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Ethernet connected to Roku or tv or both?

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Hi. Question.  We have Roku connected to internet via Ethernet cable and then Roku connected to the tv.  We also have Ethernet to the tv.  Is the latter necessary? Or will the tv have internet connection through the Ethernet in the Roku, which is connected to the tv?  I feel like the Ethernet to the tv is redundant and can be removed.  Am I correct in my thinking??  Thank you!

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Re: Ethernet connected to Roku or tv or both?

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If you use any internet-required functionality within the TV, such as built-in apps (e.g. NetFlix or Prime), or internet based IP channels or program guides, or TV firmware update capability, etc, then you might want to keep it connected via ethernet as well.

 

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Re: Ethernet connected to Roku or tv or both?

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If you use any internet-required functionality within the TV, such as built-in apps (e.g. NetFlix or Prime), or internet based IP channels or program guides, or TV firmware update capability, etc, then you might want to keep it connected via ethernet as well.

 

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Re: Ethernet connected to Roku or tv or both?

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Thank you!  It would be needed then for tv software updates.  Everything else runs through Roku.  

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