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TheGlenner
Level 7

Watch live golf on network television without cable television feed or paid subscriptiion.

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If I want to watch The Masters on CBS, I'll need to use an antenna ?  I can use Roku to install a network, but it uses my cable tv feed to do it.  Thus, after I cancel my cable television, that app will  "go away" ?  It is very misleading in the advertisements that there are many golf ( sports ) apps available.  Yes, there are. ( ex: CBS Sports )  Though those apps have a lot of sports content,  they do not offer the live network events unless you purchase an app that has the networks for about $65. / month.  Please confirm that I will need to install an antenna to receive local network broadcasts ( NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox Sports ) so that I can watch network events on weekends without cable television feed or a paid subscription that carries networks.  Also, Roku needs to explain this in all their marketing / advertising campaigns.  Thanks.

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Strega
Level 12

Re: Watch live golf on network television without cable television feed or paid subscriptiion.

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Roku has free and paid channels available.  (Thousands of them.)  If whichever channel you choose to watch wants to be paid, then they continue to want to be paid regardless of whether you have a Roku. If you can get whatever you want with an over the air antenna, that is an option as well.  Some OTA networks are moving away from showing everything on their OTA stations (due to the wanting to be paid thing.) This will probably always be evolving.

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Strega
Level 12

Re: Watch live golf on network television without cable television feed or paid subscriptiion.

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Roku has free and paid channels available.  (Thousands of them.)  If whichever channel you choose to watch wants to be paid, then they continue to want to be paid regardless of whether you have a Roku. If you can get whatever you want with an over the air antenna, that is an option as well.  Some OTA networks are moving away from showing everything on their OTA stations (due to the wanting to be paid thing.) This will probably always be evolving.

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dathead2
Level 10

Re: Watch live golf on network television without cable television feed or paid subscriptiion.

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Install the locast.org app

problem solved (if you’re in one of their broadcast zones)

$5/month or deal with their nagging for free 

Roku Ultra 4660X
RokuOS 9.4.0 build 4200
Sony Bravia 55A8G TV
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