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toonbon
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A&E asking for my TV Provider?

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When I select the A&E channel from the Roku Home page it tells me to to to aetv.com/activate and enter the device code  they show.  But at aetv.com they ask for my TV Provider and I don't know what to put in.  I get the internet from a local company, Ayera, who broadcasts it into my trailer park from an antenna they put up on a local roof.

 

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makaiguy
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Re: Access to A&E Content. Asked for TV Provider" which I don't know.

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@toonbon- you probably don't have a "tv provider" with that setup.  A "tv provider" is typically a cable or satellite service which carries that channel.

Cable-type channels want to be paid. When you have a paid subscription to a "tv provider service" that carries these channels, the channel operators 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 A&E, have "TV Anywhere" streaming apps that can be installed on streaming devices like Roku which will grant you access if you can log in with credentials from a TV provider as indicated above.

There are also several paid streaming services you can subscribe to and view on Roku that carry cable-type channels, such as Fubo, Sling, Hulu + Live TV, YouYube TV, AT&T TV, etc.

There are several places on the net where you can look up which streaming services carry a particular channel of interest. Here are a couple such pages:
https://thestreamable.com/channels
https://www.groundedreason.com/cord-cutting/tv-streaming/how-to-stream-by-channel/

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makaiguy
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Re: Access to A&E Content. Asked for TV Provider" which I don't know.

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@toonbon- you probably don't have a "tv provider" with that setup.  A "tv provider" is typically a cable or satellite service which carries that channel.

Cable-type channels want to be paid. When you have a paid subscription to a "tv provider service" that carries these channels, the channel operators 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 A&E, have "TV Anywhere" streaming apps that can be installed on streaming devices like Roku which will grant you access if you can log in with credentials from a TV provider as indicated above.

There are also several paid streaming services you can subscribe to and view on Roku that carry cable-type channels, such as Fubo, Sling, Hulu + Live TV, YouYube TV, AT&T TV, etc.

There are several places on the net where you can look up which streaming services carry a particular channel of interest. Here are a couple such pages:
https://thestreamable.com/channels
https://www.groundedreason.com/cord-cutting/tv-streaming/how-to-stream-by-channel/

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DBDukes
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Re: Access to A&E Content. Asked for TV Provider" which I don't know.

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@toonbon 

@makaiguy is correct. He did leave out Philo as an option. They carry A&E and are cheaper than the rest.

DBDukes
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