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. You can also find more suggestions on the What’s On tab in the new Roku mobile app. Happy streaming!

Lions for Lambs (Tubi TV and VUDU‘s Movies on Us section)

The experience of two soldiers in Afghanistan ties together separate stories unfolding in California and Washington, D.C. Starring Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, and Meryl Streep.

Out of Time (VUDU‘s Movies on Us section and Tubi TV)

Considered a suspect in a deadly arson, a police chief (Denzel Washington) must cover his tracks while trying to prove his innocence.

Dances with Wolves (VUDU‘s Movies on Us section)

Kevin Costner’s epic vision of the American frontier as seen through the eyes of a 19th-century U.S. Cavalry officer.

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From the First Four to the final buzzer, you’ll be able to stream the March Madness action on your Roku® streaming players and Roku TVs. Here are all the ways you can watch the tournament over the next few weeks.

Stream March Madness

HOW TO WATCH

Without a cable or satellite subscription*

Games on TNT, truTV, and TBS are available on PlayStation Vue and Sling TV. Games on CBS are available on CBS All Access (CBS games on PlayStation Vue vary by location and are subject to blackouts).

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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 is free to stream on Roku devices, no subscription, authentication, 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 and Friday for something new to stream on Roku devices and like Roku on Facebook for more entertainment highlights. You can also find more suggestions on the What’s On tab in the new Roku mobile app

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Show of the weekGirlfriends, Season 2-8

Aired: 8 seasons; September 11, 2000 –February 11, 2008

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

Show summary:

The comedy focuses on a group of women from different walks of life as they go through daily trials and tribulations. Together they’ll find love, go through breakups, and navigate relationships with friends and family…all while making you laugh.

Why we love the show:

If you love Tracee Ellis Ross in Black-ish, you’ll love her in this sitcom as Joan, the lovable and neurotic lawyer of the group. The show manages to blend drama and comedy seamlessly through multiple storylines and intersecting characters.

See highlights from the show below: 

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Roku customers often ask us on Twitter about where to find new and free Roku channels. We’re always listening to your suggestions (let us know what blog post topics you want to see next!), so without further ado we bring you 5 NEW FREE Roku channels.

Simply click the links below to add the channels and start streaming!

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Epic Meal Time: The EMT crew features captivating videos of the foods you never knew you wanted to eat, including the “100 lb. Pizza Slice,” the 115,036 calorie “Nutella Bomb,” and the “50 Pound Fried Chicken Sandwich.”

Text Twist: The countdown is on to make as many words as possible with either six or seven random letters in this classic word scramble game.

Draw: Titles including The Lone Ranger and plenty of John Wayne flicks will have any old Western fan entertained until sundown.

The Sweet Spot: The Sweet Spot is a home run for any diehard fan, with documentaries and stories on “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks and the baseball pioneers behind “A League of Their Own.”

tpsy: With videos like “How to Pack Booze in Your Suitcase So It Doesn’t Break,” “Six Healthy Breakfasts That Won’t Break The Bank,” and “6 Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress,” tpsy teaches you how to adult better.

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Nothing puts a damper on a streaming session like a poor wireless connection, so we’re here to offer our best tips to get you streaming happily on your Roku player or Roku TV. Before you call your ISP or pull your hair out, try these steps to improve your wireless internet connection.

1. Check your wireless signal strength

Let’s start off with a common tip. If you’re seeing a loading screen or video buffering checking your internet speed is a good place to start. Your Roku device provides information on the strength of the wireless signal it’s receiving.

  • On your Roku device, go to Settings > Network
  • When connected, the signal strength will be shown on screen as Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor

If you find that your internet speed is slower than expected, we recommend trying the tips outlined in this blog post. If issues persist after you’ve tried all of these steps, we recommend contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to troubleshoot.

2. Change the location of your router

The location of the router in your home is crucial to having a strong connection throughout your home. Having the router as close to the middle of your home allows for an equal distribution of your wireless signal. If your router is in the corner of your home, half of your signal may be outside!

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Everyone is familiar with popular channels on the Roku Channel Store such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, SHOWTIME, and others. But what about all the compelling entertainment found on the channels you may not have added yet? Enter these five hidden gems (did I mention they’re all free?!).

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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!

The Quiet Ones (Tubi TV)

Operating on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by negative human energy, a rogue professor and his students attempt to create a poltergeist by pushing a young woman to the edge of sanity.

A Birder’s Guide to Everything (VUDU‘s Movies on Us section)

On the eve of his father’s remarriage, a teenage birding enthusiast (Kodi Smit-McPhee) leads his friends on a road trip to find an extremely rare duck.

She-Devil (Tubi TV)

An accountant’s (Ed Bedgley Jr.) frumpy wife (Roseanne Barr) hexes him and his fancy mistress (Meryl Streep).

Save the Last Dance 2 (Tubi TV)

A talented dancer (Izabella Miko) falls for a musician (Columbus Short) while embracing traditional ballet and hip-hop.

Looking for more free channels? Check out the links below. You can also find new things to watch every day on Roku free mobile app. Find more details here

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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 is free to stream on Roku devices, no subscription, authentication, 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 and Friday for something new to stream on Roku devices and like Roku on Facebook for more entertainment highlights. You can also find more suggestions on the What’s On tab in the new Roku mobile app

Show of the weekCamelot, Season 1

Aired: 1 season; February 25 – June 10, 2011

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

Show summary:

The legend of King Arthur isn’t new, but Camelot imbues the tale with an added layer of intrigue by positioning Arthur as a young upstart with the background of a commoner. His reign is threatened by his plotting, beautiful half sister Morgan who will go to any lengths to undermine him. With familiar favorites like Merlin and Guinevere also in the mix, expect a good dose of magic and romance.

Why we love the show:

The costumes and cattiness is the perfect brew of guilty pleasure!

Watch the trailer below: 

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Still busy streaming last month’s TV premieres? Well, get ready for another jam-packed month with returning fan favorites including The Americans and Empire. The highly anticipated new shows, Snatch, Marvel’s Iron Fist, and Trial & Error, to name a few, should be essential additions to your streaming rotation too!

What are you looking forward to streaming this month?

March 1

National Treasure (Hulu)

A famous comedian’s world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse.

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March isn’t just a great month for streaming basketball – there are plenty of new Netflix shows and movies to watch as well. Fresh off of their Oscar win for White Helmets, Netflix is keeping the momentum this month with Netflix Originals including Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 1, Love: Season 2, and Amy Schumer: The Leather Special.

Read below to see every single new TV show and movie coming to Netflix in March, and continue reading to see everything rotating off of the service.

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