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My son connected to our Roku from 40 miles away

My son was at his mothers house, went on to YouTube and connected to my Roku from a distance of 40 miles away.  Is this normal or did it somehow route through the internet?  Basically, I was watching a YouTube video and it was interrupted with him connecting.  This has never happened before.  Anyone know how that is possible?

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Re: My son connected to our Roku from 40 miles away


Thanks for the inquiry.

Can you please provide more information about the issue you are experiencing?

With more detailed information, we will be able to assist you further.


Danny R.
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Re: My son connected to our Roku from 40 miles away


I don't see how your son could have done anything with your Roku when not connected to your home network.

The only thing that comes to mind is that you were viewing and logged into your (or his) YouTube account when he logged into the same YouTube account and changed what was being displayed via that account.

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