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Janie17
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Remove channels via web or phone app

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I used to be able to remove channels from my web browser after I logged in but now I can’t.  It only lets me add.  Also, the instructions say I can remove from my phone by downloading the app and logging in… I did that and it doesn’t work either.  Can someone tell me how to remove all of these channels WITHOUT sitting in front of my TV and using the remote?

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makaiguy
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Re: Remove channels via web or phone app

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My Roku app is Android, not iOS, but for me:

  1. Launch Roku app on phone
  2. Click "Devices" button at bottom
  3. Select a Roku device (for removing a channel any device will do).
  4. For the device selected, "Channels" is one of the options presented.
  5. In the channel display press and hold (don't just tap) the one you want to remove.
  6. Press "Remove", then confirm.
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renojim
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Re: Remove channels via web or phone app

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@Skylark28, the "channels" this thread refers to are really apps.   As far as I know there's no way to remove a channel from "Live TV".

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Emissary35
Roku Guru

Re: Remove channels via web or phone app

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I've never been able to delete channels from my Roku except with the remote on the player itself. You can add channels on the website but it won't let you remove them, it's ridiculous. You need to be able to fully edit your channels by adding or deleting them on the website or mobile apps.

renojim
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Re: Remove channels via web or phone app

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@Janie17, do you have a link to these instructions?  People have been asking for years for the ability to remove channels via a browser, so I'm pretty sure you're mistaken that it was ever possible.

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Janie17
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Re: Remove channels via web or phone app

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Hi, no I don't have a link to old instructions but I had a Roku box many years ago and I was able to add standard channel store apps, add custom apps with a code and remove any of them from my browser and then the results would show up on the little box.  I stopped using Roku when the box broke (probably 6+ years ago).  Now I have Roku built in on a cheap TV I bought and was trying to remove all of these old apps the same way I remembered doing it before.  It only lets me do it on the TV itself, sitting there in front of the TV for a long long time.  My Roku app on my iphone doesn't even let me just go into apps that I have downloaded and delete them either, even though the Roku site says it will.  Driving me nuts!  Yes - we want you to use the website and add apps but we won't let you delete/remove them. 

Roku support article 232010488 describe how to remove channels from the app - which doesn't work because it isn't available.  The bottom of the Official Roku app app has Home-Roku Channel (this is their built in free channel) -Remote-Devices

There is no channels tab with my channels.  I have a recent download of the app from the apple app store so I know it is current.  The instructions may be from an older version of the app.

Removing channels from within the Roku mobile app

If needed, install the Roku mobile app.

  1. Launch the Roku mobile app
  2. Tap Channels 
     
     from the navigation bar
  3. From the Channels tab, select My Channels to view a list of channels installed on your Roku device.
  4. Tap and hold a channel to view more information
  5. Tap Remove and confirm your decision
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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Remove channels via web or phone app

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My Roku app is Android, not iOS, but for me:

  1. Launch Roku app on phone
  2. Click "Devices" button at bottom
  3. Select a Roku device (for removing a channel any device will do).
  4. For the device selected, "Channels" is one of the options presented.
  5. In the channel display press and hold (don't just tap) the one you want to remove.
  6. Press "Remove", then confirm.
Roku Community Streaming Expert
I am not a Roku employee, only a user like you.  Please, no support questions via private message -- post them publicly to the Community where others may benefit as well.
If this post solves your problem please help others find this answer by clicking "Accept as Solution.".

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Janie17
Reel Rookie

Re: Remove channels via web or phone app

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Thank you.  This did work on the app once I connected to the TV.  Hopefully they update their article and add the remove option to the web interface.  I appreciate your help.

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Skylark28
Newbie

Re: Remove channels via web or phone app

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On roku app, there is no channel option. At least not now, 4/15/2024. I think if the option ever WAS available, they removed it. Because Roku is a company, and you removing channels is bad.. shame on your for doing that. Make it harder!

Just bought this TV a few days ago and each day it gets more annoying as I learn more.

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Skylark28
Newbie

Re: Remove channels via web or phone app

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FYI: I am referring to LIVE TV channels

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renojim
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Remove channels via web or phone app

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@Skylark28, the "channels" this thread refers to are really apps.   As far as I know there's no way to remove a channel from "Live TV".

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Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution."
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Kudo.

I am not a Roku employee.
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