Although Roku recommends using outlet power, they also document that it can be powered by a TV's USB port (assuming sufficient power).
I am wondering about the potential dangers of using USB power when the device will be powered up and down every time the TV is turned on and off. Are there any times in which dropping power could possibly brick the device (e.g. during an update)? If so, couldn't this also occur if outlet power is dropped?
Would repeated on/off cycling lead to any other issues as compared to constantly on? Shorter lifespan? Perhaps longer lifespan?
I'd rather not have the device on 24 hours a day when it's only being used maybe a few hours at most. And I'd like a cleaner setup without another wire in the mix.
I'm interested in what other users may know and experience.