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gregclinton
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After power off does roku save your place

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With apple tv, when I turn it off then turn it back on later, it remembers my place and comes up in the same app on the same screen. Does roku also do this?

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demsd
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Re: After power off does roku save your place

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Just did a test. My Roku TV will close a channel after clicking the power button. My Roku Ultra does not.

Roku Ultra 4670X
40" TCL Roku TV
50" TCL Roku TV

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AvsGunnar
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Re: After power off does roku save your place

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@gregclinton 

re: Saving your place...

Depends on the installed Channels. (Roku terms the various streaming apps as channels).  Since each of the channels have their own developer, it depends on the channel development.

For many, if not most, of the Channels, there is a "Resume" or "Continue Watching" selection or option.  For others, you have to start at the beginning of the episode or movie.

Re: Powering Off

With a Roku device, if you simply press "Power Off" to your TV, the content continues to stream.  You need to press the "Home" button to stop streaming then "Power Off" to stop the streaming. (and potentially save your streaming spot in the episode or movie).  With a RokuTV, the "Power Off" will both stop streaming and power down your TV.

Regardless of whether you choose a Roku device or RokuTV, when you "Power On", you will start on the Home Screen where you will then launch your desired Channel and be presented with the "Continue Watching" option if available.

The update to OS10 apparently allows for "Instant Resume", but not all Channels yet support it.  More info on this is at https://blog.roku.com/roku-os-10#!  so maybe one of the Channels you watch are already supported.

 

 

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demsd
Level 13

Re: After power off does roku save your place

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If by off you mean reboot, then no.

Roku Ultra 4670X
40" TCL Roku TV
50" TCL Roku TV
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gregclinton
Level 8

Re: After power off does roku save your place

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@demsd, thank you for your reply. I don't think I mean reboot. By off I mean when you press the off button on the roku remote. I realize that turns off the tv, but does it also turn off the roku? By the way, I don't yet have a roku, I'm in the market.

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demsd
Level 13

Re: After power off does roku save your place

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Just did a test. My Roku TV will close a channel after clicking the power button. My Roku Ultra does not.

Roku Ultra 4670X
40" TCL Roku TV
50" TCL Roku TV

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gregclinton
Level 8

Re: After power off does roku save your place

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@demsd, thank you this was very helpful.

gregclinton
Level 8

Re: After power off does roku save your place

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Anyone know if pressing power off on remote with streaming stick+ closes the channel?

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AvsGunnar
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Re: After power off does roku save your place

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@gregclinton 

re: Saving your place...

Depends on the installed Channels. (Roku terms the various streaming apps as channels).  Since each of the channels have their own developer, it depends on the channel development.

For many, if not most, of the Channels, there is a "Resume" or "Continue Watching" selection or option.  For others, you have to start at the beginning of the episode or movie.

Re: Powering Off

With a Roku device, if you simply press "Power Off" to your TV, the content continues to stream.  You need to press the "Home" button to stop streaming then "Power Off" to stop the streaming. (and potentially save your streaming spot in the episode or movie).  With a RokuTV, the "Power Off" will both stop streaming and power down your TV.

Regardless of whether you choose a Roku device or RokuTV, when you "Power On", you will start on the Home Screen where you will then launch your desired Channel and be presented with the "Continue Watching" option if available.

The update to OS10 apparently allows for "Instant Resume", but not all Channels yet support it.  More info on this is at https://blog.roku.com/roku-os-10#!  so maybe one of the Channels you watch are already supported.

 

 

Roku Community Streaming Expert
Just another Roku user... I am not a Roku employee.

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