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Greg_M1
Level 7

Why no TCM?

I've been watching and waiting for TCM to come out with a direct to Roku app so I can subscribe without having to buy some package of stuff I never watch.
It's been some time since I saw "It's coming" on the TCM internet site.

Anyone know why it's taking so long?
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Tivoburkee
Level 13

Re: Why no TCM?

Even if it comes to Roku, you will still have to subscribe to it on your cable system, in whatever cable tier your system has it assigned to. Smiley Sad
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Greg_M1
Level 7

Re: Why no TCM?

That's what I meant by direct to Roku app so that you do not have to have a 3rd party involved
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Why no TCM?

TCM content is available via FilmStruck.

It's $6.99/month.

https://channelstore.roku.com/details/157757/filmstruck
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

Previous:
Roku boxes from every generation.
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen)
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ThriftyBK
Level 7

Re: Why no TCM?

I strongly recommend FilmStruck. Classic movies from Turner, Criterion, and the Warner archive. Some introductions with Ben Mankiewicz. If you like the trial, consider the complete package for $99/yr. There is some extra buffering in the beginning of each movie, but very minor. Lots of movies to select from and well organized.

I too was paying for the streaming channels just to get TCM, so I understand your pain.
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flamebird
Level 7

Re: Why no TCM?

I'd be thrilled with an actual TCM app; either paid or validated.  I get TCM on Directv Now; but on the companion app for my tablet, it's so much better. Two live feeds; a searchable list of movies with a large rotating catalogue each month. I finally have a nice big screen TV and want to watch the movies on that not on a ten inch tablet.
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offthegrid
Level 7

Re: Why no TCM?

"Basil" wrote:
TCM content is available via FilmStr

It's $6.99/month.

https://channelstore.roku.com/details/157757/filmstruck


The content is not the same.
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Why no TCM?

"offthegrid" wrote:
"Basil" wrote:
TCM content is available via FilmStr

It's $6.99/month.

https://channelstore.roku.com/details/157757/filmstruck


The content is not the same.

No, it's not. But it's as close as you're going to get, since TCM doesn't have an app for Roku.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

Previous:
Roku boxes from every generation.
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen)
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blade_005
Level 11

Re: Why no TCM?

"flamebird" wrote:
I'd be thrilled with an actual TCM app; either paid or validated.  I get TCM on Directv Now; but on the companion app for my tablet, it's so much better. Two live feeds; a searchable list of movies with a large rotating catalogue each month. I finally have a nice big screen TV and want to watch the movies on that not on a ten inch tablet.

Have you considered connecting your tablet, if possible, to your new big screen TV? Or, alternatively any pc-based system to your TV will get you the TCM experience you desire on your TV screen. Definitely not the most seamless 'lean back' experience, but workable. Whether or not the standalone TCM app comes to Roku and in the configuration you desire is completely up to TCM and not Roku.
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atc98092
Level 16

Re: Why no TCM?

"flamebird" wrote:
I'd be thrilled with an actual TCM app; either paid or validated.  I get TCM on Directv Now; but on the companion app for my tablet, it's so much better. Two live feeds; a searchable list of movies with a large rotating catalogue each month. I finally have a nice big screen TV and want to watch the movies on that not on a ten inch tablet.

If your tablet is Android, you can easily mirror the screen to your Roku. I've done it successfully from my Samsung S8 phone, but a tablet should be just the same. Yes, not as simple as a Roku channel, but at least gets it on the TV screen. 
Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), 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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