This Memorial Day remember those we honor with these profound films or celebrate the start of summer and a long weekend with some new releases.

What will you be streaming this three-day weekend?

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  • American Sniper (Movie, 2014) – Sniper and U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle saves many lives on battlefields in Iraq while striving to be a good husband and father to his loved ones back in America. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Saving Private Ryan (Movie, 1998) – A World War II captain and his squad risk all to locate and send home a soldier whose three brothers died in combat. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Good Morning, Vietnam (Movie, 1987) – In 1965, disc jockey Adrian Cronauer turns Armed Forces Radio on its ear with his irreverent brand of humor. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow and Vudu.
  • Flags of our Fathers (Movie, 2006) – Some of the servicemen who raised the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima at the end of World War II live to hear their status as heroes. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, HBO GO, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Glory (Movie, 1989) – Robert Gould Shaw trains and leads an all-black regiment during the U.S. Civil War. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Fury (Movie, 2014) During World War II, a battle- hardened Army sergeant leads the crew of a Sherman tank on a deadly mission behind enemy lines to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (Movie, 2015) – A top-secret spy agency recruits an uncouth but promising street kid into its highly competitive training program, just as a twisted technological genius threatens the world. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-Go and Vudu.
  • Strange Magic (Movie, 2015) – A king who hates love orders the destruction of primroses, an essential ingredient of love potions; however, a feisty fairy princess challenges everything he believes. Available to watch on M-GO and Vudu.
  • Seventh Son (Movie, 2014) – A supernatural champion has little time to train a new apprentice for a battle against a malevolent and vengeful witch. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Maggie (Movie, 2015) – After his daughter is infected with a virus that transforms her into a zombie, a small-town farmer will stop at nothing to save her. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.
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Sky today launched the Sky Online TV Box in Italy. Italy is the fourth European country where Roku Powered products are now available after launching earlier with Sky in the UK in 2013 and late last year with Sky in Germany and Austria. Sky Italia leverages the Roku Powered streaming players plus the entire Roku streaming platform to deliver its Sky Online OTT service to consumers.

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The Sky Online TV Box is a Roku Powered streaming player that enables consumers to stream content from Sky Online and other popular streaming services to their TV. On top of the Sky Online OTT service customers can also select additional apps from the Sky Online TV Box App Store. There are various apps available at launch including Spotify, Vimeo, Red Bull TV, VEVO, Facebook, WSJ Live and the Roku Media Player that allows consumers to stream media from a computer or USB storage device to their TV. Over time more apps are expected to arrive in the Sky Online TV Box App Store. The Sky Online TV Box is available as of today in stores and online for €49,99 including 2 months of Sky Movies and Entertainment.

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The Roku Powered program enables Pay TV service providers such as Sky to license the Roku streaming platform and gain access to a simple and intuitive user interface, ongoing software updates, a broad selection of streaming entertainment and low-cost streaming players. With the Roku Powered platform, Pay TV service providers can accelerate time to market, expand their reach, and reduce customer churn by delivering an innovative entertainment experience to customers.

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Today is your day, streamers. That’s right, it’s National Streaming Day! Today and every year on May 20. This just happens to also be the same day that the very first player ever to stream Netflix to the TV was introduced – it was called the Roku player.

Streaming is changing the way many of us consume entertainment by bringing more choice and control to TV viewing than ever before. Roku® customers streamed more than 3 billion hours in 2014! In the last year alone options like Sling TV, CBS All Access, Google Play and more have all made their way into the living room. Our comprehensive and unbiased search makes it easy to find what you want to watch, sorted by price, from top streaming channels – up to 17 today in the U.S.

Many of you joined us in celebrating the very first National Streaming Day last year. We loved the photos of your binge-watching sessions, tweets of your ambitious stream lists for the night and your nostalgic memories of the very first Roku player you purchased. This year let’s take it up a notch.

Here are some ways you can join in on the fun:

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  1. Don’t have a Roku streaming player to enjoy on National Streaming Day [gasp!]? Here’s a great deal you won’t want to pass up. Get $10 off any new Roku player – that’s the Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 3 or the Roku Streaming Stick – at Roku.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Walmart.com and Frys.com. Discount expires at 11:59 pm PT on May 20.
  2. Show us how you are celebrating and send us tweets, Instagram photos, Vine videos and Facebook posts – be sure to tag us with @RokuPlayer and include #StreamingDay and we might share it!
  3. Show the world you’re a streamer. Upload one of our fun profile images below as your social media profile pic. [Click to to download image of your choice] National-Streaming-Day-Social-Profile-Pics
  4. Invite your friends over to stream a classic movie, binge-watch that TV show everyone’s talking about or browse the Roku Channel Store and add one of the more than 2,000 streaming channels in the U.S. –there’s always an awesome streaming channel to discover.
  5. As a thank you for loving streaming as much as we do, we’re giving away more than a dozen prizes this week. U.S. residents can enter for a chance to win a 43” Sharp Roku TV, a 55” Insignia Roku TV, the new Roku 3 with voice search, the new Roku 2 and Roku Streaming Stick®. We hope you enter to win. :-)

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What’s on your watch list for National Streaming Day? Whatever it may be, stream it like you’ve never streamed before!

