In my quest to get free TV and rid myself of pay TV, I bought a ROKU streaming stick.
Before you give me advice on the many antennae, converter boxes and etc., let me stop you and tell you I've tried them all or investigated the possibility. None of them work to get ALL of the local stations. That's all I really want is the free stuff that we were all once entitled too.
You'd think that by paying for the local stations that would qualify me for each local station's sister station such as channels 10, 10.1, 10.2. But no, I only get one of them.
I've watched HULU and YouTube on my desktop, for free. I wanted to take it to another level and watch those stations along with others that can be streamed through ROKU on my flat screen.
BUT, KNOW THIS, you must pay a monthly fee just like you do with cable, DISH, DirecTV and any other(s) I failed to mention.
There's a free movie channel known as CRACKLE.
If I watch vintage TV programs on HULU on my desktop, it's free, yet I can't watch the freebies through the streaming stick. I must register and pay for HULU.
The only thing I was able to get for free with clarity was YouTube. I was able to watch through ROKU the same things I watch on my desk top. The disadvantage with YouTube and ROKU is the inability to read the information (i.e. Subscribe, Show More,Views, Share, Comments) that's beneath the movie before you watch it, to determine if you want to watch it at all. I was willing to accept that.
|Deciding which vintage movie to watch from YouTube using the ROKU streaming stick on the flat screen.|
P.S. If you're wondering why the flat screen isn't flat and at an angle, it's because it's housed in a niche, not on a swivel stand and it's a pain to turn it around to unplug DISH and plug in ROKU. Yes, it's a pain but things could be worse.