Summer is coming to an end, which means your schedule is filling up and you’ll unfortunately have to start saying goodbye to days at the beach, ample free time and perhaps, most tragically, binge-watching to your hearts content. Take full advantage of the extra day off for Labor Day and let this new collection of movies keep you and your queue perfectly occupied.

Let us know what you’re streaming this weekend!

Pitch Perfect 2 (Movie, 2015) – When scandal threatens to derail the Barden Bellas, the women must get their act together and redeem themselves at the world championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.

The Transporter (Movie, 2002) – A mercenary changes his mind-set after the package he is supposed to deliver turns out to be a gagged woman. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

Mad Max: Fury Road (Movie, 2015) Fortified in a massive, armored truck, loner Mad Max joins Imperator Furiosa and her ban of rebels as they try to outrun a warlord and his henchman in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

Hamlet (Movie, 1990) – Shakespeare’s Danish Prince avenges his father, slain by his mother’s new husband. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Netflix and Vudu.

Hardball (Movie, 2001) – A sports junkie agrees to coach Little League Baseball in Chicago in order to pay his gambling debts. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.

Lawrence of Arabia (Movie, 1962) – Controversial British officer T.E. Lawrence learns the culture of Arabs and unites their tribes against the Turks. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Netflix and Vudu.

Up in the Air (Movie, 2009) – A corporate downsizing expert realizes he is developing real feelings for a frequent bedmate whose cache of travel miles and club cards rivals his own. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.

Miss Julie (Movie, 2014) – A baron’s frustrated daughter courts scandal and more when she tries to seduce her father’s valet. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

Magic Mike XXL (Movie, 2015) – A male stripper takes a newcomer under his wing and instructs him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making plenty of money. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.

Stuart Little (Movie, 1999) – Adopted by the Littles, a mouse has various adventures which make him appreciate love and family. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow and Vudu.

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Great news for college sports fans: this week College Sports Live launched on the Roku platform!

College Sports Live

With College Sports Live, from CBS Interactive Advanced Media, you get instant access to live coverage from more than 18,000 events from over 100 schools in more than 30 sports, directly on your Roku players and Roku TV models. Whether you like football, baseball, soccer, field hockey or volleyball, there is always a game to watch! Can’t find a live game to watch? Don’t worry, there are thousands of on-demand videos too.

Now you can follow all the action of your favorite college teams and athletes from the comfort of your own couch.

College Sports Live subscriptions are available for $9.95 monthly or $99.95 annually. You can find the College Sports Live channel in the Sports category of the Roku Channel Store or click HERE to add it to your Roku player or Roku TV model.

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2nd September – Keanu Reeves
Who doesn’t know this famous Canadian actor? What you probably didn’t know was that he was born in Lebanon! Most people will know him from the futuristic Matrix movie trilogy in which he starred as the main character Neo. But those aren’t the only blockbusters Keanu has starred in during his time in Hollywood. He also had great roles in The Devil’s Advocate with Al Pacino and in 1994 he appeared in the heart-pounding movie Speed together with Sandra Bullock and Dennis Hopper. More recent successful blockbusters in which Keanu had a role where 47 Ronin (2013) and the action thriller John Wick (2014), in which he plays an ex-assassin that goes after the people that took everything away from him.

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9th September – Adam Sandler
Early in his career Sandler worked as a writer for Saturday Night Live and a just a year later he was in front of the camera performing songs and creating classic characters on the show. After his stint at SNL, he appeared in various comedy films including Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Mr. Deeds and Click, which co-starred Kate Beckinsale and Christopher Walken. His most recent work is the action comedy movie Pixels in which he plays the role of Sam Brenner, a former Pac-Man champion, who is hired by the US government to defend the country after aliens misinterpret video-feeds  classic arcade games as a declaration of war. Adam is co-stars with Kevin James, who you probably know from the TV show The King of Queens and movies like Hitch with Will Smith. Pixels is in theatres now, but if you follow it using Movies Coming Soon within the Roku Feed you will get a notification once it becomes available for streaming

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15th September – Tom Hardy
This 37-year old British actor has an impressive list of movie and TV show credits already. His debut was in the TV show Band of Brothers and shortly after he appeared in his first movie: Black Hawk Down. Not a bad start for an actor! Later, he appeared in movies like the British crime thriller Layer Cake together with Daniel Craig and played the role of British conman Eames in Inception. Recently he appeared as Leo Demidov in Child 44, a politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia as a secret police agent who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife as a traitor. Child 44 is available now for streaming – just search for Child 44 or Tom Hardy using Roku Search!

