Not sure what I did or Roku did, but I no longer have the channel 'numbers' on the Roku guide. For example, the NFL channel used to show 211 included with the logo. Each channel had a number associated with it making it easier to scan/scroll through my favorites to get to what I was looking for without reading each logo.
I noticed the same thing this morning on my Ultra 4660 (OS 12.0). On my RokuTV (OS 12.5), I still have channel numbers for the LiveTV streaming channels on the Roku Channel.
Looks like Roku is updating the Roku Channel LiveTV Guide to provide for the removal of channel numbers. (https://www.roku.com/blog/os-12-5), so will just start pushing it to devices. (thanks to @renojim for pointing this out in another thread).
Don't really care for this unnumbered list as it is actually more unorganized. (supposedly 12.5 will allow user to personalize/order your streaming channels, but of course has not yet been implemented. Roku is infamous for pushing only half of a feature on release). If you want to switch channels using Voice Remote, you now need to know the "Channel Name". When saying the Channel Name, a submenu pops up asking whether to switch to the Chanel Name on LiveTV or install the Channel Name standalone chanel/app. Prior to this, you only needed to say the "Channel Number" into the Voice Remote and the channel automatically switched to said "Channel Number".
Can no longer simply share with someone where a channel is located by number. Now need to tell them "between channel A and channel B". Does not help that the Categories section on left is also incomplete and missing channels that should be included in the selected Category.
Not an improvement in my opinion.
I just did the same thing I used the voice command and after that the numbers were gone and I would like to have them back I just don't get it If something is working why mess with it
Looks like this is a known feature that is being enabled. It's mentioned in one of the changes in OS 12.5. Now that it has rolled out to most users, Roku is now enabling various features.
....I just don't get it If something is working why mess with it
Ahhh. Welcome to the decision making of Roku, my friend.
People who work at Roku: "If it is not broken, we are not needed here, so let's break it so we can fix it and show how invaluable we are."
I absolutely hate what has happened! Not having the channel numbers to identify what network you are watching is ridiculous! Now I have to sort by category for a quicker way to get to the program channel I watch on a regular basis. Having to read the names of the networks is time consuming, especially when a program is about to start and you've got to scroll through listings, one by one!! PLEASE RETURN THEM TO THE CHANNEL GUIDE ASAP!!!