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Level 7

Web Browser

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Do we have a web browser application on Roku to browse the websites on TV just like Android TVs? 

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applying google chrome to my TCL Roku TV

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Hello there I need some assistance with downloading or applying google chrome to my TCL Roku TV

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No Web Browser or Amazon App

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I don't understand why every device in the world has a web browser but Roku, this is 2020, not 2000

Why does Roku have stuff like HSN channel but no Amazon channel?

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Level 21

Re: No Web Browser or Amazon App

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A Roku player makes a worthless web browsing device. You need a keyboard and mouse, as that's what web pages are designed for. There have been a couple of attempts to create browsers, but they simply don't work well at all on this platform. My Shield players and my TVs have browsers built in or as an available app, and they're just as worthless on those devices. 

Prime Video and Prime Music are both available on Roku devices. But they might be geo-location restricted. I have them on all my Roku devices and they work fine. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Internet browser?

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I bought this because the lady in the store said it was just like any other smart TV.

But I can not figure out how to get it to a basic internet screen to type a URL into the browser.  Am I going nuts or does this smart tv not capable of that?  It would be nice to check Facebook and my company website on it.

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Level 17

Re: Internet

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Roku does not support Browsers.

They are not full fledged computers.

TV's are TV's computers are computers.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Level 7

Is Roku ever going to add an internet browser?

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I was wondering whether Roku has any plans to add a browser channel so full internet support is possible.

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Level 18

Re: Is Roku ever going to add an internet browser?

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Highly unlikely.  A useable browser requires much more processing power than a streamer.

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