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Today is your day, streamers. That’s right, it’s National Streaming Day! Today and every year on 20 May. This just happens to also be the same day that the very first player ever to stream Netflix to the TV was introduced – it was called the Roku player.

Streaming is changing the way many of us consume entertainment by bringing more choice and control to TV viewing than ever before. Roku® customers streamed more than 3 billion hours in 2014! In the last year alone options like Google Play, Sainsbury’s Entertainment Channel, WWE Network, Twitch, GoPro and more have all made their way into the living room.

Many of you joined us in celebrating the very first National Streaming Day last year. We loved the photos of your binge-watching sessions, tweets of your ambitious stream lists for the night and your nostalgic memories of the very first Roku player you purchased. This year let’s take it up a notch.

Here are some ways you can join in on the fun:

  1. Show us how you are celebrating and send us tweets, Instagram photos, Vine videos and Facebook posts – be sure to tag us with @RokuUK and include #StreamingDay and we might share it!
  2. Show the world you’re a streamer. Upload one of our fun profile images below as your social media profile pic. [Click to to download image of your choice] National-Streaming-Day-Social-Profile-Pics
  3. Invite your friends over to stream a classic movie, binge-watch that TV show everyone’s talking about or browse the Roku Channel Store and add one of the more than 1,400 streaming channels in the U.K. – there’s always an awesome streaming channel to discover.

What’s on your watch list for National Streaming Day? Whatever it may be, stream it like you’ve never streamed before!

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National Streaming Day blog header

Today is your day, streamers. That’s right, it’s National Streaming Day! Today and every year on May 20. This just happens to also be the same day that the very first player ever to stream Netflix to the TV was introduced – it was called the Roku player.

Streaming is changing the way many of us consume entertainment by bringing more choice and control to TV viewing than ever before. Roku® customers streamed more than 3 billion hours in 2014! In the last year alone options like Cineplex Store, Google Play, CinemaNow and more have all made their way into the living room. Our comprehensive and unbiased search makes it easy to find what you want to watch, sorted by price, from top streaming channels.

Many of you joined us in celebrating the very first National Streaming Day last year. We loved the photos of your binge-watching sessions, tweets of your ambitious stream lists for the night and your nostalgic memories of the very first Roku player you purchased. This year let’s take it up a notch.

Here are some ways you can join in on the fun:

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  1. Don’t have a Roku streaming player to enjoy on National Streaming Day [gasp!]? Here’s a great deal you won’t want to pass up. Get $10 off any new Roku player at BestBuy.ca. Discount expires at 11:59 pm PT on May 20.
  2. Show us how you are celebrating and send us tweets, Instagram photos, Vine videos and Facebook posts – be sure to tag us with @RokuPlayer and include #StreamingDay and we might share it!
  3. Show the world you’re a streamer. Upload one of our fun profile images below as your social media profile pic. [Click to to download image of your choice] National-Streaming-Day-Social-Profile-Pics
  4. Invite your friends over to stream a classic movie, binge-watch that TV show everyone’s talking about or browse the Roku Channel Store and add one of the more than 1,400 streaming channels in the Canada – there’s always an awesome streaming channel to discover.

What’s on your watch list for National Streaming Day? Whatever it may be, stream it like you’ve never streamed before!

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Follow Big Bird, Cookie Monster and all your favorite Sesame Street characters…to the Roku Channel Store! For more than 45 years, families across America have welcomed Sesame Street’s beloved Muppets in their home to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Today, the educational programming of Sesame Street is available through Sesame Street Go on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

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The Sesame Street Go channel provides families with child-friendly content to stream the latest full-length TV episodes (including hundreds of episodes from prior seasons and Sesame Classics Volumes 1 and 2) and short-form minisodes, including popular segments like “Elmo’s World,” “Elmo the Musical,” “Super Grover 2.0,” “Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures,” “Cookie’s Crumby Pictures” and “Abby’s Flying Fairy School.” In addition, it’s easy to filter content through eight core learning areas including math, science, literacy and the arts.

Sesame Street Go Learning Areas

Sesame Street Go is $3.99 per month, after a free 48-hour trial. Non-subscribers can access select segments in the “Featured” category, “Elmo’s World,” “Abby’s Flying Fairy School” and more for free.

You can find Sesame Street Go under “Kids & Family” in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy learning!

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Calling all baseball fans! The MLB.TV channel for Roku players and Roku TV models delivers every out-of-market regular 2015 season games – available to watch live or on demand. I’m a huge Miami fan and MLB.TV helps me stay up-to-date with all my Marlins games. I can even choose the home feed to enjoy my home town announcers! It’s easy to pause and rewind live games and jump to specific innings for both live and archived games, which is great if you don’t have the time to sit through a three-hour game. 

