Coming to Freevee in July:

Here’s the July Lineup

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July 1

  • Bones
  • The Librarians
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
  • A Simple Favor (2018)
  • Annie (2014)
  • Babe (1995)
  • Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
  • Before Midnight (2013)
  • Bride Wars (2009)
  • Bridge of Spies (2015)
  • Clue (1985)
  • Compulsion (2016)
  • Crazy Heart (2009)
  • Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  • Dark Waters (2019)
  • Diabolique (1996)
  • District 9 (2009)
  • Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
  • Ghost Rider (2007)
  • Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  • Goosebumps (2015)
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  • In Good Company (2004)
  • Linsanity (2013)
  • Madagascar (2005)
  • Mother’s Day (2016)
  • Paranoia (2013)
  • Pearl Harbor (2001)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Repo Men (2010)
  • S.W.A.T. (2003)
  • Taken 3 (2014)
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
  • Tarzan (2013)
  • The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
  • The Craft (1996)
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
  • The Dilemma (2011)
  • The Eagle (2011)
  • The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
  • The High Note (2020)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
  • The Hot Chick (2002)
  • The Karate Kid (2010)
  • The King of Staten Island (2020)
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994)
  • The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016)
  • The Perfect Guy (2015)
  • The Spy Next Door (2010)
  • The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
  • The Theory of Everything (2014)
  • The Turning (2020)

July 3

  • The Commuter (2018)

July 7

  • Gretel & Hansel (2020)

July 8

  • Home Again (2017)

July 10

  • Cinderella Man (2005)

July 15

  • Love Accidentally (2022)

July 23

  • Irresistible (2020)

Freevee is a free video streaming service that includes on-demand access to hundreds of movies and TV shows. The service was previously known as IMDb TV.

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New Movies and Shows Coming to Netflix in July

Here’s an official guide for what’s new on Netflix in July 2022

New on Netflix on July 1

Stranger Things 4: Volume 2

A Call to Spy

Big Daddy

Blue Jasmine

Boogie Nights

Catch Me if You Can

Deliverance

Falls Around Her

Final Score

GoodFellas

I Am Legend

Insidious

LOL

Mean Girls

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Natural Born Killers

Old School

Police Academy

Semi-Pro

Seven

Snatch

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dirty Dozen

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Terminal

Vampires

Wyatt Earp

Zero Dark Thirty

New on Netflix on July 3

Blair Witch

New on Netflix on July 4

Leave No Trace

New on Netflix on July 6

Control Z: Season 3 

Girl in the Picture

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

King of Stonks 

Uncle From Another World 

New on Netflix on July 7

The Flash: Season 8

Karma’s World: Season 3 

VINLAND SAGA: Season 1

New on Netflix on July 8

Boo, Bitch

Capitani: Season 2

Dangerous Liaisons 

How to Build a Sex Room 

Incantation 

Jewel 

The Longest Night

Ranveer vs Wild With Bear Grylls

The Sea Beast 

New on Netflix on July 10

12 Strong

New on Netflix on July 11

For Jojo 

Valley of the Dead

New on Netflix on July 12

Bill Burr: Live at Red Rocks 

How to Change Your Mind 

My Daughter’s Killer

New on Netflix on July 13

Big Timber: Season 2

D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?! 

Hurts Like Hell 

Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres

Sintonia: Season 3

Under the Amalfi Sun

New on Netflix on July 14

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight

Resident Evil 

New on Netflix on July 15

Alba 

Country Queen

Farzar 

Love Goals (Jaadugar)

Mom, Don’t Do That!