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19th September – Jimmy Fallon
Similar to Adam Sandler, Fallon had his career breakthrough on Saturday Night Live with impressions of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and even Sandler. After a few years of hosting Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC, he took over the prized seat as host of the Tonight Show where you can watch him take the helm of the world’s longest-running talk show every day! Between Saturday Night Live and returning to TV with The Tonight Show, Fallon has played various roles in movies such as Taxi, Fever Pitch and the sports comedy drama Whip It that was directed by Drew Barrymore.

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23rd September – Jason Alexander
You probably best know this actor as George Costanza, but that is not his real name. Nor is Jason Alexander, because his real name is Jay Scott Greenspan. Although his brilliant character in Seinfeld is his most well known role, he has also appeared in more than 50 movies! Did you know that he appeared as villain Philip Stuckey in Pretty Woman co-starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts? Or that he was the voice of Hugo, the friend of Quasimodo in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame? Try searching for his name on your Roku player or Roku TV, you might be surprised to see the many movies and TV shows he has appeared! And if you just want to watch him as George Costanza, then check out Hulu – the entire Seinfeld series is now available to stream!

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As summer winds down, streaming heats up! Don’t miss out on any of these new releases, especially the latest Netflix original, Narcos. If you’re a crime drama junky or a history buff, don’t make too many plans this weekend because you’ll be glued to the couch with this exciting new series.

Narcos (TV Show, 2015) – A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. This is a brand new Netflix original definitely worth watching.

The Age of Adaline (Movie, 2015) – A woman who has miraculously remained young for nearly 80 years meets a charismatic philanthropist who reawakens her passion for life and romance. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

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Transcend (Movie, 2014) – Marathon champion Wesley Korir returns to Kenya to help his countrymen create better lives. Available to watch on Netflix.

Entourage (Movie, 2015) – When their $100 million movie goes over budget, actor/director Vince Chase, studio boss Ari Gold and the rest of the boys find themselves at the mercy of the cutthroat world of Hollywood. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

Girl Meets World: Season One (TV Show, 2014) – With the help of her best friend Maya, Riley Matthews survives her teen years in Manhattan. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video.

Byzantium (Movie, 2012) – Mayhem follows when two female vampires, on the run from a kindred group, take refuge at a seaside British community. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video.

White God (Movie, 2014) – Failing in his efforts to find his beloved owner, an abandoned dog eventually joins a canine revolt against their human abusers. Available on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Movie, 2014) – Frustrated with her mundane life, a Tokyo office worker becomes obsessed with a fictional movie that she mistakes for a documentary. Fixating on a scene where stolen cash is buried in North Dakota, she travels to America to find it. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.

Timbuktu (Movie, 2014) – A Malian cattleman and his family face the wrath of Islamic fundamentalists after a tragic accident. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.

Vendetta (Movie, 2015) – After the murder of his wife, a tough-as-nails detective infiltrates a prison and uncovers a criminal enterprise. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

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Holy streaming, Batman! Everybody loves a superhero, and whether you’re team DC or Marvel, you can stream them on your Roku player. Here are three of our favourites and the channels you can find them on!

Batman (aka Bruce Wayne)
Also referred to as the Dark Knight and the Caped Crusader, Batman is quite possibly the world’s greatest detective. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, Bruce Wayne swore revenge on criminals.  From that day forward, he trained himself physically and mentally, taking on a bat-inspired persona to fight crime!

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Where to find him:
Batman Begins (2005) – In the wake of his parents’ murder, Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham as ‘Batman’, a masked crusader intent on fighting the sinister forces that threaten the city. Available on Google Play

The Dark Knight (2008) – Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organisations that plague the streets of Gotham, but soon finds himself pitched against a twisted villain known as ‘The Joker’. Available on Google Play

Iron Man (aka Tony Stark)
Business magnate, billionaire playboy, engineering genius; Tony Stark is a man of many talents. His life as a superhero began after he was kidnapped and ordered to build a weapon of mass destruction. Tony used his extreme intelligence to outwit his captors by creating a powerful body suit which saved his life and allowed him to escape. Now, with his new-found status as an inventor of advanced weapons and armour, Tony Stark uses his suit to fight for justice and protect the world as ‘Iron Man’.

