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BronxKid167
Binge Watcher

How to remove / delete 'continue watching' from The Roku Home Screen

How do I remove / delete 'continue watching' shows within The Roku Home Screen. First, they had the search box at the top of all the Apps on the home screen which was a stupid idea. They got smart and remove the search box, but they replaced it another stupid idea, "Continue watching". How can we remove it from the Roku Home Screen?

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geeteeL
Reel Rookie

Re: How to remove / delete 'continue watching' from The Roku Home Screen

Roku, please answer this question. This feature is annoying and gets in the way.

Jeferson23
Channel Surfer

Re: How to remove / delete 'continue watching' from The Roku Home Screen

Yes. This is absurd. Why mess with a good thing which was the Roku UI. I loved my Roku until this “feature” was added. This. Is. Garbage. 

Jeferson23
Channel Surfer

Re: How to remove / delete 'continue watching' from The Roku Home Screen

Everything is marked as watched and I still see this **bleep** banner.

This is garbage. Fix it Roku. Make it stop. 

arfous
Reel Rookie

Re: How to remove / delete 'continue watching' from The Roku Home Screen

This addition is horrible…at least ask if we want! Makes me want to pursue other options.

Ninerdave
Newbie

Re: How to remove / delete 'continue watching' from The Roku Home Screen

Yes, please! Stay in your lane!

RokuJanadeeK
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Re: How to remove / delete 'continue watching' from The Roku Home Screen

Hi Community Users,

Welcome, and thank you for posting here at the Roku Community!

The "Continue Watching" feature on the Roku home screen is part of the Roku Operating System; thus, removing it is impossible. Please be advised that some publishers control what constitutes content completion (for example, end credits are shown). Once the arrangement has been completed, the channel makes a delete request to remove the content from the Continue Watching row.

For more information on this feature's functionality, you can check it out here.
Let us know if there's anything else you'd like us to address, and we'll be more than happy to do so.

Best regards,
Janadee

Nadee K.
Roku Community Moderator
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arfous
Reel Rookie

Re: How to remove / delete 'continue watching' from The Roku Home Screen

Time to amend the operating system?

It had to be added recently, so it must be able to be removed 

Gotothebeach
Channel Surfer

Re: How to remove / delete 'continue watching' from The Roku Home Screen

Roku implemented this for third party apps to gather information on what is watched to bring users back to the third party app.  Google "continue watching Roku developers".  To get rid of it, I did the following and it worked:

1.  Press * for Options on each show in continue watching and select hide or remove (don't recall word used).

2.  Press * for Options on the Add Channels and Sleep Timer icons on Home Screen and remove. This removes all shortcuts on Home Screen, which Continue Watching fell under.

3.  Go into Settings-Home screen and hide What to Watch, Featured Free and Shortcuts.

4.  I also removed the Roku channel icon, pressed * for Options on the ad to right of Home Screen and selected hide, reset advertising identifier under Settings-Privacy-Advertising and deselected Personalized Ads and Smart TV Experience, and went to each third party app home page to login and deselect sharing of information with third parties.  Not sure all of this was necessary, but Roku obligates the the third parties to obtain a user's consent to show the Continue Watching on Roku.

Gotothebeach
Channel Surfer

Re: How to remove / delete 'continue watching' from The Roku Home Screen

Posting again.  Blocked.  Roku implemented this for third party apps to gather information on what is watched to bring users back to the third party app.  Google "continue watching Roku developers".  To get rid of it, I did the following and it worked:

1.  Press * for Options on each show in continue watching and select hide or remove (don't recall word used).

2.  Press * for Options on the Add Channels and Sleep Timer icons on Home Screen and remove. This removes all shortcuts on Home Screen, which Continue Watching fell under.

3.  Go into Settings-Home screen and hide What to Watch, Featured Free and Shortcuts.

4.  I also removed the Roku channel icon, pressed * for Options on the ad to right of Home Screen and selected hide, reset advertising identifier under Settings-Privacy-Advertising and deselected Personalized Ads and Smart TV Experience, and went to each third party app home page to login and deselect sharing of information with third parties.  Not sure all of this was necessary, but Roku obligates the the third parties to obtain a user's consent to show the Continue Watching on Roku.