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Installed channels

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 I am exploring what channels to add to my account. I have Prime and Netflix, and I have signed up for free trial of Smithsonian channel. I was looking thru channels and see that Apple TV and Disney + listed as installed. I have not used them and do not want to sign up for a subscription. Does "installed" mean they are just available to me or do I  now have a subscription? In my account, only the free trial Smithsonian is listed. I don't want to get stuck paying for a month if something I don't want.

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Sue

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Re: Installed channels

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No, installed doesn't mean that you subscribe to them. You can install any channel you want, but if they require a subscription to view any content, you have to do that separately. 

If you aren't intending on using a channel, you can uninstall them by highlighting the icon, pressing the * button, then select remove. This also frees up storage space for channels you might actually want. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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Re: Installed channels

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No, installed doesn't mean that you subscribe to them. You can install any channel you want, but if they require a subscription to view any content, you have to do that separately. 

If you aren't intending on using a channel, you can uninstall them by highlighting the icon, pressing the * button, then select remove. This also frees up storage space for channels you might actually want. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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Re: Installed channels

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Thank you very much. I am still learning-only a Roku user about a week.  Exploring what channels we want

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