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1) All the major news channels EXCEPT Fox News allow streaming live (free) news. Fox requires you to use a TV/cable provider at additional cost. I found that I can load the Fox News ap and jump past the LIVE selection and get the podcasts. I can live without "Live" Fox News as long as I can stream the podcasts. 2) When I view Fox News podcasts, EVERY time an ad comes on, it resets the ad back to the beginning after about a 4 second play. Then the full ad runs. This is annoying and I reported it to Fox News support. (I didn't mention to them that often the ads are pixelated as well. I could care less.) 3) Just to be clear: CBSN works like a charm and is the industry standard when it comes to streaming news (IMHO). ABC news is slow to load, but otherwise works well. NBC news (which I watch rarely) is also slow to respond and programming is not as slick as others. CNN works, but is too liberal to tolerate. I prefer SKY news or any other news feeds to CNN. If Fox ever gets their act together it may pair with CBSN, but until then I think they will lag in customer base.
All said and done, ROKU is my go-to for TV programming. I have been a customer for several years and just now registered on the forum to see if I could find a clue about my issue with Fox News. I see that many Roku customers have other complaints about Fox News, so I thought my comments might help.
ust ten minutes ago I order FOUR Amazon Fire Sticks. I have noticed for over the last month plus I have had numerous problems watching Fox News. Why does this not happen with ANY OTHER APP. I highly suspect politics involved. Roku will say no, but I don't really buy it.
And, yes, I've done the re-install and re-setting and all that other time wasted garbage.
It's too bad because I really liked Roku. The other day I borrowed my neighbor's fire stick when I was having all kinds of problems trying to watch Fox News live - kept having errors and re-booting. Today I couldn't even connected with any of their pre-recorded programs.
Roku keeps saying that they worked a deal with Fox, but that is NOT what I am reading elsewhere.
So when my fire sticks arrive and I set them up (in my house and at my office), I will be throwing all the Roku gadgets in the trash. Sure, I could give them away. But then Roku still benefits.