Need a new streaming player? Right now you can get the 2019 Roku Express for just $24. Want something with 4K HDR? Right now you can get Roku Stick+ for just $43.49. You can also find the 2019 Roku Ultra on sale for just 79.94 right now. More about the Roku Stick+ 2019: New! Disney+ […]

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Back in August, the Department of Justice announced a Grand Jury has indicted eight people for allegedly running a pirate streaming service. The indictments say they ran Jetflix and iStreamItAll out of Las Vegas. These services claimed to offer over 100,000 movies and TV episodes to customers and according to the DOJ claimed to have […]

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Cartoon fans, this one’s for you! Right now you can get your first month’s subscription to Boomerang for just 99 cents. But better sign up fast, this offer is only on the table until Sunday,  December 15, 2019. Try Boomerang for 99 cents and get over 5,000 cartoons and movies featuring Scooby, Bugs, Tom and […]

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Once again this year (2019 ABC has made A Charlie Brown Christmas FREE for anyone who wants to watch it. All you need is the ABC app on any device they support like Roku, Apple TV, and the Fire TV. A great way to share the classic show with your kids for FREE. You can […]

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Are you a Hulu with live TV subscriber? Bad news: The price of Hulu’s live TV service is going up to $54.99 a month next week. The good news? You still have time to subscribe to Hulu with live TV and get a full month of service at the $44.99 a month price. This price […]

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2019 was quite the year here at Roku HQ. We unveiled a new streaming player lineup, including the first ever Roku Smart Soundbar and Roku Wireless Soundbar, added Premium Subscriptions and plenty of new live and linear channels to The Roku Channel, introduced a new Roku skill for Alexa, and so much more.

On the channel front, the much anticipated Disney+ and Apple TV+ made their debuts, along with a plethora of other streaming options for you to enjoy. Below, we’ve curated a list of the must-add channels added to the Roku platform in 2019.  Get those Roku devices ready – you’ve got some streaming to do.

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Simply click the links below and to add the channels directly to your Roku device!

Subscription channels

Disney+ (starts at $6.99/month after 7-day free trial) – Subscribe and stream movies and TV series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic directly on supported Roku devices.

AppleTV+ (starts at $4.99/month after 7-day free trial) – Apple TV+ includes highly anticipated original shows, movies, and documentaries starring the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Jason Momoa, Oprah Winfrey, and more.

BET+ (starts at $9.99/month after 7-day free trial) – Enjoy movies, TV hits, and specials from BET+ ad-free from your favorite creators, including Tracy Oliver, Will Packer and Tyler Perry

The Criterion Channel ($10.99/month after a 14-day free trial) – Constantly refreshed selections of Hollywood, international, art-house, and independent movies, plus access to Criterion’s entire streaming library of more than 1,000 important classic and contemporary films, brought to you by the Criterion Collection.

FOX Nation ($5.99/month after a 7-day free trial) – Thousands of hours of entertainment, including shows like FOX & Friends’ After the Show Show, What Made America Great with Brian Kilmeade, First and Final Thoughts with Tomi Lahren, One Smart Person & Greg Gutfeld, Deep Dive, Moms, and Ed Henry’s Front Row Seat.

Frndly TV ($5.99/month after a 7-day trial) – Includes 12 live family friendly TV channels, including Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries,  Game Show Network, The Weather Channel, QVC, and more. Record your favorite shows with unlimited cloud DVR, stream over 1000 titles on demand, and much more.

TIDAL (starts at $9.99/month after 30-day free trial) – Members of TIDAL can find over 60 million songs, over 250,000 high-quality music videos, expertly curated playlists, and exclusive live concerts to stream directly on the TIDAL channel on their Roku devices.

HBO via The Roku Channel ($14.99/month after a 7-day free trial) – Stream all of HBO – the biggest shows, movies, specials, and documentaries, plus hundreds of kids titles – all on The Roku Channel. Free trial is for new customers only.

SHOWTIME via The Roku Channel ($9.99/month after a 7-day free trial) – Stream entire seasons of original series like Ray Donovan, Homeland and Shameless, movies, documentaries, comedy specials, sports, and more. Live or on demand – all on The Roku Channel.