Persuasion

Remarriage & Desires

Uncharted

New on Netflix on July 16

Umma

New on Netflix on July 18

Live Is Life 

My Little Pony: A New Generation: Sing-Along

StoryBots: Laugh, Learn, Sing: Collection 2: Learn to Read

Too Old for Fairy Tales

New on Netflix on July 19

David A. Arnold: It Ain’t for the Weak 

New on Netflix on July 20

Bad Exorcist: Seasons 1-2

Virgin River: Season 4 

New on Netflix on July 21

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 5

New on Netflix on July 22

Blown Away: Season 3

The Gray Man 

ONE PIECE

New on Netflix on July 25

Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 5

New on Netflix on July 26

August: Osage County

DI4RIES

Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl

Street Food: USA

New on Netflix on July 27

Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 4 

Dream Home Makeover: Season 3 

The Most Hated Man on the Internet 

Pipa 

Rebelde: Season 2 

New on Netflix on July 28

A Cut Above

Another Self 

Keep Breathing 

Oggy and the Cockroaches: Next Generation

New on Netflix on July 29

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem: Season 2 

Case Closed: Zero’s Tea Time 

The Entitled

Fanático

Purple Hearts 

Rebel Cheer Squad: A Get Even Series 

Uncoupled

New on Netflix on July 31

The Wretched

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Netflix CEO Reveals Which Subscribers Will Have To Watch Ads

Specific details of the forthcoming ad-based model were murky at the time of the announcement. Only a few months later, Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos is finally giving the public a little more clarity on what to expect.

 Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos divulged that commercials will not be added to the current Netflix subscription plans. Instead, the new ad-based tier is intended to attract new subscribers who are not bothered by advertisements accompanying the content they’re watching.

The clarification should come as good news to current Netflix subscribers, who are currently paying either $9.99, $15.99, or $19.99 per month for the service. The prices are determined by such factors as the number of screens a subscriber chooses to watch programming on, and whether they want to watch the content on HD or Ultra HD.

Source: Netflix CEO Reveals Which Subscribers Will Have To Watch Ads (msn.com)

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What Is Freevee? How to Start Watching It

Cord cutters have no shortage of places to watch movies and television shows online. Between the paid options such as Netflix and Hulu and the endless number of free services, it’s possible to find just about any content that you want to watch.

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However, one service that people frequently overlook is Freevee (formerly IMDb TV). Possibly because they’ve never heard of it. What is Freevee? Who can use it? What type of content is available? And is it worth your time? Let’s take a closer look.

What Is Freevee?

Freevee is an entirely free service for watching TV shows and movies. The service has been owned by Amazon since Bezos’ company bought IMDb in 2020, and it underwent a rebrand from IMDb TV to Freevee in April 2022.

This is the third name change for the service, which was initially launched as IMDb Freedive at the start of 2019.

The content on Freevee is ad-supported, so you’ll have to sit through the interludes at the beginning, and during the videos you watch. There is no way to pay to remove the ads, and the ads are unskippable.

Where Is Freevee Available?

At the time of this writing, users in the USA, UK, and Germany can use the service. More countries are set to come online in the coming months.

Which Devices Can You Watch Freevee On?

At one point in time, the only operating system with an app was Amazon’s FireOS. Now, however, the official Freevee app is available for Android and Apple devices, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, LG smart TVs, Xbox, and PlayStation. You can also watch Freevee through any web browser by visiting its site.

What TV Shows and Movies Are Available on Freevee?

Since the rebrand to Freevee, even more content has come online. At the time of writing, you can watch Bosch: Legacy, Top Class, America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation, and Black Beauty.

Of course, it still cannot compete with some of its other free competitors like Peacock TV and Crackle, but Freevee is still a solid app to keep in your streaming armory.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, keep an eye on the listings. Freevee is adding new content all the time. Plus, Freevee also offers live programs you can watch in real-time.

How to Find Content to Watch on Freevee

The homepage offers some broad seasonal categories, as well as various “Most Popular” categories. You will also find the broad genre categories that are commonplace on most streaming apps.

You can quickly tell whether a movie or TV show is available on Freevee when you’re using IMDb’s website directory. If the title is on offer, you will see a prominent link labeled “Watch for Free on Freevee” that you can click on.

Are There Watchlists on Freevee?

The only other significant feature worth mentioning is the presence of watchlists. Watchlists are one area where Freevee excels. The service leans heavily on the IMDb database of content to provide much better watchlist usability than services like Netflix and Hulu.

You can order your shows by rating, runtime, number of user ratings, your own ratings, popularity, and IMDb ratings. You can also easily filter by either movies or TV series, rather than having everything in a single list.

Is Freevee Worth Using?

So, is Freevee worth your time? We’re never going to turn down another way to watch free content, but at the time of writing, Freevee still feels like it’s still a work in progress (which, of course, it is).

