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Posted: March 12, 2011

CrackleI was excited when I first visited TV Minisodes on the Crackle channel. Over 50 classic TV series! Sitcoms, dramas, game shows, cartoons - it was as if TVLand had come to the Roku and I was selecting the programs. My excitement turned to disappointment when I discovered that these weren't full episodes. Crackle was giving me only short five-minute clips. Why would I want to watch just a few minutes of an hour-long show?

Posted: March 3, 2011

Fans of Major League Baseball will again be able to watch every regular season game in HD on their Roku players. However, be careful to read the fine print to find out what you're getting. Many Roku owners who signed up for a pricey subscription to MLB.tv have been upset to find that spring training games will not be streamed to the Roku.

Posted: February 22, 2011

Amazon Instant VideoRoku has announced the launch of Amazon Prime Instant Video on Roku.

Posted: February 18, 2011

Lost Worlds - IMAXThe Lost Worlds Nature Films channel brings you a dozen full-length documentaries that were filmed and originally shown in IMAX theaters. You can watch three of these for free on the Lost Worlds Nature Films Lite channel. Visit the RokuGuide Lost Worlds Nature Films channel page for a full description.

Posted: February 6, 2011

Hogoworm DungeonAre you old enough to remember the classic Snake video arcade game from the 1970s? Hogofilms has updated this game for the Roku with a free 10-level version and a full version for only 99 cents that provides 50 levels of play and an unlimited random-play mode.

Posted: January 30, 2011

Roku recently introduced the ability to purchase channels and apps directly from your Roku player. Unfortunately, Roku provides no on-screen instructions, only a "buy" option. When I attempted to buy a game app, I got a notice that the "operation is not supported at this time". Not very helpful! Roku is hopefully working on a more-informative notice, but in the meantime here are instructions on how to set up your account to allow on-screen purchases directly from your Roku digital video player.