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Where to find him:
Iron Man (2008) – See how Tony Stark’s life as Iron Man begins. Available on Google Play
Iron Man 2 (2010) – When an unscrupulous arms maker teams with a rogue Russian physicist, it’s up to Iron Man and his friend Lt. Col James Rhodes to take them down. Available on Netflix
Iron Man 3 (2013) Stark sets out to unmask a malevolent enemy, known only as the Mandarin. Available on Netflix.

Superman (aka Clark Kent)
Probably the most iconic superhero of all time, Superman was just a baby when he was rocketed to earth from the dying planet Krypton. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farming couple, baby Kal-El was raised as Clark Kent. When his superhuman abilities began to emerge, Clark vowed to use them for the benefit of humanity…

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Where to find him:
Fleischer’s Superman, the animated series (1940s) – The original cartoon Superman adventures are a real retro treat. Watch the superhero save the planet in classic episodes such as Electric Earthquake, The Mechanical Monsters and Destruction, Inc. Available on Viewster, Snagfilms and the Superman Classics channel.

Man of Steel (2013) – Although Man of Steel is the most recent depiction of Superman, the film explores the character’s origin story. Watch events unfold as the young Clark Kent goes on a personal journey of discovery which turns him into the “symbol of hope for all mankind”. Available on Google Play.

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Today is a great day for Roku customers who have a growing collection of movies, music, videos, and photos. Our friends over at Plex recently released an update to the Plex channel on the Roku platform, featuring a sleek new look and a ton of great new features. And best of all, the channel is available for free to Roku customers. The updated Plex channel allows you to tap into all of Plex’s great streaming features with absolute ease, making it simple to curate and access your stored audio, video, and photos on the big screen using your Roku player or Roku TV model.

If you have yet to try Plex, here are just a handful of reasons you may want to give it a shot:

  1. It’s a comprehensive audio and video solution: Plex seamlessly pulls all of your owned audio and video libraries into a single, organized window for easy playback on your Roku player or Roku TV model. And if you’re not in front of the TV, you can even access your files on your mobile phone, tablet, and other devices.


  1. Simple organization and information: Plex organizes your entire collection of videos and music for easy streaming, and it automatically matches your library with rich metadata and other related content. Imagine pairing music videos with your song collection, adding album artwork and artist info, and even viewing a list of when/where your favorite bands are touring. For movies, this organization means adding details such as cast and crew, artwork, trailers, plot summaries, and behind-the-scenes videos. Plex keeps all of this information organized and in one entertainment hub for you to access.

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  1. Play anywhere, anytime – Your entire collection of music, TV shows, and videos are automatically accessible and available to play anytime you want using your Roku device, regardless of where you have the files stored.

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  1. Easily share all your media – Plex allows you to share your media with friends and family and get access to their libraries to discover and enjoy even more content. Exchange vacation videos, or see what tunes your friends are streaming from your collection.

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  1. The Plex channel is free! You’ve already invested in your collection of movies and music, and your Roku player or Roku TV model is already sitting in the living room and other rooms in the house. Plex does the heavy lifting so that all of your media is accessible at no cost to you on all of your devices—that’s right, no monthly fee or rental charges. Please note that the Plex Media Server is free, though some supporting apps and Plex Pass do have a cost.

So what are you waiting for? Give the Plex channel a try today. We think you’ll love the easy access to all of your personal content on the big screen. Intrigued? Click here.

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©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

  • “Shut up, Dora!”
  • “Criminals have no recourse.”
  • “Hashbrown, no filter.”
  • “If you don’t like how the table is set, turn it over.”
  • “All this endless thinking. It’s very overrated.”

If the lines above don’t ring a bell, then chances are you haven’t watched enough of this year’s Emmy® nominated shows. Cookie, Jimmy, Kimmy, Frank, Louie and Lady Violet are just a few of our favorite characters that have sparked a new generation of trend-worthy memes and catch phrases. Don’t worry, with so many of today’s best shows available to stream on the Roku platform, you still have time to be in on the jokes and catch up before the big show on Sept. 20!

