are some horror films people should add to their My Feed?

A: Crimson Peak and Guillermo del Toro’s work in general. Crimson Peak is a recent film that I found to be very scary – it’s very atmospheric. It’s less about being gross and surprising you with monsters. It’s a ghost story but it’s got this sense of dread over it. Scary movies can come from anywhere; one of the scariest movies I’ve seen is this movie called Cop Car with Kevin Bacon. That movie was absolutely terrifying.

Where to Watch:

  • Cop Car (2015): Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, VUDU


  • Crimson Peak (2015)
  • Guillermo del Toro
  • Kevin Bacon

Q: We just announced the Roku 4, our new 4K player. What are your thoughts on 4K and how do you think it will affect the horror genre?

A: 4K is going to make everything pop. You’re watching something like Green Inferno, which is in theaters now. I can’t imagine what it’s going to look like watching at home – it will be terrifying! I watched Good Night Mommy at home with my hands over my eyes because there were things I was afraid to see in that move and I imagine 4K is only going to make it even more terrifying.

I’m always a big fan of better looking screens at home, especially with movies that have a really great cinematographer. There are certain movies that I always say you have to see on a big screen but with 4K, we are approaching a point where you can stay at home. When you really want to feel the terror of a horror movie, you have to have friends over watching at the same time. Scary movies are scarier the more people you have with you. If you’ve got 4K and there’s something scary you want to watch, get four or give people over and watch it together. Fear is contagious and you can show off that you have 4K to your friends.


  • Green Inferno (2013)
  • Good Night Mommy (2014)


Are you in the mood for a good horror binge? Be sure to check out these films as well as Roku channels like Shudder, Screambox, FrightPIX, Cryptic Television and Horror Hall on your Roku device. In the mood for something else but you’re not sure what? Check out Flixster for high-definition movie trailers from the latest blockbusters or classics.


Happy screaming…we mean streaming!

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As fright night approaches, here are our top ‘creepy content’ picks for UK streamers to keep you entertained this Halloween:



The Shining (1980) – NowTV / Google Play
A firm favourite with horror fans, Stanley Kubrick’s intensely creepy adaptation of Stephen King’s novel focuses on the life of Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), a writer and recovering alcoholic, who takes a job as on off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel . His family accompanies him, including his son Danny who possesses ‘the shining’; -an array of psychic abilities that allow Danny to pick up on the hotel’s sinister past. As a winter storm leaves the family cut off from the outside world, Jack gradually becomes influenced by a supernatural presence which sparks his descent into madness.

Poltergeist (1982) – Sainsbury’s Entertainment
When the Freelings move into their new home all seems to be going well, -until a malevolent force surfaces and begins to communicate with 5yr old Carol Ann. When she disappears, the family are forced to turn to a parapsychologist –and an exorcist- for help. Poltergeist was remade earlier this year, but for us the original version remains the scariest!

The Babadook (2014) – Netflix
One of the stand-out horror films of 2014, The Babadook centres on the recently widowed Amelia and her struggle to control her wayward 6yr old, Samuel. When the child finds a disturbing pop-up book in the house, he becomes convinced that the story’s character – Mister Babadook – is out to kill him. As Samuel’s hallucinations spiral out of control, Amelia is forced to medicate him, -but when she sees glimpses of an evil presence around her it seems that Samuel’s claims may be real.

TV Shows


American Horror Story – (Seasons 1 -3, Netflix)
This acclaimed ‘horror anthology’ is perfect viewing for Halloween. Each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, full of creepy characters and bizarre plots. Three seasons are currently available on Netflix, so take your pick from:

  • Murder House (Season 1) – a family becomes haunted by the deceased former occupants of their new house.
  • Asylum (Season 2) – the sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane.
  • Coven (Season 3) – the descendants of the witches who survived the Salem Witch Trials fight for survival.

The Enfield Haunting (NowTV)

Starring Timothy Spall, Matthew Macfadyen and Juliet Stevenson, this three-part drama tells of the terrifying and bizarre real events that took place at an ordinary house in Enfield during the autumn of 1977. The incident remains to this day the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history.


Whether you’re throwing a party or just want to get in the ‘spirit’ of Halloween, in the Roku Channel Store there are a number of top music channels. Spotify and rdio offer a wide range of current and classic hits that you can stream through your TV, so why not search for a few fiendish tracks. Check out our ‘Spooky Spotify’ playlist for inspiration!

