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thoozie
Level 7

Adult channels in Roku store

I was under the impression that adult oriented channels weren't allowed in the Roku channel store. However, when browsing today, I noticed that there's a channel called "Babes" and "Bikini Patrol". I also noticed several screensavers of scantily clad women. We try to keep this sort of content out of our house and away from our kids. We have a PIN set up to add a channel, but they could still view screenshots. I didn't notice these in the channel store a few months ago. Did Roku relax their rules? Or did these somehow slip through the cracks? How do I go about reporting them? I don't feel like these should be so easily accessible. They even say they're in the category "Adult". 
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mikebdoss
Level 7

Re: Adult channels in Roku store

"thoozie" wrote:
I was under the impression that adult oriented channels weren't allowed in the Roku channel store. However, when browsing today, I noticed that there's a channel called "Babes" and "Bikini Patrol". I also noticed several screensavers of scantily clad women. We try to keep this sort of content out of our house and away from our kids. We have a PIN set up to add a channel, but they could still view screenshots. I didn't notice these in the channel store a few months ago. Did Roku relax their rules? Or did these somehow slip through the cracks? How do I go about reporting them? I don't feel like these should be so easily accessible. They even say they're in the category "Adult". 

Roku doesn't allow pornography channels in the store, but the ones you're describing don't sound like porn, just scantily clad women. I don't think Roku has a "no scantily clad woman" rule. 
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thoozie
Level 7

Re: Adult channels in Roku store

Thanks for the reply. I did read that the Bikini Patrol one has 18+ content in it. I don't know about the other. I just had never seen these sort of screensavers or channels in there before and was surprised to see them in there now. I think my main complaint is the screenshots for the channels and screensavers. Those are accessible without a PIN. 
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mikeyts
Level 7

Re: Adult channels in Roku store

Of course, I had to check these channels out :mrgreen:.

Most of the stuff on Bikini Patrol could be seen on any beach on a warm day (but maybe you don't have beaches where you are, or warm days).  There was at least one mesh suit that I'm not sure would be legal to wear in a public park.  There's some awfully racy lingerie modeling on Babes though.
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DubTaylor
Level 10

Re: Adult channels in Roku store

And to offset almost Nekked Wimmen there's 9,874 Church Channels so after you sin you can seek redemption.
mikebdoss
Level 7

Re: Adult channels in Roku store

"DubTaylor" wrote:
And to offset almost Nekked Wimmen there's 9,874 Church Channels so after you sin you can seek redemption.

And the church channels are absolutely more dangerous to my family than the women-in-not-enough-clothing channels.  But to each their own. Just watch what your kids download, and you'll be fine. 
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jim_elliott
Level 7

Re: Adult channels in Roku store

"mikebdoss" wrote:
"DubTaylor" wrote:
And to offset almost Nekked Wimmen there's 9,874 Church Channels so after you sin you can seek redemption.

And the church channels are absolutely more dangerous to my family than the women-in-not-enough-clothing channels.  But to each their own. Just watch what your kids download, and you'll be fine. 

I agree 100%.  Also, the ultra-violent movies on the Roku are fine, but not a pair of tìts?  Please.
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RokuShawnS
Level 10

Re: Adult channels in Roku store

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Re: Adult channels in Roku store

Or to mention what kid doesn’t have access to the internet and friends
Can’t shelter from the whole world so don’t shelter from part
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Re: Adult channels in Roku store

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