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Old 09-05-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I was able to connect to Roku, and picked NETFLIX.
As I don't like modern shows, my hope was I can find some classic movies , like e.g. "Stagecoach", "Kill a mockingbird". Does anybody know, how to get them, please? Are any of them available on Roku?
What I can see on NETFLIX page is a modern crap only.
I also have a problem with low WiFi signal. My modem is in the basement, and my TV is on the first floor. The modem has no visible antenna, so it is not clear, what to do.

I just watched Desk Set and 3 Coins in the Fountain which are old. Not EVERYTHING is going to be available anywhere. You can always try the library.
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:44 AM
 
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I just watched Desk Set and 3 Coins in the Fountain which are old. Not EVERYTHING is going to be available anywhere. You can always try the library.
You call them old?! Ha!

Last night I watched Only Angels Have Wings from 1939. So there!
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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You call them old?! Ha!

Last night I watched Only Angels Have Wings from 1939. So there!
You win.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Surf City, NC
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I loved Acorn, but I viewed about all I was interested in and they are slow to bring in more content, so I quit. I now have Britbox, but I'm not very impressed with their current library. Since it is a joint effort by the BBC and ITV, it may improve in future. They may cut back on what they license to Netflix and others if it takes off.
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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We got 200+ HD cable channels as part of our lease. Way plenty to look at. I also subscribe to Netflix and Amazon Prime, but don't watch either. I only watch a few select channels on the TV. I also have a collection of DVDs, which are gathering dust and except for a few select ones, most could go to Good Will tomorrow and not be missed.
I like TCM, AMC, FX, Hist, AE, Trav, Food, ID, DestAm, Hallmark, ESPN, Golf, FYI, AP, and occasionally others.
Not one to sit glued to the box unless it's snowing, raining, or too hot to be outside.
I also love to read and play games on my tablet, so streaming video is not on my mind much. All that feels like ''too much'' and I get weary of it. It feels like an ''obligation''. In fact, I just cancelled Netflix and would Amazon Prime but there are other pluses to keeping that.
I do love watching YouTube on my phone. But not obcessively.

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Old 09-06-2017, 05:56 AM
 
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I just watched Desk Set and 3 Coins in the Fountain which are old. Not EVERYTHING is going to be available anywhere. You can always try the library.
How to get to the library?
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Netflix, Amazon video, and the Turner Classic Movie channel and app will give you some classic movie choices. Also you can borrow DVDs from your local library. I have also bought some older films on Ebay. Bought many at Target, Walmart, Meijer, etc. too.
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:08 PM
 
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Roku is coming out with a Roku movie channel. It's free with commercials. It's on newer Roku devices now, but will be available for the older versions in the coming weeks. Find it on the streaming channels list.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:18 AM
 
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Many libraries now offer movies through Hoopla. You can download and watch for a defined period of time.
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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Some people new to streaming don't know which are pay and which are free subscriptions
Might be helpful to note that aspect in future posts

I am hoping the BBC and ITV will start a pay streaming service soon
I know BBC is planning to do that so anyone, anywhere with Internet connect and credit card can watch BBC programming
Much better to have open access to what you want than to depend on someone at a 3rd party subscription service (like Acorn or Netflix or Amazon Prime) setting your choices...
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