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ichunes
Level 8

Continue Watching - Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

Does anyone know how to stop the Roku from asking me to press ok to continue watching after I have been watching for a while? Having to press ok several times during a marathon is really annoying.
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

We'd need to know which channel you're referring to before we can help you. That being said, it's probably unlikely that the channel owner would have given you the ability to disable that "feature" as its purpose is to prevent users from using their bandwidth unnecessarily (like accidentally turning off the television without stopping the stream first).
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mikeyts
Level 7

Re: Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

In this age of Switched Digital VIdeo many cable channels will do the same thing (though possibly less often than your streaming video channel).
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meandme
Level 7

Re: Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

yea, like said. It's a way from wasting bandwidth when someone walks away for awhile. Just like how people leave lights on in another room, or the tv n while they're gone on vacation. lol
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kc8pql
Level 7

Re: Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

...and just to be clear, it's implemented by the channel owner, not Roku, so there's no
global setting on the box to turn it off.
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ichunes
Level 8

Re: Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

It is the Neflix channel that I have noticed the prompt come up. I haven't seen the message with the other channel;s because I do not watch them as much.
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meandme
Level 7

Re: Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

I have never saw it happen on netflix. Did you have like a playlist or something setup where it played 1 movie right after another or something? Longer than like 2 hours or whatever?
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ichunes
Level 8

Re: Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

"TheEndless" wrote:
We'd need to know which channel you're referring to before we can help you. That being said, it's probably unlikely that the channel owner would have given you the ability to disable that "feature" as its purpose is to prevent users from using their bandwidth unnecessarily (like accidentally turning off the television without stopping the stream first).


It is netflix that it is happening on. I understand what the prompt is to limit bandwidth. I just which it wouldn't appear in the middle of a program. The message prompt should only appear at the end during the ending credits.
Also none of my other streaming boxes...boxee, wd, ps3, xbox will interrupt the viewing session like the netflix app on roku does.
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ichunes
Level 8

Re: Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

"meandme" wrote:
I have never saw it happen on netflix. Did you have like a playlist or something setup where it played 1 movie right after another or something? Longer than like 2 hours or whatever?


No playlist. I am just watching episodes of certain shows in order. The prompt usually comes up after a couple of hours and right in the middle of a program. That is the most annoying part.
TheEndless
Level 7

Re: Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

"ichunes" wrote:
"TheEndless" wrote:
We'd need to know which channel you're referring to before we can help you. That being said, it's probably unlikely that the channel owner would have given you the ability to disable that "feature" as its purpose is to prevent users from using their bandwidth unnecessarily (like accidentally turning off the television without stopping the stream first).


It is netflix that it is happening on. I understand what the prompt is to limit bandwidth. I just which it wouldn't appear in the middle of a program. The message prompt should only appear at the end during the ending credits.
Also none of my other streaming boxes...boxee, wd, ps3, xbox will interrupt the viewing session like the netflix app on roku does.

I have never seen any such prompt in Netflix. In fact, it doesn't even make sense in Netflix, because it's not possible to leave that channel streaming indefinitely. Are you sure it's not a message that your TV is putting up?
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