Today we are releasing a beta of the Xfinity TV app for Roku in the U.S., providing Xfinity TV customers across the country even more choice in how they access the programming that is included with their cable subscription.

Featuring an immersive guide with rich graphics, imagery, personalized recommendations and detailed information for tens of thousands of movies and TV shows, the app will allow Xfinity TV customers to watch live and on demand programming, including local broadcast and Public Educational and Governmental channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings, delivered over Comcast’s secure private managed network, on Roku devices in the home.

The Xfinity TV beta app gives customers the ability to use and explore the beta Roku channel while Comcast continues to test and improve performance, enhance it with additional features and functionality, and refine the experience to ensure that the app works smoothly. To enjoy the Xfinity TV beta app on the Roku platform, simply add it from the Roku Channel Store. Initially, the Xfinity TV beta app will be available on Roku TV models and all Roku players released in the last couple years including the popular Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick (model 3600), Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, Roku Ultra, Roku 4 (model 4400), Roku 3 (model 4230 and 4200), and Roku 2 (model 4210). We will work to expand support to additional Roku players throughout the beta as part of the official launch.

We plan to officially launch the Xfinity TV app later this year, but for now we can’t wait for people to try it out and enjoy more choice and flexibility in accessing their Xfinity cable subscription on their Roku device. Your feedback is important during this beta trial and you will be helping the Comcast team improve the experience. To learn more about the Xfinity TV app for Roku and provide feedback, visit www.xfinity.com/xfinitytvbeta.

Happy Viewing!

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It’s an exciting time to be a Roku customer and sports fan – you can stream the Super Bowl for free! Add FOX Sports GO today and stream Super Bowl LI on February 5.

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Streamers in the FOX Sports GO channel will have live access to:

  • The pre-game show featuring the NFL on FOX crew starting at 2pm ET until kick off 6:30pm ET
  • The FIELD PASS stream to check out the sights and sounds in the stadium (you’ll feel like you’re on the field in Houston for warm ups!)
  • The highly anticipated game between the Patriots and Falcons starting at 6:30pm ET
  • The entertaining Halftime show with Lady Gaga
  • The can’t-miss commercials

Typically, you need a pay TV subscription for FOX Sports GO but all the big game action mentioned above on February 5th is unlocked and free on your Roku streaming device.

So, get your Super Bowl party snack list, invite your sports or Lady Gaga-loving friends and get ready to stream.

Happy Super Streaming!

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Coming to Netflix in February are a bunch of new Originals (19 to be exact), some fresh favorites (Disney’s Finding Dory and American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson), and the latest season of Girl Meets World. On the Netflix Originals front, the highly anticipated Drew Barrymore comedy-horror series Santa Clarita Diet is available on the 3rd and Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special drops on the 7th.

See below for every title coming to Netflix in February. Keep reading to see everything rotating off of the service as well.

Available 2/1/17

  • Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, and Cyber Attacks (2016)
  • Babe (1995)
  • Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • Balto (1995)
  • Balto 2: Wolf Quest (2001)
  • Balto 3: Wings of Change (2004)
  • Contact (1997)
  • Corpse Bride (2005)
  • Disney’s Finding Dory (2016)
  • Eleven P.M. (1928)
  • From This Day Forward: A Trans Love Story (2016)
  • Gun Runners (2015)
  • Hell-Bound Train (1930)
  • Highly Strung (2015)
  • Hot Biskits (1931)
  • I Am Sun Mu (2016)
  • Invincible (2006)
  • Les beaux malaises: Season 1-4 (2014)
  • Magic Mike (2012)
  • Masha’s Spooky Stories: Season 1 (2012)
  • Mother with a Gun (2016)
  • Paris Is Burning (1990)
  • Project X (1987)
  • Silver Streak (1976)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1990)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (2005)
  • The Five Heartbeats (1995)
  • The Furchester Hotel: Season 1-2 (2014)
  • The Girl from Chicago (1932)
  • The Longest Day (1962)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • Women in Gold

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Every week we’re putting together the free movies to watch this weekend, no subscription or payment needed. Want to learn more about what to stream? Like Roku on Facebook and come back to the Roku Blog every Friday for more free movies to watch. Happy streaming!

Free Movie Friday on Roku_blog

Brothers (VUDU‘s Movies on Us section)

Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) is embarking on his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his beloved wife (Natalie Portman) and two daughters. When Sam’s Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan, the worst is presumed, leaving an enormous void in the family. Sam’s brother (Jake Gyllenhaal) and wife are drawn together through their grief and unexpected attraction.

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In the spirit of #TBT (“Throw Back Thursday” for the un-initiated!), every week we’re bringing you a favorite show that you can watch for free on Roku devices, no subscription or payment needed. Whether it’s been off the air for one year or ten, each show stands the test of time. Check back every Thursday for something new to watch for free on Roku devices and like Roku on Facebook for more entertainment highlights. 

Show of the week: Off the Map

Aired: one season; January 12, 2011 to April 6, 2011

How to watch for free: Find it on ABC’s channel. Click here to add it now!

Why we love the show: From the same minds who created our favorite ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, Off the Map brought the hospital intrigue to the jungle. It’s set in a remote South American village so basically you have hot doctors in a hot location—which means steamy (literally!) romances and exotic cases. Also, it has some of our favorite actors including Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Jason George (Mistresses, Grey’s Anatomy), Mamie Gummer (Emily Owens, M.D., The Good Wife), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, Secrets & Lies), and Rachelel Lefevre (Twilight, Under the Dome).

What it’s like: Grey’s Anatomy with a dash of Lost (for the location)

Watch the trailer below: 

Looking for more great entertainment to watch for free on Roku devices? Check out the links below.

