Do You Need the Skitter Tv Roku Channel?
Watch local and national television channels on your Roku
Skitter TV is another service much like Aereo, and USTVNow which gives Roku owners another venue to watch live local and national television right on their Roku.
Currently SkitterTV offers about 80 national channels and local channels only in limited areas. When new users sign up from their website, they can input their zip code to see if they qualify for their local channel package. They required new customer to enter both a name and email address before they are told if they are in an area that SkitterTV provides local TV channels partnered with a telecommunications company. Presumably, this is so they can notify you if your area of service becomes available at a future time.
Unfortunately, local channels were not available in our area so that's as far as we got. If you happen to live in an area where local channels are available from SkitterTV like Portland, OR. Their price is quite reasonable around $10 to $12 a month.
Their national channels are nothing to get too excited about, although they are currently working on signing up more channel providers. They do have a nice selection of music channels.
To find out when local channels may become available in your area just send them an email to: email@example.com
You may also be able to get free local network channels like ABC, CBS NBC, FOX and PBS free with a small HD antenna in your attic or a larger antenna on your roof. Click here for our antenna page to see some of today's top rated models.
Picture quality, is reported to be somewhere between HD and SD. This is so they can stream content at an acceptable rate without using too much bandwidth. Useful for those broadband providers that impose a data cap and charge their users more when that cap is reached.
More About Skitter TV
"Skitter is a converged media technology company based in Atlanta, GA. Its founders have a combined experience base of more than 50 years in computing, telecommunications and Internet technology, and more than 30 years in video technology, including numerous patents in video compression. The company's flagship solution, Skitter.TV, is an end-to-end video platform for encoding, managing, streaming and viewing converged Internet TV, video on demand, and live broadcast and satellite TV. Skitter was founded in 2009.