This question has been posted before but I have not seen a satisfactory answer. Why this is not optional, idk. Why does Roku think I want this list of terrible channels that have horrible picture quality in my OTA channel list? And how do you remove it?
Rdio channel is gone. Tried to remove from home and it will not delete. Since trying to remove, the Roku remote is acting erratic, arrow keys will not choose next channel but hops around the channel list. The * key activates the microphone. Other peculiar things as well.
Roku support is really terrible. Let's see if there is someone out there that can offer a non-automated explanation. Thanks
This looks like a repeat of an aborted effort about a year ago. I hit their "Upgrade" last night myself. On my Sharp Roku TV, several years old, you can get rid of theor recent introduction of their delinquent channels by going to:
SETTINGS -> TV INPUTS -> ANTENNA TV -> HIDE STREAMING TV CHANNELS -> HIDE ALL
Once you have clicked on HIDE ALL, then go to:
SETTINGS -> SYSTEM -> POWER -> SYSTEM RESTART -> RESTART
That cleared the latest abomination, although the black area at each new screen is noticeably larger than before, and the time to change channels in OTA mode is noticeably slower and draggier, even with their streaming channels turned off. Also seems to impact responsivity of the built in DVR feature for channel pause/replay.
I hope this helps.
(And a note to Roku executives. As a consumer, I have a choice of multiple products when I purchase a new set. This change, while it enhances eyeballs on your ad driven channels, does nothing for me. I will consider that when I purchase my next TV set.)
Thank you so much! That worked. I didn't even have to do the restart part of your instructions. The Roku channels were cleared as soon as I hid them. The black area is larger and it is dragging like you say.
Update: it took a chat and the person there blaming my antenna manufacturer, however I found the answer. Go to settings, TV inputs, live tv, hide antenna channels. At least now there's an answer to this question in the community.
When I turned on my TV I saw that Roku had added a bunch of new channels in front of the channels from my cable company. I didn't want these channels and I still don't want them. Since Roku does not have a remote that you are able to type in a number and go directly to a channel and need to arrow up and down it takes forever to go to the channels I really want. It also wiped out my favorite channel and since Roku won't let you pick your favorites I am screwed. For example I watch channel 2 and channel 56, by the time one show is over and I try to arrow up one channel at a time I never make it to the next channel in time to watch the whole show. After these channels were added my remote will only do one channel at a time, it won't continue scrolling as I hold the button down. And I can't hit it several times to go quicker, I have to wait for each channel to load. Why do they do things that they haven't tested or asked if we even want it and make watching tv a hassle instead of an enjoyable experience. I have resorted to watching Netflix or Prime instead of live tv and now I am missing the shows I really want to watch.
How do I get rid of streaming channels in the menu. They showed up today. Do I need to get rid of Roku?
You can remove a channel from the home screen by pressing the * button when the desired channel is highlighted and select Remove Channel. Once you've done that, you must reboot the Roku to ensure it's completely removed.
Dan Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.