Network - Wireless & Wired Connections

Help & troubleshooting for network issues, including connecting your device to your home Wi-Fi network, connecting to public networks, troubleshooting wireless issues & ethernet connections, and optimizing streaming performance.
cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
Level 7

ALL ROKU TVs SHOULD HAVE AN ETHERNET PORT FOR OPTIMUM INTERNET CONNECTION!!!

We bought an Insignia Roku TV a few years ago and ever since we've had issues with the streaming quality of all our channel apps (netflix, weather channels, etc.).

Thinking this was an issue pertaining to our cable/internet provider, we had their technicians come over several times to see what in the world was wrong with our internet being so slow when it comes to our Roku TV.
Finally, the last technician suggested we get an ethernet connection, so we had to get a USB-Ethernet adaptor since this Roku TV doesn't even have an Ethernet port only to find out that this Roku TV *only* does wifi... I mean, the "genius" behind this concept of having a TV that needs *optimum* internet connection in order to play all Roku channel apps without an Ethernet option is in urgent need of a brain transplant.

We tried to contact Insignia to see if there was a way around this issue (mediocre wifi sensor?) but their customer service is a nightmare. So here we are on Roku's website looking for a new TV that is not thousands of dollars that features an Ethernet port but all we see is just a handful of the Roku streaming players that do offer the Ethernet option.

SUGGESTION: can somebody please have the person with the working brain who figured out that it was common sense to have an Ethernet port on some of the Roku streaming players for optimum streaming quality talk to the "geniuses" that believe it's a fantastic idea to have Roku TVs without the option of having direct connectivity (aka Ethernet) to the internet??

Thank you.

1 Reply
Highlighted
Level 15

Re: ALL ROKU TVs SHOULD HAVE AN ETHERNET PORT FOR OPTIMUM INTERNET CONNECTION!!!

It's up to the manufacturers of the TV's to offer Ethernet. They just pay Roku to use the Roku software. It's not just Roku TV's, but many TV's are WiFi only for cost reasons and because too many people are too lazy or don't know how to run an Ethernet cable, whereas WiFi is 'brain-dead easy'.

Not sure what size you want, but a quick Google search for "Roku TV with Ethernet Port" came up with this:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sharp-55-class-led-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr-roku-tv/5712157.p?sku...

0 Kudos