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barneypoo69
Level 7

Re: Roku returns to home screen after a certain amount of ti

I had to go and pickup my son after school and I was watching Arrow on Netflix with my Roku 4. I just paused the show and left ( forgot to turn off the TV , left everything on). After getting back me & the wife were talking and I remembered I had my program on pause. Went in the room and the Roku 4 was on the Home Screen. I'm not sure if I like this idea.
I always stop/turn off everything if I need to leave for a while (old habit of fear of burn-in). But it would be nice if it stayed where I left it, maybe go onto a screen saver with Roku moving around on the screen after being on pause for a certain amout of time but return to where it was with a press of any button.
Roku 4, Time Warner Cable 200/20 & Asus RT-N66U
HDfury Integral
Samsung 50JS7000 SUHD
Marantz SR5009
Oppo BDP-80
Paradigm & NHT speakers
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ginahoy
Level 7

Re: Roku returns to home screen after a certain amount of ti

I have a Roku 2 XS in drawer that hasn't been hooked up in several months. Too bad there's no way to disable software updates.
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dfgsrzwer
Level 8

Re: Roku returns to home screen after a certain amount of ti

"ginahoy" wrote:
I have a Roku 2 XS in drawer that hasn't been hooked up in several months. Too bad there's no way to disable software updates.

If you could disable software updates, many apps would no longer work. Most apps update as well to the firmware updates. That's why you can't "rollback".

Most people won't even notice this. Yes, there should be a setting to disable returning to home (if pigs had wings...aren't you glad they don't). But there isn't. So adapt.
Charter Spectrum 60; d-link dual band router
Roku 4210, 3710; Xbox One, 360; Samsung BD player
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Toshiba DVD-R; Sony AVR; Panasonic AR
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DubTaylor
Level 10

Re: Roku returns to home screen after a certain amount of ti

"dfgsrzwer" wrote:
Yes, there should be a setting to disable returning to home (if pigs had wings...aren't you glad they don't). But there isn't. So adapt.


Many people are already and will in the near future by remembering these little 'annoyances' when it's time to buy a new box. If Roku doesn't wish to factor the customer into their working relationship with the customer, the customer will form a relationship with a new company. In the end, it's Roku who will adapt or suffer.

Personally I'd love to shoot me down some Air Bacon... wouldn't you? Timing the shot so as not to crush things on the ground would be part of 'the sport'.
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w7ox
Level 7

Re: Roku returns to home screen after a certain amount of ti

"RockYou" wrote:


I'm saying that I expect the Roku to be where I left it, when I left it the last time I watched whatever channel I was watching. It used to do that; now it doesn't. I'm not talking about a channel UI feature for Resume, which is in fact present on any and all of the ones I use. There's nothing "clean" about abnormally terminating a channel after a few hours of being idle. It's just Roku saying "Forget you!"



Yes, that's exactly the problem and clearly Roku did it on purpose. I'm now looking for another way to stream what is on my hard drives. Then no more Roku!
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ginahoy
Level 7

Re: Roku returns to home screen after a certain amount of ti

"dfgsrzwer" wrote:
there should be a setting to disable returning to home... But there isn't. So adapt.

I already did 'adapt' (whatever that means in this case). I came here to voice my opinion to Roku developers, not to hear myself talking. I 'd like to think they at least consider what their customers are saying.
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Elijah_Baley
Level 9

Re: Roku returns to home screen after a certain amount of ti

"w7ox" wrote:
"RockYou" wrote:


I'm saying that I expect the Roku to be where I left it, when I left it the last time I watched whatever channel I was watching. It used to do that; now it doesn't. I'm not talking about a channel UI feature for Resume, which is in fact present on any and all of the ones I use. There's nothing "clean" about abnormally terminating a channel after a few hours of being idle. It's just Roku saying "Forget you!"



Yes, that's exactly the problem and clearly Roku did it on purpose. I'm now looking for another way to stream what is on my hard drives. Then no more Roku!


As I said in an earlier post. I use Plex for my local streaming and I have never had my Roku exit the Plex channel no matter how long it has been inactive. It appears that something in the way Plex does things overrides Roku's auto-exit. If you have a PC available to run its server You might want to give Plex a try. While YMMV I do find that the new Plex channel avoids this issue at least for me.
Two Roku Ultras, three Roku 3s and a Roku 1
"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." Mark Twain
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ginahoy
Level 7

Re: Roku returns to home screen after a certain amount of ti

"w7ox" wrote:
I'm now looking for another way to stream what is on my hard drives. Then no more Roku!

Which app are you currently using to stream from your HDD? Roku can't do that by itself.
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estrus
Level 7

Re: Roku returns to home screen after a certain amount of ti

This is the kind of dumb behavior that is adding up to me dumping Roku. I have been an advocate since the beginning, recommending them to everyone. There are many more players on the market and the annoyances/lack of features is rapidly pushing me away. Their user interface people suck.
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Emissary35
Level 10

Re: Roku returns to home screen after a certain amount of ti

"DubTaylor" wrote:
"dfgsrzwer" wrote:
Yes, there should be a setting to disable returning to home (if pigs had wings...aren't you glad they don't). But there isn't. So adapt.


Oh believe me I am, I won't be buying any more Rokus! Giving the customer an ultimatum is bad business when there are much better streaming devices out there.
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