The issues with content navigation and parental controls need to be resolved. Similarly, even though some decent shows and movies are on offer, the size of the library needs to be expanded before it becomes a viable alternative to some of its competitors.

Like everyone else, we hope that the latest rebrand finally sees the app fulfill its potential. It is hard not to feel like it is in the last chance saloon.

Written by Dan Price for MUO©

Source: What Is Freevee? How to Start Watching It (msn.com)

Note: I’ve discovered that Midsomer Murders is available on Freevee, and, it has cc available. Check it out!

What’s Coming to Roku Channel in June 2022

The free streaming hub is hosting classic movies, such as “Fight Club,” “Bridesmaids,” “Speed,” “Pretty Woman,” and “Tombstone.” However, the Roku Channel also is bringing beloved TV series including “Arrested Development,” “Will & Grace,” “2 Broke Girls,” and more.

Coming to Roku Channel in June:

Iconic Movies

  • American Sniper
  • Apache Junction (Exclusive 6/24)
  • Bridesmaids
  • Cast Away
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • Fifty Shades Freed
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Fight Club
  • Goosebumps (Exclusive)
  • Independence Day
  • Juno
  • Meet the Browns
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Pretty Women
  • Pups Alone (Exclusive 6/30)
  • Signs
  • Speed
  • Taken
  • The Descendants
  • The Expendables
  • The Expendables 3 
  • The Karate Kid (2010)
  • The Maze Runner
  • The Transporter
  • The Waterboy
  • Tombstone

Rom-Coms

  • Dear John
  • Life As We Know It
  • How Do You Know
  • McLeod’s Daughter’s
  • Music and Lyrics
  • One for the Money
  • Step Up: All In
  • The Fault in Our Stars

Cult-Comedies

  • Agua Donkeys
  • Die Hart
  • Dummy
  • Children Ruin Everything
  • Legally Blonde
  • Reno 911! Defunded
  • Shrek
  • The Now
  • This Joka

TV Series

  • Arrested Development
  • Billy on the Street
  • Hernan (Exclusive)
  • My Name Is Earl
  • Punk’d
  • Undercover Boss
  • UnReal
  • Will & Grace
  • Weeds
  • 2 Broke Girls

The Roku Channel is a free live TV streaming service that provides 270+ live linear streaming channels and more than 80,000 free movies and TV shows. The library contains entertainment from several different decades, including some major hits.

Source: What’s Coming to Roku Channel in June 2022, Including ‘Napoleon Dynamite,’ ‘Independence Day,’ ‘Fight Club’ – The Streamable

What’s Leaving Netflix in June 2022

It’s time for another rundown of what’s set to leave Netflix over the next month. Netflix gains and loses content constantly. so it’s down to you to make sure you catch things before they leave.

The big removal for Netflix US in June 2022 so far is undoubtedly the beloved British series, Downton Abbey. We’ll be seeing all six seasons leave on the first of the month.

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 1st, 2022

  • A Cinderella Story (2004)
  • A Perfect Ending (2012)
  • Aashik Awara (1993)
  • Amelia: A Tale of Two Sisters (2017)
  • And Then Came Lola (2009)
  • Bad Blood (2019) – Netflix Original Removal
  • Battleship (2012)
  • Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same (2018) – Netflix Original Removal
  • Blade (1998)
  • Blade II (2002)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004)
  • Body of Lies (2008)
  • Chloe (2009)
  • Closer (2004)
  • Cloudburst (2011)
  • Company of Heroes (2013)
  • Coach Carter (2005)
  • Dennis the Menace (1993)
  • Downton Abbey (Series 1-6)
  • Dream/Killer (2015)
  • Extraction (2015)
  • Felon (2008)
  • Final Destination 3 (2006)
  • Final Destination 5 (2011)
  • Free Willy (1993)
  • Hall Pass (2011)
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • Hairspray
  • Happy Endings (Seasons 1-3)
  • How to Stage a Coup (2017)
  • I Am Sam (2001)
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
  • Jackie: A Tale of Two Sisters (2017)
  • Lens (2015)
  • March Comes in Like a Lion (2017)
  • Material (2012)
  • Maya Memsaab (1992)
  • Megalobox (2018)
  • Michael Lost and Found (2015)
  • Monster-in-Law (2005)
  • Mosquita y Mari (2012)
  • New Year’s Eve (2011)
  • Oh Darling Yeh Hai India (1995)
  • Pedal the World (2015)
  • Pet Sematary (1989)
  • Population 436 (2006)
  • Prince (1969)
  • Qila (1998)
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
  • Shooter (2007)
  • Smoke & Mirrors (2016)
  • Sniper: Legacy (2014)
  • Stardust (2007)
  • Sucker Punch (2011)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • Tottaa Pataaka Item Maal (2018)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  • The Blind Side
  • The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
  • The Disaster Artist (2017)
  • The Final Destination (2009)
  • The Girl King (2015)
  • The Mask of Zorro (1998)
  • The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
  • The Mitfords: A Tale of Two Sisters (2017)
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Warrior (2011)
  • Wild Things (1998)
  • World Trade Center (2006)
  • Zoolander (2001)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 2nd

