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.
My wife and I have had the Roku for a while and love it. We are now ready to cut the cord.
We are trying to use an antenna for the broadcast networks but our NBC affiliate is not coming in reliably.
As it has been a while since we started using the Roku I can’t recall if we needed to have a provider or not for the NBC app. If we don’t need a provider then we can just go down to internet access only instead of internet and a broadcast package.
We really love “This Is Us” and enjoy some other shows on NBC so if you have a 100% sure, definitive answer on this I would love to know it.
Then I need to figure out how to get my NBC affiliate either on an antenna or with a minimum cable package.
Thanks so much.
There are various websites for cord cutters and otherwise that can give you advice on antennas, placement of antennas, and amplifiers for antennas. A little Google searching should do the trick for you...
I don't have cable but I've watched plenty of NBC shows on the Roku channel. Yes, more episodes are available if you have a provider, but if you don't, the latest episode of each current show is available after a delay of, I think, 8 days. There's a rolling set of 5 episodes available without authentication. When a new episode is added, the oldest of the 5 goes back to requiring a provider. NBC is more generous about the availability of episodes during a show's first season. They also give you 3 "credits" you can use to watch an episode that would otherwise require authentication.