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Posted: November 16, 2017

The Best Roku Channels for HalloweenPhilo, a sports-free streaming TV service that is "focused on entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge programming," is the latest entrant in the live TV streaming service wars. At launch, Roku is the only set-top box supported, but subscribers can also stream through web browsers and an iOS app.

Posted: November 12, 2017

The Best Roku Channels for HalloweenRoku's US customers now have access to the Deezer streaming music service with more than 43 million on-demand music tracks from record labels that include EMI, Sony, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. Similar to Spotify, the European-based Deezer allows unlimited streaming and the ability to select any song. Deezer was previously available on Roku only in Europe, and will soon be available to Roku users in Latin American countries as well.

Posted: November 4, 2017

New Private Roku Channels We recently added four channels to our Private Roku Channel directory. You'll find Bill O'Reilly's No Spin News podcast, classic hip hop music videos, an underground heavy metal channel, and rotating classic, cult, and independent films. For more information on each channel, including links to install these channels on your Roku player, click on the links below.

Posted: October 4, 2017

Roku refreshes its media player lineupRoku this week announced that their latest firmware, OS 8, will begin rolling out to Roku players early this month and to Roku TVs in November. Highlights of OS 8 include integration of over-the-air broadcast TV with streaming content on Roku TVs, enhanced search and voice control, TV Everywhere single sign-on to eliminate having to enter login credentials multiple times, and an updated 4K Spotlight Channel.

Posted: October 3, 2017

Roku refreshes its media player lineup

Roku announced updates to its streaming media players this week. The Fall 2017 models offer faster processors and other enhancements, while two models were dropped from the lineup. Some models have advanced remotes that will now operate the power and sound volume on compatible TV sets.

Posted: October 2, 2017

DisneyNOW on Roku combines content from three popular Disney channelsThe all-new DisneyNOW app is now available on Roku, combining live and on-demand content from Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Radio Disney.

Posted: September 19, 2017

Hulu's Roku channel updated with new user interface and support for Live TVHulu's live TV service is finally available in the Roku Channel Store, along with the new user interface that's been marketed as "the new Hulu experience." After a trial run as a private (non-certified) beta channel, Hulu's certified channel in the Roku Channel Store has been updated for the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick (3600), Roku 4, Roku 3 and Roku TVs.

Posted: September 19, 2017

Popular private channel XTV removed by Roku due to copyright complaintUpdate (Sep 21, 2017): XTV-2, consisting only of content said to be used with permission or in the public domain, is now available as a non-certified (private) Roku channel. Read our review of XTV-2 and find the channel code here.

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