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dpfundst
Level 7

Adding the NESN channel to my ROKU

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I read that the sports channel "NESN" was now available to download onto my ROKU.

I added the channel but it appears "locked" when I go to open the app.

I get a message with a url to enter an activation code and directs me to my "TV Provider"

I do not have a "TV Provider" I have an internet only account and stream. I'm trying to stream NESN. How do I do this on ROKU????  I am not going to add this service to XFINITY  since I do not receive any channels from them; internet only...

Thanks

Dwight

 

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RokuMary-F
Roku Employee
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Re: Adding the NESN channel to my ROKU

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Hi @dpfundst,

Thanks for reaching out to the Roku community!

Please be aware that some channels require a TV or cable subscription to view the content available on their channel. NESN is a free channel that will allow you to access certain content without a TV or cable subscription, however for complete access to all the content available on NESN, you will need to sign in with a TV provider.
For more information, visit our Support page here: Will I have to pay for channels? | Official Roku Support 

Please keep us posted if you need further assistance or clarification.

Regards,
Mary

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RokuMary-F
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Adding the NESN channel to my ROKU

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Hi @dpfundst,

Thanks for reaching out to the Roku community!

Please be aware that some channels require a TV or cable subscription to view the content available on their channel. NESN is a free channel that will allow you to access certain content without a TV or cable subscription, however for complete access to all the content available on NESN, you will need to sign in with a TV provider.
For more information, visit our Support page here: Will I have to pay for channels? | Official Roku Support 

Please keep us posted if you need further assistance or clarification.

Regards,
Mary

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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Adding the NESN channel to my ROKU

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Further explanation.

If you have a paid subscription to a cable/satellite/etc TV provider account which delivers NESN as part of your package, part of your subscription payment goes to NESN to pay for your access

NESN, like many other cable channels, makes its streaming app available only to those who are already paying for their service through such a tv provider. There are services you can subscribe to and receive on Roku, though, that include NESN as part of their service, as long as you live in the NESN service area.  The two of which I am aware are fuboTV and AT&T TV (or whatever AT&T is calling it this week).

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Lu4
Level 7

Re: Adding the NESN channel to my ROKU

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I have had NESN for months on my Roku and the past week I have not been able to access the station and I do get the message to contact my provider and when I do I get no help from them.

How do I get my station back which I should have?

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SMZ
Level 7

Re: Adding the NESN channel to my ROKU

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Same problem as yours has been driving me crazy for two days.  I've watched NESN on my Roku for months as well.  Now it asks me to sign in for authentication, but it does not work when I follow the instructions to a tee.  My provider is Verizon and I contacted them to see if they can see a problem causing this.  Can find no way to speak with people at Roku as I could at one time.

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