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Posted: March 16, 2018
New Roku Channels - March 16, 2018We reviewed 39 new Roku channels this week with content in the categories of Comedy, International, Kids & Family, Lifestyle, Movies & TV, News & Weather, Religious, Screensavers, Special Interest, Sports, Travel, and Web Video. Click on the links below for more details on each channel, including our exclusive channel reviews.
Posted: March 9, 2018

Cordcutter News BriefsIn this week's collection of recent cord-cutting news items from around the web: How to stream NCAA March Madness action, YouTube TV now has the MLB Network, the 2018 Winter Paralympics live stream schedule, AMC has no plans for an OTT streaming service, GOP attempts to block state net neutrality laws, Netflix is bringing previews to its mobile app, and more!

Posted: February 28, 2018

CBS SPORTS HQ now on RokuCBS has launched a new 24-hour streaming sports news network, CBS SPORTS HQ, that features live, anchored news, highlights, and analysis for all major sports. The CBS SPORTS HQ channel replaces the old CBS Sports channel on Roku, and is available as an app on other devices. CBS SPORTS HQ is free to all users, with no pay TV subscription required.

Posted: February 12, 2018

Can your Roku be hacked?Millions of Roku TVs and streaming devices are vulnerable to hackers according to a recent Consumer Reports article. But Gary Ellison, Vice President of Trust Engineering at Roku, Inc. disputes that assessment and calls it "a mischaracterization of a feature." So, what - if anything - should you do to keep hackers out of your Roku?

Posted: February 9, 2018

Amazon Video Rebranded Prime VideoIf you're wondering why you can't find the Amazon Video channel on Roku, it's not gone, it's just been renamed. Amazon is now calling it's streaming video service Prime Video.

Posted: February 4, 2018

YouTube TV now on RokuYouTube TV is now available on Roku, adding more competition to an already-crowded field of live TV streaming services dominated by Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and PlayStation Vue. While YouTube TV doesn't stand out in terms of price and channel lineup, it does offer an excellent user interface and some nice bonuses like unlimited cloud DVR and six logins per account. But don't look for it on the YouTube channel, it's on a whole new YouTube TV channel.

Posted: December 28, 2017
Fox News and Fox Business channels updated on RokuFox News Channel, the most-watched cable news network every quarter since 2002, recently released a major update to its Roku channel in the US. Finally available is a live stream of the cable channel, plus full episodes of popular shows like "Hannity," "The Five," and "The Ingraham Angle." Similarly, Fox Business Network has been updated with a live stream and full episodes of popular shows.
Posted: December 15, 2017

Redbox expands beta testing of streaming video service on RokuRedbox shut down their Redbox Instant by Verizon service in 2014, but tested a re-entry to video streaming with an invitation-only service earlier this year. That test must have gone well because Redbox is now extending their beta service to all Roku users, and users of several other streaming platforms.