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Old 12-18-18, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Roku is adding an Internet Speed Test to their Network Settings.

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/roku...-test-feature/
This is good news. The speedtest channel was shut down. Netflix's test doesn't show much higher than their max output rate. VUDU's only shows a compatibility scale aligned to their resolutions. So we've all been in the dark in the true speed of our Roku.
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Old 12-22-18, 11:39 PM
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Man, the interface on the new Plex app bllllooowwwssss.
Plex has released a rollback version of their Roku app called Plex Retro. It has the old menu and supports plugins. They say it's just temporary. But hopefully there will be enough demand to keep it active.

https://forums.plex.tv/t/update-on-t...oku-app/350644

https://forums.plex.tv/t/plex-retro/350664

https://my.roku.com/account/add?channel=PlexRetro

Additionally, we have temporarily released the previous Roku version, named “Plex Retro”, as an unofficial channel while we improve our current new channel. Make sure you adjust any settings here as this is a new channel. We want to be super clear and up front here, though: Plex Retro will not be a permanent channel and we plan on removing it once the official channel has been updated with all the goodness and love mentioned in the first bullet; and plugin support will not be returning to the new app.
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Old 01-01-19, 12:06 PM
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Just got a Roku Ultra yesterday.

Adding all the new apps! =

Having to "Create New Account" for all the new apps =
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Old 01-07-19, 11:33 AM
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So hoooow in theeee fuuuuck...can I cord cut...if every other Roku App requires a Cable subscription?
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So hoooow in theeee fuuuuck...can I cord cut...if every other Roku App requires a Cable subscription?
it depends on what you want and what you’re willing to pay for. Yes some networks aren’t independent a la carte.

There are some free ad supported channels on there.

A great free free one is Pluto TV. Live channels and free on demand movies. Sony Crackle is also free. And Tubi is also free as well.
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Old 01-07-19, 12:06 PM
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it depends on what you want and what you’re willing to pay for. Yes some networks aren’t independent a la carte.

There are some free ad supported channels on there.

A great free free one is Pluto TV. Live channels and free on demand movies. Sony Crackle is also free. And Tubi is also free as well.

Yeah I'm aware of all those. And I get that they gotta make their money. I guess i was venting more than anything else...
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Old 01-07-19, 12:13 PM
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Borrow a family member's credentials and give them $5 a month. Or get an OTP cable package that supports those channels and use your credentials from there.
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Borrow a family member's credentials and give them $5 a month. Or get an OTP cable package that supports those channels and use your credentials from there.
I think he borrows an HBO Go credential. But other than that, it's entirely up to him what he can afford to/wants to pay for.
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Old 01-07-19, 12:28 PM
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I meant if the family has Xfinity, Uverse or Spectrum or whatever. You can use applications like FXNow (which remains one of the more impressively designed Roku channels) or ESPN, and watch Live + Past Episodes, etc; with those credentials. I know Xfinity also has their Stream App in beta on the Roku now.
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Old 01-15-19, 04:44 PM
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Soooo..what "Secret Channels" are you guys watching these days? Anything good?
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Old 01-15-19, 05:17 PM
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I don't think I have any private channels on my Roku anymore (except for PornHub). Roku cracked down on most of the piracy channels.
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Old 01-16-19, 12:01 PM
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Ah, got it. And to be clear, I was not asking about anything Illegal. I'm about 10 years late to the Roku game.
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Old 01-16-19, 01:32 PM
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I'm a weirdo and enjoy the Adult Swim channel. Just streams of their and other 'toons and other weird crap.
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Old 01-16-19, 02:10 PM
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I didn't even know about this until it was over, but then it only lasted a day:

Roku reneges on offering Alex Jones' InfoWars channel, removes it amid backlash


Well, that didn't take long.

Streaming device maker Roku pulled the plug on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars channel after having it among its content offerings for less than a day.

Roku on Monday added Infowars, which had been banned back in August from many online outlets including Apple Podcasts, Facebook, LinkedIn, Periscope, Spotify, Stitcher and YouTube. Twitter also banned Jones and the channel in September.

Roku's move quickly led to the appearance and spread of a #BoycottRoku hashtag decrying the channel.

Tuesday night, Roku removed the channel, noting on Twitter: "After the InfoWars channel became available, we heard from concerned parties and have determined that the channel should be removed from our platform. Deletion from the channel store and platform has begun and will be completed shortly," the company tweeted.
Kinda surprised they added Jones in the first place after he got booted from other platforms. What did they expect to happen?

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Old 01-16-19, 04:38 PM
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I don't think I have any private channels on my Roku anymore (except for PornHub). Roku cracked down on most of the piracy channels.
Yesssss I saw this listed under "free porn on roku" with the code for adding it..It's "pornhub" btw...and I downloaded it, did some "heavy research" for about 20-30min since the wife was out then deleted it.
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Old 01-16-19, 05:49 PM
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Yesssss I saw this listed under "free porn on roku" with the code for adding it..It's "pornhub" btw...and I downloaded it, did some "heavy research" for about 20-30min since the wife was out then deleted it.
Dude.

TMI. TMI.
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Old 01-17-19, 01:56 PM
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Dude.

TMI. TMI.

No really. I just clicked through thinking the non premium offerings would be severely limited and they weren't. I would not have done this if my wife was home. Not because she's a prude but because she would have been hogging the Roku watching "Hell's Kitchen" re-runs.