Cinemax via The Roku Channel ($9.99/month after a 7-day free trial) – Access Original Series such as Warrior and Jett, Hollywood hit movies and indie favorites and more.

STARZ via The Roku Channel ($8.99/month after a 7-day free trial) – Watch original series like Power and Outlander, thousands of hit movies, and more whenever, wherever. It’s premium entertainment at your fingertips.

EPIX via The Roku Channel ($5.99/month after a 7-day free trial) – Subscribe and get exclusive Original Series including Godfather of Harlem, Pennyworth and Perpetual Grace LTD, plus 1000s of Hollywood movies and more – uncut and commercial-free.

Acorn TV via The Roku Channel ($4.99/month after a 7-day free trial) – Hailed as “Netflix for the Anglophile” by NPR, Acorn TV offers the newest seasons of award-winning shows from Britain and beyond.

Hallmark Movies Now via The Roku Channel – Watch feel good movies and series from Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and more that you can’t see anywhere else. Plus, a selection of Hollywood favorites, all commercial-free.

Free channels

STIRR (free) – Watch free local news along with popular channels like Buzzr, Cheddar News, Comet, Dove Channel, NASA TV, FailArmy, The Pet Collective and more.

Court TV (free) – Your front row seat to justice. Stream trials on demand or watch a live feed of Court TV at no cost.

Olympic Channel (free) – From sports you’ve never heard of to the ones you already love, the Olympic Channel brings you original series, classic Olympics moments, and an up close look at Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

Ranker (free) – The world’s largest crowdsourced opinion site brings you original series like RankWorthy, Crowd Wisdom, Weird History, and Deadtime Stories.

Bassmaster (free) – Watch videos from the worldwide authority in bass fishing. Get tips from the pros as well as amazing catches from tournaments like the Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series.

Tasty TV (free) – Brought to you by the brand with over 100M followers on Facebook, enjoy incredible snack-sized videos and indulge in recipes you’ll want to try at home.

USGA (free) – Gain access to USGA’s exclusive programming, including original series, iconic moments from past U.S. Opens, and exclusive streams of the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Women’s Amateur, and U.S. Amateur!

WhoHaHa (free) – Watch comedy series from incredibly talented and funny women from around the world.

XITE (free) – Music videos that are sure to keep you in the right mood. Create your personalized musical experience with XITE by using your remote to like, dislike, or skip videos.

Authenticated (Cable or satellite subscription required)

Oxygen (Participating pay-tv subscription required) – Your destination for high quality crime programming, including shows like Snapped, Dateline: Secrets Uncovered, In Ice Cold Blood, and more.

The Weather Channel (Participating pay-tv subscription required) – Catch a 24 hour live stream of The Weather Channel, with personalized weather ticker updates based on where you live.

Live and linear channels on The Roku Channel

AFV Family – The AFV Family Channel is family-friendly comedy for all! America’s Funniest Home Videos brings you the best home videos and family-friendly comedy programming you can watch together with everyone in your family.

beIN SPORTS Xtra – A free, 24/7 English language LIVE sports, news, analysis and highlights network that brings everyone closer to the game.  XTRA will provide LIVE and exclusive access to XTRA soccer matches, XTRA combat sports, XTRA adventure sports, XTRA original studio productions, and a robust library of classic sporting events… all at no XTRA cost!

CollegeHumor – Enjoy CollegeHumors’s award-winning sketches, animations, music videos and original series, delivered right to your (digital) doorstep–like the paper!

Comedy Dynamics – Comedy Dynamics network is a tastemaker for STAND UP comedy specials, TV shows, films and documentaries and features a wide range of established and emerging comedy talent.

DUST – DUST is the leading destination for thought-provoking science fiction, exploring the future of humanity. From timeless to cutting-edge movies, series and short films we bring the best of established and emerging filmmaking voices to your living room.

FilmRise Forensic Files – Crack open a case any time of day with the Forensic Files team! These experts leave no clue unexamined in their pursuit of the truth.

