Snagfilms on Roku Offers Instant Streaming of 150 Documentaries to Your TV

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Documentary lovers often have trouble locating examples of their favorite genre. Snagfilms.com comes to the rescue of those looking for documentaries that just don't get played on networks, cable stations, or at your local theater. Snagfilms has been an Internet presence since 2008, but in the summer of 2011 this hub for documentary filmmaking became available for streaming films directly to your television courtesy of the Roku device. Those with a Roku can add Snagfilms to their list of channels and prepare to enjoy 150 of the more than 2,000 titles Snagfilms.com has available.

When you go to Snagfilms on the Roku you will be presented with a little magnifying glass. If you already know the documentary you are looking for, just click, type, and search. Just below the search component is a line of New Documentaries. These represent the latest additions to the impressive lineup of documentary films that are available from Snagfilms.

As of early September, new films range from a profile of comic book creator Alan Moore to a profile of Zac Efron. Talk about going from A to Z and from the sublime to the ridiculous! Other newbies available on Snagfilms include a documentary that reveals how the state of Kansas managed to go from being a hotbed of radical progressivism to one of the most hardcore conservative states in the union, as well as a documentary based upon the purported existence of an underground Harry Potter community.

The new documentaries available on Snagfilms for watching on your TV whenever you want and as often as you want thanks to the Roku is just the tip of the iceberg. Snagfilms offers you some of those high-profile documentaries that were featured on "50 Documentaries to See Before You Die," such as "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," and "Biggie and Tupac." The true fan of the documentary will appreciate the ability Snagfilms affords for catching up on some lesser-known examples of the nonfictional approach to storytelling that could probably never be seen otherwise. Many of these are movies that aren't even likely to show up on the Sundance Channel or PBS.

Once you scroll down past the New Documentaries you will be presented with choices of topics that include Celebrity, Environmental, Gay and Lesbian, History, and Politics. If finding out "How Arnold Won the West" or learning about how "Stupidity" has become a major player in civilization isn't your cup of documentary tea, don't be afraid to dive headlong into the deep end of the pool. A section devoted to the Paranormal and Horror provides documentaries with titles like "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown" and "The Best Ghost Cases Ever Caught on Tape." Yes, the latter proves that Snagfilms provides for those who don't necessarily like their documentaries to be all serious and ready for Oscar acceptance speeches.

The truth is Snagfilms offers at least one documentary film to suit any taste that comes by it. Whether your idea of a great time spent watching nonfictional films means learning about how to deal with Down's Syndrome or the capacity to become obsessed with bubblegum pop star Tiffany, you won't be let down.

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