My name is Andrew Wissler. Every time I turn on the CBS News Roku app, at least for live streaming, the closed captioning automatically turns on, even when on my Roku it is set to off. I was wondering if this could be fixed
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
Yep! The same issue started on our ROKU a few days ago. Launching the CBS News streaming channel forces an override and changes the ROKU device closed captioning settings to "Always On". After disabling the ROKU device closed caption setting, the issue occurs again as soon as relaunching the CBS News streaming channel. ROKU needs to patch the device code to disallow its settings to be overridden by streaming channels.
Excellent suggestion! I've engaged with ROKU Technical team, but because I'm using a ROKU Soundbar, they're redirecting the issue to their ROKU Audio support team, since it's an "audio" device. Seems like a bit of a punt, but I'm now awaiting contact from the ROKU Audio support team for further assistance.
While watching CBSN on the Roku app, hit the * key on the Roku remote. An Options menu will appears on the left side. Select ‘Closed captioning’, then use the right arrow button to scroll thru the various choices, and select ‘Off’.
It just started happening a couple weeks ago. You can use the temporary fix with the options button, but it only works until the end of the current news story. When the next news story starts captioning reappears and you have to turn it off again. Something changed a couple weeks ago to introduce this bug. Using Roku 4.
I reported this to CBS and got a canned, cut and paste response. They must buy their cut and paste response library from the same place as Amazon. Thanks for getting in touch, your feedback is valuable, we apologize for the inconvenience, it's been forwarded to the appropriate team, blah blah blah. I won't hold my breath.