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With Halloween just a week away, we’re prepared to help you try and stay away from all those sweets. Binge out on the latest movies and shows available to stream on your Roku device instead of finishing off another bag of candy!

What are you watching this weekend?


Hemlock Grove Season 3 (TV Show, 2015) – Secrets are just a part of daily life in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove, where the darkest evils hide in plain sight. Available to watch exclusively on Netflix.

LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (TV Show, 2014) – When Superman and the other Justice League superheroes start disappearing, it’s up to Batman to unravel the caper and save the day. Available to watch on Netflix.

Penny Dreadful Season Two (TV Show, 2015) – Some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters become embroiled in Victorian London. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video and Hulu.

The Vatican Tapes (Movie, 2015) – The fate of the world hangs in the balance when a cleric battles an ancient satanic force for a young woman’s soul. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and VUDU.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (Movie, 2013) – A man takes the fall for his lover’s crime, then four years later breaks out of prison to find her and their young daughter, who was born during his incarceration. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video and Netflix.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I (Movie, 2014) – After shattering the games forever, Katniss finds herself in District 13, fighting to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Cinema Now, M-GO and Vudu.

Truth Be Told: Series Premiere (TV Show, 2015)  Two couples who are best friends and neighbors analyze and obsess over a wide range of topics. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, M-GO and VUDU.

Bad Words (Movie, 2014) – A misanthropic adult enters a national spelling bee by way of a rules loophole and inexplicably bonds with a precocious boy whose strict father is pressuring him to win. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and VUDU.

Results (Movie, 2015) – Personal trainers are charged with whipping a newly wealthy and highly unmotivated slob into shape. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and VUDU.

Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (TV Show, 2015) The comic brings her unique blend of honesty to a performance at the Apollo Theater in New York. Available to watch on HBO NOW.

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Beginning today our popular streaming players — the Roku Streaming Stick, Roku 2 & Roku 3— are available in France from fnac.com and in FNAC stores nationwide. With a Roku streaming player French consumers can stream entertainment from 1,500+ streaming channels, including Netflix, Google Play, Spotify, YouTube, Daily Motion and France 24.

New channels are added continuously to the Roku Channel Store and include free, subscription-based and rental content. Roku is focused on making local content available for streaming starting with channels from LA VOD videofutur, Deezer and ARTE which are coming soon.


Examples of categories in the Roku Channel Store and channels available in France include:

  • 200+ Movies & TV show channels: including French language programming from Netflix, Google Play and soon La VOD videofutur and ARTE
  • 100+ Music channels: Spotify, Rdio, local radio through TuneIn Radio and soon Deezer
  • 100+ Food channels: Tastemade and iFood.tv
  • 100+ Casual Games: Tetris, Snake and Frisbee Forever
  • Nearly 100 Kids & Family channels: Happy Kids and Cartoon Club
  • Nearly 100 Sports channels: WWE, GoPro and Red Bull TV
  • Nearly 50 Internet Video channels: YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, TED and Twitch

All Roku streaming players come with a simple remote control plus consumers can also download the free Roku mobile app for iOS and Android to control their Roku player. The mobile app also includes the Play on Roku feature that allows consumer to display photos and videos from their mobile device on TV. Consumers who use Netflix or YouTube on a mobile device can also cast their entertainment of choice directly from those apps.

French content providers that are interested in using the Roku platform to deliver entertainment to the TV are invited to visit: http://developer.roku.com for more information and to download the free Software Development Kit.

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October is here! Between cooling temperatures, changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything, we are counting down the days until Halloween. While you’re patiently waiting for the big day, Roku has got you covered!

What are you watching this weekend?

Winter on Fire (Movie, 2015) – Over 93 days in Ukraine, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution and full-fledged civil rights movement. Available to watch exclusively on Netflix.

Million Dollar Baby (Movie, 2004) – A deep bond develops between a cantankerous trainer and the female boxer he reluctantly takes under his wing. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Netflix and Vudu.

Boogie Nights (Movie, 1997) – A producer guides a young man to success in the 1970s porn industry, but greed and egotism lead to his downfall in the ‘80s. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.

