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  • ROKU USERS and other movie buffs Two movies to recommend

    06/08/2018 2:54:02 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 33 replies ^ | 6/8/18 | me myself & I
    Something to entertain this weekend ROKU users, Tubi TV is offering at no charge this movie (with Samuel L. Jackson) "THE RED VIOLIN".Movie synopsis Vudu is also offering for rental. Though some might consider this a film for females, it truly is much more and even males might find themselves intrigued. After all, Jackson is here, as well as a mystery. The other film is from 1950 - "LAST HOLIDAY" with Alec Guinness. A remake of this film from ‎Queen Latifah was done in the past few years, but certainly cannot be compared to the first. The movie seen 20...
  • ATTENTION ROKU USERS - Channel Pluto

    06/03/2018 11:10:21 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 11 replies
    Pluto Channel on ROKU has several good movies available this month. Mickey Rourke stars in the quirky movie "ASHBY" Also they offer Clint Eastwood in "The Line of Fire", Sean Connery in "The Untouchables", and the family friendly film of "Hugo" for a Sunday afternoon view. A pleasant Sunday afternoon to all.
  • Apple, Amazon struggle to sit out NRA gun-control debate

    03/01/2018 8:18:07 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | February 28, 2018
    Gun-control activists are demanding that Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos do something he has carefully avoided: pick a side in a hot-button political debate,” Spencer Soper and Selina Wang report for Bloomberg. “The online retailer, along with Apple Inc., Roku Inc. and other video streaming services, is facing pressure from customers protesting any corporate relationship with the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of a Florida school shooting that killed 17 people. Even though it doesn’t sell guns or ammunition, Amazon is taking much of the heat. Angry consumers started using the hashtag #StopNRAmazon on Twitter, which surfaced...
  • Roku Will Not Drop NRA TV Amid Pressure From Protestors

    02/28/2018 1:40:27 AM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/27/2018 | Patrick Shanley
    "We do not curate or censor based on viewpoint." Streaming company Roku on Tuesday issued a statement that it will not be dropping NRA TV from its lineup of programming options. Pressure for companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association have increased over the past week following the fatal school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead. The hashtag #DumpNRATV began trending, calling for such streamers as Apple, Google, Amazon and Roku to pull NRA TV content from their services. "While the vast majority of all streaming on our platform is mainstream entertainment, voices on all sides...
  • Amazon, Apple, YouTube Urged to Cut Ties with NRATV

    02/26/2018 8:10:50 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 2/26/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action is urging Amazon, Apple, and YouTube to cut ties with NRATV. DirectTV, AT&T, Google, and Roku are also being pressured to make the break. According to Huff Post, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts released a statement saying, NRATV is home to the NRAs most dangerous and violence-inciting propaganda. Its time for tech leaders to acknowledge their role in helping the NRA spread this dangerous content and cut it out. She added, We demand that Apple, Amazon, AT&Ts DIRECTV, Google and Roku all dump NRATV once and for all. Brad Chase is friends with the...
  • Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

    02/07/2018 2:17:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Consumer Reports ^ | 02/07/2018
    Smart TVs represent the lions share of new televisions. According to market research firm IHS Markit, 69 percent of all new sets shipped in North America in 2017 were internet-capable, and the percentage is set to rise in 2018. Eighty-two million of these sets have already found their way to consumers. Internet connectivity brings a lot of appealing functionality to modern televisionsincluding the ability tostream contentthrough popular apps such as Hulu and Netflix, as well as to find content quickly using voice commands. But that functionality comes with substantial data collection. Smart TVs can identify every show you watch using...
  • Cord Cutters: What is your recommended streaming service?

    02/01/2018 2:57:50 PM PST · by Washi · 79 replies
    Self - Vanity ^ | 2/1/2018 | Washi
    Hopefully, I can get some productive answers before the self-righteous "got rid of TV years ago" crowd shows up: I got rid of satellite TV service a couple of years ago. Since then, I've used "Sling" streaming TV service and "Hulu TV" streaming TV service. I'm done with Hulu TV's ridiculous user interface, constant "streaming" screens, lack of 5.1 audio, etc. I switched to Hulu TV from Sling because Hulu had Fox News and CBS sports, neither of which I've spent much time watching. It's just not worth Hulu TV's glaring negatives. I may switch back to Sling, but I...
  • FREE Roku Channels Launcher App

    12/13/2017 12:18:55 PM PST · by V K Lee · 16 replies | n/a | n/a
    Now get instant access to all the popular Roku channel categories on mkvXstream from your Kindle Tablets or Android mobile devices with our free app. We just launched a brand new app to help you find the best Public and Private Roku channels from our huge list of channels here on mkvXstream. With so many pages of Roku channels, finding interesting and new Private Roku channels is now easier than ever. Our new Roku launcher will instantly take you to our most popular channel categories so you can find and add new channels quickly. You will be able to add...
  • ROKU Users - Pear Channel, Halloween

