UPDATE 9/11/2022, for a few minutes this morning my ROKU Ultra offered the original wonderful search. I was so happy! But a second search brought back the useless newer so-called search that has prompted me to leave ROKU altogether. I feel extremely ripped-off because I've invested in several ROKU devices specifically because of the simple and efficient interface. Now I want my money back as the loss of search functionality renders my ROKU investment wasted and discouraging. Dang and drat!
By the way, I messaged on ROKU's Facebook page and did get a reply asking for specifics. I sent them a link to this discussion forum. I haven't heard anything else on Facebook from ROKU.
Also I checked the Better Business Bureau for ROKU complaints, and there are plenty, mostly related to account or payment issues. However I think there's justification to enter BBB complaints regarding this sudden subtraction of ROKU functionality, yanking the rug out from under users, bait-and-switch, whatever one may want to call it. Eh?
Danny boy howdy I hope this can get fixed soon. The search is completely unworkable for me. The previous search seemed nearly miraculous in its ease and accuracy and speed. Everwho thinks this change is a good idea needs to be checked and balanced. PLEASE return the search functions that were one of the reasons I *WAS* a Roku fan and advocate. It's essential to my enjoyment and appreciation of Roku. Thanks for your time and consideration.