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Question

is this wireless

my tv is in one room cable modem in another
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Ron
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3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Actiontec has a POWERLINE NETWORK ADAPTER available at BestBuy will make it wireless and is easy to install.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
sat101
answer 2
yes you can connect to a wireless network. The only wires that are required are the power cable and the hdmi cable to the tv
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BritterBoi
answer 3
Yes, all the Roku Streaming devices are wireless. The Roku 3 and the Roku 2 XS are the only ones that have an actual ethernet port, but all of them including the 3 are wireless. Don't think you can get the Roku 2 XS anymore though.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
blaine001
Question

Do you have to pay a separate fee for a netflix or HBO GO subscription

asked 7 months ago
By
Lalit
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answer 1
Netflix and HBOgo require paid subscriptions.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Just to keep these answers up to date, Netflix just increased their basic streaming account by $1 to $8.99 per month. Existing subscribers are grandfathered in at the old rate for 2 years. Amazon went up $20 per year to $99 with one year grandfathered at the old rate.
answered 7 months ago
By
DV123
answer 3
Yes you need to pay for Netflix. HBO would be paid thru your cable provider.
answered 7 months ago
By
BocaBobby
answer 4
You have to pay a separate fee for Netflix. HBO Go in only available if you have HBO On Demand through your TV provider.
answered 7 months ago
By
Rons03ulra
answer 5
Yes, Netflix is 7.99 a month but well worth it.
answered 7 months ago
By
Pennyjr
answer 6
The other answers about Netflix are correct. If you already have an account you use the existing account and do not need another separate account. If you do not have a Netflix streaming account already you'd have to sign up. I'd do that now because a price increase is said to be looming. When the increase hits existing customers will be "grandfathered in" at the old price for a "generous" period of time. Perhaps this period will be 2 years. So I'd do it soon.

HBO-GO is FREE! You don't have to pay for it. But there are two catches to getting it to work on a Roku. Catch 1, you must be an HBO cable subscriber. Catch 2, your cable provider must "authorize" HBO-GO streaming via a Roku. Some cable companies offer "HBO ON DEMAND" through their set top boxes and feel you don't "need" HBO-GO streaming capability. The cable company here did NOT authorize streaming HBO-GO via Roku up until recently when they began authorizing it. The list of cable providers that currently support streaming HBO-GO via Roku if you subscribe to HBO through their cable service can be seen at the following link: (You'll have to copy and paste the link.)

http://support.roku.com/entries/20589756-Does-my-television-provider-offer-HBO-GO-on-Roku-devices-
answered 7 months ago
By
DV123
answer 7
for Netflix its $7.99 a month
answered 7 months ago
By
Leany24
answer 8
Yes, if you already have a Netflix account, you can use that one but you have to set up accounts to use Netflix or other services. It's still cheaper than cable!
answered 7 months ago
By
Shananonaile
Question

can i get espn

asked 10 months ago
By
ant
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7 answers
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answer 1
There is an ESPN channel for the Roku.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
check out
http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/2013/03/roku-private-channels-2013-roku-channel.html
answered 8 months ago
By
reds523
answer 3
Go to www.roku.com to see what is available
answered 8 months ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 4
ESPN has a channel. You can view prerecorded shows, etc. I just did a quick look at the channel and it seemed to list various shows on ESPN you could watch. I didn't see any specific games, etc but I didn't spend much time looking around.
answered 10 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 5
yes if you subscribe to ESPN
answered 10 months ago
By
tdig
answer 6
Yes, the Roku is an amazing tool with endless apps which you can add.
answered 10 months ago
By
Sirkirkland
answer 7
Hi Ant, There is a channel called "WATCH ESPN" on Roku. I copied the following info from the channel page for Watch ESPN at ROKUGUIDE.COM which is my go to information source on all Roku channels. Pay attention to the service provider list in the following quote as not all cable/sat providers support or allow Roku streaming of the Watch ESPN channel!

"WatchESPN offers free clips and live sports broadcasts - but the live broadcasts are available only to those who already subscribe to a cable TV package that includes ESPN. Short video clips are available in the categories of Latest News, Must See Moments, and ESPN Originals. You can also browse content by channel: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN U, ESPN News, and ESPN Deportes.

Live broadcasts depend, of course, on whatever games are being played when you tune in, but you'll also have live access to ESPN's flagship program, SportsCenter, and other programs such as College GameDay.

The following cable TV networks currently (Nov. 12, 2013) allow their subscribers to access WatchESPN over their Roku devices (participating providers may change - check the channel on your Roku device for a current list):

AT&T U-verse® TV
Bright House Networks
Cablevision’s Optimum TV
Charter
Comcast Xfinity
Cox
Google Fiber
Midcontinent Communications
Optimum
Time Warner Cable
Verizon FiOS TV

Noticeable absent at launch were DirecTV and Dish.