    10/26/2017 10:27:52 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 14 replies
    PEAR CHANNEL has gone the way of X-TV Fox news and Business can no longer be seen here. ALL HALLOWS EVE - THRILLER CLASSICS CHANNEL is now showing the following movies from 'back in the days' of really good monster films. "The Thing" 1951, with James Arness (Gunsmoke) "The Deadly Mantis" 1957 with Craig Stevens (Peter Gunn) and William Hopper (Perry Mason's Paul Drake) "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" 1954 Richard Carlson (I Led 3 Lives) Also, "The Blob" 1958 with Steve McQueen
  • Netflix streaming question! (Break from Trump vs. ____)

    10/22/2017 9:44:08 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 40 replies
    Netflix | 10/23/17 | Me, Myself, & I
    I am hoping that some of our techie FReepers could give me some guidance on this annoying issue. I have a Samsung "smart" TV which is a couple of years old, which I use exclusively to watch Netflix movies ( I don't watch TV and have not for at least 35 years. But I enjoy watching family fare movies). It is not the latest and greatest TV with all the cutting edge stuff. I see "1080" appear in a box when it first comes on, if that helps. I have a cable internet modem with its own wi-fi hotspot. I...
  • Roku Bans XTV - Why & Will it Come Back? We Answer Your Questions

    10/22/2017 9:38:21 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 26 replies
    You can learn more about what happened to XTV here:

    10/08/2017 1:17:35 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 35 replies
    Visited the channel store today and subscribed to the new ROKU CHANNEL. A number of movies, some worth watching: ROBO COP, DEATH AT A FUNERAL, others as well (The Fan, ALI, etc) It is my understanding these will be revised links on a continued schedule. Interesting, as just yesterday attempted to subscribe by computer and was told not yet available for you. Today, added the channel via our ROKU devise. We've a streaming stick and live in the DFW area. You might try to do the same in your neck of the woods.
  • ROKU and XTV The demise of the channel

    10/07/2017 1:47:56 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 50 replies
    SORRY - XTV is no longer in operation. The original XTV, known and loved by hordes of Roku users looking for free access to cable channels and popular network shows, was removed from Roku as a result of a third party claim of copyright violation. Mere days after removal, the channel was reborn as XTV-2. "All content," read a notice on the channel, "is now used with permission or is in the public domain." But, alas, XTV's rebirth was short-lived. Apparently, not all content was used with permission or in the public domain. As of October 5, 2017, XTV fans...
  • stream free tv/channels

    10/06/2017 9:07:31 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 15 replies
    This you tube site offers a number of items. You might plan to do some panning for gold and lucky enough to find a nugget This was found by using the ROKU - you tube search, and entering the words "movi oz" which was fed through Roku. Also on YOU TUBE is this channel PLUTO TV PLUTO TV which is found on ROKU.

    10/03/2017 9:41:11 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 20 replies ^ | 10/3/17 | self
    After updating our system this morning found these movies on the TUBI TV CHANNEL. A FISH CLLED WANDA"DEATH AT A FUNERAL PATHS OF GLORYINSPECTOR MORSE CHANNEL PEAR is also working once again, showing Fox and Fox Business Why not update your Roku and share what new items you might have found?
  • Want to cut the cord

    09/19/2017 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Empireoftheatom48 · 46 replies
    I need some options to get rid of my Direct TV service.
  • ROKU launches its own channel featuring free, ad-supported movies

    09/11/2017 9:23:26 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 41 replies ^ | 9/6/17 | Sarah Perez
    Roku, a company capitalizing on the cord cutting trend to the tune of a $100 million IPO, is today launching its own channel for users of Roku streaming players, sticks and TVs, which will connect customers to hundreds of movies and some TV shows they can stream for free. The channel itself will include content Roku has licensed directly from studios, as well as movies aggregated from other channel publishers on its platform. Like its rivals Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV Roku offers an easy way to access all the top streaming services, as well as...
  • Vanity--Cord Cutter Part II

    07/31/2017 5:43:14 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 31 replies
    Officially cancelled my DirecTV today--I have been working with a Roku which my hubby has taken to like a duck to water.
  • ROKU USERS A Movie Gold Mine on You Tube

    06/06/2017 8:56:43 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 38 replies
    Yesterday posted a site entitled Movie Oz ROKU users, this is an awesome site with movies that will appeal to just about anyone. To find on ROKU: 1.Go to You Tube search 2.Enter Movi Oz Old movies, movies from the 70s and 80s. Hundreds of movies; rows and rows and rows. We've our weekends planned for several years :-) The first to see will be Silver Streak with Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor, one which I've longed to see again. Happy Viewing,
  • ROKU USERS -- New Roku Channels - March 31, 2017

    04/02/2017 7:14:37 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 22 replies
    There are 34 new channels in the Roku Channel Store this week, with content in the categories of Comedy, Games, Kids & Family, Lifestyle, Movies & TV, Music, News & Weather, Religious, Screensavers, Sports, and Travel.