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Roku YouTube App Displaying less rows and less videos per row - UI changed
I noticed the other posts on here reporting zoom issues in playback of channels but this is a different problem.
It is affecting the YouTube app, in the main screens where it shows videos in rows, it is now only showing 3 across and only 1.5 rows down.
To understand the effect, go to YouTube in a browser on your Laptop and press CTRL & + to zoom in and you will see less and less across, as well as down.
I suspect what has happened here is that the YouTube app is "responsive" a term in web development that means it adapts to screen size on a mobile device.
Well I am on a 43" HD Plus TV not a mobile, so I reckon that Roku is telling the app the wrong information about the device and YouTube (and other apps) are zooming in because they think it is smaller.
Needless to say, it is ridiculous, unlike a laptop Roku does not give me options to set the zoom level, so maybe it should or just fix it PLEASE!.
Re: Roku YouTube App Displaying less rows and less videos per row - UI changed
To show an example of the loss of functionality I did a screen shot of what it is like on a laptop at normal zoom vs what I get with Roku YouTube app now. It took me zooming in 5 levels of zoom on the laptop to get the same awful display I get with Roku YouTube app.