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zenzland
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Roku Express 4K+ has no sleep timer

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I just wanted to let Roku know directly I was upset and disappointed. I spent $40 on the express 4K+ and discovered it HAS NO SLEEP TIMER. This seems like such a simple thing to include, software. Now I have to use TWO remotes to set a timer on the TV itself! Just a lack of simple customer care.
 
When I entered a chat with them just to express this disappointment (not rude or anything just to give them feedback) they didn't even care to respond. Never answered, just left the chat wide open. All they needed was a, "Thank you for the feedback," or so. But they chose to ignore their customer.
 
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renojim
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Roku Express 4K+ has no sleep timer

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@zenzland, no Roku devices that aren't actual TVs have a sleep timer.  There's a place for features to be ignored... uh... I mean suggested.  🙂

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A couple of notes:  if the Roku device had a sleep timer, it still wouldn't ever turn off as they never do.  At most it would stop streaming and that's pretty much what the Bandwidth Saver is for, although it's fixed at four hours.  I think some would like more control over the timeout period.  It couldn't turn off all TVs since not all TVs support a mechanism for a connected device to turn it off (like CEC), but I'm guessing most new TVs do.  Likewise, setting a sleep timer on a TV doesn't stop the connected Roku device from streaming.

There's a thread asking for feature suggestions for the remote, so you might want to post the sleep timer idea there - a sleep timer button for Roku players.  Any discussion about a sleep timer in that thread as of me writing this is about the sleep timer button on Roku TV remotes and will/has confuse(d) people without a Roku TV.

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DanUK
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Roku Express 4K+ has no sleep timer

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I agree that it seems a daft omission.

You could set Alexa to turn off the TV every hour after 23:00 until 05:00, it is no trouble to turn tv back on if you are awake,  

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renojim
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Roku Express 4K+ has no sleep timer

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@zenzland, no Roku devices that aren't actual TVs have a sleep timer.  There's a place for features to be ignored... uh... I mean suggested.  🙂

Suggest a Feature | Roku Community | Roku

A couple of notes:  if the Roku device had a sleep timer, it still wouldn't ever turn off as they never do.  At most it would stop streaming and that's pretty much what the Bandwidth Saver is for, although it's fixed at four hours.  I think some would like more control over the timeout period.  It couldn't turn off all TVs since not all TVs support a mechanism for a connected device to turn it off (like CEC), but I'm guessing most new TVs do.  Likewise, setting a sleep timer on a TV doesn't stop the connected Roku device from streaming.

There's a thread asking for feature suggestions for the remote, so you might want to post the sleep timer idea there - a sleep timer button for Roku players.  Any discussion about a sleep timer in that thread as of me writing this is about the sleep timer button on Roku TV remotes and will/has confuse(d) people without a Roku TV.

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MrXxx
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Roku Express 4K+ has no sleep timer

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Doesn't your TV have a sleep timer? You could easily just use that.  I honestly have not owned a TV that didn't have that feature since the 1980's. 

If you're worried about your programming continuing after the TV is shut off, I don't believe that should be an issue since if the Roku detects that the HDMI connection is inactive (which it should if your TV is off), the Roku should stop playing and revert to the Home screen. 

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