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MartyPA
Level 10

Re: Youtube TV Roku dispute will cause me to get rid of Roku

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The YouTube app should still be there.

If it is, go to YouTube and on the side, scroll all the way down to YouTube TV.  That's how I've been accessing it for months and it works perfectly, at least for now.

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Strega
Level 18

Re: Youtube TV Roku dispute will cause me to get rid of Roku

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@MartyPA wrote:

And how I wish that Roku's were $20.  My Roku's are all Ultras, that's because we prefer to hard wire our internet, and those devices are $100, not $20. 


Roku is able to grant your wish.  In fact, Walmart was selling them for $15 on Black Friday.  If you prefer a fancier one, that's fine too.  After I bought my first laserdisc player, I liked it so much that I bought Pioneer's "Ultra" LD player for $2700. (Actually, that was their 2nd best model but it was close enough for me.)

So you can go fancy if you wish, but you could "get by" with a $500 LD player, and you can "get by" with a $20 streaming player.  Whatever floats your boat.

Either way, these days you can get a lot of TV hardware for very little money.

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CyborgShadow
Level 8

Re: Youtube TV Roku dispute will cause me to get rid of Roku

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I received the firestick yesterday.  Got all the apps we used setup.  I like that you can connect bluetooth headphones/buds to the firestick and the sound switches between the home theater system and the headphones seamlessly.  It seems to use just a little more upload bandwidth.  We have DSL internet and only have 1.5mb upload bandwidth.  So far I like the firestick.  Will be testing today with Netflix, Youtube TV, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and Vudu.

 

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MartyPA
Level 10

Re: Youtube TV Roku dispute will cause me to get rid of Roku

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Sounds good.

We prefer wired and I see that you can buy ethernet dongles for a few bucks plus the sticks are cheap.  We had to buy the Roku Ultra in order to be able to watch wired so the Fire Stick is a much better option.

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CyborgShadow
Level 8

Re: Youtube TV Roku dispute will cause me to get rid of Roku

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Vudu app on firestick does not allow you to buy/rent a movie like the app does on Roku.  You have to go to the Vudu site on phone or computer to buy/rent.  Not a deal breaker.  Volume level is lower on the firestick than the Roku.  Just have to increase volume.  So far, firestick is performing good.

RokuMary-F
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Youtube TV Roku dispute will cause me to get rid of Roku

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for posting in the Roku Community!

As we continue to deliver a better streaming experience for our customers, we are pleased to announce that effective today, we have agreed to a multi-year extension with Google for YouTube and YouTube TV. This agreement represents a positive development for our shared customers, making both YouTube and YouTube TV available for all streamers on the Roku platform.

You may also refer to this link YouTube TV | TV App | Roku Channel Store | Roku 

Please stay safe and healthy, we thank you for your patience.

Regards,
Mary

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