This is how I watched Current TV on my ROKU tonight.
Got to tell you that it is imperfect; the main problem being reloading and I think the commercials are a big problem (It doesn't seem to be able to deal with several small commercials and loses the signal.) It runs much better and continuously for the show, until you get to the commercial. And then the ROKU struggles to upload and has a hard time to regain the signal.
Other than that, it's great! :-)
Anyway, below are the steps I took, and maybe someone much more techie savvy than me can fix the reloading problems. Please let us know if you do solve these problems.
In order to watch Current TV ON ROKU(and Keith Olbermann's "Countdown"), basically what you are doing is loading Justin Tv onto ROKU. JustinTv then transmits Current TV via Ready-TV.com, got that?
JustinTV says that it might take 24/48 hrs. to upload. Mine did so right away.
OK, these are the steps I took:
1. HOW TO LOAD JUSTIN.TV ONTO ROKU:
JustinTV is not in the Channel Store Menu, so you have to add it to the menu first, before you select it and put it in your NewsCaster Section. In
This Roku Forum, the subject of how to add Justin TV is discussed. Some good ROKU links are in this Forum.
If you don't currently have the channel installed, you can do so via this link: https://owner.roku.com/add/JustinTV
2. When you go to this link, you will be asked for your ROKU user name and password. (samo, samo)
3. Then, if you need a code, I thank GooderService for this great contribution:
Justin TV does provide a live stream at this time of every live twit.tv netcast on Roku.
BUT, BUT, BUT -- and here's the but: I searched and searched and searched, you get the point, for the Justin TV channel on my Roku. Time, by the way, that I can never get back.
Some compassionate soul in a twit.tv chatroom, when I asked how to find Justin TV, gave me this link
Guess what? Justin TV is on that list at that link. I actually had to sign up for Justin TV with the special code given at that link, and now FINALLY Justin TV is added as a channel on my Roku.
WTF... is all I can say. There's a secret password that you can only find at the link I was given and now provided to you. That's crazy.
So now I know that I have to get my secret decoder ring updated. Geesh.
I never knew that there were secret channels that you couldn't add on the Roku -- that you had to go to the website and use a PIN or password to add it to your Roku channels. And even then it takes 24 to 48 hours to have the channel added.
4. At this point, JustinTv should show up in your NewsCaster lineup under News Section, and you can now upload it to your lineup.
5. When you get JustinTv in your line up, go to the 'news' section of JustinTV and select "Countdown" and you can put it in your 'favorites' section (the one with the heart!)
6. Now you should be able to watch the show when it is streamed live.
However, as explained in the Intro., I had a LOT of problems with reloading, especially during the commercials. When it worked well, it was fine.
Okay, that's the deal. You should be able to get Countdown on ROKU.
BUT, BUT, BUT.......
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU SOLVE THE FEED PROBLEM.
I have gone to this trouble, for myself and the community, because I think something really, really important is going on here. I just wanted to repeat what I said the last night, on the occasion of Keith's show.
I call it the "American Spring":
I didn't expect to be able to watch this show live tonight and came home from work late, grumbling to myself that all my efforts to try to find a live connection brought me nothing.
And then as I researched, I found this link and when I clicked on it, viola there he was! Awesome. Threw up a quick diary to let other folks know how to listen.
Now that its over, I am left with a sense of what an historic event just took place.
Our original progressive tv voice returned tonight after an exile for being too progressive. And he came roaring back, better than ever.
This was not just about a return, a comeback. It was about a re-invention of enormous proportions. As many of us struggled to find a way to watch Keith via commercial, plutocratic media only to find the prices jacked up, or the plug pulled, tonight via that other populist medium - the internet - we were able to join in.
For me it was like an "American Spring"..... the voices of the people were not able to be drowned by the 'powers that be' and the 'media empire that serves them.'
We now have Current TV, thanks to Al Gore and Keith Olbermann. And at least for tonight, we found a way to bypass all the commercial censorship.
Hopefully, this will be Day One of a long, long time of listening to the progressive message.