Cooking-Channel-DIY-NetworkGoodbye winter, hello spring! The longer days and warm weather mean it’s time to welcome outdoor get-togethers, home improvement projects and, of course, spring streaming. To help you check all of these off your list, I’m happy to share that the WATCH Cooking Channel and WATCH DIY Network are now available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

Viewers who sign in and authenticate with their pay-TV provider credentials will be able to access a live feed of what is currently airing on each network as well as their favorite Cooking Channel and DIY Network shows on demand including:

  • WATCH Cooking Channel: Dinner at Tiffani’s, Brunch @ Bobby’s, Tia Mowry at Home and more

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  • WATCH DIY Network: Building Alaska, Renovation Realities, Salvage Dawgs, Garage Gold and more

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So, what will you stream first?

Find the WATCH Cooking Channel and WATCH DIY Network in the “TV Everywhere” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy Streaming!

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Hello, streamers! You may have heard the news that M-GO recently joined the Fandango family. As of March 30, the M-GO channel will be replaced by FandangoNOW on the Roku platform. But not to worry – everything you love about M-GO, including your Library, Watchlist and account details will not change and will be accessible through the FandangoNOW channel.

FandangoNOW offers a massive library of new releases such as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You’ll also find catalog movies from all major studios and next-day TV shows for purchase. For a limited time only our friends at FandangoNOW are offering $3 off any purchase* using code NOW16 until 4/14/16. Create a FandangoNOW account or sign in to redeem the offer. What’s on your watchlist tonight?

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Click here to learn more about the your M-GO Rewards Points.

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*Enter promo code [NOW16] at checkout, to receive up to $3 off your purchase on www.fandangonow.com. This offer is valid for purchases made between 12:01 am PT on 3/30/16 and 11:59 pm PT on 4/14/16, while supplies last. Valid in the U.S. and D.C., except U.S. territories and where prohibited by law. One time use only. Any remaining amount after purchase will be forfeited. Limit one promo code per account holder. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Void where prohibited. This is a promotional code and is non-transferable, not to be shared, is not for resale, has no cash value, and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Fandango reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time and without notice. This offer is subject to Fandango’s Terms and Policies at www.fandango.com/Terms-and-Policies and Privacy Policy available atwww.fandango.com/PrivacyPolicy.

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Spring is officially here which means sunny days, blooming flowers and a whole lot of tissue boxes. If you love all the new sprouts but not the sneezes that come with it, then this weekend’s Watchlist will help protect you from all that problematic pollen so no one has to say, “Gesundheit!”

“Dancing with the Stars” (TV Show, 2005) — Professional dancers pair with celebrities to train and compete in ballroom dancing. Available to stream on Watch ABC.

James White (Movie, 2015) – A young New Yorker struggles to control his reckless behavior as his mother battles cancer. Available to stream on Amazon VideoM-GO, and VUDU.

The Brainwashing of My Dad (Movie, 2015) – Filmmaker Jen Senko examines how the media influenced her father to switch from democrat to conservative. Available to stream on Amazon Video and VUDU.

Noble (Movie, 2014) – Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. Available to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play and VUDU.

Sunshine Superman (Movie, 2014) – The life and accomplishments of Carl Boenish, one of the first pioneers of BASE jumping. Available to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play and VUDU.

Macbeth (Movie, 2015) – After murdering King Duncan and seizing the throne, Macbeth becomes consumed with guilt and paranoia as the tyrannical ruler of Scotland. Available to stream on Amazon Video, M-GO and VUDU.

Hyena Road (Movie, 2015) – During the war in Afghanistan, an intelligence officer enlists a sniper to track down a legendary freedom fighter. Available to stream on Amazon Video, M-GO and VUDU.

We Come as Friends (Movie, 2014) – Filmmaker Hubert Sauper examines how colonialism, war and business contribute to the exploitation of South Sudan. Available to stream on Amazon Video, M-GO and VUDU.

Break Point (Movie, 2014) – A rough around the edges tennis pro is making one final crack at a major doubles tournament. Due to his drinking and on court attitude, other pros shy away form being his partner. He’ll have to ask his younger brother for hep if he wants to succeed. Avaiable to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play and VUDU.

Happy Streaming!

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Are your kiddos out of school this week? All those fun outdoor Spring Break activities are sure to tire them out…and will absolutely tire you out. So, for those much needed breaks on the couch – the free Roku channels on your Roku player or Roku TV to the rescue! From educational programming to downright fun, we have it all. Plus these channels will entertain the whole family without putting a dent in your pocketbook.

Check out these top free Roku channels for kids and let us know if we missed any of your family’s favorites.

