I noticed about a week ago that Roku TV Live TV (OTA) channel guide was quietly updated. They added a functionality I had been tweeting at their support account for a long time: user selectable Favorites is now a separate Filter guide.
So here is what I have observed: There is now a new popup menu Channel Options when you go to the channel column and hit star key * to bring it up. The options in the popup are - Favorite/Unfavorite this channel, Hide this channel, Manage channels, Filter, Close.
Filter contains a submenu - All Channels, Recents, Favorites, Close that allows you to select which guide is active. It takes a second or two for the guide display to refresh and even the channel being viewed gets reselected as you hear an audible pause and click. There is a slight bug in this if you happen to hit the up or down arrow to scroll in the switched guide - it freezes the guide for about a full minute before the guide display exits and you can watch the TV program unhindered.
Manage channels brings up a sidebar menu that brings up the Manage channels menu ntrinsic to the TV. This menu allows you to scroll through and proactively checkmark your favorite channels. Also there is Edit channel lineup that lets you scroll through and proactively checkmark channels you want to hide - such as ethnic sub-channels that you don't watch often, or ones with very weak signal strength.
I personally just leave all channels visible and use Favorites to create my small quick lookup guide; sometimes you just want to be able to go scan what else is happening on the other channels. Just want to thank Roku Development team and Support team for listening to some of our gripes. While there are still a few wonky bugs in this new guide system, it is quite a lot better than the two previous attempts. And a big thank you for not forcing all the Live Streaming Channels into the OTA guide again; that was an unwelcome change that certainly the community didn't see as an upgrade. It's easy enough to click Roku Channel to get to those live streaming, and for myself it is better to keep the separate contexts.
don't call me expert, just a long time Roku user that seen a lot of things