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Author Topic: Best Roku channels?  (Read 1240 times)

CWuestefeld

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Best Roku channels?
« on: October 25, 2013, 12:40:32 PM »
I've had it [1], I'm cutting the cord and switching to Roku. We've had conversations here before about the best Android apps, etc. Roku has a similar thing they call "channels", which are mostly portals to VoD content or livestreams, but are also sometimes apps.

So, for any other Roku users out there, what are your favorite channels?


[1] I've been a DirecTV subscriber since they started, but we're not able to use it in the new house. We're now using TWC, but their prices are much higher than they originally lead you to believe, their customer service's badness is the stuff of legend, and their DVR boxes are poor and have intentionally crippled functionality.

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Re: Best Roku channels?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 02:25:25 PM »
Alex and I have a bunch of Roku channels loaded.

What we mainly watch is something we usually found on:

  • Netflix
  • TED
  • Hulu+

But we're more the full movie and educational/science show types so YMMV. :)
« Last Edit: October 25, 2013, 02:32:33 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Best Roku channels?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013, 07:31:51 PM »
Alex and I have a bunch of Roku channels loaded.

What we mainly watch is something we usually found on:

  • Netflix
  • TED
  • Hulu+

But we're more the full movie and educational/science show types so YMMV. :)

I don't have a Roku box yet. That will probably be changing within the next few months. However like you I love the educational/documentary content available through Internet VOD.

I actually wish Netflix had a more complete selection of Nova and Frontline though. It annoys me watching that stuff on Hulu+. When they make the claim before each episode that it's shown with "limited commercial interruptions" all I can think is "Compared to what?" When it originally aired on TV there were no commercials. Any non-zero number of commercials is an increase rather than a limitation by definition.
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