Roku cracks down on pirate channels

Roku has started showing a warning message when installing channels from outside its official store, TorrentFreak reported.

This comes after Roku was named in a Mexican legal battle, which resulted in a court ordering retailers to remove its media player from their shelves.

The company told TorrentFreak the warning message is intended to encourage users not to blindly add channels from outside the official store.

“We do not recommend, promote, or encourage the use of any channels not found in the Roku Channel Store,” said Roku.

“We are actively cooperating with the content community and other rights holders in their efforts to combat piracy.”

Roku warned that if a channel on its platform is violating copyright, it will take action – which includes disabling the channel.

There have been reports that several pirate channels have already been removed.

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Roku cracks down on pirate channels