  • Alone (1 Season)
  • Lady Bird (2017)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 3rd

  • Documentary Now! (Seasons 1-3)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 5th

  • The Night Clerk (2020)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 6th

  • Vampire Academy (2014)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 7th

  • The Night Shift (Seasons 1-4)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 10th

  • A Haunted House 2 (2014)
  • The Witch: Part 1 – The Subversion (2018)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 11th

  • 28 Moons (Season 1)
  • Magic Phone (Season 1)
  • Man to Man (Season 1) – Netflix Original Removal
  • My Little Baby (Season 1)
  • Singles Villa (Season 1)
  • Under the Black Moonlight (Season 1)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 13th

  • 4th Republic (2019)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 14th

  • Kanavu Variyam (2017)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 15th

  • Charité (Season 1) – Netflix Original Removal
  • Charité at War (Season 1) – Netflix Original Removal
  • Fate/Zero (Seasons 1-2)
  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Seasons 1-5)
  • Kill la Kill (Season 1)
  • Madoka Magica (Season 1)
  • The American Bible Challenge (Season 3)
  • The Chase (Seasons 3 & 4)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 18th

  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 24th

  • Reign (Seasons 1-4)

What’s Leaving Netflix on June 30th

  • Criminal Minds (Seasons 1-10)

Look ahead to July 1st, Netflix is set to lose all four seasons of The Originals.

Source: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/leaving-soon/whats-leaving-netflix-in-june-2022/

What is coming to Netflix in June 2022?

Oh, that’s today, so let’s get started!

The Umbrella Academy returns to Netflix in June.
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We’re heading into June and Netflix is having a relatively quiet month. There’s nothing on the level of Stranger Things releasing in June, but we will see the return of The Umbrella Academy. The show’s third season drops on June 22. 

US audiences will also get to see the finale of Peaky Blinders, with the sixth and final season of the show hitting Netflix on June 10. 

June 1

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Dear John
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Edge of Seventeen
  • Eraser
  • His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
  • Lean on Me
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Life as We Know It
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  • Mission: Impossible II
  • Mr Bean’s Holiday
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Soul Plane
  • Steel Magnolias
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Boy
  • The Departed
  • The Fighter
  • The Girl Next Door
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Players Club
  • Titanic
  • Troy
  • Vegas Vacation
  • We Are Marshall

June 2

  • Borgen – Power & Glory
  • The DUFF
  • Yuri Marçal: Honest Mistake

June 3

  • As the Crow Flies
  • Floor Is Lava: Season 2
  • Interceptor
  • Mr. Good: Cop or Crook?
  • The Perfect Mother
  • Surviving Summer
  • Two Summers

June 5

  • Straight Up

June 6

  • Action Pack: Season 2
  • Bill Burr Presents: Friends Who Kill

June 7

  • That’s My Time with David Letterman

June 8

  • Baby Fever
  • Gladbeck: The Hostage Crisis
  • Hustle
  • Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

June 9

  • Rhythm + Flow France
  • Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration

June 10

  • Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness
  • Closet Monster
  • Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute
  • First Kill
  • Intimacy
  • Peaky Blinders: Season 6
  • Top Gear: Season 27
  • Top Gear: Season 28
  • Trees of Peace
  • Vice

