There’s no reason a movie night has to cost an arm and a leg. With hundreds of free streaming channels available on the Roku platform, including Crackle, Popcornflix, and Snagfilms, it’s easy to find something for everyone. If you’re looking for an oldie but a goodie, check out the original Night of the Living Dead (zombies looked very different in 1968!). For a family night, Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown is a classic flick that’s sure to entertain all ages.

Note: these movies and TV shows are available as of 8/15/16 and are subject to change.

  • Night of the Living Dead (FilmRise, OVGuide, Popcornflix, Premiere, Snagfilms) There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea


  • Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (Popcornflix) The Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, and they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies.
  • The Nutty Professor (Crackle) Grossly overweight professor Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight, takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith


  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil (Crackle) Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening. Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder
  • The Blues Brothers (Crackle) Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd


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Today is a great day for British movie indulgers and boxset addicts because just launched on Roku streaming players! On the channel you can find lots of great movies like  Deadpool, The Revenant and Spotlight and TV shows such as Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. You can rent or purchase movies and TV shows directly on your Roku streaming player starting from 4,99 EUR/4,49 GBP.

tv-home is the latest addition to Roku’s comprehensive selection of 2500+ UK streaming channels including popular choices such as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Video, NOW TV, Sky Store, Google Play, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 and My5.


You can find the channel in the Movies & TV or New category in the Roku Channel Store.

Happy Streaming!

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Two of your favorite media brands have teamed up to bring you the ultimate entertainment experience! Today the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) is available for FREE on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

The PEN channel offers Roku customers an always-on experience and a long form programming format of daily, exclusive, celebrity, pop culture, human interest and lifestyle series, specials and live event coverage. People and Entertainment Weekly’s (EW) behind-the-velvet-rope access brings you extensive coverage of awards shows, festivals, premieres and interviews.


The programming highlights for PEN’s launch week include:

–           The Jess Cagle Interview. Hollywood’s most fascinating stars and creative minds open up about their childhoods, their inspirations, their finest moments and their greatest challenges in this series, which showcases in-depth conversations with People and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle. Premiering September 13, Jess goes one on one with Jimmy Kimmel as he heads toward his Emmy hosting gig. Cagle’s interviews with Viola Davis, Chelsea Handler, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Reynolds will be available on demand.  (Premieres September 13)


–           EW Reunites: The Cast of Friday Night Lights. Kicking off the series of specials will be the highly anticipated, epic 10th anniversary celebration of the fan favorite, Friday Night Lights. Cast members descend on Austin, Texas, at the home field of the Dillon Panthers to relive the memories and celebrate the show’s legacy with each other and with the diehard fans who continue to cherish the show. (Premieres September 14)

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For diehard football fans, this is the most wonderful time of the year – and time to stream football on your Roku devices. Whether you’re a NFL or college football fan, we’ve got you covered all season long. So get your jersey ready, stock up that fridge, and let everyone you know that you’re busy on Sundays for the next few months.

The streaming channels below will allow you to watch full games, highlights, and every fantasy football player’s favorite channel on Sundays – NFL RedZone.

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WatchESPN (participating pay TV subscription required): Stream Monday Night Football, weekly college football games including the College Football Playoff with a participating pay-TV provider.

NBC Sports (participating pay TV subscription required): NBC Sports is your destination for live coverage of the NFL Sunday Night Football and weekly coverage of Notre Dame Football.

FOX Sports GO (participating pay TV subscription required): Stream NFL on FOX and college football games every weekend on FOX Sports GO.

Sling TV (subscriptions start at $20/month): Gain access to ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, FS1, and much more football on Sling TV.

PlayStation Vue (subscriptions start at $29.99/month): Stream football games from ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and more with PlayStation Vue.

DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket (subscription required): The NFL Sunday Ticket is available to Roku customers in the U.S. living in an apartment, condominium or townhome who are not now receiving DIRECTV service, as well as those who were not able to install a DIRECTV dish at their home due to an obstruction or other restriction. Check eligibility here.

Happy football season!

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We chat with different types of Roku customers every day – some cord cutters who strictly stream, others who have cable, and many cord shavers who fall somewhere in between. To share his perspective and expertise on cord cutting, we’ve invited Chris Brantner for a guest blog post. Please help us welcome Chris to the Roku Blog!

