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DBGT
Level 7

How to turn off 4800?

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The title say it all.

When I press the power button, My LG TV goes off, while Roku still running.

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DBDukes
Level 16

Re: How to turn off 4800?

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That's correct.

Apple TV does the same thing.

Fire TV does the same thing.

Chromecast does the same thing.

That power button on the remote isn't to the Roku. Roku doesn't have an off switch. That power button is for the TV if you choose to use it.

DBDukes
https://www.dbdukes.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Roku Streambar (9102)
Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810)

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DBDukes
Level 16

Re: How to turn off 4800?

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That's correct.

Apple TV does the same thing.

Fire TV does the same thing.

Chromecast does the same thing.

That power button on the remote isn't to the Roku. Roku doesn't have an off switch. That power button is for the TV if you choose to use it.

DBDukes
https://www.dbdukes.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Roku Streambar (9102)
Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810)

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atc98092
Level 21

Re: How to turn off 4800?

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No Roku player has an "off" function. As long as they have power, they're on. I think the one exception to this was the older Roku 4 (model 4400). Roku players use so little power, it make more sense to leave them powered on. One, they update themselves each day when you aren't using it. Two, electronic devices in general last longer when they remain in a constant power state. Shutting down and powering up applies a bit of stress to electronic components, so leaving them on helps moderate that. 

If you are concerned with the player continuing to stream (and using bandwidth if your Internet has a data cap), simply make sure you press Home button on the Roku remote to stop any streaming and close any open channels. Then you can turn the TV off.  

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
andyross
Level 15

Re: How to turn off 4800?

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The Roku 4 doesn't really power off either. It just goes into a deep sleep mode and takes about 5-10 seconds to wake up and be usable.

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