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Community22
Level 8

Re: Please stop the Spanish speaking ads!!!!

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Well this is America and America needs to stop catering to the Spanish speaking.  I don't see multiple ads for German, French, Italian, Korean, Chinese, need I go on.  I believe this is a fair enough question that those believing the ads are okay are not seeing.  It is so annoying to be in the United States of America & have to see these ads.  I turn the channel each and every time.  I turn news programs each and every time as well.

budgiegal
Level 7

Re: Please stop the Spanish speaking ads!!!!

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I agree with the writer. I watch Roku channel, probably 90% of the time.

Why, in the world, should there be Spanish language commercials during English speaking programs???  

The fact that I don't understand a word they are saying isn't the worst of it. It's the mile-a-minute, high pitched foreign chatter makes that grates my nerves.

I am starting to watch less of the Roku channel and more Tubi.....because, they give a warning that an ad is coming up and if I move fast enough, I can by pass most of them.

Roku should keep in mind that their customers, to a large extent, are people who got sick and tired of the grip Cable TV had on them........so pay attention to our complaints.

AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Please stop the Spanish speaking ads!!!!

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@budgiegal wrote:

Roku should keep in mind that their customers, to a large extent, are people who got sick and tired of the grip Cable TV had on them........so pay attention to our complaints.

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That would be good advice for all the streaming services and providers.  Unfortunately, many of the cable providers are offering streaming channels/apps to make up for their loss of cable subscribers and still doing business as usual, rather than embracing an opportunity to give both themselves and the user a different type of experience.

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dndfrog0107
Level 7

Re: Please stop the Spanish speaking ads!!!!

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If I select English as my language for Roku then I don't want Spanish ads. I want to be able to understand the ads I'm forced to watch. 

bizzigram
Level 7

Re: Please stop the Spanish speaking ads!!!!

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I really enjoy classic programming on MeTV, but it is now full of Spanish speaking ads. I asked them to air the commercials in English language and use Spanish subtitles. The answer was "no".

Smart_gal
Level 8

Re: Please stop the Spanish speaking ads!!!!

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Wow sounds like maybe you want to consider not using them. I’m trying to fight every way I can 

0 Kudos

Re: Please stop the Spanish speaking ads!!!!

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Well it seems that just like most things in the world today, you will NOT get even a glimmer of an answer or acknowledgement from ANY corporation about ANY complaint.  They just ignore you.  ROKU Community my ass.... This is just a community at this point hosted on a Roku website. Haven't seen a single moderator, or representative even post so much as a canned response to this.  I just bought a Roku TV and I like the Roku interface and all that... but forcing me to use MY data to stream things COMPLETELY irrelevant to me should be considered theft of the bandwidth I pay for.... But alas... there will be plenty of folks that agree with this, and even express their opinions like so many here have done; however, nothing will change because there is really no vehicle to do anything about it.

oztrich
Level 8

Re: Please stop the Spanish speaking ads!!!!

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I just found this thread by accident while posting in 2 separate threads about my Roku Voice Remote Pro not charging and the power/volume buttons stop working intermittently. On the won't charge issue, there's 24 pages of complaints. The only time they seem to respond is if you DON'T include your model/sn. Then they respond asking for that info "so they can assist you further". If you preemptively provide the correct info, your comment seemingly goes unanswered.

I was one of the early early adopters of Roku back in the day. I didn't stick with it because it really wasn't that easy to find and add content channels and I didn't have much time to fool with it. I cut the cable in 2021. It's been pretty good, until you have an issue...Best of luck with your new Roku TV.