Owning a Roku lets you download thousands of apps, some free, and some with a charge. Free apps are TCM, AMC, SyFy, NBC, ABC, FX and a multitude of other TV\/cable channels. Additionally there are free mocie channels like Tubi and Roku. Yes, they come with commercials but so do the OTA and cable channels\n\nSome do offer a "premium" option which will do away with commercials and perhaps some additional content.\n\nFor TCM and AMC you have to sign in with a cable TV account. Since I've cut my cable I don't see a way to watch those. I don't see a pay option if you don't have cable.