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Free activity-based channels:

  • KidzBop – get the kids singing and dancing along to today’s biggest pop hits
  • Future Scientists – simple and fun experiments, instructional videos on space and planets, and more
  • Cafe Lilliput – watch adorable little chefs whip up all things yummy in their kitchen
  • Simple Kids Crafts – easy crafts for kids (with the help of parents!) made out of recycled and Eco-friendly materials
  • Kids Food – introduce your kids to cooking with trustworthy recipe videos by moms and children

Free entertainment channels:

  • PBS KidsWild Kratts, Curious George, The Cat in the Hat and more
  • Hasbro – watch classic shows including GI Joe, Transformers and Conan the Adventurer
  • Jim Henson Family TV – stream Fraggle Rock, Secret Life of Toys and other Jim Henson classics
  • Popcornflix Kids – currently streaming Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake, Kidz Bop Dance Moves and more

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Two months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show we announced plans with TCL® to ship new TCL Roku TV™ models with stunning UHD 4K picture quality. We’re thrilled to share that TCL is launching six new 4K TCL Roku TV models that bring together the latest in TV design and technology, advanced connectivity and available 4K content to deliver on customer demands for both the highest quality and largest selection of streaming entertainment. You can order one of the new TVs starting today on Amazon.com.

TCL 4K Roku TV

The new 55” ($599) and 65” ($999) models will join TCL Roku TV’s award-winning S-series lineup and the premium P130 series will offer the ultimate 4K TCL Roku TV experience, adding an enhanced remote with headphone jack for private listening, voice search, and Remote Finder. The P130 series will be offered in 43” ($499), 50” ($599), 55” ($699), and 65” ($1099) screen sizes.

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All 4K TCL Roku TV models include a powerful quad-core processor and feature Ultra HD picture quality with more than eight million pixels for enhanced clarity and detail. The new TVs also include the proprietary TCL Creative Pro 4K UHD Upscaling Engine, which allows customers to view 1080p HD content in near 4K quality. And for any expert picture calibrators out there, we have a new unique feature accessible in the Roku mobile app for Android and iOS that allows you to modify your picture settings to your liking. Click here to learn more about the Expert Picture Settings feature.

Discovering 4K content is fast and easy with Roku’s 4K Spotlight Channel. The channel features a curated selection of great 4K content from a variety of popular streaming channels and is updated with new content on a regular basis. A 4K UHD category is also included within the Roku Channel Store to enable customers to access nearly a dozen streaming services that offer 4K entertainment including Amazon Video, Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, UltraFlix and more. Additional streaming services offering 4K content are expected to be added in the future.

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Other great features you’ll find on every Roku TV:

  • An easy to navigate, customizable home screen that places streaming channels alongside your favorite TV entertainment choices, such as a game console, cable box or Blu-ray player.
  • Access to the Roku Channel Store, which includes more than 3,000 available streaming channels with 300,000+ movies and TV episodes plus sports, music, news, fitness, and much more.
  • 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. Search results are ordered with the least expensive (or free) results listed first.
  • The Roku Feed enables you to follow entertainment you’re interested in and be notified when it becomes available to stream – and at what price.
  • Roku TV can be controlled with the simple and intuitive remote control or through the free Roku mobile app for iOS and Android. In addition, you can cast video from Netflix and YouTube, as well as share personal video, photos and music, directly from a mobile device to the Roku TV.

Learn more about why you’ll love Roku TV!

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Over 75 new titles are being added to Netflix next month, including the much anticipated return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the premiere of another Netflix Original, The Ranch starring Ashton Kutcher. Also making an appearance in April are blockbuster films like The Shawshank Redemption, Erin Brockovich, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

To see everything that is rotating on and off the service in April, see the full list below.

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As a big fan of VICE on HBO NOW, I was thrilled to hear the news of VICE’s newly launched TV channel, VICELAND. Today, I’m happy to share that VICELAND, a channel comprised of people and voices that explore the human condition, is now available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

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From music and film to food and technology, the content available on the VICELAND channel covers a broad array of compelling topics. The current show lineup includes:

  • Balls Deep: Thomas Morton hangs out with different groups of people and gives their life a try.
  • F*ck That’s Delicious: The life and eating habits of rap’s greatest bon vivant, Action Bronson.
  • Flophouse: Most comedians are broke, and a lot of them are broke in the same houses. Filmmaker Lance Bangs documents this network of couches and the stand-ups that crash on them.
  • Gaycation: Ellen Page and her best friend, Ian Daniel, set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world.
  • Huang’s World: Eddie Huang went to law school, got hired, got fired, told jokes, sold weed, did molly, opened a restaurant, wrote a New York Times bestseller, and now he’s here.
  • Noisey: A first-hand look into the cultures and artists behind some of the world’s most compelling music scenes.

Viewers who sign in and authenticate with their pay TV provider credentials will be able to stream VICELAND shows on demand the day after they air. All Roku customers in the U.S. can stream free episodes listed in the “Free VICELAND Episodes” section as well as the first episode of every TV show series.

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

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March Madness got you going bonkers? Perhaps it’s time for a time out! Casual streamers and bingers alike can catch their breaths from all of the dunking and passing and stream some newbies and favorites this week. Check out the Weekend Watchlist below!

