April 21, 2020
Shout! Factory TV has announced the launch of the Gene Autry film and television library, which will be available for streaming on the site on May 1.
Autry, who died in 1998, is the fabled “singing cowboy” known for his performances on radio, in films, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s.
He was also one of a key pioneers in the history of country music, alongside such greats as Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills. His “singing cowboy” films introduced country music to a national audience through such hits as “Back in the Saddle Again,” his signature song.
Autry also sang such holiday classics as “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and “Here Comes Santa Claus.”
The Gene Autry film and TV archive will be available for streaming on demand across all Shout! Factory TV platforms; Shout! Factory TV’s Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android apps; and on various Shout! Factory TV branded channels including Tubi, Amazon Prime Video Direct, Amazon Channels, and the Roku Channel.
Shout! Factory TV has worked closely with Gene Autry Entertainment to curate monthly releases of Autry content from the late actor and singer’s personal archive.
The inaugural month’s collection will see the streaming debut of fully restored feature films South of the Border, Gaucho Serenade, Melody Ranch, The Strawberry Roan and Blue Canadian Rockies.
Coming June 1 will be Public Cowboy No. 1, In Old Monterey, Rovin’ Tumbleweeds, Ridin’ on a Rainbow and Sioux City Sue.
Additionally, on the last Wednesday of every month, Gene Autry films will stream on Shout! Factory TV’s linear channel.