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Old 04-22-14, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Ky-Fi
Probably a dumb question, but I've never bought digital video programs before. If I buy an Amazon instant video, can I watch that on my Roku without paying for Amazon Prime? I have the Amazon Cloud player on my Roku where I can access digital music I've bought from them--does video work the same way?
Yes. You don't have to be a Prime member to watch Amazon movies on the Roku.

You can buy/rent movies on the Amazon website, and they will go into your video library. Look under "Your Account" at Amazon and you'll see a link to "Your Video Library".

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/library

You can also buy/rent movies directly on the Roku's Amazon channel. It will charge your default credit card at Amazon.
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Originally Posted by Ky-Fi
Probably a dumb question, but I've never bought digital video programs before. If I buy an Amazon instant video, can I watch that on my Roku without paying for Amazon Prime? I have the Amazon Cloud player on my Roku where I can access digital music I've bought from them--does video work the same way?
yes, you own it, and you could watch it on your Roku thru the Amazon VOD app, and you wouldn't need to have Prime.
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Cool--thanks, BigDave and TGM.

I just caught a couple episodes of Mountain Monsters over the weekend, and I saw it was only available via Amazon Instant. If there's any better television than well-armed hillbillies hunting Bigfoot and Mothman, I haven't seen it.
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Originally Posted by Ky-Fi
Probably a dumb question, but I've never bought digital video programs before. If I buy an Amazon instant video, can I watch that on my Roku without paying for Amazon Prime? I have the Amazon Cloud player on my Roku where I can access digital music I've bought from them--does video work the same way?
You can buy or rent any Amazon Instant Video, a lot of their content is not part of Prime.

If it is also part of Prime, Prime members get it free, but you don't have to join Prime. You have to have a registered account with Amazon and they charge your credit card. Strongly recommend setting a PIN for ordering.
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Re: The Roku Thread

Thanks, OldDude.
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YouTube is now available for older models.

http://www.roku.com/channels/#!details/837/youtube

YouTube update: Channel now available to all current-generation devices

We have a great and long-awaited channel update to share – YouTube is available now in the Roku Channel Store for all current-generation* Roku devices in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and the Republic of Ireland! We’re thrilled it’s finally here as we’re dedicated to our industry-leading selection of streaming entertainment.

YouTube has something for everyone, and is without a doubt a favorite for people to watch creative, high definition videos from all over the world. From viral hits to music videos to educational videos, we’re excited to be able to bring the YouTube channel on Roku to more customers. We appreciate your patience and know you’ll enjoy watching the best of the web on your big screen.

Remember, you can also send YouTube videos from your Android devices, iPhone and iPad to your TV, when you’re connected on the same WiFi. Perfect for those situations when you’ve been sent a link of the latest YouTube sensation or when you don’t want to huddle with others around your phone or tablet to watch Rosanna Pansino’s latest cooking tips, or news around the world from VICE. Just click on the screen icon to instantly send the video to your TV.

*Current generation players are those introduced after July 2011 and include the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3, the Roku Streaming Stick (both HDMI and Roku Ready versions) and the Roku HD model #2500.

http://blog.roku.com/blog/2014/04/22...ation-devices/
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FOX NOW is finally available for Comcast subscribers.

http://www.roku.com/channels/#!details/20454/fox-now

FOX NOW: Available for Comcast customers starting today

The FOX NOW channel on Roku has been very popular and we’re happy to report that Comcast customers can now also get in on the action by linking their Xfinity accounts. This is in addition to already supported providers, including AT&T U-Verse, Dish, Verizon FiOS, Optimum and many more. For more information on supported providers, please visit: http://fox.tv/providers.

The Roku streaming platform helps get the most out of your subscriptions with unlimited access and additional ways to watch. For instance, if you have a room in the house or a weekend getaway that doesn’t have a cable box, all you need is an Internet connection and your Roku player to start streaming entertainment.

And, while linking your TV provider to FOX NOW gives you access to the most current season FOX episodes anywhere, you don’t need a provider login to access new episodes of select spring and summer series including 24: Live Another Day, Surviving Jack and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

http://blog.roku.com/blog/2014/04/22...tarting-today/
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Thank you for the heads-up on youtube. When I checked just now, at first I thought it was not available yet for our model because I looked first at 'New' under 'Channel Store'. But I found it at 'Featured' under 'Channel Store'

This is the first channel where it's taken our Roku awhile to add the channel. Does this mean that this channel app is large enough that it's using a big part of the Roku's onboard memory ?
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Does Roku carry MILB.TV (that's minor league baseball tv)?

Charter is only charging 5 dollars extra for wireless but they have an activation fee and installation fee (probably a total of 90 bucks)and was thinking of getting Roku. At the present time,I'm running a 25 ft long HDMI run from my laptop to my HD TV.
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Originally Posted by dvd-4-life
Does Roku carry MILB.TV (that's minor league baseball tv)?
No. There isn't a MILB.TV channel on the Roku. Maybe it'll work with Chromecast?
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Firefox Nightly for Android now casts videos to Roku

Want to stream videos from your Android phone to a Roku? All you need is the latest nightly build of the Firefox web browser for Android.