As any good cord cutter knows, an excellent streaming device is an absolute must. Roku streaming devices are some of the best on the market, as they are not only small and incredibly easy to use, but they allow users access to a ton of content at the touch of a button.


Not to mention, they’re streaming service agnostic, which means just about every streaming service out there can be found on the Roku platform (which can’t always be said for other streaming devices).

But the truth is that a Roku device is only half of the cord cutting puzzle. The other part? The antenna.

While you might think the TV antenna seems like a relic of a less advanced, bygone era, the antenna has evolved into a much sleeker, more powerful tool than ever, which is why we include it as an integral step in our cord cutting plan at Gone are the days of ugly rabbit ears wrapped with foil. Now you can get antennas that will capture uncompressed HD TV, and look good while doing it!

Thanks to Roku, I’ve been watching my antenna content through a new 4K TCL Roku TV. The shortcut on the Roku TV home screen makes it easy to access the antenna – no more switching inputs!

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You will not hear “there’s nothing on!” uttered from anyone in your household this month. September kicks off the fall TV season and it’s chock full of streaming goodness. So, go ahead and grab that Roku remote and claim that comfy spot on the couch!

Which premiere have you been anxiously awaiting?

Narcos (September 2) – A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Available to stream on Netflix.

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The end of summer is near — and that means less pool days, fewer camping trips, and more time cozied up on the couch. Luckily, HBO NOW is here to help you acclimate to the seasonal change just fine. In September, you’re surely going to want to catch the season finales of Ballers and Vice Principals, and watch (or re-watch) the Garry Shandling classic, The Larry Sanders Show. Also coming to the streaming service this month are critically-acclaimed films The Revenant and Steve Jobs, comedy flick Sisters, and much more. Read below to find everything new on HBO NOW in September, and scroll a bit further to see everything you’ll want to stream before it rotates off of the service.

Don’t have HBO NOW? Two Months of HBO NOW are included with the purchase of a new Roku®player or Roku TV! Learn more here.

Stream The Revenant on HBO NOW.

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BET_logoYour favorite BET shows are now just a few Roku remote clicks away! BET, the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience is available on Roku players and Roku TV* models in the U.S.

Customers who subscribe to BET through a participating TV provider have access to full episodes of F in Fabulous, Lift Every Voice, #20YrsLtr and more. New episodes and special awards shows are available the day after air. Don’t miss The Hip Hop Awards, available in the BET Roku channel on October 5!

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All Roku customers can stream select TV show episodes, BET News Specials and clips from the BET Awards.

Find the BET channel in the “TV Everywhere” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Stream on!

*BET requires Roku OS 7.2, which may not be available on all Roku TV models at this time. Expected availability for Roku OS 7.2 for all Roku TVs coming soon.

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With the baseball season heating up and football on the horizon, it’s a fantastic time to be a sports fan. Now there’s another great option to get your live sports on the Roku platform – today FOX Sports GO is available for pay TV subscribers* on Roku players and Roku TV** models in the U.S.

With FOX Sports GO, you can watch live sports and great shows from FOX Sports. Pay TV subscribers can watch live sports, including NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, UFC, NASCAR, Big 12 and Pac-12 Football, Big East Basketball, FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Champions League. You can also stream signature FOX Sports shows such as Fox NFL Sunday, The Ultimate Fighter, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Garbage Time with Katie Nolan, Speak for Yourself, and many more.

FOX Sports GO on Roku home screen

Find the FOX Sports GO channel in the “Sports” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy sporting!

*Depending on your TV Provider, FOX Sports, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes, and FOX Soccer Plus may be available.

**FOX Sports GO requires Roku OS 7.2, which may not be available on all Roku TV models at this time. Expected availability for Roku OS 7.2 for all Roku TVs coming soon.

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The highly anticipated return of Netflix Original series Narcos is the highlight of what’s new on Netflix in September. If watching the criminal exploits of Pablo Escobar isn’t your thing, don’t you worry. With the addition of New Girl (season 5), The Blacklist (season 3), Best Picture winner Crash, and the entire Jaws franchise, there are plenty of titles to keep you happily streaming all month long.

See below for a selection of titles that will be added to Netflix in September, and read further to see everything rotating off of the service as well.

Stream Narcos season 2 on Netflix

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