As cable prices continue to rise across the country, more and more people find themselves looking to cut the cord. Streaming services have made this option become more viable in the past few years with more services coming down the road. But what if you still want that live tv experience? Services like Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and AT&T make that a reality by paying less than cable.
But if you own a ROKU device, one of these services became harder to access. ROKU is at a standstill with Google claiming the tech giant wants to manipulate the search and force the company to use chips that would make hardware more expensive on the consumer. YouTube TV has been pulled from all Roku devices. Users with an account will still be able to use the app for the time being.
Google added a statement claiming Roku is falsifying the discussions and say the company has made no claims to access personal data, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
For the time being, if you are looking for Live TV on a Roku device, you will have to pay for a different service. It will be interesting to see what does happen over the next few weeks. We have witnessed networks being pulled from satellite and cable companies due to a dispute, but never an entire service.
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