Roku subscription costs and fees?

Thomas G

Contributor
#2
Having a Roku does not require that you pay Roku a monthly fee. You may however have to pay monthly fees to any subscriptions you may have that cost on a per month basis. For instance if you have Netflix or Hulu they will cost you each month to keep the subscription. You will also have to have an internet subscription otherwise you can't stream content through the Roku box.
 

FWAmie

DTVUSA Member
#3
OK getting a roku isn't back. But you pay for the Roku device, then lets say you have Netflix AND Hulu Plus. Wouldn't that be basically just adding to your bill for the roku?
 
#4
Don't buy a Roku there are blu-ray players that have mre features and they play blu-rays... I would rather spend $50 n a blu-ray that gets Hulu, Vudu, Netflix, Google Video, Youtube, Amazon instant, and the internet..
 

SWHouston

Moderator
Staff member
#5
OK getting a roku isn't back. But you pay for the Roku device, then lets say you have Netflix AND Hulu Plus. Wouldn't that be basically just adding to your bill for the roku?
Not exactly, you pay a one time charge for the Roku Box, THEN, add the services (as many as you want) for a service/access charge for each service. However, several services are free like some music and screensavers etc. Right now, I have a Roku3 (paid for) and am not subscribing to any pay to view service. I however have a couple music channels and a screensaver which are free and I listen to them daily.
 
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#6
Not exactly, you pay a one time charge for the Roku Box, THEN, add the services (as many as you want) for a service/access charge for each service. However, several services are free like some music and screensavers etc. Right now, I have a Roku3 (paid for) and am not subscribing to any pay to view service. I however have a couple music channels and a screensaver which are free and I listen to them daily.
This is exactly the same technology available on any wifi tablet, computer, and even phones that can now connect and broadcast directly to your TV.
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
Staff member
#7
This is exactly the same technology available on any wifi tablet, computer, and even phones that can now connect and broadcast directly to your TV.
Any serviceable tablet, computer, or phone is going to cost you well more than the 40 or 50 bucks an inexpensive Roku will cost, and its so much easier to hook up to your TV and use. I have a full on PC media center and a Roku connected to my TV. Guess what one I have not used in months? Yep, the expensive PC.

Also, try using your android device to watch Hulu Free - it won't work. With PlayOn and a Roku, it's a piece of cake.
 

Lily13

DTVUSA Member
#8
This is the official answer from their site:

No. Many Roku channels offer you high-quality entertainment for free. However, depending on which channels you want to watch, pay-per-view or subscription fees may apply. For example, if you’re new to Netflix and want access to thousands of movies and TV shows, you’ll need a Netflix unlimited plan, starting at $8.99/month. If you’re already a Netflix customer, however, you can start watching right away!

So it seems to be quite a flexible system.
 

daash

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#9
you can also stream many of the networks to catch your favorite shows on channels like History, SYFY, abc, nbc, cbs.....etc. All at no charge.
 
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