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karlcsr
Level 7

I want to watch my pay channel on my desktop computer without a Roku device

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Total rookie here.  I just cut cable TV.  It's gone.  But I want to watch One America News.  I paid $4.99 in the store here online for the subscription.  So...how do I watch it on my computer desktop screen?  Is it  possible?  I can watch "Cold Case" at the Roku website, but I can't find where my paid subscription is to watch to save my life.  Is it even possible on my desktop computer without a Roku device?  Thank you.

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renojim
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Re: I want to watch my pay channel on my desktop computer without a Roku device

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In general, if you pay for something through Roku you can only watch it on a Roku device.  If it's available through The Roku Channel you should be able to watch it on any device that supports The Roku Channel.  If you can subscribe to a service directly through the provider you're better off since you should be able to watch it on any platform the provider supports.  I don't know about OAN, but if you can subscribe directly through them then you might want to look into cancelling your subscription through Roku.

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renojim
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Re: I want to watch my pay channel on my desktop computer without a Roku device

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In general, if you pay for something through Roku you can only watch it on a Roku device.  If it's available through The Roku Channel you should be able to watch it on any device that supports The Roku Channel.  If you can subscribe to a service directly through the provider you're better off since you should be able to watch it on any platform the provider supports.  I don't know about OAN, but if you can subscribe directly through them then you might want to look into cancelling your subscription through Roku.

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karlcsr
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Re: I want to watch my pay channel on my desktop computer without a Roku device

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Thanks.  That is helpful and informative.  I went ahead and ordered, then canceled, so I have it for one month.  It is actually for the missus and I was willing to pay $4.99 to experiment.  The experimentation is, I need to order a Roku device so I am older and wiser. I may or may not.  At the moment I have ordered Youtube TV to get away from cable TV.

Highly appreciate the info.

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