Season’s Streamings, Roku fans! The holiday season is officially upon us and that means shopping and overall merriment are in full swing. If you haven’t jumped on the gifting train just yet, have no fear. We’re going full stream ahead and pulled together our guide to finding the ideal Roku player for every streamer in the family. With more than 300,000 movies and TV episodes and thousands of channels from movies, to children’s programs, to sports, and everything in-between at your fingertips, a Roku player offers something for everyone.

If you’re looking for the latest and greatest Roku player, the Roku 4 is just what you need. At $129.99, movie aficionados and casual streamers alike will love its 4K UHD streaming capability and its ever-handy Remote Finder feature. The Roku 3 was the first Roku player to introduce the Voice Search button on the remote, and the remote also comes with a headphone jack for private listening. At just $99.99, it’s the perfect match for anyone looking to stream with friends or go solo. The Roku 2 ($69.99), Roku 1 ($49.99) and Roku Streaming Stick ($49.99) offer great value to anyone looking to add an additional Roku player to the household or folks looking to take their streaming entertainment with them on-the-go. In addition, features like Roku Search and Hotel and Dorm Connect* make your Roku player the key to finding what you want to watch – whenever and wherever!

Be sure to check out Roku.com for special product and content offers or pick up your favorite Roku player at national retailers across the country. As always, let us know your thoughts and enjoy!

*Hotel and dorm connect is available on the following Roku models: Roku 4 (4400), Roku 3 (4200, 4230), Roku 2 (4210), Roku Streaming Stick (3500).

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As we get into the hectic holiday season, finding time to sit back, relax and stream is a must. Just in time to kick off your holiday streaming, we’re happy to share that Lifetime Movie Club is now available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

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Lifetime Movie Club features your favorite classic movies from Lifetime including “Flowers in the Attic,” “Coco Chanel” and “A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story.” Subscribers can watch more than 30 movies a month with a new title added daily. You can also enjoy featured movie playlists, such as Lifetime Movie Club’s “Very Merry Christmas” playlist, which features titles such as “The Christmas Consultant” and “A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride.”

Lifetime Movie Club subscribers can access a library of Lifetime Movies without commercial interruptions for $3.99 a month after a 1-week free trial.

You can find Lifetime Movie Club under “Movies & TV” in the Roku Channel Store on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Seasons Streamings!

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“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney

Happy Birthday to Walt Disney, the man who brought us Mickey Mouse, Mary Poppins, and dozens of other beloved characters!

In honor of what would have been “Uncle Walt’s” 114th birthday, we compiled a list of your favorite Disney movies and added in a few of our own.

What’s your favorite Disney flick? Let us know in the comments below!

10. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

In the first animated feature film in the history of the Academy Awards to be nominated for best picture, a young prince falls under a spell that turns him into a hideous beast until he learns how to love.

Available on: Amazon Video

9. Tangled (2010)

Princess Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but when witty and charming thief Flynn Rider stumbles upon her, they set off on a journey filled with laughter, suspense, and plenty of songs to sing along to!

Available on: Amazon Video, VUDU, M-GO, CinemaNow

8. Aladdin (1992)

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Does your warm, cozy couch suddenly seem more appealing than venturing out into this bone chilling winter? With hundreds of new content added every day, don’t waste any time searching for what to watch— Roku’s got you covered! Here are our top picks for the weekend.

Ted 2 (Movie, 2015) – Teddy bear Ted seeks legal help from a young lawyer and a legendary, civil-rights attorney when the law declares him to be property and not a person. Available to watch on VUDU.

A Very Murray Christmas (TV Show, 2015) – Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow-storm in New York City. Available to watch on Netflix.

The Expanse (TV Show, 2015) – A detective’s search for a missing heiress in space coincides with the destruction of a freighter. Available to watch on Amazon Video, M-GO and VUDU.

Assassination (Movie, 2015) – A group of Korean resistance fighters working in China have a plan to assassinate a highly ranked Japanese officer. Their plan involves breaking a sniper out of prison, but they also need to deal with a traitor in the midst. Available to watch on M-GO.

