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YouTube Is Now Available On DISH Via An Hopper APP.

by Anura Guruge



I tried it out. It is there. You have to go into the DISH ‘Hopper’ Menu. They have a special, new entry, with the ‘YouTube‘ icon for the APP. Works. Works well. Good quality.

Just like the ‘YouTube’ APP on Roku. You can even sign into it with your normal account.

We had access to YouTube before via Roku. This is another option, and will save us having to switch from DISH to Roku.

Just to let you know.


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“The Anglophile Channel” On Roku.

by Anura Guruge


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I just saw this in the weekly “Roku Guide” e-mail blast that I receive.

My adoptive mother was an Anglophile. I am NOT sure I can call myself an Anglophile per se. I am a very local, patriotic and homesick British subject and have been for 35 years. I think citizens are supposed to automatically be fond of their country.

This looks interesting, but not for I. I am not much into celebrities. I prefer to watch the show, which is why I subscribe to “Acorn TV” (below) on Roku. But, I just wanted to make sure YOU knew about it.

P.S., ‘Acorn TV’ is good and just a ‘few minutes ago we watched Season 2 Episode 2 of “Good Karma Hospital” on it.

Click to access ‘Acorn TV” Website.


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by Anura Guruge

You Can Get “Willow (Cricket)” With Vivo IPL 2018 On DISH — But You Will Need TWO Dishes!

by Anura Guruge




The proper Willow TV cricket coverage is available on DISH, for $14.99/month, BUT you need two dishes, i.e., if you only have ONE DISH you need a second installed and that is a PAIN.

Why do you need TWO?

The so called ‘International‘ channels are broadcast by a separate satellite which in a different spot in the sky.

I remembered this from 11-years ago when I first got DISH with cricket. Needed to have two antennas installed! Then I moved to ‘Sling‘ …

I tried last week to get Willow TV on DISH and ran into the 2nd DISH requirement. I could NOT be bothered since I plan to get rid of DISH before the Summer.

So, just a heads up.

You can have it, BIT you will have to wait for a DISH installation — and possibly have to pay around $100 for the privilege!


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Roku Adds A Hanukkah Channel Ahead Of The December 12, 2017 Start Of Chanukah (Hanukkah).

by Anura Guruge


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Pretty neat. If you have a Roku (and everybody really should have one) just search channels for ‘Hanukkah‘.

It should be fun and informative — and how can you go wrong when they cover both music and cooking.

Enjoy.


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Muhammad Ali “In His Own Words” On PBS Channel On Roku.

by Anura Guruge


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Muhammad-Ali-ap_1468665cRelated Posts:
>> Google Footnote, June 10, for Ali.

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Sling TV Video Loading & Playback Errors — A Known Problem, NO SOLUTION!

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Sling video playback issues.
>> Cricket with Sling TV.
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IF you are having PROBLEMS with Sling Television YOU are NOT alone.

They, i.e., Sling, is having a LOT of problems. They know about it — but they don’t know how to fix it.

First thing you should check. See IF Sling has ANY bandwidth.

Just because your device, e.g., Roku, has bandwidth does NOT mean that the Sling channel has bandwidth! I know. It is crazy.

In Sling hit the ‘*‘ button until you get a menu that has ‘TV …. SETTINGS‘.

Go to SETTINGS. Use the ‘About’ or ‘Connection’ tab to see how bandwidth Sling has. IF it says 0.00Mbps YOU are screwed. STOP at that point. Until that figures gets up to 1.7Mbps or more YOU are well and truly screwed.

Use the Roku Speedtest to check that you still have bandwidth to the Roku. Most cases the Roku will be fine.

Now it becomes a waiting game. Do not just sit on Sling. Get out go back … get out go back or just go and watch another channel for 30 minutes.

Yes, very frustrating. Call them up and complain. I do at least once a day!


“Downton Abbey” Season 6 DVD With January 26, 2016 Availability Now On Amazon For $30.

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Other Related posts:
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‘A Place to Call Home’.
>> PBS: “Downton Abbey” S6.

>> PBS: “Indian Summers”.

>> Roku 4 has nothing for me.
>> Fixing ‘No Sound’ on Roku.

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On Amazon today, ‘Black Friday’ 2015. Click to access Amazon listing.


I got this e-mail from NH PBS this morning. I have had it before.
So their price is $90 more — BUT I understand and appreciate that that INCLUDES PBS Sponsorship.

Well I do NOT have to make up my mind today, ‘Black Friday‘.
I know that the two girls (but NOT Deanna) will insist that $30 is WELL WORTH it even if they get to see
Season 6 1 day early! So I will have to see.

Just a heads up in case you were also interested.

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Network (Wi-Fi/Ethernet) Speed/Bandwidth Test For Roku With “Speed Test” App.

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>> Roku 4 has nothing for me.
>> ‘My Feed’
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>> No sound on Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

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This APP really should be a built-in standard feature within the Roku System menu. It is not.

Roku, in its ‘Network’ menu, does NOT provide a speed test/bandwidth test — and one really is handy if you are having loading or image quality issues (as can often be the case with say Sling). I had been using an external speed test whilst promising myself that I will check to see if I can get a Roku ‘App’ [actually a channel].

It is easy enough to find IF you Google it.

It is a PRIVATE channel. So it has to be installed from a PC. You need to be able to logon to your Roku account — i.e., you need to know your password.

Other than that it is easy enough. On the Roku, on the System menu, click ‘Check UPDATES’ to force the Roku to download and install the App.

You will love it.


Australian “A Place To Call Home”, Now On Roku, Nearly As Good As “Downton Abbey”!

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Other Related posts:
>> PBS: “Downton Abbey” S6.

>> PBS: “Indian Summers”.

>> Roku 4 has nothing for me.
>> Fixing ‘No Sound’ on Roku.

++++ Search ‘Roku’ & ‘PBS’ for many other related posts >>>>


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Acorn TV (on Roku) listing. https://acorn.tv/franchise/placetocallhome


We subscribe to “British TV on your Roku” Acorn TV. At $4/month it is a steal. A lot of good stuff in there, such as the new BBC comedy “The Detectorists“.

I saw “A Place to Call Home” in the Acorn catalog and thought that the kids — hooked on British period drama after “Downton Abbey” and “Mr. Selfridge” — might like it. I was right, as I tend to be when it comes to what the kids like to watch. They can’t wait till our ‘daily’ family TV ‘hour’ to watch this show. I am glad.

It is a good show. Well done. Compelling storyline — albeit with some adult themes. It is set in 1953 Australia and that was the year I was born. BUT, I remember that many of the customs and traditions portrayed are ones that we too had in Ceylon.

IF you can get it — watch it. Yes, of course, we are also watching “Indian Summers” & “Home Fires” on PBS. The kids like them both, the STEAMY scenes in the former (though NOT as graphic as in “A Place to Call Home”) having them intrigued, though I can tell that they prefer “Home Fires”! I don’t blame them. So do I. Something is not right with “Indian Summers”. It just does not engage with one as does the other shows. Home this helps.


Lockerbie Pan Am Bombing “My Brother’s Bomber” Now On Roku PBS Channel.

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Other Related posts:
>> PBS: “Pope Francis the Sinner”.

>> PBS: “Indian Summers”.

>> Roku 4 has nothing for me.
>> Fixing ‘No Sound’ on Roku.

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As the 3rd image above explains this emotive documentary has LED to two more suspects being identified. It was BIG news, particularly in Europe, earlier this week. Well you now have access to the documentary — all three episodes.