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Mikeangelo
Level 8

Roku Device | Feedback and comments

I really regret getting this knock off device it was a total waste of money and waste of my time.. 

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mop_891
Level 9

Roku Device | Feedback and comments

You're entitled to you opinion. I've had roku's since 2009 and have always been happy with them. Curious , why do you think this?

Michelle3
Level 15

Roku Device | Feedback and comments

They are not rubbish, nor do they make knock-off products.  All Roku remotes use rubber buttons.  Nearly any Roku devices released before 2013/2014 are no longer supported as of summer 2020.  I own a Roku Express+ 3910 and have owned it for two years, and it still works great!  It seems that you simply have a defective Roku device unit.

~ Jordan

I’m into videotapes and old electronics stuff, including extenders, converters and analog 4:3 TV sets (which are obsolete these days), and Miss Bianca is my favorite character in Disney’s The Rescuers (1977) and its sequel, The Rescuers Down Under (1990). I am not a Roku employee, only a user like you. ~ Jordan

Roku Express+ 3910X
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Mikeangelo
Level 8

Roku Device | Feedback and comments

I never said it was defective I said it was useless in my own perspective I got it few days back which is the Roku express+4k not the defective part I was talking about.

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davidjazz
Level 13

Roku Device | Feedback and comments

Why do you say it is useless? Perhaps we can help you make it useful.

Mikeangelo
Level 8

Roku Device | Feedback and comments

I will be really glad if you can make it useful..

For starters side loading of some channels which aren't available on the Roku platform.

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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Roku Device | Feedback and comments


@Mikeangelo wrote:

For starters side loading of some channels which aren't available on the Roku platform.


You used the term "knock-off". In reality all those other media streaming players are knock offs of the Roku, which was the first major home streaming player, dating back to 2008. 

The RokuOS does not support installing apps via side loading. It never has. The Roku channel store has literally thousands of channels available. What specifically would you like to install that isn't there? If you're thinking of something like VLC or Kodi, they're not available on Roku simply because they don't offer a compatible app. Roku used a highly modified version of the Linux kernel as the core to the RokuOS. But that doesn't mean you can simply install any Linux app on it. Any app/channel for Roku has to be written in a supported programming language. A Linux app written in C++ won't work, period. Roku uses a programming language called Bright Script, and it's specific to Roku. You can't take an Android APK file and install it, because it won't work. 

Dan

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Michelle3
Level 15

Re: Roku Device | Feedback and comments

Fun Fact: The first Roku device model (from of course 2008) in the market was co-developed with Netflix.  Both companies are not related as far as I can tell, though.  However there are currently rumors about Netflix buying out Roku.

~ Jordan

I’m into videotapes and old electronics stuff, including extenders, converters and analog 4:3 TV sets (which are obsolete these days), and Miss Bianca is my favorite character in Disney’s The Rescuers (1977) and its sequel, The Rescuers Down Under (1990). I am not a Roku employee, only a user like you. ~ Jordan

Roku Express+ 3910X
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Boz
Level 12

Re: Roku Device | Feedback and comments


@Mikeangelo wrote:

I really regret getting this knock off device it was a total waste of money and waste of my time.. 


If you bought a knockoff Roku device, I'd suggest returning it and getting a genuine Roku.  Roku is truly the best, simplest, and most foolproof streaming system available.  Good luck!

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fluke
Level 13

Re: Roku Device | Feedback and comments


@Mikeangelo wrote:

I will be really glad if you can make it useful..

For starters side loading of some channels which aren't available on the Roku platform.


If you enable developer mode, you can side load one channel which you are working to develop.

For other content in which Roku doesn't currently have a channel, Roku supports the following:

  • MIrroring a screen via the Miracast standard
  • Mirroring an Apple device screen using Airplay
  • Using Roku Media Player with a DNLA enabled service
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