June 11

  • Amy Schumer’s Parental Advisory

June 13

  • Charlie’s Colorforms City: Mighty Movie Adventures
  • Charlie’s Colorforms City: Miss Weather and Friends
  • Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends
  • Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

June 14

  • Jane & Lily: Ladies Night Live
  • Halftime
  • The Mole: Season 3-4

June 15

  • Centauro
  • Front Cover
  • God’s Favorite Idiot
  • Heart Parade
  • Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend
  • Maldivas
  • Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet
  • The War Next-door: Season 2
  • The Wrath of God

June 16

  • Dead End: Paranormal Park
  • Karma’s World Music Videos: Season 2
  • Love & Anarchy: Season 2
  • Rhythm + Flow France
  • Sing, Dance, Act: Kabuki featuring Toma Ikuta
  • Snoop Dogg’s Fcn Around Comedy Special
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

June 17

  • The Martha Mitchell Effect
  • Rainbow High: Season 2
  • She: Season 2
  • Spiderhead
  • You Don’t Know Me

June 18

  • Alchemy of Souls
  • Charmed: Season 4
  • Spriggan

June 19

  • Civil
  • It (2017)

June 20

  • Doom Of Love
  • Philomena

June 21

  • All That: Seasons 2-3
  • The Future Of
  • Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual
  • Kenan and Kel: Seasons 1-2
  • Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide: Seasons 1-2
  • Zoey 101: Seasons 1-2

June 22

  • Bruna Louise: Demolition
  • The Hidden Lives of Pets
  • Love & Gelato
  • The Mist (2007)
  • One Piece: New Episodes
  • Sing 2
  • Snowflake Mountain
  • The Umbrella Academy: Season 3

June 23

  • Best of the Fest
  • First Class
  • Queen
  • Rhythm + Flow France

June 24

  • Angry Birds: Summer Madness: Season 2
  • Legacies: Season 4
  • The Man from Toronto
  • Man Vs Bee
  • Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area

June 25

  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 18

June 27:

  • Cafe Minamdang
  • Chip and Potato: Chip’s Holiday

June 28

  • Blasted
  • Cristela Alonzo: Middle Classy

June 29:

  • Beauty
  • Extraordinary Attorney Woo
  • Pirate Gold of Adak Island
  • The Upshaws: Season 2 Part 1

June 30:

  • Bastard! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Sharkdog: Season 2

Source: Netflix: All the TV Shows and Movies Coming in June 2022 – CNET

Confirmed – Adverts are coming to Netflix 

Netflix will roll out an advert-supported subscription tier by the end of 2022, it was revealed yesterday (May 9). 

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The New York Times reports that Netflix executives have told their employees that are hoping to introduce a lower-cost advert-supported tier by the end of the year, a far more accelerated timetable than previously briefed. 

The news comes as the same time as it was confirmed that Netflix will begin to crackdown on password sharing at the end of this year. 

The streaming giant is making the move as it looks to shore up revenue. It announced in late April that it had lost 200,000 subscribers since the start of 2022, and, as a result, saw its value fall by more than $50 billion. 

This announcement has seen Netflix cancel a series of shows, park many of their in-development projects, including one from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and close Tudum, the streaming giant’s editorial presence. 

An advert-supported, lower-price tier isn’t a revolutionary idea for a subscription service. Hulu, HBO Max, Paramount Plus and Peacock do it already and Disney Plus will be bringing in the option this year, the reason it’s a surprise is due to the fact that Netflix’s top brass were adamant, weeks ago, that it was just an idea…

There’s a bit of panic. That’s fair to say. Netflix’s change of heart has been rapid, and, coupled with its new crackdown on password sharing, it does suggest that the company is scrambling somewhat. 

Providing a cheaper option for subscribers is never a bad thing and it’s vastly preferable to saving money by axing employees and canceling shows. Things just seem to be moving so fast for Netflix, every day seems to bring some new drama, and this announcement will not help matters. 

