My Roku stick Turns off the TV when it (the stick) goes to sleep. How can I stop this? Even when changing input, to watch cable instead, the stick will turn the TV off after Roku inactivity. The TV is a Samsung smart TV.
The only way I've been able to stop it is unplugging the Roku stick. There must be a better fix than this.
To prevent the Roku from "running 24/7" (assuming you mean it continues to stream), remember to press the Home button on your Roku remote when you are finished streaming. This will stop streaming/bandwidth use and park the device at the Home screen. After a while, the Roku device will enter a sleep mode.
In order to wake the device, press the Home button again to begin streaming again.
If by 24/7, you mean that the device is always powered on, then you can try using your TV's USB power port (some TV power ports will power down completely when TV is turned off, thus powering down your Roku device.) Although an acceptable option, not really recommended because some power ports not able to provide enough power to the Roku device to run it properly, thus causing premature failure or some unwanted behaviors of device.
Alternatively, you can just use the supplied power adapter into a surge protector/strip and then just turn off the protector/strip thus depriving the device of power when not in use.
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