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Level 7


Why is it necessary for my to have a TV service such as Direct TV in order to watch HGTVGO?

The whole reason for getting a Roku was so I could get away from Direct TV and their increasing cost.

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Level 16


The answer is simply because that's the way HGTV (and most other cable-type channels) set it up.  If you aren't subscribing to a provider that pays part of their subscription fees to HGTV, then HGTV isn't getting paid.  They aren't in business to provide you their programming for free.

If you don't want to subscribe to a cable/satellite provider with HGTV there are some streaming providers you can use.  Ones I know of are Philo, Sling, FuboTV, YouTube TV, and Hulu Live TV.  There may be others.  None of them are free, but they generally cost less than a full blown cable or satellite subscription.




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