TheEndless wrote:mauiman wrote:There needs to be a distinction made between a free "APP", and a "Free Channel". That is what I'm saying. Understand?
That is incorrect. The "channel" is the "app", which is free. It's the content that is not free.mauiman wrote:There is not a single program on Hulu Plus one can watch for free either, but that icon also says "Free" in the channel store. Ditto for the others mentioned, non of which are "free".
A) None of the channels you mentioned force you to pay anything for the channel itself, so no one is being tricked into buying anything. B) The "May require additional fees" message is right there on the screen where you add the channel, the same as it was in previous versions of the software. Unless you're adding the channel through some other means (e.g., a link on a website), you can't add the channel to your Roku without seeing that screen. C) Almost all of the channels you mentioned have free trials, several do actually have free video content (ex. MLB has the free game of the day, Vudu has trailers and 2 min previews, Blockbuster has trailers), and most, if not all, of them allow you to browse the available content for free.
Hypothetical situation: A person doesn't have a Roku device and knows nothing about it, but an acquaintance has one. Person inquires about what is available to watch on Roku. The acquaintance tosses the remote and says "Have a look for yourself" and shows him how to get into the channel store. Seeing all the "Free" channels, the person goes out and buys a Roku, only to find out later that many of the channels he was led to believe were free (Cause it says "FREE" right there in the channel store), aren't really "free".
See, now I'd call that "Tricked/misled into buying something", personally. YMMV