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#1 OFFLINE   plasmacat

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Roku has just launched it's Blockbuster on Demand channel.
However I was not successful in signing in using either my email or my Blockbuster/Dish user name and password.
According to the info - sign up is free but you have to pay for movies but what about those of us who already have Blockbuster thru Dish?
I just emailed them so we will see.

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#2 OFFLINE   rcadss

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

I think blockbuster on demand only works through your dish receiver. I wish it wasn't that way but I have never been able to use it on any mobile device or computer.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:00 PM

The OP is correct. It nowworks on Roku.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

I now have BB as yet another streaming Roku movie channel available to me.

Edit: no sign-up or monthly fees; pay per movie rented -- just like BB B&M stores.

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#5 OFFLINE   plasmacat

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

I got an email back that the Roku app is not fully supported yet but once it is, I'll be able to login. However it seems you have to pay for each movie so it is worthless for me.
For those who have it on their Dish receiver, do you pay for movies?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

I can easily watch Blockbuster on my iPad using the Dish App. No charge on the movies. No different than from the receiver except the search features are faster on the iPad. At home I can either watch through the Dish receiver or using the iPad and mirroring to an Apple TV.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

No charge (beyond the subscription price) BUT the selection doesn't include much in way of new releases. Those I have to get with the '1 disk at a time' mailed to me (and often they have a long wait

I got an email back that the Roku app is not fully supported yet but once it is, I'll be able to login. However it seems you have to pay for each movie so it is worthless for me.
For those who have it on their Dish receiver, do you pay for movies?



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

This comes directly from the Blockbuster On Demand website:

"Can I Use My Blockbuster@Home or Blockbuster By Mail Subscription?
Sorry, Blockbuster On Demand is a separate service but signing up for a free account only takes a minute.
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Seems like our $10 a month for Blockbuster @ Home should give us some sort of access. Oh well - too bad.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

Roku has just launched it's Blockbuster on Demand channel.
However I was not successful in signing in using either my email or my Blockbuster/Dish user name and password.
According to the info - sign up is free but you have to pay for movies but what about those of us who already have Blockbuster thru Dish?
I just emailed them so we will see.


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#10 OFFLINE   DoyleS

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

A Roku is a small set top box that allows you to stream video from the Internet to your tv. They have several models ranging from under $50 to $99. The high end box will do 1080P if the source supplies it. Similar to the Apple TV box but unlike the Apple box, the Roku has a lot of free content. Currently Roku has over 700 channels that can be streamed. Some are kind of worthless unless you like watching movie trailers but they also have Hulu, vudu Netflix and a lot of other channels that have movie or tv content. A lot of these channels are also available on most BluRay players and game machines like Xbox.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

A Roku is a small set top box that allows you to stream video from the Internet to your tv. They have several models ranging from under $50 to $99. The high end box will do 1080P if the source supplies it. Similar to the Apple TV box but unlike the Apple box, the Roku has a lot of free content. Currently Roku has over 700 channels that can be streamed. Some are kind of worthless unless you like watching movie trailers but they also have Hulu, vudu Netflix and a lot of other channels that have movie or tv content. A lot of these channels are also available on most BluRay players and game machines like Xbox.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

I just signed up, asks for cc info to create account, so all movies costs something (at least $2.99). So I tried to cancel or delete cc info, no way to do it through app or on-line :mad:. BB online through Dish is much better (and totally different).

edit: I sent them an email to see if I could get my cc and/or account removed, got this response:

Unfortunately there is no way to cancel the on demand accounts at this moment.
Blockbuster is working on making that feature available.

Edited by tcatdbs, 11 March 2013 - 05:44 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

No charge (beyond the subscription price) BUT the selection doesn't include much in way of new releases.


So why do a good portion of the selections say $2.99?
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

So why do a good portion of the selections say $2.99?


They mean no charge for the app, for a lack of better term, but the movies do cost money.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

So why do a good portion of the selections say $2.99?


Actually, my reply was about the line "For those who have it on their Dish receiver, do you pay for movies?" from plasmacat. I assumed (perhaps incorrectly so) he was asking about the streaming from blockbuster on the Dish receiver (via the Blockbuster @ Home package)

I did not mean Blockbuster on Demand thru the ROKU.

Edited by CeeWoo, 11 March 2013 - 06:33 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:59 AM

I have come to the conclusion that Blockbuster@Home (which I have thru Dish) and Blockbuster on Demand are 2 different things.
I believe you pay for movies individually with on Demand whether it's on your Dish DVR or on the Roku.
Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

I totally agree!

I have come to the conclusion that Blockbuster@Home (which I have thru Dish) and Blockbuster on Demand are 2 different things.
I believe you pay for movies individually with on Demand whether it's on your Dish DVR or on the Roku.
Correct me if I'm wrong.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

It will be interesting to see how Blockbuster On Demand's prices and terms (ie the viewing window) compare to some of the other providers such as Apple, Vudu, Amazon or (for me) Directv.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

It will be interesting to see how Blockbuster On Demand's prices and terms (ie the viewing window) compare to some of the other providers such as Apple, Vudu, Amazon or (for me) Directv.


I know how it compares to Neflix...$10 vs. $7.99 subscription fee....$2.99 for junk that is free on Netflix...and as an added bonus....inserted commercials. Quite the bargain! :lol:
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:17 PM

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