Want to check out MLB.TV before you subscribe? MLB.TV unlocks a Free Game of the Day (today it’s the Angels vs Blue Jays) as well as various game stats and schedulesAdd the MLB.TV channel from the “Sports” category in the Roku Channel Store or by searching for it on your Roku home screen or through our free mobile apps.

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Missed Twilight Zone Day this week? Take the weekend to journey into a wondrous land of imagination, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. Binge-watch the classic series or stream the movie. Not your thing? Get transported into another world with some other great new releases instead, such as the new Netflix Original Grace & Frankie or Focus starring Will Smith.

The Twilight Zone

  • Twilight Zone (TV Show, 1959) – Host Rod Serling introduces stories of fantasy and suspense. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Netflix and Vudu.
  • Twilight Zone (Movie, 1983) – Four tales include a bigot, oldsters who find youth in playing kick in the can, a misunderstood boy, and a terrified man on a plane. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, HBO Go, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Bridge to Terabithia (Movie, 2007) – A boy and his new friend, the class outsider, create an imaginary world in which they rule as king and queen. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Focus (Movie, 2015) – A veteran con man is thrown off his game when his former lover and protégé unexpectedly appears and interferes with his latest – and very dangerous—scheme. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Grace & Frankie (TV Show, 2015) – Long-time rivals are brought together when their husbands fall in love with each other. Available to watch exclusively on Netflix.
  • Jupiter Ascending (Movie, 2015) – A genetically engineered soldier informs an ordinary woman of her destiny as the next recipient of an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.
  • The Loft (Movie, 2014) – Paranoia grips a group of married men who find the dead body of an unknown woman in the penthouse they share for extramarital trysts. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Blackhat (Movie, 2015) – A convicted hacker is released from prison and joins forces with American and Chinese partners to track down a high-level, international cybercrime network. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Men in Black 3 (Movie, 2012) – Agent J goes back in time and joins forces with Agent K’s younger self to save his partner, the agency and mankind’s future. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Magical Universe (Documentary, 2013) – The life and work of Al Carbee, an 80-year-old eccentric who spends his days photographing Barbie dolls. Available to watch on Amazon Instant Video and Netflix.
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There’s some great new content available to stream on your Roku streaming player. To help you keep on top of all the best TV shows and movies we’ve pulled together some of the highlights worth catching up with.

From Britain’s Got Talent to The Theory of Everything, here’s our guide to this week’s essential viewing…

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  • The Returned (Series) – Based on Fabrice Gobert’s French series, The Returned follows a town whose residents have their lives turned upside-down when their loved ones start to return from the dead. The American remake is currently in its first season, with the latest episodes available to stream on Netflix now.
  • The Theory of Everything (Movie) – Eddie Redmayne delivers a stunning Oscar-winning portrayal of world-acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking in this account of the relationship between Hawking, stricken with motor neurone disease while studying at Cambridge, and his wife Jane, played by Felicity Jones. Director James Marsh follows his acclaimed documentary Man On Wire with this handsome and respectful biopic. Catch it on Sky Store now.
  • Made in Chelsea (Series) – This reality television series, which follows the lives of a group of rich young adults living in London, has recently returned for its ninth series. Catch up with their daily dramas, relationships, gossip and lavish holidays on All 4 now.
  • Birdman (Movie) – Michael Keaton joins Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis and Naomi Watts in this riveting story about fame, fantasy and second chances. When a former superhero film star (Keaton) sets out to make a comeback on Broadway, he grapples with self-doubt, harsh critics, and his estranged daughter (Stone) in this imaginative, wickedly funny film from writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Watch it on Google Play.
  • Peter Kay’s Car Share (Series) – Comedian Peter Kay is back with this laugh-out-loud series. When a supermarket issues a new car share scheme, John and Kayleigh are forced to commute together each day. Will they get along and how long for? Catch up now on BBC iPlayer.
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (Movie) – This epic conclusion to the adventure of Bilbo Baggins, sees the hobbit joins the Wizard Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield and his company of Dwarves, in the final stage of their quest. You can rent or buy it now from the Sainsbury’s Entertainment Channel.
  • Britain’s Got Talent (Series) – With the ninth series now in full swing, Britain’s Got Talent always proves to be a talking point. With everything from dancers and singers to impressionists and musical dogs, make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest hopefuls looking to impress judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, on ITV Player.
  • Gotham (Series) – This captivating series tells the story behind Commissioner James Gordon’s rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman’s arrival. A must for all Batman fans, you can follow the first series on Five on Demand now.
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Gamers (and videogame spectators!), clear your calendars because your streaming plans have been made tonight. Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers is now available for free on Roku players in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Republic of Ireland and Roku TV models in the U.S. and Canada.

With the Twitch channel, you can watch the most popular broadcasts of the day, browse live broadcasts by the games you love and follow your favorite Twitch broadcasters. At any given time you’ll find hundreds of live broadcasts from popular games including League of Legends, Counter Strike, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Minecraft and many others.

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Twitch GamesThere are always fun events and entertaining tournaments on the Twitch channel too. Here are a few to look out for this month!

You can find Twitch under “Web Video” in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy Twitching!

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