New LGBTQ Streaming Network Launches Just in Time for Pride Month

In time for June's Pride Month, Samsung and Roku are launching Revry, the first LGBTQ-focused streaming network. Debuting with a library of hundreds of movies, shows and podcasts, as well as live news, Revry will be available on Samsung TV Plus, which comes standard on all Samsung Smart TVs made since 2016. It will also be available as one of the feeds on the Roku Channel, and can be found on Xfinity's X1 service, XUMO TV, STIRR and TiVo+. A press release notes that's up 225 million households who will have access.

Featured titles include the award-winning documentary series The Category Is, about Mexico City's underground ball scene; the second season of reality series Putting On, following Israeli fashion designer On Mekahel; and the original limited dramedy series Sink Sank Sunk, starring Laura Linney.

Revry offers a free tier to all viewers, with a limited library and ads. There's also a premium tier, which provides full access and no ads. That's currently available for $6.99 a month, or $60 a year.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.