To access live programming, load the WatchESPN channel on your Roku and select a live event. You will be provided with a code and asked to visit http://es.pn/roku on a computer or mobile device. On that website, enter the activitation code shown on your Roku-connected TV. (If you're told that the code is invalid, return to your Roku and select the option for a new code.) After entering a valid code, you will be redirected to your cable TV provider's website, where you will have to login. After successfully logging in, your Roku will automatically update to give you access to live broadcasts."

I find Roku's weakest point is free pro sports. In fact it isn't just weak it is non-existent. Totally not there. Sports is a business and there are no free lunches. While you can subscribe to the league game subscriptions for NBA, NHL and MLB there is no NFL whatsoever and no live NCAA football at all at any price. If you are buying a Roku, or any streaming device for that matter, and expecting a bonanza of free professional sports then you are going to be disappointed. On the other hand there is no better streaming platform with more channels than a Roku and it excels at HD On Demand viewing of films and tv series...but again that is not free either.
answered 10 months ago
By
DV123
Question

Can I get access to television networks of different countries?

asked 10 months ago
By
Serge
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answer 1
Yes you can, for a complete channel guide go to Rokuguide.com
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, you can though some will require a subscription. I have Acorn TV which is British programming and it is only 5$ a month.
answered 6 months ago
By
Jennaleigh7
answer 3
Yes
answered 8 months ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 4
You probably can but you might have to pay a small fee. I would try the Roku website to check for sure. It was pretty helpful and easy to navigate.
answered 9 months ago
By
Alejas
answer 5
NO
answered 10 months ago
By
SeaChelle206
answer 6
Not as much as it used to, in the US they shut down the streaming version of Aljazeera and that bothered me because it was the only streaming network real time available. There are a lot of other channels that I don't really look at.
answered 10 months ago
By
tdig
answer 7
Yes, there is a selection for foreign stations - but there is an additional charge.
answered 10 months ago
By
locumpa
Question

can I use multiple Roku's

Do my subscriptions that are on my other tv (has roku also) work on another Roku on another tv????
asked 10 months ago
By
PL
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7 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you can play subscriptions on both devices by syncing the apps.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
yes, I also have two and hulu and netflix work on both my roku 2 oand roku 3
answered 8 months ago
By
reds523
answer 3
Yes
answered 8 months ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 4
We have 2 (soon to be 3) and they work flawlessly together. One is in the living room the others in the bedroom. At the same time you can still pick up where you left off on your mobile device on channels like Neflix/Hulu Plus.
answered 10 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 5
yes but you have to set it up. It's not automatic.
answered 10 months ago
By
tdig
answer 6
Yes. But I think with the 7.99 netflix you can only stream to 2 devices at once unless you upgrade to a family package, but that is just netflix.
answered 10 months ago
By
rightandknowit
answer 7
Hi PL,

Yes. No problem with a second Roku here at all. In fact installing a second Roku is far faster than doing the first one. Connect it to the HDTV, to electricity and boot it up. Once it connects to the Internet it will throw up a code on your screen like "BRLFQM1" or something like that. Log into your Roku account and enter the code displayed to add the new device to your already existing Roku account. Once you do that the player will download the latest firmware update PLUS INSTALL EVERY CHANNEL PRESENT ON YOUR OTHER ROKU!

Once it finishes up installing everything, which takes a minute or less. it will pretty much mirror the other one. You'll need to go to each subscription channel on the new device and enter your user name and password for that service which takes another two minutes maybe. Then you are done. Way faster than the first time.

TIP: Most people have channels loaded on their Roku they NEVER watch and don't like much. It is probably a good idea to go through your channel list and delete unwanted or no longer used channels before installing the new Roku. If you don't delete undesired channels first on your existing Roku then you'll have to delete unused channels TWICE. Unused channels are just sucking up memory which can slow down your Roku and make it seem sluggish. To delete a channel highlight it and press the STAR button on the remote and then select "DELETE CHANNEL." It will ask again to make sure and then confirm deletion. The channel will be taken off your account at the next unit update so it won't be installed on the new Roku unit. Just thought I'd offer that advice because I had to delete some unused channels twice.
answered 10 months ago
By
DV123
Question

can you set it up with a password?

asked 10 months ago
By
dan
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7 answers
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answer 1
The Roku 3 Streaming Player does have a parental control function that enables password protection of specific controls.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
You can set it up so that any of the pay-per-view style on demand sites like VUDU and Amazon Prime, etc, use a password or code. There are also parental control settings, as well.
answered 6 months ago
By
Jennaleigh7
answer 3
Yes
answered 8 months ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 4
Yes
answered 9 months ago
By
RdnkCO
answer 5
Yes there is a password protect feature.
answered 10 months ago
By
SeaChelle206
answer 6
Yes, you setup your Roku Account with a password.
answered 10 months ago
By
RedHeadedGramMa
answer 7
Yes
answered 10 months ago
By
Frankie237
Question

do i need a computer for this to work

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
moe
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6 answers
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answer 1
No, but you do need active internet service and an active Wifi signal.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
rhfaber
answer 2
no
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
sat101
answer 3
No you do not. Just a Wirelss or wired router.although you will need something that has internet access to enable some of the channels.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
chronoboy
answer 4
Only to set up your account but you have to have wifi.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
alchemist7
answer 5
Not for the Roku itself to work, no. But you will be asked to register the Roku online at some point, and you'll have to authorize some subscription channels like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Instant. These authorizations can be done on a tablet or smartphone, though.

