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Just purchased a Roku

Postby dfoxworth » Sun May 06, 2012 7:03 pm

I just got a Roku XS, and was wondering whats the best free channels to add? And any channels to get tv shows? Also I heard there was a list of private channels somewhere? Thanks
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby nushmut » Sun May 06, 2012 7:08 pm

Visit http://catastrophegirlsrokuchanneldata.blogspot.com/ for a sortable list. Access to lots of great content is available through these channels!
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby knuckle » Sun May 06, 2012 7:26 pm

nowhere tv,justin tv and mummy box are must haves in my opinion and plex is good too if you have a computer running vista or win 7 (xp and linux not so much) and the link nushmut posted is a wonderful directory for roku channels (read the how to ,the private channels are cool) ---Happy roku-ing
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby dfoxworth » Sun May 06, 2012 7:52 pm

I added mummybox, nowheretv and justintv. Is there any reason why these aren't very clear? Or is that just how they are?
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby mikebdoss » Sun May 06, 2012 8:00 pm

dfoxworth wrote:I added mummybox, nowheretv and justintv. Is there any reason why these aren't very clear? Or is that just how they are?


Dunno about mummybox.

NowhereTV mainly uses iPhone feeds, so a lot of them are very low quality. And as far as I can tell, JustinTV exists only to show someone's low-quality feed of TV shows that they shouldn't be showing to the world, as well as webcams without nudity and people playing video games.

The real quality channels on Roku are the ones you pay for - Netflix, Hulu+, Amazon, and the sports channels. Most of the rest are very niche, or very low quality.
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby knuckle » Sun May 06, 2012 8:16 pm

crackle is free but the commercials can be a bit much,openfilm shows some indie stuff ,what kind of stuff do you like? I have netflix but unlike mike I could easily let it go (if not for the kiddies) and be quite happy with the free stuff (am not much of a sports fan tho)
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby FX4 » Sun May 06, 2012 9:12 pm

mikebdoss wrote:
dfoxworth wrote:I added mummybox, nowheretv and justintv. Is there any reason why these aren't very clear? Or is that just how they are?


Dunno about mummybox.

NowhereTV mainly uses iPhone feeds, so a lot of them are very low quality. And as far as I can tell, JustinTV exists only to show someone's low-quality feed of TV shows that they shouldn't be showing to the world, as well as webcams without nudity and people playing video games.

The real quality channels on Roku are the ones you pay for - Netflix, Hulu+, Amazon, and the sports channels. Most of the rest are very niche, or very low quality.

Oh that's not entirely true. There are a bunch of really high quality free channels, lots of junk too. It's tedious going through them but don't let the pay barrier be your guide. Off the top of my head, because I use them: Bloomberg, iTunes Podcast, MSNBC, TED, Fox Business, WSJ, CNBC,ONN, Pandora, byutv, Crackle, BBC World Service, & a bunch of others are all outstanding.
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby JimMadsen » Mon May 07, 2012 3:34 pm

We are daily on the Roku with just pay channels. We have Netflix, Amazon, and GBTV. Plus a few freebies that turn into a "oh yeah, lets see whats on there. hmm nothing, back to netflix!"

the pay channels are worth it if they have what you want. The amazon channel works great for us because we have amazon prime (gives us free shipping and access to a bunch of free movies through roku for a yearly price cheaper than netflix) but we also gladly pay for what we want. Just look around and see what appeals to you.
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby dfoxworth » Mon May 07, 2012 6:12 pm

Well I did some searching, added a few private channels. And none of it looks very appealing. The best thing on there thats free seems to be Crackle. I was hoping to have access to a whole variety of things, and be able to watch full tv show episodes. The only thing I've found are clips of shows, besides the ones on Crackle which are very old and mostly Anime. I guess to get the good stuff I will have to get a subscription to a few of the paid channels.
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby catastrophegirl » Mon May 07, 2012 7:47 pm

for free channels that appeal to the widest variety of people- usually crackle, nowhereTV, popcornflix, and ITPC
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby FX4 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:48 pm

Well that's not entirely true but if you want the most out of a Roku box the 8.00 each for Hulu+ and Netflix are very worthwhile.
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Re: Just purchased a Roku

Postby knuckle » Tue May 08, 2012 3:44 am

also dfoxworth if you get your internet service from one of the epix (mostly big cable companies) partners you can get epix for free on the roku
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