Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku..... - Day #20 - TERRIFYING TUESDAY TUNES (Vol. 3)

Welcome back, Boils & Ghouls...

... to 'Day Twenty' of "Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku" and to the third instalment of "Terrifying Tuesday Tunes", where each week I recommend a source of spine-tingling Hallowe'en music & sounds that can be streamed to your television via the magic of Roku player !!

So... whether you're planning to create your very own yard haunt to prepare a suitably ghoulish greeting for the "Trick 'r Treat" brigade on Hallowe'en, or you just need some macabre music to help your ghastly guests get into the "spirit" of things come the time of your spooky soirée, you should make a point of visiting this blog EVERY TUESDAY between now and October 31st for all the horror-themed audio you'll need to "get your fright on" in readiness for your Hallowe'en celebrations !!

Since I figure you're more likely to want to listen to actual Hallowe'en / Horror-themed "songs", rather than a selection of spooky sound "effects", at this stage in the month... I've decided that for 'Volume Three' of my "Terrifying Tuesday Tunes" series, I'm going to continue with some more macabre music (rather than clips of chilling audio "bites" & such like) so that you can carry on practicing the "Monster Mash" or doing the "Time Warp" (again!) to your heart's content for the next week and a half.

With that in mind, I have (once more) searched through all of the available channels on Roku player and managed to (yet again) come up trumps... with a channel that offers another huge selection of music, thanks to a couple of dedicated radio sub-channels specifically tailored to the Hallowe'en season, that can easily be used like an automatic Roku "DJ" to keep those devilish ditties, scary songs & other tunes of terror flowing, and ensure your paranormal party stays pumping... like the blood from the veins of the vampire's victim !! Suffice it to say that, if you are looking for the most spine-tingling soundtrack to your spooktacular shindig, with no limit to the amount of music that can be streamed, then you'll definitely want to add this to your channel selection for the ultimate macabre music streaming experience this Hallowe'en and let your guests bear witness to the voodoo that you do on Roku!...... Who do voodoo?...... You do!...... On Roku !!

As with "TuneIn Radio" & "Spotify", mentioned in previous posts from this mini sub-series of my month-long blogathon... another GREAT recommendation, for streaming audio via your Roku media player, is an channel by the name of "AccuRadio". Anyway, for those of you with an interest in such matters... this channel was developed for Roku by the good folks at 'AccuRadio' (themselves) and you can easily add "AccuRadio" to your Roku player(s) from the channel selection found within the "Music" category of the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store. From there, it's a matter of scrolling through the options until you see this channel icon:-

ACCURADIO...........................................................................COST: FREE [Roku Guide Review]

As with my regular 'Weekly RoundUp' posts... I have included links below the channel icon (above) to the channel description, from the "Official" Roku website, and the 'Roku Guide' review of 'AccuRadio' for those that may need further convincing... not that you will, once you've read what follows:-

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 (see links below) & you're all 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 "More Channels for Fall" 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 "More Channels for Fall" 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 "More Channels for Fall" 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 "More Channels for Fall" genre that is called "13 Classic Horror Film Soundtracks", where you'll find the dark delights of the "Halloween", "Jaws" and "Eraserhead" soundtracks. One other good source of spooky sounds for Hallowe'en to be found under the "More Channels for Fall" genre is called "The Night Beckons" and is, to all intents and purposes, an Midnight Syndicate showcase but does offer 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... there's no denying it is marvellously macabre music for any spooky soirée !!

Meanwhile, if you'd like to discover more about the 'AccuRadio' music channel on Roku, you can visit their Official Website VIA THIS LINK. You can also connect with the 'AccuRadio' music channel via their Twitter Feed: @accuradio or else, get social through: AccuRadio (Facebook)

ALSO: As hinted at previously, earlier in this post, whenever you are out-and-about (i.e. away from your computer and/or Roku player) there is always the option for you to make use of any or all of the various FREE downloadable 'AccuRadio' apps that are available on the following mobile devices:-

'ACCURADIO' for iOS -  AVAILABLE VIA THIS LINK - (c/o iTunes UK App Store)


'ACCURADIO' for Android - AVAILABLE VIA THIS LINK - (c/o Google Play Store)


'ACCURADIO' for Kindle Fire - AVAILABLE VIA THIS LINK - (c/o Amazon UK Website)


'ACCURADIO' for Nook - AVAILABLE VIA THIS LINK - (c/o Barnes & Noble Website)

Speaking of being "out-and-about"... those of you who 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 any given moment... can always take care of things by simply LOGGING-IN to your Online Roku Account, scrolling to the 'Manage Account' section, & using the "Add a 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 is type the following access code under "Add a Channel" & click the '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 1,850 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 !!

Still, that's all I've got to say in this third instalment of "Terrifying Tuesday Tunes" for 2015... but do remember to come back in 24-hours for 'Day Twenty-One' and for even more Hallowe'en-themed content, in "Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku", when I will reveal the next movie for "Wicked Watch Wednesday", as we continue our "Countdown To Hallowe'en" 2015... and when you're done here, be sure to visit the other contributors to the 2015 Countdown To Hallowe'en and see what devilishly delightful Hallowe'en treats they have in store for you this year !!

Fangs again, for stopping by !!

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