kbd48 wrote:So I guess this will be a regular thingHi everyone, from time to time, we auto-install channels to give fans and potential fans quick access to try out our partner’s free trials. You can remove or move channels with the * (options) button. - Roku
https://www.reddit.com/r/Roku/comments/ ... howing_up/
Because, you know, we are too stupid to decide whether we actually want a channel or not, so they need to stick it under our nose (and it has nothing to do with getting money from companies). Yes, I should have just cut my losses a few years ago.
" (and it has nothing to do with getting money from companies). " Are you sure about this comment? Believe me, my friend. It is ALWAYS about the money. I'm sure Roku makes money on advertising on the main banner ad, Roku Recommends channel and from "partners" to be able to use advanced SDK's for the more sophisticated channels. I remember reading about Roku charging premiums for channel developers not too long ago. Roku can't sustain itself on just the sales of its streaming players and TV Manufacturer Roku OS software licenses. They also make money from M-Go (And maybe other pay-per-view) services.