The Last Man on Earth Season 2 (TV Show, 2015)After an unlikely event wipes out the population, Phil Miller travels around looking for survivors. Available to watch on Amazon Video, Hulu, M-GO and VUDU.

Nobody’s Fool (Movie, 1994) – An aging irresponsible misfit falls in love with an unhappily married younger woman. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow and VUDU.

90 Minutes in Heaven (Movie, 2015) – Pronounced dead by rescue workers after a car accident, Texas pastor Don Piper believes that he visited heaven before springing back to life 90 minutes later. Available to watch on Amazon Video, M-GO and VUDU.

Jenny’s Wedding (Movie, 2015) – When Jenny decided to marry a woman, her conventional family must accept who she is or risk losing her forever. Available to watch on Netflix.

Apocalypse Now (Movie, 1979) – An army agent goes up river into the heart of Cambodia to kill a renegade colonel called Kurtz. Available to watch on Amazon Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and VUDU.

The Leftovers (TV Show, 2014) – The suburban community of Mapleton must begin to rebuild their lives after the loss of more than 100 million people world-wide who have mysterious disappeared. Catch up now on HBO NOW.

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News lovers, you have yet another option to stream breaking stories from around the world on the Roku platform. Starting today, you can find CNNgo on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

The CNNgo channel gives U.S. Roku customers access to browse hundreds of video clips and collections for free through the CNNgo channel. For a quick news update, it’s easy to watch the latest segments in “Today’s top news” and “Most popular” sections on the Roku home screen.

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Roku customers with a pay TV subscription can stream live CNN U.S television and on-demand feature programs including Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown and Mike Rowe’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It as well as clips. Subscribers can also view CNN’s streaming video, past and future show segments and related videos and photo galleries.

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You can find CNNgo under “News & Weather” in the Roku Channel Store on Roku players and Roku TV models.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but it’s also the busiest time of the year! You’re probably busy planning holiday get-togethers, hosting out-of-town guests and of course, doing lots of holiday shopping. We think it’s time to treat yourself, which is why we’re giving you a chance to win one of our popular Roku streaming players!

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Starting today, if you live in the U.S., you can enter our Seasons Streamings sweepstakes daily until 12/22 for a chance to win one of the following Roku streaming players:

  • Roku 4 – The best Roku player ever; supports 4K Ultra HD up to 60 fps streaming; features voice search, headphone jack and remote finder
  • Roku 3 – Lightning fast and fully loaded; features remote with voice search and headphone jack
  • Roku 2 – Fast performance and powerful search
  • Roku Streaming Stick – Ideal for wall-mounted TVs; portable and powerful for streaming anywhere, anytime

So what are you waiting for? Enter for a chance to win today now!

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December 2nd – Britney Spears

Britney Spears has been one of the most successful pop music solo acts in recent memory. She got her start in acting at the age of 11 in The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, and became a massive star with the release of her single, “…Baby One More Time” in 1998. She’s appeared on the big screen in movies like Crossroads and Austin Powers in Goldmember, and is currently in residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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December 9th – Judi Dench
This award winning British actress was born in York, England in 1934. Her acting career started in 1964 and she won her first BAFTA award for her appearance in the movie Four in the Morning. Her first Bond movie was GoldenEye and more recently you may have seen her playing M in Spectre. Other recent movies where you may have spotted Ms. Dench are comedies The Best Exiotic Marigold Hotel and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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December 12th – Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra, or “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” was an American singer, actor, and producer. With iconic songs like “New York, New York,” “Luck Be A Lady,” and “Fly Me To The Moon,” this Rat Pack member is regarded as one of the most popular and influential musical artists in the 20th century. Sinatra would have been 100 years old in 2015.

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December 15th – Don Johnson
Don Johnson is best known for being seen in gigantic speedboats, fast cars, and rocking Hawaiian shirts with his partner Tubbs in the hit TV series, Miami Vice. You younger streamers may have spotted him more recently in movies like Django Unchained, The Other Woman and When in Rome.

