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Posted: December 13, 2016
TV EverywhereMany new Roku users are frustrated when they cut the cord expecting to get all their favorite cable channels, like Disney, Animal Planet, The Food Network, and HGTV, for free. Yes, those channels are on Roku, and they are free - but only if you subscribe to a "participating cable or satellite TV provider." These channels are part of the TV Everywhere business model used by many TV service providers. Here are answers to the questions we get most often about the availability of cable channels on Roku.
Posted: November 28, 2016

2016 Presidential Debates on RokuSling TV continues to improve and expand its cord-cutting service with the addition of a cloud DVR program. Sling is rolling out a beta version of the cloud DVR to Roku streaming media players and Roku TVs. The service will initially be available only to selected users who ask to be included by providing their Sling account email address at

Posted: October 21, 2016

NHL Network and Hallmark Channel on RokuSling TV this week announced the addition of two unrelated but popular programming options: Hallmark Channel and NHL Network.

Posted: September 29, 2016

New Private Roku Channels We recently added three channels to our Private Roku Channel directory. You'll find a remake of a classic 1989 video game, a beta app for streaming personal media files from cloud storage to your Roku, and a political series styled after MST3K.

Posted: September 26, 2016

New Roku Streaming Devices for 2016Roku unveiled five new streaming devices today, replacing the current Rokus 1 through 4 with the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra. The only previously-available Roku remaining in the product line is the Roku Streaming Stick. The devices range in price from $30 for the basic bare-bones Express model, up to $130 for the premium-level Ultra with quad-core processor, Ethernet and USB ports, microSD expansion slot, optical audio output, and the ultimate point-anywhere remote with voice search, headphone jack, gaming buttons and lost remote finder.

Posted: September 16, 2016

NFL Network and NFL RedZone Now on Sling TVSling TV has expanded its college sports coverage with the addition of ESPN3 and Pac-12 Networks and the launch of SEC Network+.

Posted: September 14, 2016

NFL Network and NFL RedZone Now on Sling TVNearly a week into the 2016 regular season, NFL has updated its Roku channel. In addition to scores, game highlights, and team coverage, the NFL Roku channel provides access to Gamepass, NFL Now, and NFL Network/NFL RedZone.

Posted: August 31, 2016

YouTube updates Roku channelYouTube recently updated its Roku channel, providing easier access to the most popular video categories. Categories used to be hidden in the left-hand menu, but they are now displayed at the top of the YouTube home screen, immediately below the search bar. Top-level categories include Recommended, Trending, Music, Comedy, Entertainment, News, Sports, Technology, Live, Gaming, Family, Food, and Beauty.