It’s a good week to be streamer. Deadpool, the box office’s highest grossing R-rated movie is now available to purchase! Other highlights include the buzzworthy Netflix Original documentary from the Tribeca Film Festival, Team Foxcatcher and SHOWTIME‘s new hit series, DICE. We were also feeling nostalgic for tubular 80s movies, so like totally stream those this weekend too.

What’s on your watchlist?

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Deadpool (Movie, 2016) – A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool. Available to stream on Amazon VideoFandangoNOWGoogle Play and VUDU.

Dirty Grandpa – Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant-Colonel, to Florida for spring break. Available to stream on VUDU.

DICE (TV Show, 2016) – Hickory, dickory, dock…the Dice Man’s back and he’s ready to rock. Twenty-five years after taking the entertainment world by storm, Andrew Dice Clay is eager to reclaim his comedy throne. Available to stream on SHOWTIME.

Team Foxcatcher (Documentary, 2015) – With never-before-seen home video, this film recounts the paranoid downward spiral John E. du Pont and the murder of Olympic wrestler Daivd Schultz. Available to stream on Netflix.

16 Candles (Movie, 1984) – A young girl’s “sweet sixteenth” birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. Available to stream on Amazon Video, CinemaNow, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Netflix (starting May 1) and VUDU.

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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 Luke Bouma from Cord Cutters News for a new guest blog series. Please help us welcome Luke to the Roku Blog!

My family started our cord cutting journey back in January, 2014, after we realized we rarely, if ever, watched TV live and that our Roku player could give us everything we wanted to watch.

Lukes favorite streaming Roku channels

Some of Luke’s favorite streaming channels

Frustrated by the lack of clear and comprehensive information on cord cutting I decided in the spring of 2014 to launch; a news and “how to” site dedicated to helping cord cutters get the most from their streaming experience.  I wanted to give cord cutters an honest look at everything from the services to the players that cord cutters used by bringing them breaking news, tips and reviews.

One week after I launched the site more than 60,000 people visited in a single day, showing me how much interest is out there on cord cutting – even more than I had anticipated. Since that time I have seen consistent growth each year in visitors coming to Cord Cutters News to learn more about streaming.

There have been incredible changes in the cord cutting movement since I started Cord Cutters News. If someone told me back when I started my site in 2014 that these streaming advancements were just around the corner, I would have thought they were crazy:

  • The launch of a service like Sling TV which gives viewers the option to stream ESPN, CNN, and over 20 other channels without requiring a contract
  • The option to subscribe, without cable, to HBO, Showtime, Epix, and so much more
  • The ability to stream local news without an antenna thanks to services like NewsON
  • Access to stream the Super Bowl, AFC Playoffs and Championship for FREE on CBS Sports
  • Hundreds of great soccer games on Fubo TV and many more sports are now available for streaming on the Roku platform
  • An amazing range and volume of 4K content from services like Netflix and Amazon Video available on the Roku 4

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The end of the month is approaching which means there are plenty of new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix! May includes a little something for everyone including the John Hughes classic Sixteen Candles, the 90s comedy The Nutty Professor and Netflix Originals Marseille, Chelsea and Grace and Frankie season 2.

See below for everything that’s new on Netflix in May. Continue reading to see the titles leaving Netflix this month.

sixteen candles is new on Netflix in May 2016.

Available 5/1/16

  • A Study in Sherlock (2016)
  • Admiral (2015)
  • Ava’s Possessions (2015)
  • Bring It On (2000)
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
  • Easy Living: Seasons 1-3
  • El Crítico (2013)
  • FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)
  • Finger of God (2007)
  • Gary Gulman: It’s About Time (2016)
  • Great Expectations (1998)
  • I Am Road Comic (2014)
  • Jesus Town, USA (2014)
  • Just Friends (2005)
  • Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus Funny (2015)
  • Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent (2015)
  • Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz (2015)
  • LoliRock: Season 1 (2014)
  • My Last Day Without You (2011)
  • The Nutty Professor (1996)
  • Off the Map (2013)
  • Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)
  • Pleasantville (1998)
  • Shark Lake (2015)
  • She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)
  • Sixteen Candles (1984)
  • Sugar Coated (2015)
  • Terra (2015)
  • Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream (2007)
  • Who’s Driving Doug (2016)

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Happy Earth Day! Thanks to our friends at SMITHSONIAN EARTH, you’ll be busy streaming all weekend long. Ten of their nature documentaries are unlocked for all Roku customers through the weekend. After you take some time to appreciate Mother Earth, don’t forget to catch-up on Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep on HBO NOW before their big season premieres on Sunday.

See you on the couch!

Smithsonian Earth Roku Earth Day

Great Lakes Wild: Helping Out Endangered Species, Land of Gremlins: Lemur Spirit, Secrets of the Rainforest: Frog Rescue, The Living Beach: Florida and more! Available to stream FREE on SMITHSONIAN EARTH until 4/25.

Avatar (Movie, 2009) – A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. Available to stream on Amazon Video, CinemaNowFandangoNOWGoogle Play and VUDU.

Taxi Driver – celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this week! (Movie, 1976) – A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. Available to stream on Amazon Video, CinemaNow, Encore Play, Google Play, FandangoNOW and VUDU.

Game of Thrones (TV Show, 2011) – While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, return after thousands of years in the North. Available to stream on HBO NOW, Amazon Video and VUDU.

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Telemundo_LogoToday we are thrilled to deliver a channel for our Spanish-speaking customers! Telemundo is the first major Hispanic network in the U.S. to launch on the Roku platform through Telemundo Now on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

Today Roku customers in the U.S. who authenticate via their pay TV provider can stream full seasons, current and past episodes, short form clips and other programming from Telemundo.

