Pirate Channels Warning
It’s common knowledge that we can add private channels that don’t appear on the Roku channel store. Though most of these channels are harmless, there is a dark side to the remaining few that have been deemed unfit by the makers of the device. You are still allowed to add such channels onto your Roku account but not before Roku warning users on pirate channels. The warnings that appear when you add these channels will be,
“THIS IS A NON-CERTIFIED CHANNEL. Roku requires all channels to abide by Roku’s terms and conditions and to distribute only legal content. Roku does not test or review non-certified channels. By continuing, you acknowledge you are accessing a non-certified channel that may include content that is offensive or inappropriate for some audiences. Moreover, if Roku determines that this channel violates copyright, contains illegal content, or otherwise violates Roku’s terms and conditions, then ROKU MAY REMOVE THIS CHANNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.”
If you find this warning on any channel that you have already added to your account then make sure that you are streaming any content that has copyright violations. In spite of the warnings, if you continue to view such unauthorized channels, then you may be subject to legal actions. In case you find that some pirated channels have made any copyright infringement, then you may report it to Roku through their portal specifically available for reporting such copyright violations.
Roku has taken some stringent actions owing to a lawsuit filed against them in Mexico which led to the local retailers taking these devices off their shelves. The insight of these events, many non-certified and pirate channels have been removed from the Roku platform. The piracy of movies and shows have come as a big blow to their producers and they are planning for counter actions to curb such illegal activities. Roku warning users on pirate channels is definitely an eye-opener to other streaming device platforms which too are sailing in the same boat.
This has to be a joint action taken by the device manufacturer and the common public to completely eradicate this plague. Before you add any channel to your Roku device, make sure it has been activated using the Roku activation code. If you don’t already have one or have missed your old one, call us for help and we will help you get your device activated. Also, make use of our chat facility to contact our support team at +1-855-729-8080 or visit us at www.setuproku.com.