fredp wrote:However, I suspect you are confusing private and public with pay and no-pay. What I saw in the developer forum did not lend me to believe there was any obstacle to going from public (or private) content for free to for pay. Please help me, then, James. How does this work?
I stand by my strong recommendatoin Roku consider this an opt-in service. Forcing the two people I bought Roku's for (as gifts) to submit credit card information after the fact was embarassing, especially since one is too young to have a card!
kbenson wrote:There have been reports that people that really didn't want to or could not link a CC were able to bypass it by calling support, so it's not quite as bad as it sounds. There is a way to bypass it, it's just not easy, which I think is a compromise most can live with.
renojim wrote:I agree that it should be optional, but for those who have never seen it, Citibank cards and Discover cards allow you to generate virtual account numbers. I prefer the Citibank method - you can generate a card with a time limit and/or dollar limit. I don't know what will happen on the Roku when your card with a one month limit expires, but at least you'd get past the initial requirement.
notserpmh wrote:I do find it kind of lame that they will let you have an account without a credit card, but won't let you go through the initial setup without one. I think they should have a page during the initial sign up asking for a credit card and explaining it is required for premium channels, but having an "opt-out" button so that you can bypass it if you don't want it. There is a ton of free content for the Roku and one of its major advertising ploys is "no additional fees", so the credit card thing kind of caught me off guard.
zarwin wrote: Holding my new box hostage for a credit card...
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