Welcome once again, Boils & Ghouls !!
While I was compiling my latest 'Weekly RoundUp' of NEW ADDITIONS to the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store earlier today, the 2013 Countdown To Hallowe'en continued... and, now, so too does my month-long blogathon "A MummyVision Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku". We're now on our eleventh installment in the series, which began with details of a Hallowe'en ScreamSaver, complete with spooky soundtrack, followed by a Roku channel dedicated to Vintage Horror Classics, then some Hallowe'en "How-To" videos, a Roku channel for fans of the paranormal and then another for devotees of independent horror. After that came a channel dedicated to the open discussion of UFO's and UFO-related activities plus a further selection of Cult Films, Sci-Fi Classics & Vintage Horror. Since then, we've provided details of a Roku channel brimming with creepy cocktail suggestions, another with more classic Hallowe'en movie choices, and then details of a Roku channel that mixes paranormal reality tv shows with powerful documentaries, mysteries, conspiracy theories, UFO's and much more besides. Yesterday we gave you another selection of Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy movies and today we're giving you a break from the visuals in favour of some horror-themed music, to help broaden the spectrum of Hallowe'en entertainment on your Roku players ahead of the forthcoming seasonal festivities on October 31st !!
As you might expect, this radio-based Roku channel can be found within the "Music" category (i.e. genre) of the Roku Channel Store in all regions. Generally speaking, the 'AccuRadio' music channel on Roku provides an assortment of MORE THAN 850+ FREE MUSIC RADIO CHANNELS with unlimited skips (in case you happen to hear anything that offends your ears) which all come together to form this dynamic internet radio app filled with great sounding, well-programmed music. The 'AccuRadio' music channel for Roku offers a multitude of channels across it's many available genres, that include: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Broadway, Reggae, Classical, Electronica & so much more !! Better yet, you can pretty much customise each and every channel to match your own taste(s) in music... PLUS, it's 100% FREE !!!!!! Add to that the ability to take your music choices with you, whenever you're away from your Roku player, thanks to FREE downloadable 'AccuRadio' apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire & Nook tablets and you're pretty much sorted !!!!!
Obviously, having multiple genres to choose from in the main menu of the 'AccuRadio' music channel means that not all of the included content is going to be relevant to this post. So, sticking to the general theme of Hallowe'en, the best selection of music can be found under the "Holidays: Other" category of the 'AccuRadio' music channel. You can easily navigate to this genre by using the "Down Arrow" from the directional buttons on your Roku remote to "Select a genre" from the main menu. Once you've reached the "Holidays: Other" genre, which you will know by the fact that it is highlighted, just press the "OK" button on your Roku remote to access the channel selection in the sub-menu of the "Holidays: Other" genre. There, you will see another list inviting you to "Select a channel" from the options available. Again you must scroll down the list, using the directional buttons on your Roku remote, until you come to "Hallowe'en" when you must (again) press the "OK" button on your Roku remote to load the "Hallowe'en" channel (n.b. this may take a moment or two, so please be patient). This will provide you with a range of scary film music, fun novelty horror tunes and other Hallowe'en hits that span multiple styles of music and many decades in time. Once the music starts playing, you can skip any songs you don't like as well as being able to pause and resume listening but, once you use the "Back" or "Home" buttons (or any other sequence of buttons) to exit the channel you are listening to (even if you are still within the 'AccuRadio' channel) the music will stop and you'll have to start afresh with your genre and/or channel selection. Speaking of which, there is another spooky channel which (again) can be found under the "Holidays: Other" genre that is called "The Night Beckons" which is, essentially, a Midnight Syndicate showcase channel that offers some beautifully haunting soundscapes for your Hallowe'en party or yard haunt. If you're not familiar with Midnight Syndicate then you can find out more by visiting their Official Website VIA THIS LINK to get some perspective on their particular brand of gothic horror. It may not be for everyone BUT, once you hear it, there can be no denying that it is relevant to any spooky Hallowe'en soirée !!
Those of you who may wish to add this channel to the Hallowe'en-themed entertainment on your Roku player(s) but are, perhaps, unable to access the Channel Store on your device at this precise moment... can also take care of things by simply LOGGING-IN to your Online Roku Account, scrolling down to the 'Manage Account' section, and using the "Add a Private Channel" option. That way, when you do have access to your Roku player, the 'AccuRadio' music channel will be there ready for you to listen to whenever you so choose !! All you must do to achieve this, is type the following access code under "Add a Private Channel" and click the blue 'Add Channel' button:-
ACCESS CODE:- accuradio
Anyway, that's pretty much all there is to it, except to point out that the 'AccuRadio' music channel has been given an average score of "4.5 out of 5" from 746 ratings (so far) in the channel store description from the Official Roku Website. That alone should be reason enough to give this a try, plus ALL MUSIC IS FREE TO LISTEN TO and can easily be skipped, if you don't like it !!
Having said that, if this particular Hallowe'en / Horror themed Roku channel wasn't to your liking then FEAR NOT because there will be another one featured in tomorrow's post, continuing the month-long blogathon that is: "A MummyVision Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku"which will bring you more devilish delights EACH AND EVERY DAY from now UNTIL HALLOWE'EN and when you're done with this blog, don't forget to visit the other contributors to the 2013 Countdown To Hallowe'en and see what Hallowe'en treats they have in store for you between now and 31st October !!
Fangs again, for stopping by !!