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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.

Posted: August 23, 2017

200 Essential Movies to Watch Now on your RokuFandangoNOW, Roku's embedded on-demand streaming movie and TV service, has issued a challenge to film buffs to bring attention to classics and relevant new films that are available on any streaming device. The challenge is called "Rotten Tomatoes' 200 Essential Movies to Watch Now" and consists of films hand-picked by Rotten Tomatoes editors from "Certified Fresh" titles (scoring 75% and above on the Tomatometer).

Posted: August 17, 2017
Redbox tests streaming video service with Redbox On Demand channel on RokuRedbox, which rents DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and videos games from the familiar bright red kiosks, exited the streaming video business when they shut down their Redbox Instant by Verizon service in 2014. But that story apparently isn't over yet, as Redbox is testing a new invitation-only service called Redbox On Demand.
Posted: August 17, 2017

New Private Roku Channels We recently added or updated six channels in our Private Roku Channel directory. You'll find DailyMotion videos, beta channels for streaming video services, Latin American TV stations, and Internet radio stations.

Posted: August 15, 2017

No credit card required for Roku activationAre you frustrated or angry that Roku requires you to enter a credit card or PayPal payment information to open an account? Are you afraid that Roku is going to charge you to register your device? Maybe you're afraid that Roku's systems will be hacked and your information will be stolen. If any of these apply to you, there's good news - Roku has an unpublicized "no credit credit" link available.