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Old 01-03-21, 08:28 PM
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Is the only "menu" for Comet the regular options menu? When I click * I only get the regular options menu.

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Old 01-03-21, 08:52 PM
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by b2net
Is the only "menu" for Comet the regular options menu? When I click * I only get the regular options menu.
Hit the Left button to access the Schedule.
Old 01-03-21, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave
Hit the Left button to access the Schedule.
That worked.

Now to figuring out the workaround on the * for channel the Archive. Supposed to change to browse more yet only pulls up the options menu.
Old 01-03-21, 09:28 PM
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Re: The Roku Thread

https://deadline.com/2021/01/roku-bu...rt-1234664207/

Roku is in talks to acquire Quibi's content library.
Old 01-04-21, 01:15 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions! I finally logged into the TCM channel. I have a feeling I'm going to use that one a lot. It looks like things rotate pretty regularly, too. I really like how well this complements your existing cable or satellite service.
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Originally Posted by clckworang
I really like how well this complements your existing cable or satellite service.
If you have cable/sat service, you can get tons of stuff for free. Almost every network and cable channel has a Roku app with free episodes and movies.
Old 01-04-21, 02:17 PM
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I like how well it replaced my previous satellite service. Now that HBO Max is on Roku, my wife is using the Roku more than the built-in smart TV OS. Which is good, because Roku is awesome and the remote is so much easier; but it's bad because then the remote is on her side of the bed. I don't watch much in bed and if/when I do I'll either get the remote or use my phone.
When I first got the Roku I was surprised as to how many apps there were for channels that I had had on satellite.
I am really surprised my library system doesn't offer Kanopy.

It's obviously exceedingly niche but I found a channel that has some of the old GWAR movies and some late night metal music review show. Chopping Block TV maybe?

2019 there was a great Yule log channel, but i couldn't find it 2020.

Tubi has a lot of old, cult, niche, B- stuff. Also a surprising number of music performances and documentaries.

There's a lot out there even without subscribing to services.
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by DJariya
Flashback 80s - Non stop 1980s music video channel.
Well, hello new time waster!
Old 01-04-21, 05:54 PM
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Where does one exactly find the 80's music channel on the Roku app?
Old 01-04-21, 06:23 PM
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I see clckworang mentioned Amazon, but for those that don't have prime and/or aren't aware, the Amazon Prime app gives you access to IMDB TV (ad-supported stuff) too.

I've mentioned them before but https://www.rokuguide.com/ is a great source with links to the channel on Roku's site.
They also have a list of Private Channels and adult.
I subscribe to the email they send once a week with a list of new channels.

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Where does one exactly find the 80's music channel on the Roku app?
https://channelstore.roku.com/detail.../flashback-80s
Old 01-08-21, 08:59 AM
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https://deadline.com/2021/01/roku-co...m_term=6431290

Roku officially bought the rights to most of the Quibi library. It will be available for free with ads.
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Was there anything on Quibi actually worth watching? All I know of is Reno 911, which I personally never got into, but had at least heard of it.
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Reno 911 and I'd probably watch the Fugitive show
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One I don't think I've seen mentioned that I've started using again a lot is Soma Radio. It's commercial free, has a fairly diverse selection of genres, and plays primarily unknown or lesser known songs. I mostly like it for the downtempo or ambient electronic stations, but threw up the Christmas stations this year. Tons of holiday songs, none of the standards that I've heard 1000 times and have grown to hate. Quite a few funny ones, too.

Thought I'd toss it out there if you use your Roku for music listening.
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Old 01-08-21, 12:10 PM
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I hope they re-edit and put the stuff together. It was fucking stupid watching 7 min episodes.
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Originally Posted by Mike86
Was there anything on Quibi actually worth watching? All I know of is Reno 911, which I personally never got into, but had at least heard of it.
Reno was fun and worth seeing. I went through a few first episodes, but nothing I saw warranted any extended viewing beyond the first few minutes of any other show.
Old 01-10-21, 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by dex14
I hope they re-edit and put the stuff together. It was fucking stupid watching 7 min episodes.
The production contract for the “movies” and shows allows producers to do that, if they wish.
Old 01-10-21, 06:51 AM
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Anyone else having problems with the new NBA app?
Old 01-11-21, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dvd-4-life
Anyone else having problems with the new NBA app?
Sometimes. It will stop for no reason whatsoever and I have to go back and select the game I'm watching again.
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Is there a reason as to why Roku doesn't have the Dish Anywhere app? Is there a way to sideload the app?
Old 01-22-21, 05:28 PM
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Heads up: there's another $4.99 FandangoNow rental voucher ad, this time for Kroger. It came up for me this afternoon.
Old 02-04-21, 03:19 PM
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So I just bought the Roku Express today and I have a dumb question. How do I turn off the device with my remote?
Old 02-04-21, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
So I just bought the Roku Express today and I have a dumb question. How do I turn off the device with my remote?
You don't turn it off. This explains it: https://support.roku.com/article/231541927
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That makes sense. Thanks
Old 02-04-21, 09:26 PM
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So I'm having trouble uploading Disney+ or HBO Max. It say's "failure to launch Roku SDK because there is not enough space". What do I do?

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