The Flash Season One (TV Show, 2014) – When a freak accident grants CSI Barry Allen superspeed, he uses the power to solve crimes. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and M-GO.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Movie, 2005) – A poor boy and four spoiled children win a tour through the incredible factory of an odd confectioner. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Netflix.

The Bourne Supremacy (Movie, 2004) – A CIA chief sends a senior operative to take down Jason Bourne when it appears the rogue agent is behind the deaths of two people. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.

Batman Begins (Movie, 2005) – Following the death of his parents, young heir Bruce Wayne becomes a masked avenger who fights the force of evil in Gotham City. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.

American Pie (Movie, 1999) – Four teenagers nearing graduation make a pact. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

Hotel Transylvania (Movie, 2012) – An unforeseen complication unfolds when Dracula invites the world’s most-infamous monsters to his lavish resort to celebrate his daughter’s 118th birthday. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

Bridesmaids (Movie, 2011) – Though broke and lovelorn, a woman takes on the strange and expensive rituals associated with being her best friend’s maid of honor. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

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Big news, streamers! Today, we’re very excited to announce that HBO’s internet only, standalone premium streaming service, HBO NOW, is available on the Roku streaming platform.

With an HBO NOW subscription, you’ll gain instant access to all of HBO on your Roku player or Roku TV model – including current hit series like Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, True Detective, and Ballers, as well as every episode of every season of HBO classics such as The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, and Sex and the City. Additionally, as a subscriber, you’ll be able to watch must-see, box office hits like American Sniper, Birdman, Unbroken, and more!

How do you get started? Just head over to the Roku Channel Store and add the HBO NOW channel to your Roku device. You can purchase your subscription directly through the HBO NOW channel for $14.99 per month with an available 30-day free trial offer.

Why wait? Add HBO NOW to your Roku device and start streaming some incredible content today!

For more information, you can visit Order.HBONOW.com.

Happy streaming!



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With rumours circulating around the possibility of a Game of Thrones feature film, we thought we’d take a look at some of the TV shows which actually made it to the big screen.

Here are just three of our favourite movies that have been inspired by a television series, along with the Roku channels you can find them on…

Starsky & Hutch (2004. Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg)
Based on: Starsky & Hutch, 1975-1979, (ABC)

The original ‘70s TV series Starsky & Hutch is, for many, the definitive ‘American cop show’. Centred around two Californian police detectives, -the streetwise and brooding David Starsky and his intellectual partner Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson, each episode brought us cool tales of crime fighting and flashes of a red Ford Gran Torino (aka ‘the striped tomato’).

Todd Phillips’ 2004 feature film remake captures the spirit of the original series perfectly. As Ben Stiller takes on the role of Starsky and Owen Wilson stars as Hutch, we see the duo bust drug criminals on the streets of Bay City.

Available on NOW TV, Sky Store and Google Play

21 Jump Street (2012. Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum)
Based on: 21 Jump Street, 1987 – 1991 (Fox Network)

21 Jump Street first appeared on our TV screens in the late ‘80s as a lively police drama series, following a squad of young undercover cops as they investigated crimes in high schools and colleges. It was popular in its day, not least for introducing the world to a fresh-faced Johnny Depp.

In the 2012 film version, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as cops Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko, who masquerade as high-school students to shut down a dangerous drug ring. A smart take on the ‘teen movie’ genre, this film offers plenty of laughs along the way. Johnny Depp even makes a cameo appearance as Officer Tom Hanson.

Available on Sky Store, Google Play and Sainsbury’s Entertainment

The Addams Family (1991. Starring Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd)
Based on: The Addams Family 1964 – 1966 (ABC)

Inspired by the work of macabre cartoonist, Charles Addams, The Addams Family is one of the most popular TV series of all time with original episodes still popping up on our screens some 50 years after they were first aired.  Each episode delivers tales of a bizarre family, headed by Morticia and Gomez Addams, whose members include Lurch, the monosyllabic butler, morose daughter Wednesday, the not-quite-right son Pugsley and dynamite fanatic Uncle Fester. Oh, and a disembodied hand known as ‘Thing’.

Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1991 feature film stays true to the ethos of the 1960s series but takes full advantage of modern cinematic techniques to ramp up the goth-factor. Anjelica Huston and Raúl Juliá star as Morticia and Gomez, while Christopher Lloyd excels in his performance as eccentric Uncle Fester.

