Classic Reel

If you like classic films and TV shows, the Classic Reel Roku channel will be worth the small subscription price for access to their huge library of more than 2,000 ad-free titles, with more added every week.

Classic Reel offers movies and TV shows from the 1930s through the 1970s in genres that include Action, Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Film-Noir, Historical, Horror, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Serials, Sport, Thriller, War Drama, and Westerns. At the time of our review there were also over two dozen classic cartoons available, including Underdog and Woody Woodpecker, along with episodes from over 20 TV shows that include Dean's Place (1975), Treasures of The Twilight Zone (1959-1964), Dennis the Menace (1959-1963), and Gomer Pyle USMC (1964-1969). (Note that the TV shows are not complete collections, and each has a limited number of episodes available). The channel includes an "Added This Week" category so you can quickly find recent additions.

Developer's Channel Description: Highly rated memorable Classic Movies, TV Shows, Cartoons and Documentaries. 18 Popular genres from 1930 to 1975, with many in HD and no ads. Access thousands of top rated Classic Movies and Programs with new ones added every week and updated daily 7 days each week.

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DEVELOPER: Pure Digital

FEES: $2.99/month subscription through the Roku channel store