Roku Reportedly Banned In Mexico

Cord cutting in Mexico may have just his a big roadblock.

According to a story on the Spanish language website Milenio, the Roku streaming device has been banned for sale in Mexico.

In the article, writer Alvaro Cueva reports that Cablevisión was able to get an order from the Superior Court of Justice of the City of Mexico, Thirty-eighth Civil Court telling “companies like Liverpool, The Iron Palace and Sears, and platforms like Amazon, to stop importing and selling this Internet TV signal box decoder (the Roku).”

The order also reportedly bars banks from receiving or transmitting payments for streaming services on the Roku platform.

The basis of the ban request appears to be private channels that the Mexican cable companies believe are streaming unauthorized content.

We’ll try to follow this story for our Roku using readers in Mexico and keep you updated as we get new info.

For any US or UK readers wanting to read the full article referenced above, here is a link to the Google translation.

UPDATE: Roku Comments On Mexico Ban

William B. West

William B. West

William B. West has been an internet journalist since 1998. Writing for a total of 25 pro wrestling news sites at his peak, before retiring only to return to online journalism in 2011. Currently William is editor of, a contributor to, and editor in chief of &

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One thought on “Roku Reportedly Banned In Mexico

  1. Even though the Tubitv channel can be seen on the ROKU channel list from Mexico, it cannot be added in without using a code for the channel. I can’t seem to find information for this code

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