Hello fellow Roku users today we are going to tell you how to bypass some of the restrictions for some roku channels like National Geographic CBS even the History Channel thanks to a very useful app known as Plex.
Now as you can remember, many of these major TV stations have been launching their own roku channels so that you can get access direct access to their materials. However that comes usually with a restriction; you either have to be subscribed to a cable or certain cable operator where you have to pay for an access, an additional access like the case for CB.
Now plex allows you to bypass that without having to pay for it and this is a good thing. However you do have to be aware that plex now it’s not free as it used to be free. Now for Plex, which is a media server, you do have to pay $4.99 per month for having access to it. You can either buy it for a lifetime for $150 dollars but you see, most people don’t know how powerful Plex is because they just use it for media server and movies.
You remember that in a previous video we showed you how to actually add channels to Plex because as you remember Plex, does has a lot of content especially for channels and that the beauty of Plex is that it takes content from these channels on the Internet and from your computer, then you’re able to access it on your Roku.
Now if you take for example this CBS. CBS now has its own roku channel which is called CBS all access and you do have to be subscribed in order to get access to all of your favorite CBS shows.
That’s $10.99 a month I think and you do need a US credit card but if you use Plex you can actually access CBS and all of your favorite shows but only the latest five episodes which is not that bad at all if you take a look at it for free and it’s free now let’s say to you.
I mean actually in order to get the most from the plex app is to get a great DNS service and that’s very important because most people usually buy a regular DNS to keep safe roku overheating by controlling roku tempcheck.
We strongly recommend you to get what is the jet switch from overplay and you will be able to get direct access to it in this video. You will find a small icon on the right it’s like an info sign.
Just click on it and you will find a drop down like this we will show you in many of our videos like this you’ll see that there is a link direct link for you to get the best DNS. In our opinion it’s one of the best because is simple as you can see you get a lot of channels on Plex.
There’s a lot of the BBC CNN there’s a German channel there’s even a Belgian Channel you got CBS you got CBC which is a Canadian Channel and what happens is that when you have all of these channels it can be a handful to be switching regions because some of them are regionally restricted so you have to have your DNS set up correctly in order to access the content and it’s it’s quite complicated.
However if you get the DNS me show you real quick now as you can see that the good thing about the DNS from overplay that you get all of your channels with predefined regions so some of them like Netflix which has multiple regions you can choose all the regions available which is a lot and some channels that they already have only a single region they come predefined so it’s it’s pretty much very easy to keep control of your content in plex like as you can see there’s a lot of channels.
So it’s it’s very complicated to be switching back and forth it will be kind of a handful and you’ll get upset because sometimes they will not work and you will have to go to your computer to change it likes it I mean overplay makes it way easier for you now you see there’s a History Channel here through Plex.
Now you can access to the History Channel content without having to provide a subscription from a participant cable provider and that’s a good thing because now you can find out that you can watch a lot of the content from many of these channels either for free or without having to be registered to a particular cable provider and this is a very good thing for people in the US as well as well as in the world.
Because what happens is that now you pretty much get access to all the channels you want without any restriction. However as I said before, you do need a DNS and it’s very important. Remember that you can get access to the DNS like I show you in this video right here. You will find the info sign just click on it and you’ll find a link to our website.
If you want to know more and also you will find a direct link to the Jet switch smart DNS from overplay. Now, ok, now I will show you really quick what I was talking about the advantage of using Plex you’ll see that we will access the CBS channel which is now CBS all access that because now they charge you i think it’s $5.99 per month for you to access all of your favorite CBS shows.
However you do have to have a US issued credit card that’s not a problem if you live in the States but if you do live overseas it might be an issue because you will only be able to browse clips you will not be able to watch the shows or full episodes and I will show you real quick okay just take a random TV show from CBS I mean it’s the same with other channels like History Channel the Discovery Network I mean it’s pretty much the same when you try to access them directly from your Roku.
You do get some limitations I mean episodes based on season 15 is just grab any random episode and you will notice that you do require a subscription.
However if we go to CBS via Plex you will be able to see that you do get access to CBS but you only get access to the latest five episodes now you see we have the channels in settled we go to CBS.
With this we used to find all current chairs let’s say it was I think it’s big brother when we were looking for click on Big Brother as you can see right now we have the plex server running on our keyboard our laptop so we’re pulling the show from the laptop at full episodes we will just speak okay you see it’s even on season 17 which is I think is even more current but you’ll notice that it depends on the show some shows do actually offer you all the episodes.
Others just offer you the latest five episodes. Now let me just choose one randomly, to show you okay play now this is very important if you notice that it’s buffering really slow so you have to make some settings on the Plex here on your Roku because what happens it shows pretty fine for 3 Meg’s or so.
If you have a very fast internet that’s not a problem but since we have 4 Meg’s we lower it to make sure it will upload a little bit quicker and still you get the HD quality it’s a shorter real trick that we do get access to the CBS content be at Plex and it’s free.
So I mean it’s a good advantage that’s a good thing to know about how to bypass on with the channels on your Roku via the plex app because Plex has a lot of content and it’s very important you realize that you do need a DNS as we pointed out previously for getting the most of it.
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