What did you think I meant?
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Heavy “research”

*cough*
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Old 01-17-19, 03:52 PM
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Heavy “research”

*cough*
oooh... I get it.

quotes = masturbate
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Old 01-23-19, 09:12 PM
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The Roku TV Wireless Speakers are on sale for $150 (normally $200). Ends 2/3/19 or while supplies last.

https://www.roku.com/products/roku-t...peakers-bundle

I've got a pair and they're really good. But they only work with Roku TVs.
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Re: The Roku Thread

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The Roku TV Wireless Speakers are on sale for $150 (normally $200). Ends 2/3/19 or while supplies last.

https://www.roku.com/products/roku-t...peakers-bundle

I've got a pair and they're really good. But they only work with Roku TVs.
I almost pulled the plug and bought a pair this morning, but then realized that the width of my TV runs exactly that of my stand, so I can't place them on either side. Putting them in front would block parts of the screen and I don't want to mount them. The small bookcases on either side are filled just how I like them and adding speakers would look cluttered. However the second shelf of my TV stand has room for them. The shelf is a foot off the ground and has about an 8.5" clearance. Would they fit and is that a decent place to put them sound projection-wise? (FYI the sides and front of the stand are open, not enclosed.)

I went through several YouTube reviews of the speakers (what's up with the slideshow ones using a robo voice?) and came across this video from last year's CES:



It's a beta version in a soundbar form. Too bad they haven't put that out (yet), as I think that might work better for me, as I could just put it in front of the TV. The easy connectivity with my TCL is a real selling point with the current speakers over getting a different brand's soundbar, though.

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I almost pulled the plug and bought a pair this morning, but then realized that the width of my TV runs exactly that of my stand, so I can't place them on either side. Putting them in front would block parts of the screen and I don't want to mount them. The small bookcases on either side are filled just how I like them and adding speakers would look cluttered. However the second shelf of my TV stand has room for them. The shelf is a foot off the ground and has about an 8.5" clearance. Would they fit and is that a decent place to put them sound projection-wise? (FYI the sides and front of the stand are open, not enclosed.)

I went through several YouTube reviews of the speakers (what's up with the slideshow ones using a robo voice?) and came across this video from last year's CES:



It's a beta version in a soundbar form. Too bad they haven't put that out (yet), as I think that might work better for me, as I could just put it in front of the TV. The easy connectivity with my TCL is a real selling point with the current speakers over getting a different brand's soundbar, though.

Nowhere to Be Found: 5 Notable MIAs at CES 2019 - First item mention is the Roku Soundbar.

https://variety.com/2019/digital/new...ws-1203106039/


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https://newsroom.roku.com/press-rele...starting-today


You can now purchase premium subscriptions on your Roku similar to Amazon channels.

Here's the list of channels available for purchase:

LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) announced it will begin rolling out Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel later today. All supported devices are expected to receive the update in the coming weeks, beginning with Roku® players and concluding with Roku TV™ models. Premium Subscriptions enables users to browse, trial and subscribe to popular premium entertainment services within The Roku Channel. Users who sign-up for EPIX, SHOWTIME® and STARZ before March 31, 2019, can enjoy a 30-day free trial of those services on The Roku Channel. Additionally, viewing of The Roku Channel directly from within the Roku mobile app is available for iOS devices starting today. The update for Android devices is expected to begin to roll out in mid-February.

“We’ve made subscription streaming easy for our customers and are putting them in control. Now there is one place on the Roku platform where users can seamlessly access both free and premium entertainment, with one click sign-up, easy subscription management and a single monthly bill,” said Rob Holmes, Roku Vice President, Programming and Engagement. “The Roku Channel already delivers a great, free ad-supported experience for our users and a valuable distribution opportunity for our content partners. With the addition of Premium Subscriptions, The Roku Channel will be a better experience for our users and even more valuable for our partners.”

Users can access 25+ premium partners including: STARZ, SHOWTIME and EPIX, as well as Baeble Music; CollegeHumor’s DROPOUT; CuriosityStream; Fandor Spotlight; FitFusion; The Great Courses Signature Collection; Grokker; Hi-YAH!; Hopster; Lifetime Movie Club; DOX, LOLFlicks, Monsters and Nightmares, Magnolia Selects, and Warriors & Gangsters presented by Magnolia Pictures; MHz Choice; NOGGIN; Shout! Factory TV, Smithsonian Channel Plus; Stingray Karaoke; Tastemade; Viewster Anime; and ZooMoo. More partners are expected be added over time.

The Roku Channel provides users access to 10,000+ free, ad-supported movies and TV episodes. With the addition of Premium Subscriptions, users can watch free and premium entertainment in one easy-to-navigate interface, pay a single monthly bill for subscriptions and enjoy simple account management. Customers can start a free trial or subscribe to new Premium Subscriptions with one click using their existing Roku account information once they visit the subscription page. Premium Subscriptions are only viewable within The Roku Channel.
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Old 01-31-19, 01:19 PM
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Huh? So i'm paying to look at channels i already pay for via the Roku channel? So instead of clicking the Hulu app on my Roku home page I'll click it within the Roku channel...and pay for that extra click? What am i missing here?
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Huh? So i'm paying to look at channels i already pay for via the Roku channel? So instead of clicking the Hulu app on my Roku home page I'll click it within the Roku channel...and pay for that extra click? What am i missing here?
No, the Roku channel and it's content (ad supported is still free)

They are offering more premium content like Showtime, Starz and EPIX that can be bought and added into the Roku channel. It's similar to Amazon channels.
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