FilmRise Sci-Fi – Tune in for the best Sci-Fi in the galaxy! Featuring genre-spanning movies as well as beloved series like Lost in Space and the hit anime Robotech.

Funny Or Die – Funny Or Die is a premiere entertainment brand that features your favorite comedians and celebrities in comedy videos.

NoseyMaury Povich, Jerry Springer, Blind Date and many more shows you just can’t stop watching.  The Springer “circus”, Maury’s classic “you are the father!” and hundreds of other memorable moments available all day, every day….for free.

This Old House – This Old House on The Roku Channel features This Old House and Ask This Old House. With 19 Emmys, This Old House is America’s first, and most trusted, name in home improvement television. Each week, Emmy-winning Ask This Old House answers the steady stream of homeowner questions – and we travel the country to make house calls! Whether you do it yourself or hire contractors, you’ll learn how to build your dream. And do it right.

Toon Goggles – Toon Goggles has all your favorite kids shows for free including fan favorites such as Angry Birds, Talking Tom, Om Nom, Gummy Bears, and many more!  Come watch and discover!

USA TODAY – USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, and videos.

You know what goes well with must-stream channels? Must-stream shows, of course! Check out our 15 must-stream TV show premieres in December.

Happy Streaming!

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Today, TiVo announced its new partnership with SpotX to monetize TiVo+ and TiVo’s CTV inventory. SpotX will actively manage, sell and optimize TiVo’s ad inventory across its entire brand, driving revenue and increasing demand sources. Connect TV (CTV) is short form, skippable advertising that promotes relevant content to target audiences. “At TiVo, we are committed […]

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Netflix’s new Mafia drama The Irishman was streamed 26.4 million times just in its first week of being released on the streaming platform. That viewing number is rising and Netflix expects the original film to reach 40 million homes on December 23, one month after its release date. The film is based on true events and has […]

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Ya viene Navidad y con ella los recuerdos de un año lleno de experiencias que queremos compartir con la gente que tanto queremos. Por eso hoy te recomendamos 10 películas clásicas que vemos en estas fechas y algunas más contemporáneas que empiezan a ganarse su lugar en nuestro corazón.

1. Realmente amor (Love Actually)

Disponible en Amazon Prime Video

Este película es mi favorita y todos los años la tengo que volver a ver durante esta temporada. El amor está en todas partes y más cuando la Navidad está cerca. De eso se trata ‘Realmente amor’ y aunque ya hayan pasado 16 años desde su estreno, aún nos sigue encantado la historia clásica que interpretan Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson y Emma Thompson, entre otros. ¿Qué tal la escena del final con la canción clásica de Mariah Carey “All I want for Christmas is you”? Una excelente opción para llorar, reír y soñar con un amor.

2. Klaus

Disponible en Netflix

La primera película animada de Netflix está en tu casa lista para compartir la cena con toda tu familia. En esta propuesta vemos el origen de Santa Claus en un remoto pueblo y la historia de un egocéntrico cartero que poco a poco empieza a pensar más en los demás. Créenos cuando decimos que no puedes perdértela pues su animación está en 2D pero parece 3D, además cuenta con doblaje de Sebastián Yatra, Cecilia Suárez y Joaquín Cosío.

3. El extraño mundo de Jack

Disponible en Claro Video México

Dirigida por Tom Selleck, esta película es una de las consentidas de los Millennial pues nos presenta el mundo turbio de Jack y su ambición por apoderarse de la Navidad hasta que se le sale de las manos. Una obra de ‘stop motion’ de calidad impecable que las nuevas generaciones no pueden perder es, ¿estás de acuerdo? Pues es una buena opción para reunir a la familia.

4. El Origen de los Guardianes

Disponible en Netflix

‘El Origen de los Guardianes’, una película de animación con la calidad garantizada de Dreamworks, nos cuenta la historia de lo que sucede con los grandes mitos infantiles y cómo deben unirse para conservar la ilusión de los niños. Sobra decir que es perfecta para verla con niños.

