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GRussell
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Movie not free anymore But it is recognized as something I watched

I watched half of a movie called "Bridge of Spies" now I cannot find it nor is it in watch again and roku uses the title in the "because you watched" recommendation list. I want to finish it but it is on other pay per view channels. What is that about?

 

Thanks

G. Russell

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Movie not free anymore But it is recognized as something I watched

@GRussell 

Sometimes particular content (movies, series, etc) are only free for a limited time. (the term of the granted license).  It will often then move to another free Channel.  In other cases, it moves to another Channel that is not free.  Seems to be the case currently with "Bridge of Spies".

If you place this movie in "My Feed" on your Roku Home Screen, it will alert you when it becomes available again either for rent or for Free on an available Channel.

Basically, the content bounces around between the streaming channels.  It does not stay in one place like a library.  Each streaming channel is granted a temporary license in most cases for a duration of time to broadcast/distribute said content.  Then license expires and another channel often picks it up.

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