Every month we let our readers know what’s coming to Netflix. August is highlighted with the release of Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Original series The Get Down and some classic movies like Big Daddy and The Fast and the Furious. Read below to see the entire list of everything coming to Netflix as well as everything that you’ll want to stream before it rotates off of the service.

Don’t have Netflix? See if you qualify for a one-month free* trial here.

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The turn of another month means there are a bunch of new movies and TV episodes you can stream on HBO NOW. Highlights include the return of the NFL reality series, Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the LA Rams, the addition of critically-acclaimed film Brooklyn, and breakout hit series The Night Of. Read below to see what you can stream on HBO NOW along with everything that will be rotating off the service in August.

If you don’t have HBO NOW, you can get 2 months of the streaming service when you purchase a new Roku player or Roku TV. Click here to learn more!

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If you’re looking for a way to stream the Republican and Democratic National Conventions over the next two weeks, we’ve got you covered. Learn more below and check out the top free news channels on the Roku platform for more election coverage options.

The Republican National Convention will be held on July 18-21 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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The Democratic National Convention will be held on July 25-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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You can stream the Republican and Democratic conventions for free on the following channels:

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Starz logoYour summer just got more entertaining! Starting today the standalone STARZ channel, which offers STARZ hit series and popular movies, is available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

The STARZ channel on the Roku platform is a single destination to access all of STARZ’s premium content including the STARZ sister networks, STARZ ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX. For $8.99 per month with a 7-day free trial for new subscribers, users have instant access to more than 2,700 selections each month, including STARZ hit series ranging from Outlander, Power and the upcoming American Gods and other TV content, to Hollywood hits and popular movies including Avengers: Age of Ultron and, later this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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STARZ subscribers from participating cable, satellite and telco partners can also authenticate and view STARZ in the new, easy-to-use channel. Users can purchase a subscription or authenticate STARZ directly in the channel and watch every episode of every season of the best of STARZ’s original programming, as well as the biggest, most extensive movie library of all the premium subscription networks in the U.S.

Find the STARZ channel in the “Movies & TV” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

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Great news for Canadian streamers with a Windows 10 laptop or tablet: The Windows 10 Roku app is now available in Canada! The Roku app for Windows 10 Laptops and Tablets offers Windows 10 users more access to their favorite streaming entertainment. Working closely with Microsoft, we’ve created a Roku experience designed specifically for these larger screens that Windows 10 and Roku users alike will love.

This is the first time the Roku app will be available to tablet users so be sure to take advantage of controlling your Roku device with a large screen and in landscape mode! Navigating more than 2,000 channels and 100,000 movies and TV episodes available on the Roku platform has never been easier. The Roku app for Windows 10 is a universal Windows app, which means it features Cortana support as well.

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 NEW HOMEPAGE
We want to get you to your favorite streaming entertainment content quickly and easily. The new Homepage provides you with quick access to your “My Channels” list and surfaces content available on Roku. With more and more Windows 10 devices supporting both point-and-click, as well as gesture navigation, browsing these lists can be accomplished with a simple swipe or click to bring the next page of content to the front.

REMOTE AND CONTROLS
Navigating a Roku device from your Windows 10 laptop or tablet could not be easier. With the new Roku app, your channels are just one click away. In addition to the classic remote, we’ve also included your complete My Channels list to the app’s interface to help you quickly move from channel to channel, regardless of where you are in the Roku platform.

SEARCH
Searching for content in Roku could not be easier. We know that sometimes you know exactly what you’re looking for and just want to find where to get it – enter Roku Search. Roku Search offers you a quick and easy way to find the content you want from popular channels. Simply start typing or saying the title of a television show, film, actor, or director, and Roku will begin collecting results for you. Again, the Roku app features Cortana integration so searching for content on Roku is never more than a “Hey Cortana” away!

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PLAY ON ROKU

The Roku app experience would not be complete without the “Play on Roku” feature. Show off your photos and music on the TV through your Roku device and let everyone share in your memories. All you need to do is select your photos and music, one-by-one or by selecting a folder, to begin playing the content. Once the photos and music are playing, you’re in control of how long to stay on that amazing photo or quickly you want to skip pass those more embarrassing ones.

AVAILABLE IN CANADA NOW

The Roku app for Windows 10 laptops and tablets is available in Canada today via the Windows app store!  We’re very excited to get this into your hands and we’ll be releasing a few more features over the coming weeks. If you want to learn more about Roku and our streaming entertainment offering, be sure to visit www.Roku.com.

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Great news for UK streamers with a Windows 10 laptop or tablet: The Windows 10 Roku app is now available in the UK! The Roku app for Windows 10 Laptops and Tablets offers Windows 10 users more access to their favorite streaming entertainment. Working closely with Microsoft, we’ve created a Roku experience designed specifically for these larger screens that Windows 10 and Roku users alike will love.

This is the first time the Roku app will be available to tablet users so be sure to take advantage of controlling your Roku device with a large screen and in landscape mode! Navigating more than 2,000 channels and 100,000 movies and TV episodes available on the Roku platform has never been easier. The Roku app for Windows 10 is a universal Windows app, which means it features Cortana support as well.

