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Old 09-10-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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I found this list of free channels through Apple TV:

Free Content for Apple TV | page 1 |*Appledystopia

I am not familiar with free ones through roku. Can anyone tell me if Roku has the same amount of free channels?

I am wondering if I am better off waiting for Roku 4.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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AFAIK Roku has the greatest channel lineup of any streaming device, around 2000 or so, including a large number of private (not listed in the store) channels.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:55 AM
 
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:27 PM
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Definitely Roku. Short of hooking a computer to the TV, nothing else comes close in terms of breadth of content.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:05 AM
 
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Roku, hands down!

Think of some type of content (and I mean use your imagination to the ultimate end) and Roku probably has a channel for it. You want to watch a video stream of some short order cook's grill at a diner in NJ, yep there's probably a channel for that! Want to watch an exercise show from Cambodia, they have it! and lets not forget the 24 hour streaming hedgehog channel. I mean, you name it, they probably have it.

Now on a serious note, they have so many channels that unless you plan on holding a Roku Channel Surfing Party, you'll drive yourself nuts trying to taste all what's available on the free channels not to mention the hundred of private (not published on the ROKU search screen) that are also available. I looked just at the free available content just on the PBS channel and just about every Nova show as available along with hundreds of other PBS series and specials. That alone can take a month to watch what interest you.

if you are not sure, just buy a used unit and try it out. The cost is small to test it out.
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