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CBandits82
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Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
Looking to get all of the BR local channels with a Roku, does anyone recommend a particular roku channel that uses the WiFi as an antennae and gives you a solid local signal?

I have an HD antennae but the signal is day to day, hour to and hour and looking to use something better.

Thanks


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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
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What is the best way to get local channels
get an Antenna


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I have an HD antennae but the signal is day to day, hour to and hour and looking to use something better.
then it is not set up properly.
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Athis
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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
Get the app Pluto TV (free)..It gives me local channels plus a lot of other channels. It does get a little wonkie at times, like when are watching a channel it suddenly changes to another feed coming over the channel you are watching. I will change to another channel and back to the channel I was watching and it's back to the correct feed. Sometimes I have to do this a few times. It does get a bit unnerving if it keeps happening. It seems to not be doing it as of late.


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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
I have THIS one and it kicks ass.


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CAD703X
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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
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I have an HD antennae but the signal is day to day, hour to and hour and looking to use something better.


go to antennaweb and put in your location & it will tell you what to buy and if the one you have sucks.

i bought a HD homerun and you can use the hd homerun app in Roku to watch LIVE tv (2 tuners)

you can get fancy & add live TV to your plex installation (if you have one) and it adds dvr capabilities.


CBandits82
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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
thanks to all


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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
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Get the app Pluto TV (free)..It gives me local channels

activated it and looking around.. are you saying it gives your local city feed or national?
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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
Been using Pluto for awhile and have never had locals.


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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
I get mine via IPTV, but would be nice to have another backup option. I don't know what he meant by "local"


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Athis
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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
I am in Metairie and I have the local channels on Pluto..I have Roku built into the TV and I have an antenna..


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Athis
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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
To prove it here is a picture of the Pluto guide..


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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
Pluto is grabbing those channels from your antenna, they aren't streaming them.


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Athis
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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
This article explains why I have the local channels..
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Now Pluto TV is testing out adding local channels from your antenna right into the Pluto TV interface. If you own a Roku TV and have connected an antenna to it you will be able to view your local channels right inside the Pluto TV interface.

LINK


Tarps99
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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
If you are just looking for news and news repeats, some local channels have their own Roku channels. Just search, the Roku channel store for their names like WAFB, WBRZ, and WGMB/WVLA/BRProud.


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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
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Athis

thanks for explaining


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t00f
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re: Cord Cutting: What is the best way to get local channels if you just have a Roku?
I use an Apple TV so maybe that is why I don't see that option. Now I only use it as a backup and when I need to use Bluetooth headphones. Still have Tablo running for locals. Reattached the cord.


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