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Are photos cached when using Roku Photo Streams for Screensaver

I have a Roku device at a remote cabin location with low bandwidth situation. 12Mbps down and 2 up. The is the best I can get. I am wanting to use the Roku Photo Stream app. I have uploaded 80 photos. When using this app, is it the constantly talking to the cloud and re-fetching each photo, or is it caching the photos locally on the roku device? If its not caching, I will not use it for bandwidth reason. I have an SD card in my roku.

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Re: Are photos cached when using Roku Photo Streams for Screensaver

In my limited testing what I observed is that it will cache some number of photos when it starts.  I created a stream with 10 photos and each time it starts it downloads 9 of them randomly.  I didn't do a lot of testing, so that number may have something to do with how much memory the device has.  I was using an Express 3910 which doesn't have as much RAM as some of the more recent models.  It will then cycle through those 9 photos indefinitely even if I kill the Internet connection.

Unless you have data caps you shouldn't really worry about it downloading the photos.  Photos can't compare to the amount of data in a video stream.

Since you mentioned the microSD card, keep in mind that it's only used for channel storage.  It doesn't have anything to do with caching photos or buffering videos.

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