However, many people have encountered problems with media compatibility on the Roku 3 using the USB slot. Plex Media Server is a perfect solution for this. But in order for you to use Plex, you must turn your desktop or laptop into a broadcast server. Using any kind of media server would be the only reason I can think of when you'd need to use a computer with this.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
slcrum
answer 6
You only need to use a computer to setup your Roku account and accounts with certain premium program providers. Once your Roku is all setup you don't need to start up a computer to make it work. The ROKU gets it's programming directly from your internet service. If you don't have internet service it will NOT work. Additionally most ROKU models require WI-FI connectivity. If you use a laptop to connect wirelessly to the internet then you have a Wi-Fi router. The ROKU 3 model also has an Ethernet jack so you can hardwire it to a non-wireless/non-Wi-Fi router using an Ethernet cable, however a wireless connection is far more convenient and there is no real advantage to using a wired connection if Wi-Fi is available.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DV123
Question

movies selection

If i am watching a movie do i have the option of 'closed caption' and is it available in Spanish? as an additional feature.
asked 1 year ago
By
carlos
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answer 1
I'm not sure about the closed captioning in Spanish, but I wanted to let you know that it has lots of international stations in various languages. You can also choose a language preference, so that should give you Spanish.
answered 11 months ago
By
Samm411
answer 2
Yes closed caption is available. During the set up you can pick which language you prefer.
answered 11 months ago
By
RJV3
answer 3
yes you do have CC option
answered 11 months ago
By
01Poppy
answer 4
In the ROKU settings, there is an option to turn on closed caption. I have no idea about other languages.
answered 11 months ago
By
maxqent352
answer 5
It depends on which "channel" you are using. Netflix allows Spanish subtitles I know for sure. Hope that helps!
answered 11 months ago
By
foxxlnsoxx
answer 6
Roku SUPPORTS closed captioning on channels that offer it. So far as I can tell the channels providing captioning are all premium channels. Closed Captioning is the responsibility of the programming provider and not the Roku box though. For example Amazon and Netflix do closed captioning on most if not all their films while Movie Vault does not. Usually the closed captioning is in English whether the film is in English or not since the premium channels offering Closed Captioning are exclusive to the USA where English is the primary language.
answered 1 year ago
By
DV123
Question

can it be networked with your pc`s on your home network

to watch movies from your pc
asked 11 months ago
By
moose
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6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, my husband and I are tech geeks and movie buffs, we download tons of movies and watch them on the free media streaming app/channel on Roku. You just save your files to the appropriate folder for the Roku to find them. Movies to Video, Music to Music, Pictures to Pictures and so on. Make sure your home network is turned on to share all those files you want to share also. This may help if you aren't familiar.
http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?t=33376&start=0
answered 6 months ago
By
Jennaleigh7
answer 2
yes, but you don't need it to watch on your PC. You just need a Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc account to do that. You can do both though.
answered 10 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 3
It has to have internet access. I just connected it to my home network for access. If you have a Neflix/Hulu Plus/Etc account you can stop watching it on the Roku and pick it up on your laptop, pc, phone, etc.
answered 10 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 4
no
answered 11 months ago
By
EKMA
answer 5
Yes it can but only through DNLA supported channels like Plex which works great on any platform as a media server for Windows or OSX.
answered 11 months ago
By
Grizzle83
answer 6
It does connect to your Wi-Fi network for Internet connectivity. There are applications you can install so you can play video files from your computer on the Roku such as an application called PLEX. On my windows machine both my Rokus show up in the network under OTHER DEVICES along with the Wi-Fi router. So it is networked, but files aren't browsable on the Roku without something like Plex installed on the PC and the Roku.
answered 11 months ago
By
DV123
Question

Do you need tv access to use we live off the grid and do not have access to tv but tv is hdm1

asked 11 months ago
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Mkg
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6 answers
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answer 1
This can be used on a computer and it MUST have either a wifi or connection that can be accessed via ethernet cord.
answered 10 months ago
By
SeaChelle206
answer 2
you need internet access to use
answered 10 months ago
By
tdig
answer 3
You do need to have a tv, but you do not need to have reception of the channels on your tv, but you DO need to have internet to be able to operate the device. Either wired or wireless.
answered 11 months ago
By
Roku3lady
answer 4
you can watch many shows without having any type of tv access, however, they are not of the best quality (the shows that is). Those shows that 95% of us are interested in require a cable provider or a monthly subscription.
answered 11 months ago
By
EKMA
answer 5
I am set up through cable. Not sure about the other options
answered 11 months ago
By
BFMLI
answer 6
You need a TV yes. You also need electricity from the grid and also need high speed Internet service. The Roku 3 will work with a wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection. The Roku 3 will ONLY connect to a HDTV via HDMI jack.
answered 11 months ago
By
DV123
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