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Does anyone have one of these things? I went to their web site and no where does it tell you what the costs are.
Do you need to subscribe to their service to get any channels? So how is it any different than cable tv — just cheaper?
All I can seem to find is 'how easy it is to use'

any help out there?
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I have the Amazon Fire stick (jail broken), look that up on You Tube. As long as your internet is good, you got free TV though it will take a while to figure things out. I bought mine at the local flea market so I would have some one to ask question of...$100 plain TV or $115 for porno included.
 

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Thanks, rat. I looked for a 'jailbroken' roku, they don't exist, so I read.
I did, however stumble on a roku forum (useless though).

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There are a bunch of free channels that can be accessed, and a bunch of pay channels. As you might guess, the free channels have limited content. One useful thing is you can get a lot of distant domestic and international news channels. Google "roku free channels" to see some lists.
 

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GF has Roku, I have Amazon Fire. Fire wins hands down and if you use Amazon much then Prime at $120 a year gives you a good bit of content along with two day shipping on a lot of items. Admittedly, Kodi requires some tinkering but there are youtubes that will walk you through it.
 

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Thanks, guys. This is for the wife unit. I can't stand tv, she loves it. No way I'm gonna hook up into cable tv and their monthly fees (did I mention I hate tv?). Anyhoo, I've seen a couple in pawn shops (15 bucks) and I wanted to see if I could slide in some potv for sweety-pie on the cheap.
Do they need any software?

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Most of the software is free. Kodi is an add on app that allows you to watch just about anything but it is kind of clunky and does need manual updates from time to time. The rest of it is similar to getting an app on a phone.

Despite having access to all that Netflix, prime and Kodi offer, I rarely watch any of it unless the GF is watching. Kodi often has movies that are still in the theater but it’s rare that there is one fit to watch. Without the constant bombardment of commercials I never know what fare Hollywood is offering thus adding to my indifference.