Hello streamers! For those of you who enjoy classical music: Digital Concert Hall by the Berliner Philharmoniker is now available from the Roku Channel Store on Roku streaming players globally and Roku TV models (in the U.S., Canada and Mexico). With the Digital Concert Hall channel, you’ll always have the best seat in the house to see the Berliner Philharmoniker – no flight required!

On the Digital Concert Hall channel more than 50 concerts are broadcasted live every year, or can be watched later from the concert archive. The archive contains hundreds of recordings from over five decades with all the great artists of classical music. There are also exciting documentaries and bonus films. All live and on demand content is streamed in beautiful HD quality.

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Today we’re happy to share some exciting new features included in Roku OS 7.6, the latest version of our operating system for all Roku devices. These new features and improvements make it easier to discover and watch the entertainment you love. The great benefit to owning a Roku device is that current models (after May 2011) receive our Roku OS updates.

In the spirit of making it easier for you to find great content, we now have 300+ channels in Roku Search across all Roku devices. With Roku Search, it’s easy to find where movies and shows are available for free, or see unbiased results ranked by price across top channels.

Roku OS 7.6 will roll out over the next few weeks and is expected to be complete before June.

New Roku OS 7.6 Features:

  • More Ways to Watch for Roku TVs (U.S. only) – This feature provides an enhanced viewing experience based on what you watch on cable or satellite boxes, or broadcast antennas, connected to your HD Roku TV. You’ll be required to enable the feature via an opt-in prompt on your Roku TV once the feature is available or when setting up a new Roku TV. More Ways to Watch can recognize the show or movie you’re watching on these boxes and antennas using Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology and suggest additional viewing options via streaming to enhance your experience. Additional viewing options may include the ability to watch from the beginning, watch more episodes of the same show and/or view suggestions for similar entertainment available to stream.

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Want to make it a movie night, but without shelling out the big bucks for overpriced tickets and popcorn? These 5 channels have just what you’re looking for…free movies!

Click the links below to add the channels to your Roku streaming player or Roku TV and start streaming freely!

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This week we’re bringing you 3 free must-stream shows on Roku devices, no subscription, authentication, or payment needed. Check back every Thursday and Friday for something new to stream for free and like Roku on Facebook for more entertainment highlights. Still not sure what to watch? Check out the What’s On tab in the Roku mobile app and click here for more suggestions of what to watch in April. 

iZombie
Enjoy all seasons of the comedy hit—including the current third season, which premiered Tuesday—on CW (add it here now; free availability subject to change). Watch the life of Liv Moore, the lovable overachiever-turned-zombie, get more complicated as she realizes there are more of the undead around her than she had thought!

Caught on Camera
Deep dive into the world of viral moments on this show featuring silly, scary, and entertaining snippets from around the world. (Watch it for free on NBC, which you can add here now; free availability subject to change.)

Running Wilde
Before she was kicking butt on The Americans and after she stole our hearts on Felicity, Keri Russell made us laugh—alongside Will Arnett—on Running Wilde, which you watch for free on TubiTV  (add it here now; free availability subject to change).

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

Happy streaming!

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Fellow streamers, the new seasons of The Leftovers and Veep start on April 16! We wanted to get the inside scoop on your favorite shows so we caught up with cast of these HBO hits to get their set secrets.

Justin Theroux and co-creator Damon Lindelof explain some of the mysteries in seasons 1 and 2 of The Leftovers. Then Veep‘s Gary Cole shares insight into his character Kent Davison and what life is like on the set of the Emmy-winning comedy.

There’s still time to catch up on previous seasons of The Leftovers and Veep. Check them out on HBO NOW.

Happy Streaming!

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If you’re looking for a reason to procrastinate spring cleaning like me, you’ll be happy to know there are 16 must-see premieres this month (and don’t forget all the good stuff from last month). Your spring streaming queue in April includes FargoBetter Call Saul, Doctor Who, Veep, Pretty Little Lies and many more listed below.

What are you watching?

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Call the Midwife (next day on PBS)

Season 6 takes us to 1962. Times are changing with new leadership and policies at Nonnatus house.

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Baseball season is upon us, which means we get to once again enjoy highlight reel catches, towering home runs, and incredible pitching performances every single night. One of the best parts about being a baseball fan is it feels there’s always something to watch. Since there are so many games in a year, you can basically be watching a game every single night and your Roku streaming player and Roku TV can be a huge help to watch during the entire season.

For both the regular season and playoffs, you’ll have plenty of options to watch MLB streaming live on Roku devices. This is available across several channels, regardless if you have a cable subscription or not. Here are the top channels that’ll be helpful to live stream MLB games this year.

MLB.TV®

The channel gives you the ability to watch MLB’s official streaming service, MLB.TV, on your Roku streaming player or Roku TV. You’ll need an MLB.TV subscription to watch any of the games on here, but with your subscription you’ll get access to a ton of games. There are blackouts of local games, but you can watch all other MLB games during the entire regular season. That’s well over 2,000 games. If you’re trying to watch just one team, there’s also a subscription option to pay less to get access to just that team’s games as long as they’re out-of-market.

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

50/50 (Tubi TV)

This comedy, which is inspired by a true story, features a young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dealing with his cancer diagnosis. Accompanying him on his unexpected journey is his bumbling, well-intentioned pal (Seth Rogen).

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[UPDATE: Happy April Fools’ Day!]

Hey everyone! There’s nothing more satisfying than a hearty serving of your favorite show with a tasty treat to ease your streaming appetite. We know what moves streamers like no one else and we’re always seeking improvements for your streaming experience. Today, we’re very excited to announce a great new feature that will benefit all of you streamers: Roku SnackSuggest.

Starting April 1, all Roku devices and the Roku mobile app will be updated with Roku SnackSuggest, a new feature that will suggest snack pairings to any TV show or movie. Like a fine wine and cheese pairing, the goal of Roku SnackSuggest is to bring together your favorite entertainment with complementary snack suggestions that enhance and elevate your streaming appetite. You can even use Roku SnackSuggest with features such as private listening and night mode so your streaming spree can continue while everyone else goes to bed!

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Walter Presents is a new U.S. service dedicated to bringing foreign language dramas to audiences around the world, and lucky for you it’s now available on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Walter Presents subscribers ($6.99 per month/$69.99 yearly) have access to the best foreign language dramas from around the world. From Nordic thrillers to South American chillers, Walter Iuzzolino has done all the hard work uncovering award-winning, top rated, exclusive and original drama series from around the world and has gathered them in one place for US audiences to enjoy for the very first time. Check out the “Walter’s Picks” videos for a quick synopsis of the dramas from Walter himself!

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