Using Plex on Roku - works like Chromecast

I really wanted to watch the season 5 of Downton Abbey, but it's not on Netflix or Amazon prime yet.  I have the PBS channel on my Roku, but it only shows the most recent episodes and I need to start at episode 1.  I can watch it on my computer, but that's no good, I want to sit on my couch and watch on my TV.

I thought about buying a chromecast to cast it to my TV, but who wants to spend more money on another streaming device when I already have a perfectly good Roku.

Then I discovered the Plex Channel.  Plex is a media server, you can run for free from your PC.  It allows you to organize all your media (pictures, music, videos) on your PC and then stream anywhere in your house on your connected devices.  But a little know feature also allows you to stream video from any website on your TV.  The feature called "Plex it" allows you to find videos on any website, hit the "Plex It" bookmark on your browser and add the video to your queue.  You can then watch the video on your Roku using the Plex Channel on Roku, and you don't need your Media Server running to do this.  It works a lot like the Chromecast does in that way.

I was able use the "Plex it" button on for Downton Abbey Season 5: Episode 1 and then watch it on my Roku.  Love it!

To learn how to do this yourself, check out this video:

New Roku Channels - March 6, 2015

Ten new channels were added to the Roku Channel store this week, Including Red Bull TV, which features extreme sports, music, live events and more.

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New movies and shows streaming in March

Here is a list of new movies/shows streaming in March.  Happy streaming!


  • Patch Adams
  • Finding Neverland
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  • Teen Witch
  • 30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men
  • Evelyn
  • Mercy Rule
  • Monster High 13 Wishes
  • Monster High: Ghouls Rule
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Food Chains
  • The ABCs of Death 2
  •  Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden
  • My Own Man
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Archer: Season 5
  • Glee: Season 5
  • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
  • Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club
  • After the Fall
  • Cesar Chavez
  • Monster High: Haunted
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • 3rd Rock From the Sun: Complete Series
  • A Different World: Complete Series
  • Marvel & ESPN Films Present: 1 of 1: Genesis (2014)
  • You’re Not You
  • Dummy
  • Life Itself
  • Bloodline Season 1
  • God’s Not Dead
  • Mad Men Season 7
  • November Man
  • Garfunkel and Oates season 1
  • Turn Season 1
  • Trailer Park Boys season 9
  • Frankie & Alice
  • Ask Me Anything
  • The Man with the Iron Fists

Amazon Prime

  • Drunk History season 2
  • The Alamo
  • Blue Lagoon: The Awakening
  • Comet Encounter season 1
  • NOVA volumes 11 & 12
  • The Nanny Diaries
  • Center Stage: Turn it Up
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Kill Team
  • Listen Up Philip (Prime member exclusive)
  • Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story
  • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
  • Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club
  • Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets
  • God’s Not Dead
  • The Zero Theorem (Prime member exclusive)
  • Frankie & Alice

New Roku Channels - February 27, 2015

43 new channels were launched this week in the Roku Channel Store bringing content in a lot of different categories.  But none of them are very good.

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New Roku Channels - February 20, 2015

8 new channels were launched this week to the Roku Channel store.  However, none of them are worth looking at so ...

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Amazon's new drama series, Bosch

There's a new show out there for binge watching.  It's Bosch and it debuts today, Friday February 20th 2015, but only on Amazon Prime Instant.  Bosch is Amazon's first attempt at an Amazon original drama series.  Amazon is coming off the success of their comedy series Transparent, which won a Golden Globes for best TV series, musical or comedy, but Bosch is their first foray into an original drama series.

The series follows Harry Bosch, an LAPD homicide detective who is the hero of Michael Connelly's series of dark crime novels.  The show is getting good reviews, so happy binge watching!

New Roku Channels - February 13, 2015

19 new channels were added to the Roku store this week including Sling TV, the live streaming TV service by the Dish Network.    To see the new channels check out the full article from

Sling TV Demo

Sling TV, the Dish Networks streaming video service is open for business.  Customers can get a free 7 day trial of the service which costs $20 per month and provides channels like CNN, ESPN, Disney Channel, HGTV, TBS and TNT.  The services could be a game changer as it allows cord-cutters to stream live sports and no longer be tied to the traditional Cable network providers.    

If your wondering how well the service will work on your Roku, check out this video to see a demo of the new Channel.

New Roku Channels - February 6, 2015

5 New channels were added to the Roku Channel Store this week including Pokemon TV.  Check out the full story from

Sling TV Now Available in Roku Channel Store

Last Month the DISH network announced a live streaming TV service called Sling TV at CES.  The services, for $20 per month (no contract), will give Roku users access to some of the best Cable Channels including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, El Rey and Galavision.

Well, the wait is over.  The Sling TV channel is now available on all current-generation Roku players.  

The streaming service could be a game changer as it allows cord cutters the ability to watch live sports broadcasting over the internet.

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