So I went to do my usual cruise past the stations and wanted to watch RT. It is part of my standard news rotation. Why? Simply because they like to talk dirt that the USA and EU don’t want talked about. Just like I watch Al Jazeera to see the dirt the Arabs / Muslims have on those they don’t like, or watch PBS to see what dirt they have on conservatives and republicans, or BBC to see what they don’t like about the EU and / or Russia. EVERYONE loves to toss dirt at The Other, and between them all you can get a decent idea who’s spinning what crap and what really happened.
So I clicked on the RT channel. A picture of a gear pops up and: “Sorry, This channel is no longer in service” says the app. What The? mutters me…
OK, for the first few hours I just went back to the Satellite Dish. I still have almost a year to completely leave it, and for now it’s just depricating… but still, it’s a bother. First off, it’s low def and second they chop off both sides of the picture. A bit of a pain with news where the text matters. Then it is also only on at odd times on a local UHF channel (picked up by DirecTV in my local channels package) and the guide usually says it is something that it isn’t so it’s a bit of “go fish”. But it got me through the morning…
Then this afternoon, I was back at WT??? So thought I’d ask the web.
It’s listed, but down in discussion we find folks complaining that it’s gone POOF! all over the world. BUT, that it is also carried under the Pluto channel. OK, I’ve got that installed (though I’d not watched it much as is nags you to sign up, but doesn’t force it). Searching down a bit, there was RT, along with some other channels I would like. OK, as in all things internet, interruptions in data flow are just at best speed limits with an intelligence test and folks just flow around them… So now I’m watching Pluto and deciding if I want whatever you get extra for signing up…
And now I’ve got RT back, though via yet more clicking…
May 5, 2017 at 12:01 PM
watch on pluto
May 5, 2017 at 12:31 PM
I agree with you.
Right now I’m chromecasting RT from my Android tablet to my kitchen TV.
What would be a good alternative to Roku?
I don’t think that Amazon Fire TV has RT on the channel lineup.
May 5, 2017 at 12:38 PM
Rt is on the Pluto channel on ROKU
It is also on YouTube and the link up above under TV still gets you there… so I can just fire up the Chromebox that’s hooked to my TV and get it that way, too. (Hey, only 3 out of 4 of my sources working ;-)
Like others, I hope it isn’t something political or any attempt at PC Censorship. Perhaps just some Democrat or French hacker group being petty and pissed at the Russians for being better? Whatever.