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Blockbuster

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by mwdxer, Jan 26, 2014.

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  1. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

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    I have ordered a Roku LT for streaming. I get the Blockbuster package with Dish, which I will continue to keep. Will I beable to stream Blockbuster with the Roku for free, since I have Blockbuster through Dish? It will be much easier than watching Blockbuster on the computer since I do not have a TV with an HDMI connection. Thanks.
     
  2. Rduce

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    I could while I had the Blockbuster package using a Roku.
     
  3. dennispap

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    Last time I tried it wouldn't work. Unless it changed, blockbuster thru the roku is different than blockbuster thru dish network.
     
  4. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. That is interesting, as Blockbuster I believe is now owned by Dish, if I remember correctly.
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You remember correctly, but the DISH presentation of Blockbuster includes live linear channels available via the DISH satellite service (channels that used to be sold as HD Platinum). The downloadable/streaming content in that service is available on DISH receivers.
     
  6. satcrazy

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    Great...
    If Roku doesn't work, what was the point of passing them out when we lost AMC?
     
  7. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

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    How about the rest of the streaming services like that require a "cable" subscription, if we have them with Dish, does that mean they will work with Roku for free?
     
  8. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    HBO Go works.
     
  9. dennispap

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    HBO go works as does epix. They gave out the rokus and i believe a 6 or 7 dollar a month credit so you could see the missing amc shows on hulu plus.or amazon.
     

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