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Photo Credit:Ursula Coyote/Sony Pictures Tele/AMC

Streaming is certainly well represented this year with Netflix netting 34 nominations, Amazon Instant Video receiving 12, Showtime gathering 18 and HBO earning an astounding 126 nominations. So, which Emmy-nominated shows are worthy of a good old-fashioned binge? Let us be your guide to finding this year’s best shows.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul – Available to watch on Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, MGO and VUDU
  • Downton Abbey – Check it out on PBS, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU
  • Game of Thrones – Watch the new season exclusively on HBO GO and catch up on past seasons with Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow and VUDU
  • Homeland – Watch on Showtime, Amazon Instant Video, MGO, Time Warner Cable, and VUDU
  • House of Cards – Available on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, MGO, and VUDU

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Louie – Watch the latest season on FXNOW, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU, or catch up on earlier seasons with Netflix, Hulu, MGO or CinemaNow
  • Modern Family – Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Hulu, MGO and VUDU
  • Parks and Recreation – Watch the latest season on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, MGO, Time Warner Cable, and VUDU. Past seasons are also available to stream on Netflix
  • Silicon Valley – Available to watch on HBO GO, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU
  • Transparent – Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Available to watch on Netflix
  • Veep – Catch up on HBO GO, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, and Time Warner Cable

Outstanding Limited Series

  • American Crime – Viewable on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Time Warner Cable, and VUDU
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show – Available on FXNOW, Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow and VUDU
  • Olive Kittenridge – Check out on Amazon Instant Video, HBO GO, Time Warner Cable, and VUDU
  • The Honorable Woman – Available on Amazon Instant Video and VUDU
  • Wolf Hall – Watch on Amazon Instant Video and VUDU

 Outstanding Television Movie

  • Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last – Available on Acorn TV
  • Bessie – Watch on HBO GO, Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Time Warner Cable and VUDU
  • Grace of Monaco – Watch on Netflix
  • Hello Ladies: The Movie – View on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, HBO GO, Time Warner Cable and VUDU
  • Killing Jesus – Check out on CinemaNow and MGO
  • Nightingale – Available on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, HBO GO, Time Warner Cable and VUDU

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live – Watch on Hulu and Time Warner Cable
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – Available on HBO GO and Time Warner Cable
  • Late Show With David Letterman – Not currently available for streaming on the Roku platform
  • The Colbert Report – Not currently available for streaming on the Roku platform
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – Watch on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and Time Warner Cable

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • Drunk History – Available on Comedy Central, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Time Warner Cable and VUDU
  • Inside Amy Schumer – Watch on Comedy Central, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and VUDU
  • Key & Peele – View on Comedy Central, Amazon Instant Video, Time Warner Cable and VUDU
  • Portlandia – Watch on Amazon Instant Video and Time Warner Cable. Catch up on past seasons with Netflix
  • Saturday Night Live – Available on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, MGO, Time Warner Cable and VUDU

With so many Emmy nominated shows available for streaming on the Roku platform, you’ll be ready for television’s big night in no time. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this year’s Emmys so be sure to check back soon!

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August continues to heat up with the latest content to hit the streaming world. Let’s face it, we are always looking for a reason to stay in and binge! Between Netflix’s first Spanish-language original and the Nicholas Cage nail biting classic, Roku has you covered.

What are some of your streaming favorites?

Lord of War (Movie, 2005) – A relentless Interpol agent tracks an arms dealer trying to stay one step ahead of his business rivals. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.

Club de Cuervos (TV Show, 2015) – When the patriarch of a prominent family dies, his heirs battle to determine who will gain control of his beloved soccer team: The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo. This is a Netflix original and it is the company’s first foray into original Spanish-language scripted television.

The Longest Ride (Movie, 2015) – As conflicting paths test their bond, a couple finds inspiration in the romantic tales of an elderly man whose great love for his wife stood the test of time. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

Two Days, One Night (Movie, 2014) – A factory worker has just one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video and Netflix.

The Jerk Theory (TV Show, 2009) – A kindhearted teenager aspiring to be a singer endures a very bad romantic experience, which prompts a decision to transform himself into a jerk. Available to watch on Hulu.

Alex of Venice (Movie, 2014) – After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Netflix and Vudu.

Cop Car (Movie, 2015) – Two mischievous boys stumble upon a seemingly abandoned police cruiser and steal it, unaware that its murderous owner has stashed a hostage in the truck. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

The D Train (Movie, 2015) – A nebbish spins a web of lies around a famous former classmate to win his friendship and persuade him to attend their high-school reunion. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

Slap Shot (Movie, 1977) – A minor-league hockey team makes sports history when its members decide to spruce up the team’s image by playing dirty. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.

30 for 30: Angry Sky (Documentary, 2015) – This is the improbable story of Nick Piantanida, an exotic pet dealer from N.J. who risked everything in a bid to break the free-falling world record. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video and Netflix.



