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CBC Gem not available in Canada?

I am wondering why the CBC Gem app is not available on Rokus in Canada? Also is it going to be available at some point? It is kind of weird that it is not available in Canada since the CBC is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 

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Re: CBC Gem not available in Canada?

It's up to the provider to create a channel/app for Roku.  Reach out to them and tell them you'd like to see them on Roku.

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Re: CBC Gem not available in Canada?

This CBC page says: “Currently, there is no CBC Gem app/channel for Roku.”

And right under that it says: “Have more questions? Submit a request”. 

Whether they can or will answer a “why” question is debatable, but at least they’ll know one more person wants it.

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Re: CBC Gem not available in Canada?

I think there’s a lot more of us who want the GEM app made available on Roku.

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Re: CBC Gem not available in Canada?

Hi @Bakuboi,

Welcome to the Roku Community!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and we value your feedback as our valued customer. We can certainly understand why you are inquiring about the CBC Gem channel on Roku. We don't have any information to share at the moment about when the channel will be available on Roku. The channel is managed and developed by its channel publisher. We suggest you reach out to them to let them know you want their streams available on Roku.

Please let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.

Best regards,


Jecheal R.
Roku Community Moderator
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Re: CBC Gem not available in Canada?

Well, there is a CBC Gem app for the Roku as of yesterday, but I can't run it for more than about 25 minutes before the Roku seizes up and gets uncomfortably warm [overheating ?].  And I've never had the Roku do that before [reboot on it's own , get hot to touch].  I don't know who else to complain to, I contacted CBC .

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