Now that summer’s officially here, I’ve made my summer activity to-do list. It’s simple: barbecues, baseball and binge-watching. What’s on your summer list? Whether you’re sticking around or hitting the road, Roku’s here to complement your long summer days.

ENJOY A STAYCATION

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Sometimes a good ol’ staycation is the best way to recharge. Sleep in, rock out to your favorite music, cook at your leisure and catch up on your streaming queue. With your Roku player or Roku TV there are thousands of streaming channels to explore, covering music and food to movies & TV to fitness. Also, don’t miss the hundreds of free channels available in the Roku Channel Store.

Channel suggestions* | iFood.TV, Tastemade (both stream 4K content!), PandoraPluto TVSHOWTIMEHBO NOW

Roku feature | The Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android offers a companion experience and can act as a remote control, enable voice search or provide an on-screen keyboard. Use the Play On Roku feature within the app to stream your personal videos, music and photos to the TV.

ENTERTAIN AND EDUCATE THE KIDDOS

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All that fun in the sun is sure to tire the kids out! For that much needed downtime this summer, there are hundreds of kids & family channels to entertain and educate.

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Roku feature | The tale of the missing Roku remote ends with the Roku 4‘s handy Remote Finder feature. Simply press the button on top of your Roku 4 and your remote will tell you where it is.

ON THE ROAD OR ON VACATION

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Planning a getaway? Don’t forget your most entertaining travel buddy. Skip the socks, pack your Roku streaming player and remote, and stream all your favorite movies and TV shows.

Roku feature | Hotel and Dorm Connect allows you to easily connect Roku players** and Roku Streaming Stick to wireless networks while you’re on the go – e.g. hotel rooms, college dorms or other public locations that require sign-in through a Web browser. Set up is quick and easy – 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.

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Roku Search allows users to find great entertainment from our top streaming channels including Amazon VideoSHOWTIMEHulu, Netflix, Google Play Movies & TV and Crackle. Our comprehensive and unbiased universal search helps you discover where movies and TV shows are available to stream and lists results in order of price. It’s a big time and money saver, which is why Roku Search is a favorite feature among Roku customers today.

Its power is clear: for example, let’s say you wanted to watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. After conducting a Roku Search, you will learn where the movie is available to stream. Most importantly, if you have a Hulu, Amazon Video or Time Warner Cable subscription, you’ll learn that you can stream it free with your subscription!

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Today we’re pleased to announce that Roku Search now searches across these 50+ streaming channels, including, for the first time ever, news channels:

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Finding the perfect Father’s Day or Grad gift can certainly be challenging, but we’re here to help! If you’re wondering what to get the dad or grad in your life, check out our ultimate streaming gift guide below. Let a Roku device be the gift that keeps on giving this summer.

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For the athletics aficionado: Score big with your dad or grad by giving them the ultimate in streaming. 4K Roku TVs features beautiful resolution for HD images making every pitch, kick or dunk totally epic.

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For the adrenaline junkie: Is your dad or grad always on the hunt for the next thrill? With it’s advanced processing for smooth streaming at higher resolutions and high-quality upscaling for HD content, the Roku 4 is your go-to gift for the dad or grad in your life with a need for speed.

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For the lazy Sunday lover: Who doesn’t love a good pajama day? The Roku 3, with its ever-handy voice search feature, is the perfect companion for the guy or gal in your life who enjoys the lean back life. Let them sit back, relax and stream.

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For the dad or grad on the go, go, go: Is your dad or grad constantly on the move? Streaming FOMO won’t plague dad or grad if you gift them with the new Roku Streaming Stick. Portable and powerful, the Roku Streaming Stick will surely pack a punch when they open that box.

Happy Streaming!

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Are you the proud new owner of a Roku player or Roku TV? Welcome to the entertaining world of streaming! Once you finish setting up, here are a few key Roku tips to help you get started on your Roku device.

1. ADD STREAMING CHANNELS

The Roku Channel Store is where you can find popular streaming channels such as Netflix, Hulu and Sling TV, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems. From educational programming to downright fun, we have it all. You can learn something new from a chat on TedTalks, jam out to your favorite music on Pandora and entertain the kiddos with PBS Kids – all of which are free channels!

