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The Roku Channel

Quick Look: The Roku Channel is a streaming movie channel from Roku, Inc., available on current-generation Roku devices and Roku TVs in the U.S. Roku, Inc. promises "hundreds of Hollywood hits, all free and available to watch whenever you want... with no subscriptions. No fees. And no logins required." And on top of that, "fewer commercials than you see on broadcast TV."

Movies can be found in the following categories:

  • Catch it Before it's Gone
  • Drama
  • Family Night
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Thriller
  • More Drama
  • Binge This: Awesome Franchises
  • Fright Night
  • Romance
  • Wild West
  • Documentaries
  • Sports
  • More Comedies

Videos are sourced from studios that include Lionsgate, MGM, Sony, Warner Brothers and others. Also included on The Roku Channel are "a broad selection of free entertainment from existing Roku channel publishers such as American Classics, FilmRise, Popcornflix, Vidmark and YuYu (and others over time)." Scrolling through all of the titles, there really is not a "bad" movie in their lineup. Titles include Stand By Me (1986), Throw Momma from the Train (1987), Ronin (1995), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) and Layer Cake (2004) just to name a few.

-- Information is current as of September 28, 2017

Developer's Channel Description: From comedies, to award-winners, to cult classics and more, The Roku Channel features hundreds of Hollywood hits, all free and available to watch whenever you want. Available now on select Roku devices, and rolling out to all current generation devices in the coming weeks.

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