Have you tried venues like HULU Plus to watch TV? I’m curious about what’s available for TV shows and how much it costs. We don’t watch much except NCIS, NCIS-LA, the food and travel channels, sometimes History channel. I’ve DVR’d old movies off Warner Classic Movies, but that’s relatively infrequent.
I’m curious about what’s available and at what cost. Cable TV is pretty pricy, so I’m interested whether there are less expensive alternatives.
You can get Hulu on ROKU, but You would have to go to ROKU site store to find the price. I don’t think it is free.
I have a roku player and love it! I received it for Christmas and use it with my Amazon Prime membership to watch lots of free stuff. Then, I did some more investigating in their channel store and discovered this: playon.tv
It is one of their beta channels and has a free Playon-lite version and then a trial period for Playon Premium. If you purchase the Playon Premium lifetime version for $79, you also receive a free Roku player.
With Playon Premium, you get FREE hulu plus access (it’s usually $8 per month, I think) and tons of other channels. Although none of these are “live streaming” cable channels, you can install plugins that give you live-channel access. Some are free, and some cost a few dollars ($2-10) range. this is a one-time fee, not monthly.
I purchased a plugin that cost $5 and now I get basically every cable channel I want—live! I also use a tv-links plugin that gives me access to hundreds (or even thousands) of tv shows, movies etc.
I have a really good deal on my dish network that will be expiring within 6 months, and I am testing Roku/playon as a replacement. So far, it is perfect, and I am ready to use it as a replacement (if I can convince my husband!).
This is the answer to cable/satellite, as far as I am concerned!
> We dont watch much except NCIS, NCIS-LA
I have had Roku for about a year. I use it for Netflix, Crackle and several others.
As for NCIS, NCIS-LA and a full menu of other shows, I watch them for free on the PC (in full HD) using the XFinity service.
There is a feature available from Roku that allows you to stream video files from your PC to the Roku device and watch them on your TV. We use it to stream Vietnamese TV shows from Vietnam directly to the TV. I’ll admit it was a bear to setup but works very well.