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Eula1951
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Not able to activate CNN-Go on Roku

How can i activate on roku getting rid of my cable streamming on my internet 

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makaiguy
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Re: Not able to activate CNN-Go on Roku

Cable-type channels want to be paid. When you have a paid subscription to a "tv provider" service that carries these channels, they receive their pay out of the subscription fees you pay that provider. When you don't have a subscription to such a provider you are not paying for those channels.

Many cable-type channels make their content available for streaming via "TV Everywhere" channel apps (like CNN-Go in this case) for those paying for the channel through a provider as mentioned above. That service doesn't have to be a bloated cable or satellite service however. There are several services you can subscribe to and run on a Roku that may carry the channels you are interested in. Ones that come to mind to check out for any particular channel would include Hulu plus Live TV, Sling, philo, AT&T TV, and YouTube TV (which is currently accessed through the ordinary YouTube app on Roku) -- there may be others.

There are several places on the net where you can look up which streaming providers carry a particular channel of interest. Here are several such pages:
https://thestreamable.com/channels
https://www.groundedreason.com/cord-cutting/tv-streaming/how-to-stream-by-channel/
https://suppose.tv/ (thanks to @DBDukes for this one)

Savings in cord cutting usually come from picking and choosing which of the offerings you wish to pay for instead of paying for full blown cable or satellite services with scores of channels you never watch.

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