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What's on Roku - Free Sling TV, One World global special, Michael Jordan documentary, and more

April 17, 2020 - 18:38 -- RokuGuide

What's on RokuWhat's on Roku helps you find free entertainment on Roku. This week's recommendations include free access to Sling TV every evening, the One World: Together at Home global special that pays tribute to and celebrates frontline healthcare workers, ESPN's 10-part Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance, and more!

Prime VideoSling TV is offering free access to its Sling Blue package every night from 5:00 pm to midnight. In what it's calling "Happy Hour Across America," new Sling customers will get over 50 live channels, access to more than 50k on-demand movies and TV shows, free cloud DVR, and the ability to stream on 3 screens simultaneously. The Sling Blue package includes popular channels such as A&E, Bravo, HGTV, Discovery, Food Network and many more. And you don't even need a credit card, so you won't be billed when free access goes away. Sign up here with just your email address, a password, and your zip code.

The Roku ChannelOne World: Together at Home, a global special that pays tribute to and celebrates frontline healthcare workers, will stream for free on The Roku Channel this Saturday, April 18. The pre-show begins at 2:00 pm Eastern, and the concert begins at 8:00 pm Eastern. Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga and hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert, the special includes appearances by Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Andra Day, Andrea Bocelli, Angèle, Anitta, Annie Lennox, Awkwafina, Becky G, Ben Platt, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Billy Ray Cyrus, Black Coffee, Bridget Moynahan, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Cassper Nyovest, Celine Dion, Charlie Puth, Chris Martin, Christine And The Queens, Common, Connie Britton, Danai Gurira, David & Victoria Beckham, Delta Goodrem, Don Cheadle, Eason Chan, Eddie Vedder, Ellen Degeneres, Ellie Goulding, Elton John, Erin Richards, Finneas, Heidi Klum, Hozier, Hussain Al Jasmi, Idris And Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Jack Black, Jack Johnson, Jacky Cheung, Jameela Jamil, James Mcavoy, Jason Segel, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Jess Glynne, Jessie J, Jessie Reyez, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, John Legend, Juanes, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Kesha, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Lang Lang, Leslie Odom Jr., Lewis Hamilton, Liam Payne, Lili Reinhart, Lilly Singh, Lily Tomlin, Lindsey Vonn, Lisa Mishra, Lizzo, Ll Cool J, Lola Lennox, Luis Fonsi, Lupita Nyong'o, Maluma, Maren Morris, Matt Bomer, Matthew Mcconaughey, Megan Rapinoe, Michael Bublé o Milky Chance, Naomi Osaka, Natti Natasha o Niall Horan, Nomzamo Mbatha, Oprah Winfrey o Paul Mccartney, Pharrell Williams, P.K. Subban, Picture This, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rita Ora, Sam Heughan, Sam Smith, Samuel L Jackson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sebastián Yatra, Shah Rukh Khan, Shawn Mendes, Sheryl Crow, Sho Madjozi, Sofi Tukker o Stephen Colbert, Stevie Wonder, Superm, Taylor Swift, The Killers, Tim Gunn, Usher, Vishal Mishra, Zucchero

PBSH20: The Molecule That Made Us, a 3-hour series from WGBH Boston, premieres on PBS on April 22. "The film dramatically reveals how water underpins every aspect of our existence. Segments from across the planet, intimate documentary and natural history cinematography combine to uncover dramatic discoveries and compelling characters and deliver important stories about this mysterious molecule."

ESPNESPN's 10-part Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance premieres April 19 and can be streamed on EPSN's Roku channel. "Packed with unseen footage that has been under lock and key since Bill Clinton was president, the comprehensive 10-episode docuseries focuses on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ quest for a sixth NBA championship," according to Deadline. Two new episodes will be made available every Sunday.

To stream the docuseries on the ESPN Roku channel, you will need to authenticate with a pay TV provider; participating providers include Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. The docuseries will be available on Netflix as well.

VEVOGet your Roku-streaming friends together on Zoom for a virtual karaoke party. VEVO has a Karaoke Video Party playlist plus eight themed parties that include Latin, 2Ks, 90s, 80s, 70s, and Movie Songs. You can even have a karaoke party dedicated to Taylor Swift if you're so inclined. Unlike several now-defunct Roku channels, these are true karaoke videos that start by indicating the key and intro bars and display the lyrics while playing full instrumentals and backup singers.

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