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Help & troubleshooting for channels on your Roku device, including adding/removing channels, logging in to, authenticating, or activating a channel, channel-specific playback issues, assistance contacting channel publishers to report issues, and adjusting channel-specific settings.
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Cable provider? Fire stick do require one

Why the cable provider need to be able to see channels thats free? Firestick doesn't require a provider . Most people with a Roku are trying to escape cable high fees . Stupid requirement 

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Re: Cable provider? Fire stick do require one

Because some of those channels are not free. You are paying for them with your cable subscription.

Cutting the cord means you buy your subscription in other ways like Sling TV or in my case AT&T TV. Depending on the package you get you can save money over a traditional cable subscription.

Some channels allow you to subscribe directly, but cable companies are deeply entrenched and unfortunately will be for the foreseeable future. 

That said it’s impossible to assist you farther since you didn’t specify what channels.

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