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IS Roku available in Australia

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IS Roku available in Australia. If so is it just a matter of conecting cables to broadband and logging on?

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Re: IS Roku available in Australia

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@nickalla Thanks for the note. Roku does not directly sell or market Roku devices in that location, but a Roku device will work anywhere.

Some channels and services may be unavailable on the Roku platform in your location though. Netflix and YouTube tend to work just about anywhere, however, other streaming channels (apps) may have geo-restrictions that don't allow them to be offered or stream in those locations. You'd need to reach out to any specific channel/service provider directly to inquire further and request additional information. 

We're always looking to expand our presence and appreciate you reaching out to share the interest! Stay tuned to blog.roku.com for the latest news and updates. 

 

Cheers,

Tanner

 

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Re: IS Roku available in Australia

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@nickalla Thanks for the note. Roku does not directly sell or market Roku devices in that location, but a Roku device will work anywhere.

Some channels and services may be unavailable on the Roku platform in your location though. Netflix and YouTube tend to work just about anywhere, however, other streaming channels (apps) may have geo-restrictions that don't allow them to be offered or stream in those locations. You'd need to reach out to any specific channel/service provider directly to inquire further and request additional information. 

We're always looking to expand our presence and appreciate you reaching out to share the interest! Stay tuned to blog.roku.com for the latest news and updates. 

 

Cheers,

Tanner

 

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Roku Express in Russia

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Hi!

I'm planning to buy Roku Exspress in UK for using it in Russia. Because it isn't very popular platform in Russia I can't get full information about regional restriction. I want to use it with my old Philips TV in kitchen because Smart Tv for it is not supported anymore. All I need is Netflix and Youtube. So i have a question - will those channels work in Russia or it is just waste of money?

Thanks!

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Re: Roku Express in Russia

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Unless someone has tried it, that's a tough question to answer. I think YouTube will be OK, as I don't think it has regional restrictions on it. Netflix I have doubts, as they pay license fees to stream their media and those licenses have geographical restrictions. 

Will the Roku itself work, yes. There's no issue using a Roku device anywhere. The question is if the specific channel(s) you want to watch are supported. Only someone in Russia that has tried it can tell you for sure. 

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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Re: Roku Express in Russia

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@marsel_z  Thanks for the question. You'll want to check with any specific channel/service provider directly to confirm if they offer their service on the Roku platform in your area. Please see the solution posted above—the same information would apply to your location, as we do not currently sell or market devices there. 

 

Thanks,

Tanner

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Re: Roku Express in Russia

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i would look into if you can bring a roku into Russia.

i don't know if it applies to wireless internet,but anything with a frequency is not allowed.

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Re: Roku Express in Russia

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Thank you for your help! I have already ordered Roku Express. In early February I will be able to check whether this works in Russia.

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Re: Roku Express in Russia

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@atc98092 I think I will be the first in the community who try to use Roku device in Russia Smiley Very Happy. I'll update the thread when I've checked.

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Re: Roku Express in Russia

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I checked - Roku Express works well in Russia. Netflix and Youtube are working without problems! Thank you for your help! 

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