Yes, it's frustrating at times being caught in the middle of two companies bickering. And we as users have very little choice. We can wait for the children to quit fighting, acquire a different player (that at some point might well have the same fight), or simply walk away.
While I said I could live without YT, I do feel it would be a loss. There's a lot of interesting-to-me content available (perhaps even some of yours!), and it has been instrumental helping troubleshoot and/or complete a repair of some item I have. And sometimes it's just plain goofy fun to watch. I would miss it if Roku was my only option to view them. But between computers, smart TVs, other streaming players and tablets, I have plenty of available players.
And that's something Roku needs to remember as well. They aren't the only fish in the pond. They have a lot of good will built up over the years. They have built many decent streaming players, and have an good, easy to use interface. But they are in danger of losing much of that support if they don't work better are communications, and doing their best to ensure the content that people want to watch is available on their devices. Over the years they've done that well. But over the past 12 months or so, their halo is slipping. They need to catch it before it falls.
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