Every week we’re putting together the free movies to watch this weekend, no subscription or payment needed. This week we’re doing a special Oscars 2017 edition in honor of Sunday’s Academy Awards and highlighting our favorite past winners and nominees you can stream now for free. 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!

(Want to stream this year’s Oscars nominees? Find out how here)

My Week with Marilyn (VUDU‘s Movies on Us section)

2012: Best Actress nominee (Michelle Williams) and Best Supporting Actor nominee (Kenneth Branagh)

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In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we’re bringing you a favorite show that you can stream for free 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 for something new to stream for free on Roku devices and like Roku on Facebook for more entertainment highlights. 

From l-r, Imani Hakim, Tequan Richmond, Vincent Martella, Tyler James Williams, Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold of EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS on The CW. Gallery photo: Robert Voets ©2005 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

Show of the weekEverybody Hates Chris

Aired: 4 seasons; September 22, 2005 – May 8, 2009

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

Show summary: Based on Chris Rock’s teenage experiences (Rock co-created the show and narrates it), the comedy is set in the 1980s. Chris (played by Tyler James Williams), the eldest of three children, is uprooted to a new neighborhood and bused into a predominately white middle school two hours away by his strict, hard-working parents (played by Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold). The show follows his often-hilarious struggles to find his place while keeping his siblings in order and navigating his way through school.

Why we love the show: There is a reason the show garnered immediate critical claim when it first premiered. Leave it to Rock to provide a humorous, but also heartfelt, look at race, family, and growing up.

Watch a clip below:

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We chat with different types of Roku customers every day – some cord cutters who strictly stream, others who have cable, and many cord shavers who fall somewhere in between. To share his perspective and expertise on cord cutting, we’ve invited Chris Brantner for a guest blog post series. 

One of the best parts of being a soccer fan is there always seems to be a great game to watch. The beauty of soccer being a global sports means there are competitive leagues all around the world.

Since soccer matches happen all over the world, it’s tough to watch a bunch of matches with just a basic cable package. Thankfully, the trend of streaming TV has blown up and with that so has the options to stream soccer from around the globe.

Roku TVs and Roku streaming players have become a one stop shop for all your soccer streaming needs, whether you decided to cut cable or have a cable subscription. Here are some of the best Roku channels to stream soccer matches live!

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FuboTV – This is one of the top streaming services for soccer fans and does not require a cable subscription. You can watch matches from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, MLS, Primeira Liga, Ligue 1, Liga MX, Russian Premier, Brazilian League, and Uruguayan League. Plus, there are plenty of live matches you can stream during some of the biggest tournaments in the sport.

FuboTV also has tons of other TV channels to watch, for just $34.99 per month. It’s still early days on this version of the service, which was launched in beta early in 2017. There’s definitely a heavy focus on watching sports and there’s even some club TV channels available to stream. You can test out the service for a day with the 24-hour free trial.

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Awards season is upon us, which means you probably have a lot of entertainment to catch up on! Typically I wait until the nominees are streaming so I can enjoy them from the comfort of my couch on my Roku player.

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So, how do you find out when movies or TV shows are available to stream? The Roku Feed is a great feature that gives you automatic updates for your favorite movies, TV shows and more. I’m currently following award-nominated movies like La La Land and Hidden Figures so I’m alerted as soon as they’re available to stream. And I’m not the only one – these are the top award-nominated movies Roku customers are following.

  1. Moana (available on FandangoNOW and VUDU)
  2. Sully (Amazon Video, FandangoNOW and VUDU)
  3. Fences
  4. Trolls (Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play and VUDU)
  5. Suicide Squad (Amazon Video and VUDU)
  6. Hacksaw Ridge (FandangoNOW, Google Play and VUDU)
  7. Arrival (Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play and VUDU)
  8. Hidden Figures
  9. Sing
  10. Passengers
  11. La La Land
  12. Doctor Strange (Amazon Video, FandangoNOW and VUDU)
  13. Deepwater Horizon (Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Sling TV and VUDU)
  14. Nocturnal Animals (FandangoNOW and VUDU)
  15. Moonlight (FandangoNOW and VUDU)

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Happy Presidents’ Day streamers! While we celebrate U.S. Presidents today, we’re taking this opportunity to rank our favorite fictional TV Presidents (and to challenge you to stream your faves over the three-day weekend!). In the mood for movie Presidents instead? Check out our list of the best fictional movie Presidents here.

Who’s the best TV President? Did we miss anyone on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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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!

AeonFlux (VUDU‘s Movies on Us section)

In the last city on earth, underground rebels dispatch their top assassin (Charlize Theron) to kill a government leader.

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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 you can stream for free 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 for something new to stream for free on Roku devices and like Roku on Facebook for more entertainment highlights. 

Show of the week: The Astronaut Wives Club

Aired: 1 season; June 18 –to August 20, 2015

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

Show summary: Based on Lily Koppel’s book “The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story,” this limited series tells the story of the women who were essential players behind big events in American history. As astronauts embark on death-defying missions, Life magazine documents behind-the-scenes moments from the lives of their young wives and families. The attention transforms these military spouses into American royalty. While their celebrity status rises, tragedy also starts to touch their lives, bringing the women together to support one another.

Why we love the show: What’s not to love about astronauts, period costumes, and drama? The show is a delectable mix of the fervor surrounding space travel with the very earth-grounded ups and downs of family and friendships.

It’s a mix of: Mad Men + (a classier version) of the Real Housewives franchise

Watch the trailer below: 

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

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Get your remotes ready, streamers, because I’m about to tell you how to stream the NBA All-Star Game 2017 (bonus: it’s FREE!). In addition you can stream the JBL Three-Point Contest, Verizon Slam Dunk Contest and more (see schedule below).

I’m going out on a limb and picking Klay Thompson in the Three-Point Contest and Aaron Gordon to win the Slam Dunk Contest. Who are your picks? Make your predictions in the comments below!

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Here’s where you can stream all the NBA All-Star 2017 events:

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Hi Roku pals! Plex, one of the most popular channels in the Roku Channel Store, is the premier platform to organize all your media libraries into a single, simplified experience for easy playback on your Roku device. And, once you’re running Plex, you can access your media on your mobile phone, tablet, and a bunch of other devices, no matter where you are. #Magic!

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I would like to take a few minutes to introduce you to Plex DVR. Now in beta, Plex DVR enables Roku users to record high definition, over-the-air television broadcasts using an HDHomeRun tuner from our partner, SiliconDust. Our in-app DVR program guide supports channels in more than 70 countries, and we also support many other major networks around the world, like CBC, BBC, ITV, Telemundo, and Univision.

To use Plex DVR, you need to add a digital antenna, connect an HDHomeRun digital tuner, adjust your Plex DVR settings, and start pouring content into your media library. Manage the recordings and scheduling in the familiar Plex interface. It’s so easy! Who knew all this awesome TV was free over-the-air? Just to be clear, you manage your Plex DVR in the same place you manage all your Plex settings, in the Plex Web App found by logging in here: Plex.tv

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To celebrate season 2 of the hit show, Billions, we’ve teamed up with SHOWTIME and TCL (4K TCL Roku TV, anyone?) to give away dozens of prizes! Click the image below to enter for a chance to win or read on below to take a peek at the amazing prizes up for grabs.

Here’s what we’re giving away:

Entering is easy. Simply click here and follow these instructions (U.S. only):

  1. Enter your e-mail address.
  2. Agree to the official rules.
  3. Click enter.
  4. Repeat every day until 3/10 for additional chances to win.

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