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thomas_z24
Reel Rookie

Re: How to change Roku home screen app display from 4 columns back to 3

I'm not happy with the New layout Please make an option to change back to the original Layout.

michaelb81
Newbie

Re: How to change Roku home screen app display from 4 columns back to 3

moderator john, why the **bleep** did you guys mess up something everyone was content with? nobody wants this 4 across app junk. 

Chicken
Roku Guru

Re: How to change Roku home screen app display from 4 columns back to 3

My only question is what's Roku's next brilliant change likely to be?

michaelb81
Newbie

Re: How to change Roku home screen app display from 4 columns back to 3

i don’t see this option available under “display type”

i only see choosing between 1080 or 720 or automatic

TomsTechShow
Reel Rookie

Re: How to change Roku home screen app display from 4 columns back to 3

Roku appears to be updating how the icons are displayed in the screen, My devices all have 4 Apps across some of them on very small screens.   This should be in programming terms setup as a feature flag, and customizable by the end user.    My dad lives with us and he is 87 and cannot find the app he want to use anymore because they are too small.   Under ADA rules this should be 100% end user controlled.   If you are going to supplement your business selling ads for the Barbie move and McDonalds you can make this a  user controlled setting.   This post has been here for weeks and 8 pages of replies with no response from Roku,  It may be time to move to a different streaming device.    I can always Facebook Marketplace my Roku TV's and get different ones.   Roku, you don't need a Bud Light moment here.  

evil-period
Channel Surfer

Re: How to change Roku home screen app display from 4 columns back to 3

  1. Go to "Display Type" (or similar):

    • Inside the settings menu, look for an option related to the display or screen settings. Depending on your Roku model and software version, this option might be labeled as "Display type," "Display settings," "Screen type," or something similar. Highlight this option and select it.

Display type only lets us change the resolution, i've experimented setting lower resolutions and they all still only have the 4 column layout, have not found a customization option for this.

 

You likely have a roku TV, but the external devices do not have this option and really shouldn't have been rolled out to to us at all with no way to revert.

evil-period
Channel Surfer

Re: How to change Roku home screen app display from 4 columns back to 3

I've been suggesting a roku boycott ever since they removed pornhub's secret channel.

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RokuERey
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Re: How to change Roku home screen app display from 4 columns back to 3

Hello, members of the Community!,

We are happy to have you join the Roku Community and would like to thank you for getting in contact.

We are aware that you have recently noticed a few alterations to the interface of your home screen. We would want to make everyone aware that this is the new interface; nevertheless, at the moment, we are seeking feedback regarding it. As of right now, there is no possibility for us to switch back to a 3x3 configuration and use that instead. However, I will make sure that your comment is shared with the appropriate Roku team so that it may be further evaluated.

Many thanks.

Rey

ERey.
Roku Community Moderator
Mmmart
Channel Surfer

Re: How to change Roku home screen app display from 4 columns back to 3

With that answer I will now purchase other products as it is now too small for those with limited vision.

evil-period
Channel Surfer

Re: How to change Roku home screen app display from 4 columns back to 3

I appreciate that, but i have a feeling this going to wind up being a lot like the signal change to bring conformity between the android and ios versions where they removed other people's colored message bubbles.  The UI devs are basically going to tell us to go f*ck ourselves, please let them know that there has been massive negative feedback on this and to also have them check other sources like reddit, doesn't look like a single person on this thread likes it and I am very upset that there is no way for us to opt out or roll back this change especially since there was no update to the device itself.

 

Makes me wonder if you guys backdoored the product as well and just how much information you are collecting.  As another user mentioned before you all have definitely lost my trust.