Telemundo Now offers Telemundo’s most-watched Super Series El Señor de los Cielos and Señora Acero, the popular program Caso Cerrado, the highly-rated singing competition La Voz Kids, and much more.


Find the Telemundo Now channel in the “TV Everywhere” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

¡Streaming feliz!

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Syfy logoDo you have a favorite genre you often flock to? I typically love anything that falls in the sci-fi genre, which is why I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Syfy Now is on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

Today Roku customers in the U.S. who authenticate via their pay TV provider can stream full seasons, current and past episodes, short form clips and other programming from Syfy.


Syfy Now delivers Syfy’s dynamic lineup of science fiction and fantasy entertainment, including the breakout hit drama The Magicians, critically-acclaimed thrillers 12 Monkeys and The Expanse, as well as the network’s long-running reality program Face Off and latest series Hunters.

Find the Syfy Now channel in the “TV Everywhere” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

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It’s a great day to be a streamer! The new Roku Streaming Stick (model 3600) is now shipping and on shelves at national retailers including AmazonBestBuy and Walmart for $49.99. We know having patience isn’t the easiest thing to do, so we decided to unbox the newest member of our streaming family and give you a first look!


The new Roku Streaming Stick packs a lot of power into its small form and is our most portable product yet. As the only pocket-sized streamer with a quad-core processor, the Roku Streaming Stick offers 8X more processing power than the previous version, getting you to your favorite entertainment fast with smooth and responsive navigation. Additional features include:

  • Dual-band MIMO wireless for great connectivity
  • Included point anywhere remote for easy navigation and control
  • Small, sleek design makes it simple to move between TVs in the home or use while traveling
  • Access to Hotel and Dorm Connect for easy connection to wireless networks away from home

Roku Mobile App Private Listening for Roku Streaming Stick

Our Roku Mobile App offers a true companion experience. Private listening via the Roku Mobile App, a feature that is currently exclusive for the new Roku Streaming Stick, lets you listen from your mobile phone. Innovative features like unbiased, cross-channel search across more than 30 top streaming channels and the Roku Feed™, which lets you follow movies, TV shows, actors, and directors and get automatic updates when new content is ready to stream or when the price drops, give you even more control over your streaming experience.

With more than 3,000 streaming channels and 300,000 movies and TV episodes, you’ll have access to a huge selection of content on our platform. We’re putting choice and control back in the hands of people who love TV – you! The new Roku Streaming Stick offers a complete streaming entertainment experience, giving you TV the way you want it.

Are you excited to get your hands on your very own Roku Streaming Stick? Make sure to pick yours up at or a retailer near you!

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Xfinity-Logo-RedWe’re pleased to announce that Comcast customers will be able to access their Xfinity TV cable subscription on the Roku platform through the Xfinity TV Partner app! Later this year the Xfinity TV Partner app designed specifically for Roku players and Roku TV models will be available in the U.S.

Featuring Xfinity’s Emmy award-winning guide, the Xfinity TV Partner app for Roku devices will provide customers with access to their live and on demand programming, including local broadcast, cable and premium networks, Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings – all without the need to lease a set top box from Xfinity.

Stay tuned to the blog for more news on this exciting fall addition to the Roku channel lineup!

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Did you know there are hundreds of free channels in the Roku Channel Store? From movies and TV shows to music and news, there are plenty of must-add channels to keep you happily entertained. With the election news heating up you’ll want to check these free news channels out!

Roku new channels

  • CBS News – 24/7 digital streaming news network and on demand video from CBS programs, including CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning and 60 Minutes
  • ABC News – live news stream and on-demand content, entertainment news, live hourly updates, original programming and more
  • Sky News – 24/7 live news stream and on demand video covering world, US, business, politics and more
  • Newsy – gives you “news with the why” through concise videos available on-demand or a 24/7 live stream
  • Bloomberg TV – a live 24-hour global business and financial news TV channel with key segments from Bloomberg TV’s critically acclaimed shows like Bloomberg West, With All Due Respect and Charlie Rose as well as topics such as technology, autos, luxury and travel
  • NewsON – live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 118 stations in 90 markets
  • AOL On News – your one-stop-shop for breaking news stories around the globe
  • CNBC – real-time U.S. stock quotes, watch lists, and CNBC’s top video
  • NBC News – the best business, political, health and entertainment reporting from Nightly News, TODAY, Meet the Press, Morning Joe and The Rachel Maddow Show
  • Fox News – catch up shows including Fox & Friends, The Five, Special Report, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and more – plus, you can listen to Fox News Radio live
  • Wall Street Journal Live – features in-depth features and segments

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You asked, they’re here! It’s now easier than ever to stream all your favorite Bravo and E! hit series on the Roku platform. Today Bravo Now and E! Now are available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

Roku customers in the U.S. who authenticate via their pay TV provider can stream full seasons, and current and past episodes of many of Bravo and E!’s most popular original series.

The Bravo Now channel features breakout series Vanderpump Rules, the Emmy and James Beard Award winning Top Chef, and the long-running sensation that is The Real Housewives franchise.


E!’s breakthrough unscripted programs, including reality hit Total Divas, the highly-praised docu-series I Am Cait, and the network’s most talked-about new show, Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry are all available on the E! Now channel. Current episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and #RichKids of Beverly Hills will be available to after their respective launches in April and May.


Find the Bravo Now and E! Now channels in the “TV Everywhere” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Happy Streaming!

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