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December 18th – Brad Pitt

A role as a hitchhiker in the fimlm Thelma and Louise helped spark his career, but with lead roles in films such as Fight Club, Moneyball, and Inglorious Basterds, Mr. Pitt needs no introduction. He was previously married to actress Jennifer Aniston, and is currently married to Angelina Jolie. Keep an eye out for Pitt in the 2016 Netflix produced satirical comedy, War Machine.

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December 21st – Samuel L. Jackson

Jackson has had memorable roles in a number of hit movies like Django Unchained, The Negotiator, and even Snakes on a Plane, but we will always remember him for his role as Jules Winnfield in the Quentin Tarantino hit, Pulp Fiction. Currently, Jackson stands as the actor with the highest grossing film total of all-time. His movies have grossed over $4.5 billion!

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December 25th – Rachel Keller
This 22-year-old actress just graduated from Carnegie Mellon last year, but already has an amazing start to her acting career. This year alone you may have seen her in The Mentalist, Supernatural and also as Simone Gerhardt in TV show hit Fargo.

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Have you ever thought, “wouldn’t it be great if I could take my Roku player with me when I’m on the go?” Has it ever crossed your mind how nice it would be to plug in and watch the content that you want, when you want, even when traveling? Many of you have told us you want just that and so we came up with an exciting solution. With Roku OS 7.0, our latest software update, we introduced a number of features that were specifically designed to enhance your streaming experience, one of which is Hotel and Dorm Connect.

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The Hotel and Dorm Connect feature allows you to easily connect your Roku player* and Roku Streaming Stick to wireless networks while you’re on the go – e.g. hotel rooms, college dorms or other public locations that require sign-in through a Web browser. Set up is quick and easy – simply connect your Roku device to the password-protected network, sign-in with your login credentials using the browser on your mobile phone, tablet or laptop, and you’re ready to start streaming.

Being on the road can be tough, but it’s certainly better when you can sit back, relax and stream what you want! Whether you’re a business traveler or a college student, Hotel and Dorm connect keeps you close to your favorite entertainment. Tell us how you plan to use Hotel and Dorm Connect this holiday season!

*Hotel and dorm connect is available on the following Roku models: Roku 4 (4400), Roku 3 (4200, 4230), Roku 2 (4210), Roku Streaming Stick (3500).

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Hello streamers!

November has come and gone, and it was quite a busy month here at Roku HQ. Before you use your Roku devices to binge holiday movies and fire up the Christmas station on Pandora, let’s take a look back at some of the channels you may want to check out that made their debut on the Roku platform in November.

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CW Seed: Watch hundreds of hours of your favorite shows, every Whose Line ever, and CW Seed original comedies, all for FREE.

ENCORE Play: Stream your favorite movies and classic TV series on your Roku player or Roku TV model when you authenticate this channel using your ENCORE pay TV subscription. Continue reading

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Your Tuesday just got much more entertaining. Young Hollywood’s one-of-a-kind celebrity-focused and lifestyle content is now available on Roku players worldwide* and Roku TV models in the U.S. and Canada.

From news, entertainment and music to sports, beauty/fashion, food and lifestyle, the Young Hollywood channel offers immediate access to on-demand content including:

  • New episodes of series Backstage Diaries, a raw, docu-style series that features such artists as Imagine Dragons, Fetty Wap, and Twenty One Pilots, and Beyond the Athlete, an intimate docu-series that gives audiences a glimpse into the personal lives of top-tier athletes
  • Popular Young Hollywood series from the past including Pop Culture Underground, an inside look to some of America’s biggest subcultures, and Evolution of, a series that shows how viewers’ favorite celebrities develop from wide-eyed hopefuls into today’s global superstars
  • A vast library of over 2,500 hours of celebrity interviews from the Young Hollywood Studio in Los Angeles, and at numerous tent-pole events and celebrity happenings across the world

You can find Young Hollywood under “Lifestyle” in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy entertaining!

*Select content on the channel is only available within the U.S.

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