5. Gremlins

Disponible en HBO GO

El tierno Gizmo llega como un regalo navideño a casa de Billy. Existen tres reglas: no darles de comer después de la medianoche, no mojarlo y no exponerlo al sol, ¿y qué hace Billy? Pues rompe una de las reglas y se desata el caos en su pobre pueblo. ¿Piensas comer tu cena navideña después de la medianoche? Pues sólo cuídate de no ser un gremlin.

6. La joya de la familia

Disponible en Claro Video México

¿Será tu primera Navidad en casa de la familia de tu pareja? Eso suele ser todo un acontecimiento. Por eso no te recomendamos que veas ‘La joya de la familia’, al menos no el mero día. Mira la historia de Meredith y de su primer contacto con la familia de su novio en una comedia muy oscura, un drama creciente y siente la incomodidad de esta reunión en la que nada parece que está saliendo bien. ¡No apta para nerviosos! 

7. Una Navidad de locos

Disponible en Google Play

Esta película puede que no la conozcas. Una familia decide no celebrar la Navidad para irse de vacaciones pues la hija ya dijo que no asistirá este año pero… ¡a la mera hora dice que sí! Entonces los papás deben planear una cena, adornar y comprar regalos en las últimas horas y todo se sale de control. Una comida con el humor de Tim Allen y la siempre agradable presencia de Jamie Lee Curtis que te hará recordar esos imprevistos de último momento de tu propia cena de Navidad.

8. El regalo prometido

Disponible en Google Play

Y ya que hablamos de dejarlo todo para la última hora, ¿qué te parecería volver a ver ‘El regalo prometido’? La angustiante búsqueda de Arnold Schwarzenegger de un juguete de moda que ya está agotado y de cómo terminó convirtiéndose en el héroe de su hijo y rescatar a su familia. Puro espíritu navideño de amor y esperanza en tu sala.

9. Navidad en África

Disponible en Netflix

¿Alguna vez te has imaginado cómo celebran la Navidad en África? Pues acompáñanos en esta historia nueva sobre Kate (Kristin Davis de Sex & The City) una mujer recién divorciada que pensaba celebrar su segunda luna de miel en un safari y ahora tendrá que hacerlo sola. Sin embargo, en esta aventura se encariña con un bebé elefante que le hace mirar la vida distinto para darse una segunda oportunidad. Y sale el guapísimo Rob Lowe. De nada.

10. Mi pobre angelito (Home Alone)

Disponible en Claro Video México

Finalmente, la favorita de la temporada, ¿o hay otra? Por supuesto que no. Ya te sabes la historia de Kevin, de cómo se les olvida a sus papás y se queda solo en casa para enfrentar a los ladrones que quieren robar su casa. Hoy es todo un clásico de Navidad y su segunda parte (que la encuentras en AppleTV) también tiene un fuerte mensaje sobre el amor en familia y la madurez. 

¿Te han gustado nuestras recomendaciones? No dudes en agregar a tu lista las que más te llamaron la atención y pasa una Navidad distinta haciendo streaming con Roku.

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Need a quick injection of holiday spirit? Use Roku Voice on your compatible remote or the Roku mobile app to quickly find you favorites this season. Simply press and hold the microphone button to speak the movie or show you want to watch, like “Play It’s a Wonderful Life,” and you’ll see a list of results showing you where it’s available to stream. For some added fun, try finding your favorite holiday movies by speaking famous quotes, such as “What movie is this from? ‘Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.’” Searching by movie quotes was recently added to Roku Voice in our latest automatic software update (Roku OS 9.2).

To give a most cheerful nod to the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best holiday movie quotes you may want to search for on your Roku device.

“Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!” | Home Alone (1990)

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid” | A Christmas Story (1983)

“A Festivus for the rest of us!” | Seinfeld (1997)

“What’s this? It’s people throwing snowballs instead of throwing heads.” | The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas.” | National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

“He’s an angry elf” | Elf (2003)

“Come out the coast. We’ll get together. Have a few laughs.” | Die Hard (1988)

What’s your favorite holiday quote? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Happy Streaming!

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