I have a Roku Streaming Stick that has progressively been giving me more and more trouble lately until now that it is unusable. Every time I power on the Roku, it wants me to activate it. This is after a did a factory reboot because it got caught in a continual crash/reboot loop never making it to the home screen. Now, as I go through the activation process, an error message informs me that some of the channels wouldn't install properly and that I would need to manually do a system update. When I do the system update, it installs 'Starz' but I never told it to, never have had 'Starz', and it doesn't show up in my channels. After that, my Roku reports that everything is up to date. If I try to go to any channel, the Roku crashes and reboots to the activation screen.
Model: Roku 3600X - Roku Stick
Serial Number: 5S6715128722
Software Version: 9.0.0 - Build 4084-24
Setup: Roku plugged into HDMI port on back of TV (same problem on both ports). Did have Roku's power supply plug into TV's USB port, but still having same problem with it plugged into a power strip.
I am not in the US nor do a use a VPN with my Roku or router (I wouldn't know how nor do I want to pay a subscription for one). I do sometimes use a free VPN with my computer.
I'm guessing that's why you're seeing channels being offered that aren't being installed on the Roku.. your country probably doesn't support them.