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Netflix gets unfair special treatment, no Confirm to exit channel, WHY???

Why on EARTH does my new Roku TV (7000X, element Roku TV 4k) remote give special treatment to Netflix??? The four shortcut channel buttons on the remote are:

Netflix

hulu

sling

NOW

The other three - hulu, sling, and NOW - all properly ask for confirmation to exit my game (because I have confirm_partner_button=1 set in the manifest). But when pressing Netflix it immediately exits the game without properly asking for a confirmation to exit, and goes to the Add channel page on Roku for Netflix.

 

This completely stinks. confirm_partner_button=1 is there for a reason, so people don't accidentally lose their place in the game when quickly pressing one of the action buttons and mistakenly pressing a channel partner button.

 

Why is Netflix getting unfair treatment at the expense of all the rest of us?

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Re: Netflix gets unfair special treatment, no Confirm to exit channel, WHY???

I guess that since the Roku started life as a Netflix Player, they are grandfathered in, in some special way. They also get to make channels that are like 10+ mb. 

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Re: Netflix gets unfair special treatment, no Confirm to exit channel, WHY???

Yeah, Netflix has always been given special treatment, but this is just wrong!  Speaking of game-related bugs, has anyone noticed that automatic_audio_guide_disabled=1 doesn't work on a Premiere+ (4630)?  I don't know if it started with v9.2 and what other models could be affected, but it works properly on my Roku 3.

 

-JT

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Re: Netflix gets unfair special treatment, no Confirm to exit channel, WHY???

Technically Netflix is pre-installed. The "app" is just an extension of what is embedded to "do the rest". The fact it is embedded might be throw-back and might be Netflix subsidize the Roku platform. 

 

Why are you surprised there is special treatment? Without Netflix there would be no such thing as a Roku.

 

See below. Check your r2d2_bitmaps....

Do not be surprised to see alot of Netflix.

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YN00M6583559 (50" TCL Roku TV - 9.2.0.4502)

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Re: Netflix gets unfair special treatment, no Confirm to exit channel, WHY???

To tack onto that, if you monitor your Roku traffic on your network you’ll see tons of Netflix traffic even if you don’t have the Netflix app “installed”.

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