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WGN APP No longer available

I've been watching the WGN app periodically to keep up with new & weather in Chicago. Today I clicked on the WGN app to see about the flooding in Chicago. The app says "This app is no longer available". I deleted the App and re-added it. Same thing. 

It appears to be available because you can download it, but you can't use it. What happened?

I switched to Haystack TV  but only channels 2 & 7 no channel 9. Is there a way to watch WGN?

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Re: WGN APP No longer available


Thanks for the note.

For more information about that channel's features and functionality, you'll want to contact WGN support directly to inquire further. Many channels on Roku are developed and maintained by the channel provider themselves. 


Danny R.
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Level 7

Why is WGN no longer available on Roku?

Why is WGN no longer available on Roku???

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Re: Why is WGN no longer available on Roku?

@Sue2 wrote:

Why is WGN no longer available on Roku???

You'd have to ask WGN. Roku does not create or support the channels available on their devices, other than The Roku Channel and Roku Media Player. 

However, I checked the Channel Store and WGN-TV is shown as an available channel. It's possible that it won't work if you have an older, unsupported model Roku player. What model do you have?


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Is WGN news available via Roku?

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