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Old 04-18-20, 06:39 PM
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Never have used it before. Don’t even know what it does. Our most essential app right now is Disney+
Old 04-18-20, 07:35 PM
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by dhmac
Does anyone else use the "Roku Media Player" channel/app?

I consider it an essential channel and use it a lot to play media files but I never see it talked about much.
I use Plex to watch media files stored on my external hard drive.

https://channelstore.roku.com/detail...-tv-and-movies

https://www.plex.tv/
Old 04-18-20, 07:59 PM
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I switched to Emby to play files on my computer/network.
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I use Plex.
Old 04-19-20, 12:42 PM
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by dhmac
Does anyone else use the "Roku Media Player" channel/app?

I consider it an essential channel and use it a lot to play media files but I never see it talked about much.
I use it quite often. I find it easier to simply copy some video files to a "thumb" drive and play them that way.
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by IDrinkMolson
I switched to Emby to play files on my computer/network.
Switched from Roku Media player, or from Plex?

If it was from Plex, I'm curious why you switched. I've been using Plex for a long time, and wondering if there is something even more feature rich out there.
Old 04-19-20, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by The Cow
Switched from Roku Media player, or from Plex?

If it was from Plex, I'm curious why you switched. I've been using Plex for a long time, and wondering if there is something even more feature rich out there.
I originally switched because Plex ended their "channels". So even though I was a free user and Emby didn't have channels, it was more of a 'take that' reason.
But I like the layout and functionality of Emby. It seems to me, to be more stable too. Not a lot of bloatware type of stuff (podcasts, news) that I had to turn off on Plex.
I never liked the Roku media player. It only worked for me if I played from a USB instead of over the network.
If I ever get around to getting a reliable OTA digital antenna and DVR, I'll look into getting a paid account.
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Thanks for the info. Yeah, Plex dropping the channels was a big hit, I can understand that. I may have to give Emby a look sometime soon.
Old 04-20-20, 10:50 AM
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Yeah, Plex made their content a little too invasive initially (News/PodCasts/Movies/TV) but they've scaled it back a bit and I still prefer the interface, so that's been my pick.
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Never used it. I use Plex to stream from my PC.
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Keep on eye on the main menu ad. There's a new $4.99 FandangoNow Rental Credit promo. The ad is green and it's from Starbucks. It says "$4.99 Towards Your Next Movie Night". It's only for rentals and it expires on 6/25.
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Roku Unveils On-Screen Program Guide, Adds Live Linear Networks To Roku Channel

Roku has added a live, on-screen program guide to its free, ad-supported Roku Channel, enabling it to more closely emulate the experience of watching linear TV.

In addition to the guide, Roku is adding more than 30 new channels to the existing lineup of 100-plus viewing options that can be accessed via the Roku Channel. The changes were expected to take effect by midnight on Monday.

Old 06-02-20, 05:44 AM
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Hopefully it's better than Plutos trainwreck of a tv guide.
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Re: The Roku Thread

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Roku Unveils On-Screen Program Guide, Adds Live Linear Networks To Roku Channel

Roku has added a live, on-screen program guide to its free, ad-supported Roku Channel, enabling it to more closely emulate the experience of watching linear TV.

In addition to the guide, Roku is adding more than 30 new channels to the existing lineup of 100-plus viewing options that can be accessed via the Roku Channel. The changes were expected to take effect by midnight on Monday.

My Roku tv still doesn’t have this but my ROKU device in other room does.
Old 06-09-20, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Deadman31
My Roku tv still doesn’t have this but my ROKU device in other room does.
According to a post on the Official Roku Forum:

"The channel guide should begin rolling out this week to Roku’s streaming players, such as the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+ and the Roku Express, while Roku TVs and other Roku-enabled devices will get the grid in the coming weeks."
Old 06-09-20, 03:46 PM
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Roku TV firmware updates are done and rolled out differently than their streaming devices. TV ones take a little longer.

I just took a look at one of my TV's with the streaming stick and the new Roku TV Live looks really nice and has a ton of channels. I have no idea whether or not I'll look at them, but there's a lot of sports channels I was happy to see.
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A new $4.99 FandangoNow rental code offer just popped up on my Roku TV. It's for a pink T-Mobile ad. Valid until 6/30.
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https://deadline.com/2020/09/roku-an...rk-1234579486/

The Peacock and Roku fight is now getting ugly. Comcast is pulling all the NBC TV everywhere Apps tonight or tomorrow because of the Peacock dispute.

Meaning you won’t be able to watch any NBC related app at all.

streaming is turning like cable now with provider fights.
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I hate Comcast. But a lot of this is Roku's fault. They've shifted away from their original mission to create the best streaming hardware/software. Now they're focused on profiting from ad revenue.

I hope they don't start going after smaller ad-supported streaming services like Pluto, Tubi, etc.
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That's when I ditch Roku.
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Bought a Roku Streaming Stick+ for my girlfriend’s place. I like how it works pretty well and the interface is nice.

I don’t care about Peacock/NBC too much. My girlfriend would like to watch Yellowstone is about it. I do sort of wish they’d work something out with WB for HBO Max though.
Old 09-18-20, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave
I hate Comcast. But a lot of this is Roku's fault. They've shifted away from their original mission to create the best streaming hardware/software. Now they're focused on profiting from ad revenue.

I hope they don't start going after smaller ad-supported streaming services like Pluto, Tubi, etc.
Don't they get a cut of that ad revenue?

The problem they have is at some point, their streaming boxes are "good enough" that you have many needing an upgrade.
Old 09-18-20, 03:20 PM
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Re: The Roku Thread

I'm almost tempted to switch to Apple TV so I can watch HBO Max in my living room. I really love Roku though and I can watch regular HBO programming via my HBO Max Hulu subscription. I can only watch HBO Max in my bedroom on my PS4.
Old 09-18-20, 04:01 PM
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I looked at Apple TV. It’s nice but it didn’t seem worth the premium Apple price to me when there are other options that essentially do the same thing. Granted Roku is missing some apps, but I would think eventually there will be some sort of agreement worked out.
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Re: The Roku Thread

It may take minute but don't these deals always get worked out?

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