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)
Zach and Screech (Saved by the Bell)
Schmidt and Nick (New Girl)
Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha (Sex and the City)
J.D. and Turk (Scrubs)
Chandler and Joey (Friends)
Lucy and Ethel (I Love Lucy)
Cory and Shawn (Boy Meets World)
Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia (The Golden Girls)
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.
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 rugby. Constant 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.
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!
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!
Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan in Ray Donovan (Season 4, Episode 1). – Photo: Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME
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.
As a big fan of the actress Juliette Lewis, I’m thrilled that she extended her passion and fire to a new stage – the music stage. Her new rock-documentary Hard Lovin’ Woman, directed by Michael Rapaport, explores Juliette’s love for music and live performance. The documentary is available to stream free on Red Bull TV now.
To learn more about Juliette’s new film, her friendship with Michael Rapaport and what she’s binge-watching, read on below.
What do you want people to take away from this film?
All I ever want is for people to feel inspired or more connected to their own strength, resilience and joy!
I love that director Michael Rapaport, a friend of 20 years, captured a lot of my silly sensibility in the Red Bull TV Hard Lovin’ Woman documentary. There’s a lot of humor – it’s not an overly self important or conventional documentary by any means.
What would you say is the source of your passion/fire?
I can’t even begin to tell you. I have to say it’s somewhere from the sky and spiritual realm and the animal kingdom.
I always feel validated if my intentions are creatively received. That’s usually told to me by people who stop me in the street or people attending my shows – with their beautiful wild expressions and joy.
What do you find more validating – film or music?
Probably music because I started it from the ground up. I can write a song in my living room and perform it for people that night and get an instant connection and gratification. Also, it’s deeply gratifying to play with other musicians and manifest sounds heard in our hearts and create sometimes a full cinematic world through a song.
Life is better when you’re laughing, so we decided to bring you a Weekend Watchlist chock full of comedies to stream! This weekend, we’re bingeing on classics like Adventures in Babysitting, new releases like Kindergarten Cop 2, and laugh out loud flicks like Neighbors and Get Him to the Greek. Fire up your Roku device and stream on!
What’s your favorite comedy flick? Let us know in the comment section below!
Happy National Streaming Day, streamers! It’s a fact – all of us here at Roku LOVE to stream. With more than 3,000 channels and 300,000 movies and TV episodes available on the Roku platform, there are so many amazing things to watch. Even as avid streamers, streaming “FOMO,” or fear of missing out, is a reality here at Roku headquarters. In honor of National Streaming Day, we wanted to know what Roku employees were watching on this special day…and also pay tribute to some of our favorite TV shows of all time.
Thank you to everyone who is streaming today and every day! We are so proud of our place as the number one streaming brand. So, what are you watching on National Streaming Day? Whatever it is, remember to stream proudly.
We’ve been excited about National Streaming Day all week and as May 20th approaches, we wanted to know more about your streaming habits. So, we conducted a survey to better understand what makes streamers tick. According to our results*, you suffer from streaming “FOMO,” or fear of missing out. In some cases, streaming entertainment was more important than some of your personal habits!
Check out some very interesting tidbits about streamers below.
National Streaming Day celebrates the day we shipped the Roku player, the first device ever to stream Netflix to the TV, in 2008. Since then, Roku has been dedicated to delivering the best streaming experience to our consumers. Today, we’re extremely proud of our place as the number one streaming brand. On May 20th and all week long be sure to stream proudly!
*The survey, by MACRO, Inc. was conducted from April 27 to May 1 on behalf of Roku. The survey was conducted online among a cross section of 2824 adults ages 18 and older in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico. The survey participants were Roku and other device users who streamed content in the past 30 days.
New research from Parks Associates has again confirmed Roku’s lead in streaming player sales – ahead of Amazon, Google and Apple in streaming player sales purchased from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016. Ease of use, access to more than 3,000 streaming channels, including 300,000+ movies and TV episodes, and Roku’s comprehensive and unbiased universal search and discovery features are but a few of the reasons why Roku is once again your streaming player of choice.
Roku was founded on the belief that all TV will be streamed and we are seeing that come to fruition. According to the research, 36% of U.S. broadband households have at least one streaming player, which is up 9% from last year. Parks Associates estimates that 86 million streaming players will be sold globally in 2019.