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tkap
Level 7

too manay ads on Roku

20 ads for a TV show on ROKU!

WAY Too Many for a 45 min show!

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boogernose
Level 18

Re: too manay ads on Roku

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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Re: too manay ads on Roku


@tkap wrote:

20 ads for a TV show on ROKU!

WAY Too Many for a 45 min show!


What are you watching that has these ads? Unless it's The Roku Channel, Roku themselves have no control over it. The only way to get ad-free viewing is to have a paid subscription to a provider such as Netflix or Prime Video (and they even have some ad supported content, but most is ad-free).

I agree with @boogernose , for free content you're going to get ads. Depending on the service provider, even paying something might only reduce the ads, not eliminate them completely. 

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tkap
Level 7

Re: too manay ads on Roku

watching The Roku Channel used to be 4 - 6 ads which is bearable for a 45 min show

I watch Netflix and Hulu also and Youtube

too bad there is not a way to contact Roku

Strega
Level 15

Re: too manay ads on Roku

I guess we all have different tolerances for ads.  Several people I know have not watched any ads for decades.  Others will put up with anything for "free TV".  I'm closer to the former.  I used to watch more youtube but even in the past I was annoyed at how long it took many youtube videos to "get to the point". Since ads have gotten more common on youtube, I go there much less. In standard Econ 101 they teach a demand curve of price vs demand, but for me there's a demand curve of ads vs demand too. But as my demand goes down, they are hoping to make more money on the people still willing to watch.