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Old 08-18-2015, 03:31 PM   #31
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Do you know if there are any news apps on Roku besides Sky News and local news? Would love to get CNN, BBC, HLN, etc.
Sorry, I just noticed this in my feed. I don't watch news on the Roku, but took a look for you.

It has CBS, ABC, Fox, etc. and about 50 or 60 locals from various markets.

It has Newsy, Skynews and all, as you mentioned . TWC if you're a Time Warner customer.

But still no CNN or any of the other major ones directly. It does have Hot Gossip though!
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:39 PM   #32
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They say Nvidea Sheild is the best, followed by Amazon fire, then Roku 3.

That being said, a lot of people love Roku, and i actually just bought one (roku 3) for my office, so I will report back once i get it up and runnin!
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They say Nvidea Sheild is the best, followed by Amazon fire, then Roku 3.

That being said, a lot of people love Roku, and i actually just bought one (roku 3) for my office, so I will report back once i get it up and runnin!
I would say Shield then Roku 4 period.
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:02 PM   #34
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I know this is a thread about Roku 3, but if you are streaming, in my opinion you should research KODI. IT is what I have used for years, and I can watch what I want, whenever I want. I have discussed this in the lounge in one of the "... cut the cable" threads.

By the way, I considered Roku a few years ago, then I discovered KODI. I have also had Netflix, and Amazon streaming service for years, but since I started using KODI, I hardly ever use them, there is no need.


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I know this is a thread about Roku 3, but if you are streaming, in my opinion you should research KODI. IT is what I have used for years, and I can watch what I want, whenever I want. I have discussed this in the lounge in one of the "... cut the cable" threads.

By the way, I considered Roku a few years ago, then I discovered KODI. I have also had Netflix, and Amazon streaming service for years, but since I started using KODI, I hardly ever use them, there is no need.


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I would agree with Mackz for streaming most anything you want, but it should be pointed out that KODI is a software application that runs on a PC and not a stand alone media server like Roku.

KODI was developed from XBMC like the PLEX app for the Roku and PLEX software for PC was. KODI on a computer and the PLEX on Roku would be very similar in function, so those who already have a Roku box, adding the PLEX app should serve much the same function. The main difference that I know of would be there are many more sources for shows and movies using KODI than what the PLEX share will allow.

Also PLEX has added OTA antenna PVR capabilities using a network OTA tuner (SiliconDust HDHomeRun DUAL High Definition Digital TV Tuner HDHR3-US (Black) (2013 Model)) If interested just search for plex ota pvr on google. I don't know for sure the PVR will work with a Roku box (I doubt it) but may work for OTA broadcast.
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Yes, KODI runs very well on a PC (I have it on my laptop, and use an HDMI cable to connect it to the big screen), but it can also be used on Android boxes and other Android devices such as pads, phones, etc. It can also be used on Amazon Fire TV, and Amazon Fire stick. The newest version of KODI 17.1 requires Android 5.0 or higher. Unfortunately, off the top of my head, I am not sure about present compatibility with Apple devices. I do know that in the past with older versions of both KODI and Apple devices, it worked.


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