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I keep getting o error 403 on HGTVGO

I keep getting error 403 message on some of my apps that you don't have to pay for like HGTV GO on n my ROKU Device? 

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Re: I keep getting o error 403 on HGTVGO

Cable-type channels want to be paid. When you have a paid subscription to a "tv provider" service (like cable or satellite) that carries these channels, the channels receive their pay out of the subscription fees you pay that provider. When you don't have a subscription to such a provider you are not paying for those channels.

Many cable-type channels, like HGTV, make their content available for streaming via a "TV Everywhere" channel app for those paying for the channel through a provider as mentioned above.  You can install HGTVGO to your Roku for free, but unless you can authenticate with a tv provider account, you won't be able to receive programming, other than maybe some very limited previews or teasers.

Some streaming services that you can subscribe to directly act like a cable system and provide access to a variety of cable-type channels.  Ones that I'm aware of that include HGTV are:

    • Hulu plus Live TV
    • Sling
    • philo
    • Directv Stream
    • YouTube TV
    • fubu


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