Will I be required to have a cable or satellite subscription?

No, you can stream movies, TV shows and more on a Roku® streaming player or Roku TV without a traditional cable or satellite subscription. In fact, many Roku customers have “cut the cord” meaning that they have no cable or satellite subscription and their Roku streaming device is the primary way they watch television.

However, many Roku customers do have a cable or satellite subscription. There are some Roku channels that are only available to customers with a cable or satellite subscription; these are known as authenticated channels or TV Everywhere channels. TV Everywhere channels offer subscribers access to additional content on their Roku device as part of their cable or satellite subscription. For example, if you subscribe to BTN, then you can access additional BTN content by downloading BTN2Go from the Roku Channel Store.

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