The way we consumer TV and movie content in the home has seen a massive seachange over the last few years, with catch-up and on demand streaming services taking over from conventional linear television and even physical media.

There is so much to watch streamed over the internet now, on devices such as the Roku family of connect boxes, that it can be bamboozling as to what to choose.

That's why we at Pocket-lint will give you a run down of some of the highlights that arrive on different services each week that might make your weekend viewing choices a little easier.

So have a look through the following shows and films we recommend popping on your watchlist for the weekend 12/13 September. There's something for everyone.

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The first two episodes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new comedy drama are available as catch-up content on NOW TV, with more to be added as the series continues. You can even watch them live through the NOW TV series each Tuesday from 10pm if you have an Entertainment Pass.

Described by some as the American Football equivalent of Entourage, partly because executive producer Stephen Levinson also brought us that hugely successful show, Ballers follows ex-football star Spencer Strasmore as he attempts to pass on his experience to a new generation.

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Kids are in for a treat this weekend as Postman Pat: The Movie has been added to the streaming service’s line-up.

The big screen outing for Greendale’s friendly postal worker pits Pat against robots, a Bond-style villain and tongue-in-cheek version of Simon Cowell, as he ends up having to put “save the world” on his list of daily chores.

The stellar cast that lend their voices to the characters include Green Wing and Episodes star Stephen Mangan, Jim Broadband, Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint and David Tennant.

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The latest Avengers movie is now available to buy in standard or high definition from several streaming services, including Google Play.

Described as the most action packed in all of the Marvel Studios films yet, with a cast list that looks like the entire front row of the Oscars, Age of Ultron throws the superhero team up against one of its greatest threats yet, Ultron, a killer android created by Iron man Tony Stark.

The movie deviates from the comic books in that sense as Ultron was created by the original Ant Man Hank Pym, but who cares when the frenzied fun happens this thick and fast?

And don’t forget to watch the credits after the film finishes to get a glimpse at what lies next for the Marvel on-screen universe.

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Many WWE fans will tell you that while the main Raw and Smackdown shows are great, the WWE’s other big wrestling show NXT is perhaps cooler and grittier at the moment. It is essentially the battleground for the next generation of superstars (hence the name) and has its own fervent following.

Current WWE stars to have first appeared on NXT include Brit Wade Barrett, Bray Wyatt, Darren Young and former WWE world champ Daniel Bryan; Kevin Owens is now getting a big push on the main shows. So if you want to see the stars of the future, catch NXT on the WWE Network.

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The BBC has recently started to re-broadcast the entire five series run of excellent comedy drama Being Human, with the first two episodes now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Following the exploits of a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire, who flatshare and get into scrapes together, Being Human was one of the true highlights of BBC Three – the channel soon to move entirely to online through iPlayer.

It started with a pilot episode in 2008 and ended its run in 2013, but the series remains as fresh today as it did then and is well worth jumping on board if you’ve never caught an episode before.

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The Twitch videogame streaming service has a wide collection of vloggers and broadcasters, commentating on and posting rolling footage of all manner of games, triple-A and obscure. But this weekend it’s worth seeking out those who are playing through sections of new Nintendo release Super Mario Maker.

Not only will it give you an excellent slice of what the Wii U game/Mario level designer is capable of, but you can get some tips on how to make the best levels yourself to upload to the community.

Even if you don’t own a Wii U, this is an ideal way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros games series from the comfort of your living room.


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