Your Digital Media Has Never Looked So Good

 
Ricksp
Topic Author
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:34 am

Roku/Brazil

Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:47 am

I just don't understand why Roku does not offer support to Brazil. 
Roku have been already in many countries in South America. It should consider unblocking stream services and channels here.
 
User avatar
atc98092
Posts: 3890
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:09 pm
Location: Auburn, WA

Re: Roku/Brazil

Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:39 pm

Roku doesn't block channel or media access. That is done by the channel creators and/or the media content providers. For the two channels that I know for certain are created by Roku, the Roku Channel is US only (although they might have added Canada, not certain). This is due I'm sure to the licensing agreements they have with the media content providers. They can only allow access to the locations agreed upon with the providers. The other channel is the Roku Media Player. It supports media playback over DLNA or for devices with a USB port a directly connected storage device. It has no geo-restrictions, as it doesn't provide any content itself. 
.
If there are no Roku channels that offer services in Brazil, it wouldn't make much sense for them to sell and service the players in that country. The media providers must offer content before you can use a player like Roku there. 
Dan
Nvidia Shield, Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
 
trekkeriii
** Valued Community Member **
Posts: 2589
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:10 am

Re: Roku/Brazil

Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:47 am

They would need to create a separate Channel Store, have special firmware for your region, and hire personnel to support it. Then it's up to Netflix, Amazon, etc to enable their content on that particular store. So, not a simple as you think. 
http://trekkeriii.com/Roku_PHP_list.php
Router - ASUS RT-AC68U
ISP - TWC - 50 Mbps/5 Mbps
Net+ Cert

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests