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Posted: October 30, 2011

RateRixYouTube is one of the most-requested channels that does not yet exist on Roku. Until an official YouTube channel is launched, RateRix will help you get your fill of YouTube videos. While it doesn't have the full functionality of YouTube, it does offer several useful features. Click here to read the rest of the RokuGuide review of the RateRix Roku channel.

Posted: October 29, 2011

PopcornflixUrban Dictionary defines a popcorn flick as "a movie that is mindless fun and has one thing (special effects, action, etc) and nothing else." That defines most of the offerings on the appropriately-named Popcornflix channel. These movies may be mindless, but they are fun, and they give movie lovers another great Roku entertainment choice.

Posted: October 28, 2011

CNBCCNBC's new Roku channel offers a unique combination of app interaction and video content. The channel provides real-time stock quotes that are linked to videos on the quoted stocks, and you have the ability to set up your own portfolio within the channel. Click here to read the rest of the RokuGuide review of the CNBC's Roku channel.

Posted: October 25, 2011

MultiQsMultiQs is a must-have app for anyone who watches Netflix on their Roku. As the app's name implies, it allows you to set up multiple instant watch queues, but it has an impressive number of additional features. From casual Netflix viewers to power users, everyone can benefit from MultiQs. Click here to read the rest of the RokuGuide review of the MultiQs app.

Posted: October 22, 2011

Amazon Instant VideoAmazon announced this week the upcoming addition of more than 1,000 episodes of popular PBS television programming to its Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video services, which are available through the Amazon Instant Video Roku channel.

Posted: October 21, 2011

A Very Roku HalloweenIgnoring the pleas of the RokuGuide readers who are already looking for the Roku yule log, Roku has launched a more-timely holiday channel, A Very Roku Halloween. Unlike my local Home Depot, which is awash in Christmas trees and blow-up lawn decorations, this Roku channel delivers content more appropriate to late October.

Posted: October 21, 2011

SpiritClipsIf you're looking for inspiring films with a positive message, or family-friendly movies and shorts, SpiritClips provides plenty of uplifting content. SpiritClips was founded by Rob Fried, the Academy Award-winning producer of Rudy, which is ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 most inspiring films of all time.

Posted: October 15, 2011

Roku Holiday SpotlightSeveral people have recently e-mailed RokuGuide.com to ask where they can find the yule log, which graced the Roku during the last holiday season. Personally, I think it's a bit too early to fire up the yule log when the jack o' lanterns are still on the front porch for Halloween.

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