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Re: Can’t block inappropriate home screen ads

I was wondering how long it would take for some ads to become exempt from normal behavior (hiding/blocking using the * asterisk button).

I am sure that comes at a different rate and is likely reserved for preferred channel/content partners.

The ads on the Home Screen don't really bother me at all but I do see how it frustrates users (especially those with young kids) as Roku still lacks the ability to setup different profiles for users.

For those that are actually trying out other devices like Apple TV, hopefully you will honestly update this thread so others can weigh worth the switch, especially since a bit pricier than Roku, Fire, and some other Android boxes. 

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Re: Can’t block inappropriate home screen ads

06-02-2024 Edit: Still not happy about the ads, but from a technical aspect, I must admit that the Roku Ultra devices I have now perform flawlessly without exception, every time. So I will tolerate the ads for now and refocus my attention onto the performance of the devices, ads and all. I guess nothing is perfect.


Original post: This is a suggestion, not a rant.

I am a very long time paying subscriber with 13 ongoing monthly premium content subscriptions: YouTube Premium, SiriusXM, Spotify, Hulu, Max, Prime Video, Paramount+, Peacock, AMC+, Netflix, Disney+, and ESPN.

Roku should utilize this subscriber information and enable this type of user to disable any/all ad panels from their Roku service interface.

I feel that being a paying subscriber to this many services entitles me to a completely ad-free viewing experience.

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