Many channels that require a subscription offer free trials so you’re able to give them a test run. You can learn more about our current partner offers here.

Roku Most Popular Channels2. DOWNLOAD THE ROKU MOBILE APP 

You know when you’re in your super comfy spot on the couch and the remote is just a little too far away? The Roku Mobile App comes to the rescue!

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Nothing complements summer more than music. With festivals like Bonnaroo and countless new album releases, you have a summer full of music merriment ahead of you. Lucky for you, Roku makes it easy to rock your staycation with all of our free music channels!

To kick the festival season off, our friends at Red Bull TV are live streaming Bonnaroo FREE from June 9-12. Pearl Jam, LCD Soundsystem, Chris Stapleton, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab for Cutie, Ellie Goulding and more are set to perform.

The live stream begins at 8pm ET on 6/9, at 6pm on 6/10, and continues on throughout the weekend until 6/12.

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Looking for more free music channels? Add them below and keep streaming all summer long!

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Leslie Knope said it best. “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” In honor of National Best Friends Day, we’re paying homage to the TV show friendships we love.

Tell us, did we miss any of your TV best friends?

Leslie and Ann (Parks and Recreation)

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Zach and Screech (Saved by the Bell) 

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Schmidt and Nick (New Girl) 

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Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha (Sex and the City) 

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J.D. and Turk (Scrubs)

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Chandler and Joey (Friends)

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Lucy and Ethel (I Love Lucy) 

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Cory and Shawn (Boy Meets World)

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Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia (The Golden Girls)

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Jerry and Elaine (Seinfeld)

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Attention fans of hurling and Gaelic football, as of today you can watch the Gaelic Games through the GAAGO channel on your Roku streaming player or Roku TV models in the U.S. The GAAGO channel brings the excitement, drama and skill of Gaelic Games to Roku users who can now enjoy the 2016 GAA Championships and The Sunday Game highlights show on their big screen.

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For those new to the sport, Gaelic Games are mainly inclusive to two sports – hurling and Gaelic football. Hurling is the world’s fastest field sport and is an ancient Irish sport, first played over 3,000 years ago. Gaelic football is like a cross between soccer and rugbyConstant movement, fearsome collisions, spectacular high catching and lightning-fast attack make it a game unlike any other. Gaelic Games are gaining popularity in the U.S. as well with now over 150 GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) clubs nationwide.

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Over 90 new titles are coming to Netflix in June, including the return of Piper and the gang in season 4 of Orange is the New Black, and the first three movies in the Jurassic Park franchise. With all of these new movies and TV shows to watch, it looks like your schedule in June is filling up!

See below to see every single movie and TV show coming to the streaming service in June. Not a Netflix subscriber? Click here to start your free* trial.

*New subscribers only. Credit card required. Cancel before trial ends to avoid subscription fees. See full terms & conditions.

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June is a great month to be a SHOWTIME subscriber. The return of the hit show Ray Donovan, series finale of House of Lies, the season finale of Penny Dreadful, and the premiere of Cameron Crowe-directed Roadies headline the list of what’s streaming this month. Keep reading to find out what else is coming to the service this month.

Don’t have SHOWTIME yet? Find out if you’re eligible for a two month FREE* trial!

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Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan in Ray Donovan (Season 4, Episode 1). – Photo: Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME

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Is this the summer of sequels, spinoffs and remakes? Either Hollywood ran out of ideas, or these franchises are so awesome that they know we’ll want to stream them again and again. Regardless, we’re excited for all of them!

Did you know you can Follow these blockbusters to receive notifications from Roku Feed (“My Feed” on your home screen menu) when they’re available to stream? Conduct a Roku Search or visit the “Movies Coming Soon” category of Roku Feed to Follow a new movie. If you’re looking to skip the crowded theaters this weekend, stream our favorite film from each of these mega franchises from the comfort of your couch. Disagree with our picks? Let us know your choices from each franchise in the comments.

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