Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

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Alexa command to "unpause"...

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What the heck is the Alexa command to "unpause"?  I successfully paused via Pause but cannot figure out how to tell her to start again.  Thanks!

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Re: Alexa command to "unpause"...

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resume

And why does anybody have to dig around the internet to find commands for a commercial device?

WHERE IS THE FULL LIST OF COMMANDS!!!!!

 

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Re: Alexa command to "unpause"...

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Play ? 

That works w other stuff

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resume

And why does anybody have to dig around the internet to find commands for a commercial device?

WHERE IS THE FULL LIST OF COMMANDS!!!!!

 

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Use: Alexa.....continue on Roku.

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Resume or continue just plays my ambient noise skill, it doesn't unpause Roku. I say "Alexa, tell roku to resume" or "Alext tell roku to continue" and the ambient noise that was playing last night continues. 

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@stephentoback @kone 

 

I find that the Alexa Skill can get confused with what you want to PAUSE/RESUME if that device has also recently played Audio or Podcast streams. If I have paused something on Roku and it won't respond to RESUME or CONTINUE command I find that using the PAUSE ROKU command again will RESUME / CONTINUE on the Roku. Think of it as a toggle. Not intuitive and not elegant, but I find it gets the Roku streaming again.

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TCL Roku-TV 43S425 (4K HDR) | Fire TV Stick 4K
TCL Roku-TV 32S301 (720p) | Fire TV Stick 4K
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Thanks so much. So are you saying I should try to pause the ambient sound and then try to continue the Roku?

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@stephentoback wrote:

Thanks so much. So are you saying I should try to pause the ambient sound and then try to continue the Roku?


If you are stuck in that loop, I would ask Alexa to STOP to turn off the ambient sound and then ask Alexa to PAUSE ROKU again and it should toggle from the current state of a paused video on Roku and go back to streaming. Like I said, it is not elegant, but if Continue or Resume Roku are getting you stuck with it kicking off other recent audio stream from that Roku device I find that just using PAUSE to toggle from ON to OFF seems to work best.

TCL Roku-TV 55P605 (4K/HDR/DV) | VIZIO SB36512‑F6 ATMOS Soundbar | Fire TV Stick 4K
TCL Roku-TV 43S425 (4K HDR) | Fire TV Stick 4K
TCL Roku-TV 32S301 (720p) | Fire TV Stick 4K
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All Apps are not supported. TV.Youtube works however Youtube does not.

Your mileage may vary!

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I found that "Unpause Roku" worked until today. Suddenly Alexa plays Radio.com if I try "Unpause Roku" or "Play Roku"  -- very frustrating as I was so pleased with the pause/unpause feature. I've tried all the suggestions here in the replies and none are working.

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