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muirlyn
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Internet provider & locked shows

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why do you need my internet provider and my password are you going to rip me off or backdoor my installation . this seems like a scam to me . will i have to put that code in every tv or movie show and put another  annoying code ??????

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makaiguy
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@muirlyn- maybe this will help explain:

Cable-type channels want to be paid. When you have a paid subscription to a "tv provider" service that carries these channels, they receive their pay out of the subscription fees you pay that provider.

Many cable-type channels make their content available for streaming via "TV Everywhere" channel apps for those paying for the channel through a provider as mentioned above. In order to prove you have such a subscription the channel will require to verify your tv provider account.  Each may have its own way for you to do this. 

One common method is to show you a code you must enter and send you to a website for that channel.  You do this via a web browser on a computer or mobile device, not your Roku, so Roku is not even involved.  Typically you enter the code, then must then tell this channel which TV provider you are using.  For most you'll have to give your tv provider login information (usually email address and password) so that the channel (not Roku) can interact with your tv provider account to verify your subscription.  When the channel has confirmed your TV provider subscription includes their channel, it will then activate their channel app on your Roku.

Typically, you only have to do this once, but some channels may ask you to repeat the process occasionally to make sure your tv provider subscription is still in force.  For me, the only one I have requiring this occasionally is Watch TCM.

 

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RokuKariza-D
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Hey @muirlyn

Thanks for the post. 

We do not have enough details from your original message to make an effective suggestion. Could you tell us specifically about your concern?

With more information, we can assist you further.

All the best,
Kariza

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makaiguy
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Re: Internet provider & locked shows

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@muirlyn- maybe this will help explain:

Cable-type channels want to be paid. When you have a paid subscription to a "tv provider" service that carries these channels, they receive their pay out of the subscription fees you pay that provider.

Many cable-type channels make their content available for streaming via "TV Everywhere" channel apps for those paying for the channel through a provider as mentioned above. In order to prove you have such a subscription the channel will require to verify your tv provider account.  Each may have its own way for you to do this. 

One common method is to show you a code you must enter and send you to a website for that channel.  You do this via a web browser on a computer or mobile device, not your Roku, so Roku is not even involved.  Typically you enter the code, then must then tell this channel which TV provider you are using.  For most you'll have to give your tv provider login information (usually email address and password) so that the channel (not Roku) can interact with your tv provider account to verify your subscription.  When the channel has confirmed your TV provider subscription includes their channel, it will then activate their channel app on your Roku.

Typically, you only have to do this once, but some channels may ask you to repeat the process occasionally to make sure your tv provider subscription is still in force.  For me, the only one I have requiring this occasionally is Watch TCM.

 

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If this post solves your problem please help others find this answer by clicking " Accept as Solution.".

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Scrappyboys3
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I don’t have a TV a provider, because I got rid of cable, so how can I watch my Bravo shows (not Live)?

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renojim
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You'll have to pay someone - Bravo wants to get paid.  I don't know if this is up to date, but here's 7 ways:
https://agoodmovietowatch.com/cord-cutting/watch-bravo-without-cable-on-roku/

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