Available on Netflix and Google Play

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Howdy streamers!

Today we are very proud to announce the highly anticipated Roku 4 streaming player! It is our best streaming player yet. We designed the Roku 4 for entertainment-loving streamers, with an emphasis on superior streaming performance and brilliant picture quality for both 4K Ultra HD (UHD) and regular HD TVs.

As with all of our current-generation devices, the Roku 4 offers access to one of the biggest streaming channel lineups – including 300,000 movies and TV episodes – and the industry’s most comprehensive and only unbiased universal voice search. (Roku Search looks across the top 20+ streaming channels and displays all availability results assorted by price.) Finding what to stream has never been simpler.

In addition to its sleek new design, the Roku 4 includes a new handy Remote Finder feature, which enables you to locate your remote control at the touch of a button. The Roku 4 gives you a new era of streaming performance and control over your entertainment.
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The Roku 4 is a streaming player unlike any other. It features:

  • Brilliant picture and stunning performance for both 4K UHD TVs and regular HD TVs
  • Quad-Core processor, up to 60 fps 4K streaming, HDCP 2.2 and Optical Audio Out
  • Sleek 1080p home screen and user interface
  • 11ac MIMO Wi-Fi for optimal wireless
  • Access to more streaming channels for 4K entertainment than any other streaming player with selections from Netflix, M-Go, Amazon Instant Video, Toon Goggles, Vudu and YouTube
  • Curated 4K Spotlight channel exclusive to Roku 4 offers instant access to 4K movies, TV shows and more
  • 4K UHD category within the Roku Channel Store to make finding streaming channels with 4K entertainment quick and easy
  • Remote control with voice search, headphone jack for private listening, and the new Remote Finder
  • Roku mobile app for Android and iOS offering full device control, ability to play your phone’s photos, videos, and music on TV, personalized screensavers for the Roku 4 and soon, on-the-go access for following entertainment when away from home

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The Roku 4 is available for pre-order today from www.roku.com and major retailers for a MSRP of $129.99. You’ll be able to get it in-stores in late October.

We’ve also made some major updates to the Roku OS, and we are unveiling the new Roku OS 7 today.

  • Unprecedented Level of Entertainment Search and Discovery: Last March we introduced Roku Feed, a first-of-its-kind discovery feature that lets you know when entertainment is available for streaming. We launched this feature with a focus on “Movies Coming Soon” allowing you to follow box office hits and receive noticed when available. We’ve updated your Feed so that you can now follow movies, TV shows, actors and directors and receive updates on availability of movies and TV episodes as well as changes to price. And now when there are several related updates you’ll see them grouped on the home screen.

  • Travel and Connect Anywhere: The Hotel and Dorm Connect feature allows you to easily connect your Roku player*, Roku TV and Roku Streaming Stick to Wi-Fi networks that require sign-in through a web browser like those commonly found in hotel rooms, college dorms and other public locations. Simply connect your Roku device to the password-protected network, sign-in with your login credentials using the browser on your mobile phone, tablet or laptop, and you’re ready to start streaming.
  • New Roku mobile app offers companion experience: The redesigned Roku mobile app offers a major update to the existing free Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android devices, making it easier to access key features including Roku Search, Roku Feed, Remote Control and Play on Roku. Now, with just the tap of the screen, you can instantly access Voice Search, view and add to Roku Feed, launch Play on Roku to display photos and videos on the big screen and much more. Similar to the Roku Home Screen, the Roku Mobile App also displays notifications to make you aware of new updates in the Roku Feed. Additionally, “Pinch to zoom” capabilities lets you view every detail of your personal photos. If you have photos on your mobile device you can cast them and even create new screen savers that plays when Roku 4 is idle.

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Roku OS 7 will roll out to current-generation Roku players in the U.S., Canada and the UK, and Roku TVs in the US and Canada through a software update beginning in mid-October and is expected to be completed in November.

We’re very excited about the new Roku 4 streaming player, and all of the new features that the new Roku OS 7 delivers.

Happy streaming!

*Available on Roku 4 (4400), Roku 3 (4200, 4230), Roku 2 (4210), Roku Streaming Stick (3500).

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