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There is a new private channel for Roku that has potential to be one of the most popular Roku Channels public or Private. The channel is called Channel PEAR.
The channel, (which is spelled correctly this way) started as a project by development company Jidly looking for a way to play MRS playlists. It becoming is a multi-purpose tool that adds multiple media services in an online database that users can edit. It also allows users to access free to air Internet based media and link personal files to a cloud-based system where their files will be accessible without the need of a local server (computer) in order to access it. The idea reminds me of Plex or XBMC. Users can customize their choices using Internet sources as well as their own personal playlists and keep the entire set up private. Once set up users can watch live TV on a Roku with Channel PEAR.
How do I Add Channel PEAR to my Roku?
The channel is not in the Roku channel store but can be added via the developer’s website. To add the channel and pair it with your device click the link bellow. From the website simply follow the provided instructions.
Add Channel PEAR here
Why Doesn’t Channel PEAR show up on my Roku?
Keep in mind that private channels do not automatically display on a Roku. In order to instantly access a Roku private channel follow these steps:
- Go to Settings
- Chose System Update
- Press OK
- Select Check Now and press OK on the Roku remote or remote app
Does Channel PEAR Have apps?
The Roku channel itself does not have apps or a channel store. It is more an
app itself that links to content sources. The site lists compatible sources on the home page as well as in the site’s community Media Database. The Media database is only available for registered users.
Does Channel PEAR cost anything to register?
At the moment registering did not cost anything.
How do you register with Channel PEAR?
All that is required is that users create a user name and password and provide an email address for verification purposes. Once the info is submitted an email will be sent out to verify the account. New users also have to pair their Roku with the service similarly to setting up Netflix and other services. Channel PEAR walks you through this. Once the information is verified users can sign in and begin to customize their experience.
How Do You Add Channels To Channel PEAR?
There are two ways. The easy way and the hard way.
Easy Way- Through the community Media Database: There is a growing list of verified streams on the community media database. Registered users click on the content channel they wish to view and are given a choice to add the stream. The channel will load as a choice on the users Channel PEAR listings with cover art/Logo in place.
Hard Way-Finding a free to air URL:
- Find a Free to Air URL somewhere on the web
- Paste the URL in the URL validating bar, name it and click validate.
- Choose to upload a custom logo to for the URL (if you do not have a desired image skip this step)
- Click the Green Add Button
- Launch Channel PEAR
How do you delete channels on Channel PEAR?
- Registered users click on the Library link
- Select the channel you wish to delete
- The channel will populate above the channel source menu with the option to delete
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