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Questions & Answers for Roku Roku 3 Streaming Player

Question

is this wireless

my tv is in one room cable modem in another
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Ron
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
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, 11 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 2 months ago
By
blaine001
Question

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

asked 1 year ago
By
Lalit
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
The good news is, HBO will be providing there channel as a stand alone so you will not have to have a paid service like cable to watch HBO
answered 1 month ago
By
Gsarjos
answer 2
Netflix and HBOgo require paid subscriptions.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
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 11 months ago
By
DV123
answer 4
Yes you need to pay for Netflix. HBO would be paid thru your cable provider.
answered 11 months ago
By
BocaBobby
answer 5
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 11 months ago
By
Rons03ulra
answer 6
Yes, Netflix is 7.99 a month but well worth it.
answered 1 year ago
By
Pennyjr
answer 7
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 1 year ago
By
DV123
answer 8
for Netflix its $7.99 a month
answered 1 year ago
By
Leany24
answer 9
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 1 year ago
By
Shananonaile
Question

can you set it up with a password?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
dan
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Roku 3 Streaming Player does have a parental control function that enables password protection of specific controls.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks 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 11 months ago
By
Jennaleigh7
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 4
Yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RdnkCO
answer 5
Yes there is a password protect feature.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
SeaChelle206
answer 6
Yes, you setup your Roku Account with a password.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RedHeadedGramMa
answer 7
Yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Frankie237
Question

can i get espn

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ant
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is an ESPN channel for the Roku.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
check out
http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/2013/03/roku-private-channels-2013-roku-channel.html
answered 1 year ago
By
reds523
answer 3
Go to www.roku.com to see what is available
answered 1 year 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 5
yes if you subscribe to ESPN
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
tdig
answer 6
Yes, the Roku is an amazing tool with endless apps which you can add.
answered 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
DV123
Question

Can I get access to television networks of different countries?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Serge
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you can, for a complete channel guide go to Rokuguide.com
answered 5 months, 3 weeks 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 11 months ago
By
Jennaleigh7
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Alejas
answer 5
NO
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
tdig
answer 7
Yes, there is a selection for foreign stations - but there is an additional charge.
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
PL
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can play subscriptions on both devices by syncing the apps.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
yes, I also have two and hulu and netflix work on both my roku 2 oand roku 3
answered 1 year ago
By
reds523
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 5
yes but you have to set it up. It's not automatic.
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
DV123
Question

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

to watch movies from your pc
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
moose
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
6 answers
Answers
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 11 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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 4
no
answered 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
DV123
Question

do you have to buy a netflix or any other buy in to stream through ruko device

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
payforeverything
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You don't have to but I dont see much point in it without. Roku is just a player. It does have some free channels you can download, but most people Ive spoke with are wanting to view movies/TV and for that you typically need a service like Netflix/Hulu etc. Still way cheaper than cable.
There are some things on Youtube, etc that are free.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 2
YES. 90+% of the Roku content is buy-in. There are a few shows that are free such as paranormal stuff and hillbilly tv. I watched a couple of those shows and if you ask me they look like home recordings. Not good quality at all.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
SeaChelle206
answer 3
No, Roku comes loaded with apps to use to stream video. They have TV shows and movies on Roku. You select all the free apps and download and you can stream those shows. There are current season TV shows that you will pay $1.99 per episode to watch, but you can watch last season's for free or lots of movies. Netflix and HuluPlus are $7.99 per month and has an abundance of shows and movies to watch.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RedHeadedGramMa
answer 4
You have to subscribe to Netflix to see it. If you already have a Netflix account you just link the box to your account.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
tdig
answer 5
Yes you have to subscribe to Netflix.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
madlock
answer 6
Nope. There are lots of totally free channels. But most of the good stuff costs. I have over 240 Roku channels loaded. I watch Netflix (8 bucks a month) and Amazon (80 bucks a year) the most.