Mozilla is now testing a Roku casting feature in the pre-release version of its mobile web browser.

To use the new streaming feature you’ll need to install a Roku app called Firefox for Roku Nightly and then you’ll need to install a Firefox Nightly build on your phone.

When you encounter a website with an embedded HTML5 video encoded in H.264, Firefox should detect the video and detect the Roku on your WiFi network and bring up a media control bar with play and cast buttons.

Hit the cast button (which looks just like the button you’d use to send video to a Chromecast) and the video should start playing on the Roku. You can then pause, play, or close the video from your phone. The video bar will be visible as long as you’re using the Firefox browser, even if you open a new website or switch browser tabs.

FULL ARTICLE - http://liliputing.com/2014/06/firefo...deos-roku.html
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Apologies if this has been asked before and I'm sure it has, I just couldn;t find the answer.

We have 2 Roku players in the house. Roku 3 in the living room and Roku 2 in the bedroom. Is there anyway when you add a channel it can be aded to just one and not the other?
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Yes. Have a different email address for each one.
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Yes. Have a different email address for each one.
ok..I'll check that out. thanks!
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Any idea why Cinema Now isn't on Roku? That doesn't make sense to me.
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If anyone likes cooking, check out the new MyRecipes.com channel. Lots of great cooking videos, easy to follow recipes, and foodie travelogues from magazines like Real Simple, Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, etc.

http://www.roku.com/channels/#!detai.../myrecipes.com
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Roku 3 is on sale for $79.99 at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Roku-3-Streami...dp/B00BGGDVOO/
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So I bought the Roku 3 the other day. Anyone know how I can find the Aereo channel for it? A search of the name gets nothing.
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So I bought the Roku 3 the other day. Anyone know how I can find the Aereo channel for it? A search of the name gets nothing.
http://support.aereo.com/customer/po...n-roku---setup

I believe it's an "unofficial" channel, but works well.
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Snagged a Roku 1 for $35 in Target's clearance area last night, and have been up playing with it ever since. A lot of crap on it, but still better than I expected. Got it mainly because it does Netflix in Dolby Digital Plus- my Sharp TV gets it in 5.1, but since my receiver doesn't have ARC I have to use the optical output which down-rezzes DD+ to standard Dolby Digital and introduces a 'chirping' effect in high notes. Also good to have Amazon Video back, since my previous Vizio TV had it but my current one doesn't.

Added all the porn channels I could find, though most of them cost too much- the ones that charge by the minute would cost about $10 to watch an entire feature. Found one (AEBN) that has a lot of 70s classics for rent about $3 each though.

Lots of public-domain stuff for free, but interrupted with commercials which I wouldn't mind so much if they didn't show that Lexus commercial 3 times every break.

For video-based material, the elephant in the room is still the lower frame rate- it's amazing how many people don't notice this and I wonder if they'll ever be able to deliver 30 frames per second via online video.
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Added all the porn channels I could find, though most of them cost too much- the ones that charge by the minute would cost about $10 to watch an entire feature. Found one (AEBN) that has a lot of 70s classics for rent about $3 each though.
I wouldn't pay by the minute or title. There's a lot of premium adult sites that offer Roku streaming with a monthly charge. Reality Kings (RK), Naughty America, Score, Video Box, Videosz, Adult DVD Empire Unlimited. If you have a favorite site, you should contact them and ask if they have a private Roku channel.

You should check out SugarDVD. They were one of the first adult companies to try Roku streaming. It's similar to Netflix, with a selection of rotating DVD titles. And they charge only $8/month with a 2-week free trial.
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Checked out SugarDVD- the amazing thing is I looked at part of an 80s shot-on-video porno that was actually AT THE RIGHT FRAME RATE! First time I've ever seen that- how the hell is it that a porno company can do this, but Netflix and all the other big guys can't???

I'm gonna send them an email and ask how they got that to work- they'll probably think I'm nuts for asking about that, but what the hell.
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If I get a second Roku device(for another tv set)-how do you set it up? Do you need to re-enter 5 million passwords and usernames or is it already stored because you already have another device and all you need too do is connect it to the wireless router(or something)?
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You'll have to re-enter all your passwords. That's how it works with any device. Services like Netflix authorize each individual device. If you have a tablet or smart phone, use the Roku app. It has a keyboard feature, making it much easier to enter all those passwords and authorization codes.

I'd also suggest setting up a new Roku account for each Roku box. If you use the same Roku account, then all boxes will have the same channel line-up. Having a Roku account for each box allows you to set-up whichever channels you want.
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I got the second device and had no problems linking with any channel that I had already purchased except for FullMoon Streaming. I called and they have a one device restriction. Yet another reason why they will be my first streaming service that will be dropped.

Update on FullMoon. Received an email from them and their plan is too lift the restriction and let Roku users use more than one device with their account.

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