Is AMC (specifically Breaking Bad) available on Roku?

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Is AMC (specifically Breaking Bad) available on Roku?

Postby schmidtj » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:54 am

With all the bruhaha with Dish I see that Dish is handing our Roku players to Dish subscribers who are complaining about AMC being dropped.
I already have (several) Roku players.
If AMC is available what's the procedure to actually watch it on a Roku player?
Thanks,
J
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Re: Is AMC (specifically Breaking Bad) available on Roku?

Postby mikebdoss » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:57 am

schmidtj wrote:With all the bruhaha with Dish I see that Dish is handing our Roku players to Dish subscribers who are complaining about AMC being dropped.
I already have (several) Roku players.
If AMC is available what's the procedure to actually watch it on a Roku player?
Thanks,
J


The first three seasons are on Netflix, and you can buy season 4 from Amazon for $1.99/episode.
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Re: Is AMC (specifically Breaking Bad) available on Roku?

Postby schmidtj » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:59 am

mikebdoss wrote:
schmidtj wrote:With all the bruhaha with Dish I see that Dish is handing our Roku players to Dish subscribers who are complaining about AMC being dropped.
I already have (several) Roku players.
If AMC is available what's the procedure to actually watch it on a Roku player?
Thanks,
J


The first three seasons are on Netflix, and you can buy season 4 from Amazon for $1.99/episode.

So the AMC channnel itself is NOT available on the Roku Player?
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Re: Is AMC (specifically Breaking Bad) available on Roku?

Postby mikebdoss » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:02 am

schmidtj wrote:
mikebdoss wrote:
schmidtj wrote:With all the bruhaha with Dish I see that Dish is handing our Roku players to Dish subscribers who are complaining about AMC being dropped.
I already have (several) Roku players.
If AMC is available what's the procedure to actually watch it on a Roku player?
Thanks,
J


The first three seasons are on Netflix, and you can buy season 4 from Amazon for $1.99/episode.

So the AMC channnel itself is NOT available on the Roku Player?


The Roku player isn't a TV network viewer. it allows access to on-demand titles from various other services. There are no major cable networks airing a stream of their channel on ANY set top box, Roku included.
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Re: Is AMC (specifically Breaking Bad) available on Roku?

Postby nushmut » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:26 pm

FYI, Season 4 will apparently be added to Netflix this Sunday, 7/15 (same day as the S5 premiere).

On Amazon, you can buy individual episodes for $1.99 (standard def only) or $2.99 (HD) and watch on a Roku (and elsewhere). There's a 5% discount for selecting a season pass, so episodes will then cost $1.89 or $2.84. Since there are only 8 episodes this summer, you should end up paying $15.12 (SD) or $22.72 (HD) if you do the season pass.

The nice thing is that they don't charge it all up front, only the per-episode cost when a new one is released, so it's a little less burdensome if you're on a tighter budget. Plus you can cancel whenever you want, so if AMC & Dish resolve their issues in time, you can go back to watching that way if you like.

I gave Amazon a try last year for BB S4, and it worked well for me. I've since used it to catch Mad Men & Walking Dead, and may use it for other cable shows that aren't on Hulu (plus or non-plus) or networks' websites.
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Re: Is AMC (specifically Breaking Bad) available on Roku?

Postby ehren88888 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:21 pm

I got a free Roku2xd and $120 off my bill for a year from Dish.
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