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday (Movie, 2016) – It’s time to breakout of his comfy, small-town routines and live a little! Pee-wee hits the road for an epic adventure. Available to stream on Netflix.

“Daredevil” (TV Show, 201X) – Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the superhero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Available to stream on Netflix.

“Nashville” (TV Show, 2012) – A country legend tries to resurrect her career, while battling a younger singer for the spotlight. Past episodes avaialble to stream on Amazon VideoGoogle Play, HuluM-GO, Time Warner Cable, VUDU, and Watch ABC.

Concussion (Movie, 2015) – Forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu raises public awareness about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disorder that causes brain trauma in football players. Available to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play, M-GO and VUDU.

“The Americans” (TV Show, 2013) – Married KGB spies pose as Americans in Washington, D.C., after Ronald Reagan is elected president. Available to stream on FX NOW, M-GO, Time Warner Cable, and VUDU.

Anomalisa (Movie, 2015) – An inspirational speaker becomes reinvigorated after meeting a lively woman who shakes up his mundane existence. Available to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play, M-GO and VUDU.

“Schitt’s Creek” (TV Show, 2015) – When a rich family goes broke, its members move to Schitt’s Creek, a depressing small town. Available to stream on Time Warner Cable.

“Criminal Minds” (TV Show, 2016) – Members of the International Division of the FBI help Americans who encounter danger while abroad. Available to stream on M-GO, Time Warner Cable and VUDU.

Daddy’s Home (Movie, 2015) – An insecure man competes for the affection of his stepchildren when their freewheeling father breezes back into town. Available to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play, M-GO and VUDU.

The Hateful Eight (Movie, 2015) – While seeking shelter from a blizzard in post-Civil War Wyoming, two bounty hungers, a fugitive prisoner and a man who claims to be a sheriff encounter four strangers.

Happy Streaming!

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Some of your favorite TV shows are back but if you haven’t caught up on the latest episodes from last season, now is the time! In the mood for a flick or two? We have a few suggestions to keep you occupied this weekend. Stream on, folks!

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (TV Show, 2013) – A group of highly trained SHIELD agents investigate the strange and unknown. Past episodes available to stream on Amazon VideoGoogle Play, HuluM-GO, Time Warner Cable, VUDU, and Watch ABC.

“Once Upon a Time” (TV Show, 2011) — A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. Past episodes available to stream on on Amazon VideoGoogle Play, HuluM-GO, Time Warner Cable, VUDU, Watch ABC

“Quantico” (TV Show, 2015) – An elite group of recruits-in-training turns out to include a suspected terrorist. Past episodes available to stream on Amazon Video, Hulu, M-GO, Time Warner Cable, VUDU, and Watch ABC.

“Bates Motel” (TV Show, 2013) – Teenager Norman Bates and his widowed mother take a stab at starting over in a coastal town. Past episodes available to stream on Amazon Video, M-GO, Time Warner Cable and VUDU.

“Flaked” (TV Show, 2016) – In his funky California beach enclave, Chip’s the go-to-guy for personal insights. But he isn’t quite as enlightened when it comes to his own baggage. Available to stream on Netflix.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (Movie, 2015) – Katniss faces mortal traps, deadly enemies and moral choices when she and her closest friends leave District 13 to assassinate President Snow and liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem. Available to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play, M-GO and VUDU.

Creed (Movie, 2015) – Long-retired boxer Rocky Balboa agrees to train Apollo Creed’s son to become a fighter, even as the former champ battles an opponent deadlier than any he ever faced in the ring. Available to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play, M-GO, and VUDU.

The Night Before (Movie, 2015) – As their annual reunion tradition comes to an end, three lifelong friends plan a night of debauchery and hilarity by searching for the Nutcracker Ball, the Holy Grain of Christmas parties in New York. Available to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play, M-GO and VUDU

The Danish Girl (Movie, 2015) – With support from his loving wife Gerda, artist Einar Wegener prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change operations. Available to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play, M-GO and VUDU.

Secret in Their Eyes (Movie, 2015) – An FBI agent spends 13 years investigating the brutal murder of a colleague’s daughter, then unconvering a new clue that leads to a dark and shocking secret. Available to stream on Amazon Video, Google Play, M-GO and VUDU.

Happy Streaming!

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Not lucky enough to make it out to Austin for SXSW? Me either. While I can’t offer you delicious breakfast tacos or BBQ from Texas, I can share how you can enjoy the excitement of the SXSW Interactive, Film and Music Conference from the comfort of your couch. Add the SXSW On channel for free on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S. and Canada.

Stream President Obamas keynote SXSW Roku

Starting Friday, March 11, the SXSW On channel on the Roku platform will stream keynotes, interviews and live performances, including the highly anticipated keynote from President Barack Obama, interview with Anthony Bourdain and more!

Music fans get your lighters ready. From March 16-19, dozens of performances will be live streamed each night from 8 PM – 2 AM CT. See the full live streaming schedule at http://www.sxsw.com/live.

Happy Streaming!

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