A period of calm and maybe some show renewals would help. Let’s wait and see…

By Tom Goodwyn for Tech Radar©

Source: Confirmed – Adverts are coming to Netflix and much sooner than we thought (msn.com)

‘Ozark’ Fans All Have the Same Complaint About New Episodes

Ozark season four part two has officially landed and, while fans are very much obsessed with the whole thing, viewers all seem to have the same complaint about the series.

New episodes came to Netflix last Friday and fans have had quite the reaction, including viewers all saying the same thing about Julia Garner’s Ruth Langmore, with others firmly in agreement about another character.

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Now, Ozark viewers have come out again to share one specific complaint about the series: the fact that the lighting is just, erm, way too dark. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen fans complaining about how the show looks on screen – with viewers previously questioning why the show is so blue.

Of course, given the general tense tone of the drama series, it makes sense for that energy to be reflected on screen via some increasingly dark mood lighting. Still, it seems like viewers aren’t hugely keen, with some even complaining that the dark lighting makes the show too hard to follow.

One viewer tweeted, “I couldn’t stand Ozark‘s gloomy lighting… Too blue, too moody.” Meanwhile, another added, “50% of the scenes in Ozark have such bad lighting I have no idea who is even talking [sic].”

Dark show = dark screen, what can we say?

By Emily Gulla for cosmopolitan©

Source: ‘Ozark’ Fans All Have the Same Complaint About New Episodes (msn.com)

Roku Proves That It’s Not Netflix

The country’s leading operating system for streaming video on TV is still expanding. Roku now has a record 61.3 million active accounts, a sequential increase of more than a million homes, and a welcome contrast to Netflix shedding 200,000 net members through the first three months of this year. 

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Roku’s audience also experienced a 14% increase over the past year. Remember when the most problematic knock on Roku was that folks would be streaming less after COVID-19 vaccines became freely available? A record 20.9 billion hours were spent streaming on Roku in its latest quarter, a 14% increase over the past year that matches its increase in accounts. In short, we’re streaming as much as we were a year ago. 

Then we get to Roku’s ability to monetize its platform. Netflix has had to resort to price hikes to keep average revenue per user rising, but Roku’s platform is a free ad-based model. With services vying for the attention of Roku’s widening audience — and Netflix now proving mortal — you can expect a lot of connected TV ad revenue going Roku’s way. Average revenue per user for Roku has soared 34% over the past year, and that’s stacked on top of the expanding account base. 

Article by Rick Munarriz for The Motley Fool©

What is Roku?

Roku is a collection of streaming devices that offer consumers viewing experiences at a variety of price points with a variety of features. No matter which Roku product you pick, though, you’ll always have access to Roku’s breadth of channels and apps. The Roku product itself is a streaming device that has the functionality for both live TV and on-demand streaming, as well as music streaming and even game play. With a simple internet connection, you have access to everything Roku has to offer. 

Roku Channel List

Roku has an incredibly vast list of channels and apps available for download and use. You’ll find everything from the expected favorites to channels you never even knew existed. Check out some of the best channels available on Roku.

Free TV & Movies

One of the prime places to check for free TV and movies is the Roku Channel. This is essentially a streaming service within a streaming device. Similar to the likes of Hulu and Netflix, the Roku Channel offers a selection of free TV and movies that’s constantly rotating. You’ll find reality TV like The Bachelorette here, as well as Alfred Hitchcock classics. 

Other free TV and movie channels include The CW, Peacock, Crackle, Plex, PBS, Tubi, and Filmrise. They all offer a wide selection of on-demand movies and TV shows that you can watch at your leisure. 

Our Final Take

If you don’t already have a Roku, they’re a great streaming device with a ton of content to offer. Roku offers a channel or app for everyone in the family — from free TV and movies to premium subscriptions — and the fact that you can get a Roku device for as little as $30 makes this one attractive streaming device. Roku’s channel list is practically endless, and you never know what show or movie you’ll stumble across when surfing all the apps.

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Note: I’m new Roku viewer as of about 6 months ago when Netflix wasn’t doing much for me. Fortunately, my Firestick that I use for viewing Netflix, also works for viewing Roku channels. I don’t subscribe so I must watch ads. No prob except the same ads are run. The ads are short enough though. I highly recommend Roku for its variety of offerings. DH