channel PEAR

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Roku has removed all private (non-certified) channels from Roku devices and this channel is no longer available. See this article for more information.

View MRSS feeds, IPTV streams, and video files through your Roku

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RokuGuide Channel Description: Channel PEAR lets you view MRSS feeds, IPTV streams, and video files through your Roku. The app also custom titles and cover art for your feeds.

To get started, install the channel on your Roku, then sign up for a free account at Pair your Roku to your PEAR account, and you can start adding material to your media library.

If you know the URL of a feed, you can add it yourself. The following file types are supported: MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), M4V (H.264), M4A (H.264), M3U8, M3U.

The channel PEAR website offers a number of pre-installed sources, including TLC, Discovery, NAT GEO WILD, CNN, MTV, Food Network, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and ABC News. Once you've added a custom or pre-installed source through the website, exit and reload the Roku channel and you'll find the feed on the main menu. The pre-installed sources listed above will provide you with a live video stream from the selected network.

The pre-installed sources offer some interesting content, but don't expect these feeds to be a replacement for what you're accustomed to viewing through cable. For example, TLC it appeared to be a feed from TLC Asia when I viewed it, the video was not full-screen, and it reloaded often. Likewise, Food Network videos had foreign subtitles and video quality that was a bit lower than standard definition. Regardless of those limitations, both feeds were of American English-language shows and definitely watchable.

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