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Direct streaming app picking up non local channels

I have direct streaming app on ruko but it’s picking up a channels in a city that I don’t live in as far as local channels. Is there anyway to fix this. Does this have anything to do with the way I set up my ruko..I live in New Orleans it’s picking up Lafayette channels that’s 2 hrs away. 

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Re: Direct streaming app picking up non local channels


By "direct streaming app" do mean the DirecTV Stream app?

Roku devices have no provisions for receiving live over-the-air broadcasts.  (Roku TVs with Roku capability built in DO have antenna inputs for this purpose.)   So any local broadcasts received on a Roku device must be streamed via one of the streaming channel apps that carry local channels (YouTube TV, fubu, Hulu + Live TV, etc.).  It is that channel app that determines which locality's stations you get.      

Some (all?) of these channel apps determine your location by the IP number assigned to you by your internet provider. If your internet provider assigns or changes your IP number to one attached to one of its servers located in a different area, that could change the local stations you are provided.  

You can use a website like to see where the IP number assigned by your internet provider indicates you are located. If this doesn't represent your actual area, contact your internet provider and ask to be reassigned an IP in your area.

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