We’re pleased to announce that Comcast customers will be able to access their Xfinity TV cable subscription on the Roku platform through the Xfinity TV Partner app! Later this year the Xfinity TV Partner app designed specifically for Roku players and Roku TV models will be available in the U.S.
Featuring Xfinity’s Emmy award-winning guide, the Xfinity TV Partner app for Roku devices will provide customers with access to their live and on demand programming, including local broadcast, cable and premium networks, Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings – all without the need to lease a set top box from Xfinity.
Stay tuned to the blog for more news on this exciting fall addition to the Roku channel lineup!
Did you know there are hundreds of free channels in the Roku Channel Store? From movies and TV shows to music and news, there are plenty of must-add channels to keep you happily entertained. With the election news heating up you’ll want to check these free news channels out!
- CBS News – 24/7 digital streaming news network and on demand video from CBS programs, including CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning and 60 Minutes
- ABC News – live news stream and on-demand content, entertainment news, live hourly updates, original programming and more
- Sky News – 24/7 live news stream and on demand video covering world, US, business, politics and more
- Newsy – gives you “news with the why” through concise videos available on-demand or a 24/7 live stream
- Bloomberg TV – a live 24-hour global business and financial news TV channel with key segments from Bloomberg TV’s critically acclaimed shows like Bloomberg West, With All Due Respect and Charlie Rose as well as topics such as technology, autos, luxury and travel
- NewsON – live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 118 stations in 90 markets
- AOL On News – your one-stop-shop for breaking news stories around the globe
- CNBC – real-time U.S. stock quotes, watch lists, and CNBC’s top video
- NBC News – the best business, political, health and entertainment reporting from Nightly News, TODAY, Meet the Press, Morning Joe and The Rachel Maddow Show
- Fox News – catch up shows including Fox & Friends, The Five, Special Report, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and more – plus, you can listen to Fox News Radio live
- Wall Street Journal Live – features in-depth features and segments
You asked, they’re here! It’s now easier than ever to stream all your favorite Bravo and E! hit series on the Roku platform. Today Bravo Now and E! Now are available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.
Roku customers in the U.S. who authenticate via their pay TV provider can stream full seasons, and current and past episodes of many of Bravo and E!’s most popular original series.
The Bravo Now channel features breakout series Vanderpump Rules, the Emmy and James Beard Award winning Top Chef, and the long-running sensation that is The Real Housewives franchise.
E!’s breakthrough unscripted programs, including reality hit Total Divas, the highly-praised docu-series I Am Cait, and the network’s most talked-about new show, Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry are all available on the E! Now channel. Current episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and #RichKids of Beverly Hills will be available to after their respective launches in April and May.
Find the Bravo Now and E! Now channels in the “TV Everywhere” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.
Congrats, you survived Tax Day! You deserve to reward yourself with some quality streaming time for filing your taxes. Lucky for you there’s no lack of new TV shows and movies to stream, including the new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Mindy Project and Sunday’s finales of Vinyl and Girls on HBO NOW. Also, season 3 of Inside Amy Schumer is available on the Comedy Central channel until 4/21 – no login required!
Decisions, decisions…what will you stream first?
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Show, 2015) – A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City. Available to stream on Netflix.
The Mindy Project (TV Show, 2012) – A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office. Available to stream on Hulu.
Vinyl (TV Show, 2015) – A New York music executive in the 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city’s diverse music scene. Available to stream on HBO NOW.
Girls (TV Show, 2012) – A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s. Available to stream on HBO NOW.
Inside Amy Schumer (TV Show, 2013) – Amy Schumer switches from sketches, doing stand up, to interviewing people on the street and people of interest usually following a certain theme. Available to stream on Comedy Central.
Great news for Roku users in the UK, we just added NOW TV to Roku Search! Roku Search allows you to search across popular streaming channels such as NOW TV, Netflix, Amazon Video and Google Play.
No longer do you have to zip in and out of channels to find what to watch. Just enter the name of the TV show or movie, or even the name of your favourite actor or director and Roku Search will tell you where and what is available to stream. Plus at what price, starting with free options at the top!
Imagine you decided tonight is movie night and you heard good things from a colleague about Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio, but you have no idea where to find it. With Roku Search you can find it quickly and will see that you can watch it for free with your NOW TV subscription or rent it from Amazon Video for just £2.49!
No time to watch it now? Just click Follow this movie on Roku and you will get notifications in your Roku Feed once the price changes or if the movie becomes available on another streaming channel.
