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Your go-to sources for music and pop culture news are now streaming! Starting today the Rolling Stone and Us Weekly streaming channels are available FREE on the Roku platform in the U.S.

In addition, Above Average, Baeble Music, Comedy Dynamics, Cracked, FailArmy, Great Big Story, MashableSuper Deluxe, UPROXX and XLTV by XLrator Media are also now available. These channels have been built using our newly announced Roku Direct Publisher solution which lets content creators launch a channel very quickly. Learn more about getting started with Roku Direct Publisher.

The Rolling Stone channel gives Roku customers access to the latest videos covering music, politics, TV, movies, sports and more. Rolling Stone exclusive video series such as Fan Theory Exploder are available now featuring stars from New Girl, Blindspot, Gotham and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Did you watch the Presidential debate last week? It was the most-watched debate in U.S. history. Before Clinton and Trump return for their second debate on Sunday, October 9, it’s the VP candidates’ turn. Stream the Vice Presidential debate live at 9pm ET on the Roku plaform – add one of the channels below.

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Still busy streaming last month’s TV show premieres? Well, get ready for another wave of great TV this month. There’s so much buzz around the new series Westworld on HBO NOW, the return of The Walking Dead and just about every show on The CW. And in case you missed it, The CW channel is streaming current season TV show episodes FREE!

Westworld (October 2) – A series inspired by the 1973 film of the same title written by Michael Crichton about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings. Available to stream on HBO NOW.

Madam Secretary (October 2) – A look at the personal and professional life of a Secretary of State as she tries to balance her work and family life. Available to stream on CBS All Access.

Shameless (October 2) – An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can. Available to stream on SHOWTIME.

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Another month has passed, and we’re back with another edition of what’s new on Netflix. In October, get nostalgic with some certified classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Dazed and Confused. And as always, Netflix comes strong this month with a slate of Netflix Originals, including Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, The Ranch: Season 1 (Part 2), and Black Mirror: Season 3 (Part 1). Read below to see everything that is coming to as well as rotating off of the streaming service in October.

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In case you haven’t heard, we launched a new streaming player lineup this week! We’re excited that there’s a Roku product for everyone – from our new streaming players to our popular Roku TVs. Because we want you to join in on the launch excitement we’re giving you a chance to win one of our new players and a 55″ 4K TCL Roku TV until 10/31.

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Here’s what we’re giving away:

Entering is easy. Simply click here (or on the image above), and follow these instructions:

  1. Choose between a 55″ 4K TCL Roku TV, a Roku Express, a Roku Premiere+, or a Roku Ultra.
  2. Enter your e-mail address.
  3. Agree to the official rules.
  4. Click Enter.
  5. Repeat every day until 10/31.

In addition to sweepstakes like this one, we have plenty of giveaways on our social channels. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to get in on the action.

Good luck, streamers!

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Your favorite CW TV show premieres are around the corner and lucky for you they’re all streaming in one Roku channel! Starting today The CW is available FREE on the Roku platform in the U.S. No login. No subscription. Just FREE.

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The CW channel will give all Roku customers access to current season shows including The Flash, Supergirl and Arrow. New episodes are available the day after they air, with the last five episodes available at a time.

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Check the “Latest” section to stream the newest episodes of your favorite TV shows. In the “Shows” section you’ll find the entire collection of TV shows available including critically acclaimed series like Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex Girlfriend – new seasons starting October 17 and October 21 respectively.

CW Specials will be streaming on The CW channel as well. Be sure to catch the iHeartRadio Music Festival night one on October 6 and night two on October 7.

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

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Today marks the biggest streaming player launch in Roku history! We’re introducing the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra. With this lineup, plus our recently updated Roku Streaming Stick®, there’s a player for everyone. In addition, we’ve reached another first – now there are 100+ streaming channels in our search feature allowing you to find more of the content you want to stream.

At just $29.99, the Roku Express offers 1080p HD streaming with a complete channel lineup and is a great solution for new streamers or for those who wish to extend the experience throughout their home. The Roku Express+, at $39.99, is for older TVs and supports a composite jack and A/V cable (red/white/yellow).roku-express-streaming-playerFor those who seek fast performance through a quad-core processor and the ability to stream up to 4K in up to 60 frames per second (fps)*, Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ offer powerful performance at an amazing value: $79.99 and $99.99 respectively. The Roku Premiere+ also supports HDR* for vibrant picture quality, and cool Roku features like a headphone jack in the remote.

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Rounding out the line is the fully loaded Roku Ultra for the awesomest streaming experience which also includes support for Dolby Digital Plus decode, voice search and lost remote finder for $129.99.

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Today marks the biggest streaming player launch in Roku history! We’re introducing the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra in Canada. With this lineup, plus our recently updated Roku Streaming Stick®, there’s a player for everyone.

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At just $39.99, the Roku Express offers 1080p HD streaming with a complete channel lineup and is a great solution for new streamers or for those who wish to extend the experience throughout their home. The Roku Express+, at $49.99, is for older TVs and supports a composite jack and A/V cable (red/white/yellow).

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For those who seek fast performance through a quad-core processor and the ability to stream up to 4K in up to 60 frames per second (fps)*, Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ offer powerful performance at an amazing value: $89.99 and $109.99 respectively. The Roku Premiere+ also supports HDR* for vibrant picture quality, and cool Roku features like a headphone jack in the remote.

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I’m happy to share that we’ve hit an impressive Roku Search milestone! Just a few months ago I shared that we hit 50 streaming channels in Roku Search. Today we’ve doubled that number and now search across 100+ streaming channels – more than any other streaming platform and ranging across a diverse collection of streaming channels including movies and TV shows, music, comedy, lifestyle and more.

Our comprehensive and unbiased search combs 100+ streaming channels (whether you have them installed or not). You can save time and conduct a search for a movie, TV show, actor or director to see where content is available. Results appear in order of what is free or lowest price for you.roku-search-home_roku-expressFor example, conduct a search for your favorite actor or actress and bring up their filmography – you may stumble upon a title available to stream for free! Check out the results below for actress Uma Thurman.

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The predictive search will save you time and populate as your input characters – no need to type the entire name or title in most cases.

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If the first two Presidential debates were any indication, the final one tonight will be an event you won’t want to miss. It all comes down to this, and there are a number of Roku channels that will be streaming the debate. Click the links below to add the channels.

Debate schedule

First Presidential Debate: Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, 9 p.m. EST

Second Presidential Debate: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, 9 p.m. EST

Third Presidential Debate: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 9 p.m. EST

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