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NEW HOMEPAGE
We want to get you to your favorite streaming entertainment content quickly and easily. The new Homepage provides you with quick access to your “My Channels” list and surfaces content available on Roku. With more and more Windows 10 devices supporting both point-and-click, as well as gesture navigation, browsing these lists can be accomplished with a simple swipe or click to bring the next page of content to the front.

REMOTE AND CONTROLS
Navigating a Roku device from your Windows 10 laptop or tablet could not be easier. With the new Roku app, your channels are just one click away. In addition to the classic remote, we’ve also included your complete My Channels list to the app’s interface to help you quickly move from channel to channel, regardless of where you are in the Roku platform.

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SEARCH
Searching for content in Roku could not be easier. We know that sometimes you know exactly what you’re looking for and just want to find where to get it – enter Roku Search. Roku Search offers you a quick and easy way to find the content you want from popular channels such as Amazon Video, NOW TV, Netflix and Google Play. Simply start typing or saying the title of a television show, film, actor, or director, and Roku will begin collecting results for you. Again, the Roku app features Cortana integration so searching for content on Roku is never more than a “Hey Cortana” away!

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PLAY ON ROKU
The Roku app experience would not be complete without the “Play on Roku” feature. Show off your photos and music on the TV through your Roku device and let everyone share in your memories. All you need to do is select your photos and music, one-by-one or by selecting a folder, to begin playing the content. Once the photos and music are playing, you’re in control of how long to stay on that amazing photo or quickly you want to skip pass those more embarrassing ones.

AVAILABLE IN THE UK NOW
The Roku app for Windows 10 laptops and tablets is available in the UK today via the Windows app store! We’re very excited to get this into your hands and we’ll be releasing a few more features over the coming weeks. If you want to learn more about Roku and our streaming entertainment offering, be sure to visit www.Roku.com.

Happy Streaming!

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From hacker drama to hilarious comedies, this month welcomes back some of my favorite TV shows. If you haven’t seen Mr. Robot or Difficult People, it’s time for you to catch up before their second seasons kick off (trust me!). If you’re looking for something new, there are plenty of buzz-worthy shows calling your name. It is the summer of endless streaming after all!

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Mr. Robot (July 13) – Mr. Robot follows Elliot, a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. Available to stream on USA Now or Sling TV.

Difficult People (July 12) – As best friends living in New York City, their typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situations. Available to stream on Hulu.

The Night Of (July 10) – After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder. Available to stream on HBO NOW.

The Circus (July 10) – This documentary series pulls back the curtain on the 2016 presidential race, revealing the intense, inspiring and infuriating stories behind the headlines. Available to stream on SHOWTIME.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey (July 10) – Another installment of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives” reality show focused on housewives living in New Jersey. Available to stream on Bravo Now.

Suits (July 13) – On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City’s best lawyers. Available to stream on USA Now.

Stranger Things (July 15) – 1980s-inspired supernatural thriller stars Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine, and David Harbour. Available to stream on Netflix.

Ballers (July 17) – A series centered around a group of football players and their families, friends, and handlers. Available to stream on HBO NOW.

Vice Principals (July 17) – A dark comedy series about a high school and the two vice principals. Available to stream on HBO NOW.

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Spike logoMy fellow Lip Sync Battle fans, it’s now easier than ever to binge-watch your favorite battles! Today the popular Spike channel is available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

Customers who subscribe to Spike through a participating cable, satellite or telco provider have access to the latest Spike shows the day after they air, including full episodes of Lip Sync Battle, Ink Master, Bar Rescue and more. Revisit vintage shows like Deadliest Warrior and 1000 Ways to Die or catch the best bouts from Bellator MMA and Premier Boxing Champions.

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Find the Spike channel in the “Movies & TV” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

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Summer is officially here. Grab yourself a cold beverage and plop yourself down on the sofa – because there’s a lot that you’re going to want to watch that’s new on SHOWTIME® this month. The new seasons of Ray Donovan and Roadies continue through July and there are a bunch of hit movies to watch on demand. Read below to see everything you can stream on SHOWTIME in the month of July.

If you don’t currently subscribe to SHOWTIME, click here to find out if you’re eligible for a free* trial!

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Today we’re pleased to announce the expansion of our Roku TV program with the addition of Hitachi America as a new Roku TV partner.

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Hitachi will take advantage of our TV reference design to build superior smart TVs that run the Roku® OS and give consumers the best streaming experience in the industry. Hitachi Roku TV models will feature a simple, personalized home screen, 3,000+ streaming channels and powerful search and discovery features. Both HD and 4K Ultra HD Hitachi Roku TV models in a variety of screen sizes will be available this fall.

The success of the Roku TV program and its continued momentum are bringing us closer to our ultimate goal of the Roku OS powering every TV. In 2015, the first full year of the program, Roku TV experienced tremendous growth with more than 40 models available in the U.S and sales accounting for 8%* of the U.S. smart TV market. In 2016 more than 60 models are expected to ship in the U.S. from six brands including Hitachi. Roku TV models are offered in HD and 4K UHD resolution with screen sizes ranging from 24 to 65 inches.

We can’t wait to share more details on the Hitachi Roku TV models in the coming months! Stay tuned to the blog for more for updates.

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*Based on smart TV retail sell-in data from IHS and Roku data

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