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Published on: October 21, 2011

A Very Roku HalloweenIgnoring the pleas of the RokuGuide readers who are already looking for the Roku yule log, Roku has launched a more-timely holiday channel, A Very Roku Halloween. Unlike my local Home Depot, which is awash in Christmas trees and blow-up lawn decorations, this Roku channel delivers content more appropriate to late October.

Published on: October 21, 2011

SpiritClipsIf you're looking for inspiring films with a positive message, or family-friendly movies and shorts, SpiritClips provides plenty of uplifting content. SpiritClips was founded by Rob Fried, the Academy Award-winning producer of Rudy, which is ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 most inspiring films of all time.

Published on: October 15, 2011

Roku Holiday SpotlightSeveral people have recently e-mailed RokuGuide.com to ask where they can find the yule log, which graced the Roku during the last holiday season. Personally, I think it's a bit too early to fire up the yule log when the jack o' lanterns are still on the front porch for Halloween.

Published on: September 27, 2011

NHL Gamecenter Hockey fans, rejoice! NHL Gamecenter is returning to Roku for the 2011-2012 hockey season. Opening night, October 6, is less than two weeks away. The NHL Channel on Roku will give subscribers access to live out-of-market broadcasts, game replays, and classic NHL games. For more information and subscription fees, visit RokuGuide's NHL Gamecenter channel page.

Published on: September 24, 2011
Published on: September 23, 2011

DisneyDisney launched their own channel on Roku this week, with hundreds of short videos featuring popular Disney characters and musical artists. The channel is arguably self-promotional, with most of the content centering around current Disney productions and releases, but that doesn't diminish the high-quality entertainment value of much of the content.

Published on: September 19, 2011

Inmoo Independent Entertainment TheaterThis has been a summer of discontent for Netflix users, with Netflix itself predicting that it may lose up to 1 million customers. Many Roku users bought their Roku DVP primarily to stream movies from Netflix. If you're one of those and you're giving Netflix the boot, don't toss your Roku out to the curb with Netflix. There are many other options for getting your streaming film fix on the Roku.

Published on: September 15, 2011

I'm frequently asked about the availability of local newscasts on the Roku. Cord cutters are concerned that they'll lose access to local news without an OTA antenna and DVR, while others would like to keep up with news in other cities.

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