Update: Roku reached out to Cord Cutters News to clarify that well Roku sales in Mexico is temporarily blocked Roku is not a party to the law suit filed by Cablevision. The lawsuit targets 3rd party parties.
Well it seems you will no longer be able to buy a Roku in Mexico for now. Recently, Cablevision brought a court case that now will now block the sale of Roku players in Mexico, claiming Roku players allow third parties to offer pirated content and benefit economically from piracy on Roku.
Last week the Superior Court of Justice of Mexico City heard the case and ruled in favor of Cablevision and blocked the sale of Rokus in Mexico, according to Alvaro Cueva, a journalist with the Milenio newspaper.
It seems Cablevision is upset over 3rd party Roku Channels that allow the streaming of pirated content on Roku players. They are not apps made by Roku and you will not find them in the Roku Channel Store, but these Roku Channels can be added to Roku players which seems to be the case Cablevision is bringing against Roku.
Cord Cutters News has talked with Roku today and confirmed that Roku has been ordered to stop sales and shipments to Mexico. A Roku representative did say that Roku is working diligently to restore full availability of Roku devices in Mexico.
Roku also went on to say that this will not affect devices that have already been sold in Mexico and they will continue to work. This order just blocks the sale of Roku players from this point forward.
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