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QnB
Level 7

Remove Annoying Ads/Commercials

I LOVED Netflix until I couldn't find anything interesting to watch anymore and I had watched all the shows I liked more than twice. Then I found Roku, which has a lovely variety of shows that interest me. But it has the one thing I cannot stand....COMMERCIALS! I loathe commercials, ads, etc., whatever they're called, I just want my life commercial free. I pay for cable and I never watch it because it has too many commercials. Apparently, according to the cable company, it would cost the same to just have internet. But I want commercial free programming when I want it not on some schedule. C'mon Roku, you can do it! Give us what we really want!! Smiley Happy

 

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MilesT
Level 14

Re: Remove Annoying Ads/Commercials

And how would anyone make money doing that?

Sure if you want to pay a lot more for what you watch, and the channel thinks it is worth their time to create a subscription service.

Don't like commercials? Buy DVD's and sell them on eBay when you are done. 

Or move to a country where there are fewer commercials (e.g. UK, way fewer minutes per hour by regulation, far fewer drug commercials). US 22min show per half hour, UK 26 (UK shows played in the US often have to be reedited to fit).

 

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Btdemp
Level 7

Re: Remove Annoying Ads/Commercials

You don't suppose they make enough money selling me the roku to start with?   44 dollars each [approx] 5 million a year sold.  A little math and well 220,000,000 thats not enough money?  Seriously wtf???

Roku Annual Gross Profit(Millions of US $)

2020$808
2019$495
2018$332
2017$200
2016$121
2015$90

You sure right MilesT. They need more money Can't operate without ad revenue. You sir must be an advertiser.....

MilesT
Level 14

Re: Remove Annoying Ads/Commercials

Not a lot of profit in each device (certainly the cheaper ones) and that is a one off purchase every few years (aka a **bleep** business model that investors won't invest in).

Adverts pay every month. That's what investors want to see.

Why do you think apple is also into media serving (iTunes etc).

If you don't pay (much) for the product then you are the product.

Get over it.  Don't like adverts, watch DVDs instead, likely to be cheaper anyway if you can wait and buy secondhand.

 

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QnB
Level 7

Re: Remove Annoying Ads/Commercials

I would happily pay for commercial free streaming service. 

MilesT you have such a charming disposition. Thank you for your thoughts and please do have a happy day. Smiley Happy

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wildsprite
Level 11

Re: Remove Annoying Ads/Commercials

Roku is not a hardware company, they are an advertisement company that makes hardware to sell those ads. keep in mind that The Roku Channel actually has less ads in their on demand selection than most other free ad driven offerings. I understand this isn't the answer you want to hear but unless you can convince Roku to do a Roku Channel Premium you won't get ad free from them. I know a lot of people would like to see then offer this but I don't think they will. I for one am with you in not wanting to see the ads