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Level 7

CBS News app menu banner won't minimize


For the past month or two, I've had an issue with the CBS News app. When trying to watch a non-live show (for example, 60 Minutes), the app begins glitching each time there is an ad break. After the show returns from the ad break, the menu pops up, hiding the bottom third of the screen to display other shows that can be chosen.


I have found no way to close or hide the menu. It simply stays open no matter which buttons are pressed. Since the menu is displayed, pausing/rewinding is unavailable, and one can only scroll through the menu of other shows.


If this menu is left open long enough, the current show will replay from the beginning.


This issue makes the app unusable. One can only watch the first few minutes of a show, and with much of the screen hidden.


Has anyone else encountered this problem?


Thank you. 

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Level 20

Re: CBS News app menu banner won't minimize

You didnt mention your Roku model # or firmware version (Settings/System/About) or app version (highlight the app and press Options (*) on the remote).

Try reinstalling the CBS News app:

1) Remove the CBS News app (Highlight the app, press the Options (*) button on the remote, then Remove)

2) RESTART the Roku (Settings/System/System restart/Restart) <-- MUST DO THIS HERE!!!

3) Re-install the CBS News app

(Otherwise, if you don't restart settings/cached data associated with the app are left behind and it wont be a clean re-install)

You should also contact CBS (they develop and publish the app):

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Level 7

Re: CBS News app menu banner won't minimize



Thanks for your response. I tried uninstalling the app, restarting the system via the suggested method, and then reinstalling. Unfortunately the problem remains.


I'm using model number 3900X - Roku Express with software version 10.0.0 build 4209-51.

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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: CBS News app menu banner won't minimize


Thanks for the follow up.

For more information about that channel's features and functionality, you'll want to contact CBS News support directly to inquire further. Many channels on Roku are developed and maintained by the channel provider themselves. 

You can reach CBS News support here:


Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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