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before I buy a Roku, will it work with my service?

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before I buy a Roku, will it work with my service?

I want to use the Roku on my second tv.  Trying to figure out whether it will work with my plan. I don't know if you need to have a certain speed or channel level or what. I have limited basic with cloud dvr lite. (what is lite anyway??)

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Re: before I buy a Roku, will it work with my service?

Roku has nothing to do with your TV service, other than maybe some network channel apps allowing access if your TV provider has the proper agreement with them. Of course, you will need Internet access...

It sounds like you have Comcast? DVR Lite is just their basic DVR service with only 10 or so hours allowed. Since you only have Limited Basic, the only cable network apps that would give full access are for ABC, NBC and Fox. CW is free to everyone. CBS only allows limited access unless you sign up for CBS All Access ($7-10/month). Some others like MeTV, Comet and similar offer live streaming for all.

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Re: before I buy a Roku, will it work with my service?

i have amazon fire stick, amazon fire TV, apple tv (old 2nd gen), of course comcast won't have agreements with them so i had to purchase a Roku to see if it would work or not.

did not like the comcast app overall - very buggy and poor design - (have to click 'live tv' to get the grid).......also when you type in the channel the grid doesn't auto scroll for some insane reason.

 

maybe its fixed but i returned my roku......still trying to figure out how to dump comcast due to rising bills....(i keep it because my wife likes the convenience for now)

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Re: before I buy a Roku, will it work with my service?

I have a similiar Roku question - I have 2 Roku sticks - they work ok - although they regularily have to be reinstalled - my question is if i take the roku on a cruise - can i watch recorded shows and on the go statiions using wifi ?  I understand I cannot get local stations - thanks

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Re: before I buy a Roku, will it work with my service?


@jp4120 wrote:

i have amazon fire stick, amazon fire TV, apple tv (old 2nd gen), of course comcast won't have agreements with them so i had to purchase a Roku to see if it would work or not.

did not like the comcast app overall - very buggy and poor design - (have to click 'live tv' to get the grid).......also when you type in the channel the grid doesn't auto scroll for some insane reason.

 

maybe its fixed but i returned my roku......still trying to figure out how to dump comcast due to rising bills....(i keep it because my wife likes the convenience for now)


roku will work with your service. consider one of the voice control roku's for future improvements.  if you have at least one set top box installed in your home then you can have up to five streaming devices 'running' at the same time. 



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Re: before I buy a Roku, will it work with my service?


@applehazar wrote:

I have a similiar Roku question - I have 2 Roku sticks - they work ok - although they regularily have to be reinstalled - my question is if i take the roku on a cruise - can i watch recorded shows and on the go statiions using wifi ?  I understand I cannot get local stations - thanks


no on cruise. you can download up to 10 recordings and many of the on-demand for viewing without using internet - using a smart phone/tablet.



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Re: before I buy a Roku, will it work with my service?

ok - but i am surpirsed at this answer - my fire TV works on the cruise - so i am surpirsed the roku wont work - i expected to receive an answer that only on the go stations would work not local stations but you said it will not wokr at all - i will bring it and test - thanks  - jim

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Re: before I buy a Roku, will it work with my service?

The Roku is meant as in home replacement for a cable box, using your internet network. It’s not going to work out of home.

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