Why can't the channel listing be updated to allow individual users to select & mark OTA (and possibly even Streaming) channels as FAVORITES so that they are grouped together and appear first in our TV listings? I'm sure there are more than a few of us who have a lot of available OTA channels, but consistently access only a handful among them. The RECENT CHANNELS listing choice is seriously lacking compared to the formerly labeled Favorites listing - especially with the added Streaming Channels in the mix - which just 2 days ago abruptly added hundreds of channels to the channel listing on my TCL Roku TV. It was quite frustrating to suddenly have to scroll though dozens of numbers to get from channel 2 to 68, then back to 7, etc. When I couldn't figure out how to remove the streaming channels from my listing, I came here for guidance. So I was, thankfully, able to clear the added streaming channels to make channel changing a bit easier, but learning that the convenience of the Favorites listing has been discontinued is very disappointing.
Recent Channels is not acting the same as Auto Favorites. It seems to only be adding Streaming Channels that I have checked out one time and none of the OTA Channels I watch every day. Is that the way it is supposed to work?
OK. It took me a while to figure out this Favorites stuff, but it now works.
Assuming you've done that initial antenna scan (or re-scan), you probably have anywhere from 50 channels (if antenna only) to several hundred channels (if you enable the Roku streaming option). You want to pare down that list to your favorite 5 or 10 channels, and only watch those, without having to scroll through all of them.
To do this, you'll need to favorite a few of them:
Launch the antenna option -- some live TV program should be active. Press the Options (*) key, and choose "Manage Channels", then "Favorite Channels". Select the channels you want to keep, and press the menu key to exit.
Once you have your favorites added, you need to change the system to only display your favorite channels
Start with an ordinary live TV program should be active. Press the Left arrow. The "Guide" should be displayed. Press "Left" a few times again, until the channel number is displayed. Then press the Options (*) key. Then choose "Filter" from the options. Select "Favorites" from the list, press "OK". Then press "OK" a couple more times to get back to live TV.
You should be able to scroll only through Favorites now.
It took me a little while to figure this out. Hopefully it will save others this aggravation.