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Turning off display on a Roku TV

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I am considering the purchase of a TCL Roku TV but have a question.

If I use a Roku remote with headphone jack with the TV, am I able to listen to what is playing through the remote with the TV screen turned off on a Roku TV? Basically, I would like to start something playing (audio or video) but then I want to turn the display off while the content keeps playing.

-kp

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@kpluck I have a Roku TV, and it does give me the option to turn off my display when listening to music (I've only tested it out using the Spotify app). When I cut off the display, my music still plays.

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No, it will stop whatever is playing.  
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Re: Turning off display on a Roku TV

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Some TVs will allow turning the screen off while continuing to play the audio. You're not actually turning the TV off, just blanking the screen, so it's not like it saves much power. I'm fairly sure that no Roku TV has such a function, however. I know my Samsung does, but that's the only one I know of for certain. 
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Bummer. I read a Roku support note that indicated this is possible listening through their wireless speakers so I was hoping it was possible through the remote as well. I guess the worst case scenario would be to do it like I do know, just use an external Roku box connected to the TV, start my content, then turn the TV off.

Thanks for the feedback.

-kp
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"kpluck" wrote:
Bummer. I read a Roku support note that indicated this is possible listening through their wireless speakers so I was hoping it was possible through the remote as well. I guess the worst case scenario would be to do it like I do know, just use an external Roku box connected to the TV, start my content, then turn the TV off.

Thanks for the feedback.

-kp

It is not possible for most content. I believe there may be a few Audio apps (Pandora, TuneIn, etc.) that might have an option from within the app that will allow you to blank the screen and still allow audio to play. It is something that my previous Vizio set allowed for all content and I submitted a request years ago to have this feature added with no response.
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Thanks for that clarification!

-kp
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@kpluck I have a Roku TV, and it does give me the option to turn off my display when listening to music (I've only tested it out using the Spotify app). When I cut off the display, my music still plays.

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Thanks for the info!

 

Regards.

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You just hit the "Options" * and you will see a "turn off display" tab.  Music keeps playing. (At least, when using an amp with separate speakers; not sure what happens with the tv speakers, but if you're listening to music with those, you're better off turning everything off (lol).

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Which Roku TV model do you have? I have a TCL Roku TV, but don’t see the option to turn off display.

Edit:  Never mind, just found it!

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