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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.

Posted: November 27, 2017

How and where to watch ESPN on your RokuESPN and 29 sister television networks, including ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, and ESPN Deportes, are available on Roku. Here we explain how to get the various ESPN networks on Roku. Spoiler alert: None of the options are free unless you already get ESPN through a pay TV subscription.

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.