You made it, streamers! The weekend is here and there’s something for every entertainment lover out there. If you’re looking for a good belly laugh, check out Catastrophe on Amazon Video or Hannibal Buress’ new comedy special on Netflix. Get your drama fix with Empire, Shadowhunters or The Walking Dead. And don’t forget there’s always something free to stream including a new documentary on Disney’s Zootopia on FUSION or Adam Sandler classic, Big Daddy on Crackle.
What’s on your list?
Catastrophe (TV Show, 2015) – American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London. Available to stream on Amazon Video.
Imagining Zootopia (Documentary, 2016) – New original documentary offers that rare privilege to meet the community of people behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 55th animated feature film, Zootopia. Available to stream for free on FUSION.
Hannibal Takes Edinburgh (Comedy Special, 2016) – Hannibal Buress braves Scotland’s epic Fringe festival in Edinburgh, performing dozens of wry stand-up sets and testing new material on the locals. Available to stream on Netflix.
Joy (Movie, 2015) – Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. Available to stream on FandangoNOW (formerly M-GO) and Google Play.
With more than 3,000 streaming channels on the Roku platform there’s always something new – and today, VH1, your ultimate source for celebrity, music and pop culture is now available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.
Customers who subscribe to VH1 through a participating cable, satellite or telco provider have access to the latest VH1 shows the day after they air, including full episodes of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (new season premiere is available NOW!), Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn, Hit the Floor, Black Ink Crew and more. All Roku customers can stream the first episode of the most current seasons of T.I. & Tiny, Mob Wives and much more.
Find the VH1 channel in the “TV Everywhere” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.
Spring is in the air. For most of you spring is the season you enjoy sunny weather and outdoor activities, but for me it means that spring TV premieres are coming! Are you with me, streamers?
To help you catch up before the new seasons of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep premiere April 24 on HBO NOW, we’re giving you the chance to enter to win our all-new portable and powerful Roku Streaming Stick and an HBO NOW prize pack that includes fun swag from the shows mentioned above.
US residents* can enter the sweepstakes once per day until April 29. So what are you waiting for? Enter now!
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Must be at least 18 and a legal resident of the 50 United States, excluding RI. Entry Period begins at 9:00 am PST on 4/5/16 and ends at 5:00 pm PST on 4/29/16. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Roku, Inc., 150 Winchester Circle, Los Gatos, CA 95032. See http://bit.ly/1RNQJCt for Official Rules.
Not an HBO NOW subscriber? Learn more about HBO NOW’s one month free trial** on your Roku device.
Happy Spring Streaming!
**Cancel before free trial ends to avoid $14.99 monthly subscription fees. See https://www.roku.com/offers/hbonow for details.
Our popular Roku® Streaming Stick® is now better than ever! The latest model, announced today, features a quad-core processor giving it more processing power than any other pocket-sized stick in the industry. With 8X more processing power than its predecessor, the new Roku Streaming Stick gets you to your favorite entertainment fast with smooth and responsive navigation. Its smaller, more compact size makes it the ideal streamer for virtually any HDMI® enabled TV – whether you’re streaming at home, at a friend’s house or on vacation. It’s also the first and only Roku device to offer private listening through the Roku Mobile App. Continue reading below to learn more about the Roku Streaming Stick in the U.S.
More reasons you’ll love the new Roku Streaming Stick
- Only pocket-sized streamer with a quad-core processor; more processing power than Amazon Fire TV stick and Google Chromecast™
- Private listening via a mobile phone or tablet using the Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android™ devices (learn more below)
- Dual-band MIMO wireless for great connectivity
- Included remote for easy navigation and control
- Small, sleek design makes it simple to move between TVs in the home or use while traveling
- Cast video from Netflix and YouTube mobile apps directly to the TV
- Control with Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android – play personal video, photos and music on TV using the Play On Roku feature
- Hotel and Dorm Connect for easy connection to wireless networks away from home
- Access to more than 3,000 streaming channels, including 300,000 available movies and TV episodes
- Roku’s comprehensive and unbiased universal search feature helps you find availability and pricing for movies and TV shows across more than 30 top streaming channels.
- The Roku Feed feature lets you know when your favorite entertainment, such as movies and TV shows, become available for streaming – and at what price
Our popular Roku® Streaming Stick® is now better than ever! The latest model, announced today, features a quad-core processor giving it more processing power than any other pocket-sized stick in the industry. With 8X more processing power than its predecessor, the new Roku Streaming Stick gets you to your favorite entertainment fast with smooth and responsive navigation. Its smaller, more compact size makes it the ideal streamer for virtually any HDMI® enabled TV – whether you’re streaming at home, at a friend’s house or on vacation. It’s also the first and only Roku device to offer private listening through the Roku Mobile App. Continue reading below to learn more about the Roku Streaming Stick in Canada.