But I watch some free Roku channels a lot too. It depends a lot on your interests. There are tons of special interest channels. No matter your interest there is a Roku channel for it. If you are into religion and bible study Roku is a jackpot.

Crackle remains the best free channel on Roku. I watch it a lot. The PBS and BW channels are fantastic free channels and I watch them a lot. Also the TED channel and the NOWHERE channels.

You can buy a Roku and never pay another dime and get 235 of the 240 channels I use. I pay for 5 Roku channels total. It is still way cheaper than premium cable. I have more TV to watch now than EVER with loaded cable. I'm saving over $100 a month.

Do the math. Try a Roku 1. You'll figure out how to do without premium cable channels fast. My first Roku was one of the best things I ever bought. Ever.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
DV123
Question

is cnn international available

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
gary
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't think so
go to www.roku.com to check out channels
answered 1 year ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 2
There are channels on there that are international and I believe you can put it in your own language it's awesome get it
answered 1 year ago
By
Sara246
answer 3
No, CNN is not a channel currently offered by Roku.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
I don't see this as an option.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
RanceSr
answer 5
It's a private channel; I was able to add it through the Roku Private Channels website. I am not sure if I can post the link here, but you can search the following: add cnn international to roku, and it will appear in the results.

Good luck
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
happeeface
answer 6
CNN International is available as a "PRIVATE CHANNEL." This means it is not in the Roku Channel Store where public channels are easily added. You have to add it as a private channel which is a slightly more complicated process. You can add it to your account by copying the following link, pasting it into a browser, opening the link, clicking on the "ADD" button on the webpage and following instructions from there including logging into your existing Roku account:
http://www.rokuprivatechannels.com/channels/cnn-international/

Once you add a Private Channel to your account, it will be installed into all your Roku units the next time they install their updates automatically which is never more than 24 hrs away. Or you can force it to install the channel immediately by manually "updating" your unit in the settings menu.

There are many other worthwhile Roku private channels also and some are not exactly channels but instead are useful apps like "What's On" which can tell you what movies are playing nearby and also what TV shows are on what channels. There is also a "Speed Test" app I use to keep an eye on my ISP's service delivery.

There is no one single "best" list of Roku private channels and none of the lists I've found is totally complete. You can look at 5 different lists of private channels for Roku and find channels listed on each one that will not be found on any of the others. It is a bit like a treasure hunt. Just use any search engine and type in "Roku Private Channels list" and you'll find URL's of many private channel lists.

In some cases Roku Private Channels are just that, PRIVATE and not intended for the general public to even know about such as corporate internal training or as a way to update and inform membership of a private group or for a single Pay-Per-View event, and you'll probably never find those Private Channels. In other cases new channels in alpha or beta testing are Private Channels and many of these will eventually wind up in the Roku Channel Store after any bugs are worked out. Yet other private channels will never be in the Roku Channel Store because they are not exactly "family friendly" or are intensely political. I do not know exactly why CNN International is still at this time a private channel and not in the channel store since it works perfectly and has been available as a private channel for months and months.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
DV123
Question

Can you get local channels also in your area i am in Louisiana Roku 4200 i bought

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
James
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Most likely not.You need an antenna for local channels
answered 1 year ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 2
not that I'm aware of. This is just for streaming movies, tv shows (not live), games, etc. This isn't an antenna.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 3
NOPE. no local TV channels which was another reason it was going back.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
SeaChelle206
answer 4
You don't get local channels, but you get some of the shows /series like on Netflix or Hulu Plus streaming which are $7.99 per month, each. Roku has some apps on it that you can download for shows. Some of the current season shows cost $1.99 per episode, but still cheaper than paying for cable. Wait to watch until next season for free :/
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RedHeadedGramMa
answer 5
Not live, or at least from what I can see.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Frankie237
answer 6
Not that I'm aware of. I added an antenna to our TV's
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
rightandknowit
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