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phwhite
Reel Rookie

How to get 4 columns back?

I must be one of the few, but I really liked the new 4 column layout, and especially liked the "continue watching" bar.   It was a bit of a shock at first, but I ended up really liking it... and just as I got used to it, it disappeared and went back to 3 columns, which now looks too oversized.

Any chance someone from Roku can update us on when this will be more official with an option to choose? Any way to get me back in the beta?

Thanks!

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CvR
Newbie

Re: How to get 4 columns back?

I loved it too. Felt modern and less clunky. So much easier to see, understand, and navigate.

RokuTakashi
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Re: How to get 4 columns back?

Hi @phwhite @CvR 

Thanks for posting here in the Roku Community!

We appreciate you for sharing this information with us, and we're grateful for the feedback. The 4-column option and continue watching section are some of the features that will be available on the next Roku OS update.

Once again, we appreciate your feedback and your input is valuable to us. 

Wishing you the best,
Kash

Takashi O.
Roku Community Moderator
makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: How to get 4 columns back?

Roku 12.5 just started rolling out yesterday (Sept 12).  Selectable 3 or 4 wide channel grids are said to be included.

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jpearsall
Reel Rookie

Re: How to get 4 columns back?

@RokuTakashi 

Can you give more details about the next Roku OS update?  Are you saying there is going to be a way for the user to choose between 3-column and 4-column formats?  Or, will our screen just switch back to 4-column automatically after the next update?  

I'm one of those that were happy to see Roku revert back to 3-columns, after a short lived 4-column debut.

 

andyross
Roku Guru

Re: How to get 4 columns back?

The Continue Watching/Search, and 4 column were not really software updates. They were configuration updates sent during the nightly updates. Whether or not you need 12.5 to update options or not is hard to tell. I have seen settings added/removed even with no update.

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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: How to get 4 columns back?

@jpearsall-

All I can tell you is Roku has been testing some changes to the Roku home page with some "lucky" random users over the last several weeks. It sounds like the test period, at least for some, has ended.

The features being tested are/were:

• Continue Watching bar
• Channel grid with 4 smaller tiles across instead of 3 "normal" tiles
• On Roku TVs, tiles for individual input sources gathered under one single Inputs tile.

Rollout of version 12.5 of the Roku operating system commenced Sept 12. I expect the things that were being tested will be included in version 12.5 in one form or another, if not initially then added on later.

Typically new Roku versions are slowly rolled out, individual Roku installation by individual Roku installation, with an update schedule known only to Roku. If you have multiple Rokus, they may not become eligible for the update at the same time, even if they are the same Roku model.

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If this post solves your problem please help others find this answer by clicking "Accept as Solution.".

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Re: How to get 4 columns back?

Please do bring it back, at least as an option. It is a much better fit for all our devices.

Walls307
Reel Rookie

Re: How to get 4 columns back?

Great😡 Now I have to reorganize my icons again! I just had them sorted the way I like. There goes at least a half-hour if my life to do it again!

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Weiler
Newbie

Re: How to get 4 columns back?

Yes..... Please put the 4 columns back. 3 columns looks terrible. I was very happy to see the 4 column setup.... Now it's back to 3.... terrible.