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In honor of Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80, we put together a list of the legend’s most beloved projects.

From her generation-defining turn as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show to her Oscar-nominated performance in 1980’s Ordinary People, the actress helped revolutionize television and the image of the modern woman.

caption:Mary Tyler Moore hosts THE MARY TYLER MOORE REUNION (working title), a new entertainment special celebrating the classic 1970’s comedy series and featuring the original cast of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” will be broadcast Monday, May 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Watch all seasons on Amazon Video and Vudu)

A single native Minnesotan (Mary Tyler Moore) moves to Minneapolis in 1970 at the age of 30 and becomes a producer at WJM-TV’s Six O’Clock News.

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Whether you’re a super streamer or new to the Roku family, there are always fresh Roku channels to discover. With more than 4,500 streaming channels available in the Roku Channel Store it can be difficult to find those hidden gems so we put together 30 channels to pique your interest. Bonus: the majority are FREE!

MOVIES & TV

Popcornflix (free) – Currently streaming popular movie titles including Revolutionary Road, Flashdance, The Heartbreak Kid, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Naked Gun, Bloodsport and more.

Jim Henson Family TV (free) – All your Henson favorites including Fraggle Rock, Secret Life of Toys, Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss and more.

Pluto TV (free) – Features a channel guide with something for everyone: MSNBC, NASA TV, The Weather Network, Pop Sugar, CNET, Classic TV, Sports News, among many others.

OVGuide (free) – Films and TV from over 15 different genres, including comedy, horror, and action.

Tubi TV (free) – A collection of popular movies such as The Usual Suspects, Mad Max (1980), Crash, The Man in the Iron MaskParanormal Activity and All Dogs Go to Heaven.

SnagFilms (free) – Currently streaming movies Motherhood with Uma Thurman, The Slaughter Rule with Ryan Gosling, biopic Amy Winehouse: Fallen Star and much more.

Flix Premiere (standard movies start at $4.99) – Discover movies exclusive only to Flix Premiere, with your first movie free.

MUBI ($5.99/month after a 30-day free trial) – Whether it’s an acclaimed masterpiece, a gem fresh from the world’s greatest film festivals, or a beloved classic, there are always 30 beautiful hand-picked films to discover.

Feeln (starts at $1.99/month) – Stream heartfelt stories of love and togetherness with the beloved library of Hallmark Hall of Fame features, handpicked Hollywood movies and TV series, and expertly crafted originals.

NEWS/SCI & TECH

Reuters TV (free) – Lets you choose the length of your personalized news program, from 5 to 30 minutes.

Popular Science (free) – Short videos that explain, inform, and entertain. You’ll always know what’s going on in the world of science.

CuriosityStream ($2.99/month in SD, $5.99/month in HD after 30-day free trial) – Dive deep into science, technology, and history commercial-free and enjoy documentaries crafted by the world’s top filmmakers.

LIFESTYLE

Bob Ross (free) – Paint happy clouds, mountains and trees in about twenty-six minutes with the beloved Bob Ross.

The Scene (free) – Original programming from Vogue, Buzzfeed, ABC News, WIRED, GQ, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and more.

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The 2017 Oscar nominations are in! Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s musical charmer La La Land leads the pack with 14 nominations, which ties with Titanic and All About Eve for the most in Academy Award history

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”

See the full list of the Oscar nominations below and how to stream the top nominees. The Academy Awards airs February 26 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT on ABC.

(For titles not yet available to stream, follow the movie on your Roku device and it will pop up in your My feed when available. Not sure how to follow your favorite entertainment? Click here for an easy how-to guide.)

BEST PICTURE
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water 
(Available to Rent on Vudu, Amazon Video, Fandango Now, and Google Play)
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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Maury Sterling’s character Max on SHOWTIME® original series, Homeland, has been MIA since season 4, so it was a pleasant surprise to see his return this season. It’s clear that both Carrie and Quinn are in need of their old friend’s support and we hope to see more of him in season 6.

To celebrate the return of Max, we’re giving you a chance to survey everyone’s favorite surveillance master! Maury Sterling will join @RokuPlayer on Wednesday at 12:30 pm ET on Twitter for a live Q&A. Tweet all your questions using #AskMaury and he’ll answer them on Wednesday.

Stream new episodes of Homeland Sunday nights at 9 pm ET only on SHOWTIME.

Happy streaming!

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In the spirit of #TBT (“Throw Back Thursday” for the un-initiated!), every week we’re bringing you a favorite show that you can stream for free on Roku devices, no subscription or payment needed. Whether it’s been off the air for one year or ten, each show stands the test of time. Check back every Thursday for a new free show to watch and like Roku on Facebook for more free entertainment highlights. 

FELICITY
Pictured: Keri Russell as Felicity Porter
Photo Credit: ©The WB/ Jeffery Thurnher

Show of the weekFelicity

Aired: 4 seasons; September, 29, 1998 to May 22, 2002

How to watch for free: Find it on ABC’s channel. Click here to add it now!

Why we love the show: Before Keri Russell was kicking butt on The Americans, she was stealing our hearts as the curly-haired college coed who followed a cute boy across the country—and found herself in the process. The show is a love letter to New York City, cassette tapes, curly hair, and the journey of breaking hearts, mending your own, and finding your way in life. Plus: we love seeing a pre-Alias Jennifer Garner, a pre-Scandal Scott Foley, and a pre-The Great American Bake Show Ian Gomez.

Cue the nostalgia by watching the opening credits from each season:

Looking for more great free stuff? Check out the links below.

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