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by gkl
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Cutting the cable help?
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Cutting the cable help?

Actually, creating a long-term library of recorded TV shows and movies has never been held to be a fair use. The Sony case (which held that Sony couldn't be held liable for contributory infringement for its customer's infringing uses of the Betamax) held that as long as a device has a substantial no...
by gkl
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Podcast Channel
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Podcast Channel

The Endless’ Podcast channel is the only private channel I still use. I assume it hasn’t been updated to the new standard that will be required for all channnels in 2019. I just wanted to encourage an update if that’s the case. I’d hate to lose access to podcasts through my Rokus.
by gkl
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Spotify Roku Channel (playlists) Officially Dead
Replies: 30
Views: 13463

Re: Spotify Roku Channel (playlists) Officially Dead

Got a message on Roku today that as of December 22 Spotify would not be available due to an upgrade. No info on how long. Hard to imagine they couldn't have come up with a new version and seamlessly launched without interruption, so I wonder what's really going on. I saw that as well. The message s...
by gkl
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Block Ads With Adult Content
Replies: 24
Views: 3780

Re: Block Ads With Adult Content

There is a lot of content which parents might not want their children to see which is far from pornographic.  That is why I have asked for year for Roku to make it possible, at the owner's option, to passcode protect channels.  There are channels that stream R-rated and PG-13 movies and Mature TV sh...
by gkl
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku with Built-In OTA
Replies: 15
Views: 2630

Re: Roku with Built-In OTA

Switching sources is trivial for 99.99999...% of the population. It isn't worth it to redesign a piece of hardware for the few hundred (OK, that's unfair; but if you have no other way to access digital OTA TV then a Roku is probably not your best device anyway) that find it inconvenient. I've never...
by gkl
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku with Built-In OTA
Replies: 15
Views: 2630

Re: Roku with Built-In OTA

Why integrate OTA in a Roku box? Middleman insertion? Our OTA antenna is already hooked to the TV and the TV's programming guide will show current shows along with future shows on the channels that we have through the OTA antenna. Why introduce another point of failure? Because many of us would pre...
by gkl
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku with Built-In OTA
Replies: 15
Views: 2630

Roku with Built-In OTA

One of my feature requests for Roku for years has been built-in OTA.  Now, apparently that feature is being introduced in Australia.

http://www.cordcuttersnews.com/roku-shows-off-first-player-built-ota-australia/
by gkl
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 2017 Roku Ultra: 4660 or 4660R?
Replies: 18
Views: 16843

Re: 2017 Roku Ultra: 4660 or 4660R?

I bought a new Roku Ultra at Wal-Mart on Friday and set it up that day.  I'm very pleased with it.  It replaces a last generation Roku 3, which has been moved to a secondary TV.  The improvement in speed is quite noticeable.  But having one remote to rule them all is the best.  My new remote is my p...
by gkl
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Movies Anywhere - Your new digital movie locker (get some free movies too)
Replies: 37
Views: 3973

Re: Movies Anywhere - Your new digital movie locker (get some free movies too)

I don't think I bought anything through Target Ticket, so all I lost with them were the teaser titles they gave for signing up. I bought a few Christmas TV movies on CinemaNow that weren't available elsewhere at the time. The only one I can remember is the original Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I'm s...
by gkl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Movies Anywhere - Your new digital movie locker (get some free movies too)
Replies: 37
Views: 3973

Re: Movies Anywhere - Your new digital movie locker (get some free movies too)

I don't think I bought anything through Target Ticket, so all I lost with them were the teaser titles they gave for signing up. I bought a few Christmas TV movies on CinemaNow that weren't available elsewhere at the time. The only one I can remember is the original Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I'm su...
by gkl
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Movies Anywhere - Your new digital movie locker (get some free movies too)
Replies: 37
Views: 3973

Re: Movies Anywhere - Your new digital movie locker (get some free movies too)

So, is there some advantage of using the Movie Anywhere channel rather than Vudu or Amazon to access the combined movie collection on Roku? If all of your content is either Vudu or Amazon, then probably not. You see, not all Amazon or Vudu will show up, although a lot will. It depends on the studio...
by gkl
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Movies Anywhere - Your new digital movie locker (get some free movies too)
Replies: 37
Views: 3973

Re: Movies Anywhere - Your new digital movie locker (get some free movies too)

So, is there some advantage of using the Movie Anywhere channel rather than Vudu or Amazon to access the combined movie collection on Roku?
by gkl
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Movies Anywhere - Your new digital movie locker (get some free movies too)
Replies: 37
Views: 3973

Re: Movies Anywhere - Your new digital movie locker (get some free movies too)

Finally! Now those movies I bought through iTunes back before going with Roku are accessible through my Roku without having to go through my media server. I still wish Apple would create an iTunes channel for Roku which would make accessible my TV shows and music purchased through iTunes and a more ...
by gkl
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 2017 Roku Ultra: 4660 or 4660R?
Replies: 18
Views: 16843

Re: 2017 Roku Ultra: 4660 or 4660R?

Is there a list somewhere of how the quick access buttons for the Ultra remote vary depending on the vendor?

Thanks.
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