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With September just around the corner, it’s nearly time for a new batch of fledgling academics to give up their home-comforts and embrace University life. We’ve put together a list of our top three gadgets, guaranteed to make student living that little bit easier.

The quick answer to a decent meal
Ask any student and they’ll probably say they don’t have the money, time or skills to cook a proper meal. But the truth is eating properly while at University doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. All you really need is a slow cooker! From making stews and casseroles to chunky soups, just chop up some basic ingredients, chuck them in the pot and leave it to do its thing while you check out the nearest student bar (sorry, we mean library…).

We recommend the Russell Hobbs Cook@Home Slow Cooker. It’s easy to clean, makes 4-5 portions (enough for all your housemates) and is affordable at around £25.

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How to nail that attendance record
All you need is Clocky, the Runaway Alarm Clock. The genius (or possibly sadistic) quality of this gadget lies in its ability to propel itself from surfaces and run across the floor, forcing you to get out of bed and catch the little critter in order to silence its alarm. Clever, eh? It was invented by a student who struggled to get up in time for lectures, so at least you know it works!


image source: Nanda Home Inc.

All the entertainment you want, in one tiny gadget!

TV and film fans may think their viewing habits will be severely disrupted once they embark on life as a student. After all, Smart TVs and cable packages are often just too expensive. And who has time to sit in front of the TV anyway with all that studying?

Fear not, freshers…we have the perfect solution:

The Roku Streaming Stick is a student’s best friend: it’s affordable, takes up minimal space and best of all provides access to the most comprehensive streaming channel line-up in the UK. There are over 1500 channels including Netflix, Google Play, Now TV and all the major catch-up channels (BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All4, Demand 5). You can also use it to stream music from Spotify, VEVO and YouTube (great for house parties!), and access a huge range of specialist shows.


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If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time watching TV. I look forward to my streaming time after a long day, so when I turn on my TV I want my Roku player to be ready to go.

Here are some tips to get your Roku player or Roku TV personalized just the way you like it.

1. Remove or rearrange your streaming channels
For easy access to your favorite streaming channels you can organize them how you prefer on your Roku home screen. I like to have my channels organized in order of what I stream most while others prefer to reorder their channels alphabetically or with their kid’s favorite channels at the top – it’s up to you!

To remove a channel: Simply select the channel from your “My Channels” section, click the options button (*) and select “Remove channel.”

To move a channel: Select the channel from your “My Channels” section, click the options button (*) and select “Move channel.”

2. Liven up your Roku home screen with a new Theme
Do you have the default purple Roku Theme? If you’re looking for some change, head over to Settings > Themes and try out one of our other four free Themes: Graphene, Decaf, Nebula (shown below and my personal favorite!) or Daydream.


We recently added a “Themes” category to the Roku Channel Store where you can find even more ways to deck out your home screen with your favorite movies, TV shows and hobbies.

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This week we published two new themes in the Roku Channel Store: Golf and Letterpress. These themes are free till the 23rd of August… hurry up!

3. Transform your TV with a screensaver
Similar to Themes, Roku has additional screensavers available in Settings > Screensaver. You might have the default Roku logo bouncing around your screen, but you can mix it up with a digital or analog clock – both are free to add.

Looking for even more options? Head over to the “Screensavers” category in the Channel Store for a treasure trove of options. Transform your TV screen into a virtual aquarium (no cleaning required!) with FisHi or a cracking fireplace with PRESTO.

4. Rename the Roku players in your home
Do you have multiple Roku players in your home? Log into your account and rename your devices (click “Rename” in the “My linked devices” section). Doing this will make it much easier to differentiate between players – otherwise you have to try to remember them by their long serial numbers. You’ll thank me when you’re using the Roku mobile app or casting from Netflix or YouTube!

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Casting from YouTube

5. Stream your own personal library
It’s easy to stream your personal files (MKV, MP4, MP3, WAV files and more) through our free Roku Media Player channel, which enables you to play content from media servers on your local network as well as a USB drive attached to a USB-equipped Roku 3, Roku 2 (4210) or Roku 2XS.

Roku Media Player
 The Plex and MyMedia channels are also very popular among Roku customers to stream their personal media.

Our free Roku mobile app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone provides a simple way to beam your music, photos and videos saved on your smartphone or tablet. Click “Play On Roku” from the menu in the mobile app to get started.

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We hope these tips help personalize your experience!

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