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poguec
Level 7

Aren't screensavers all free now?

Maybe I dreamt this but I swear it was announced that all screensavers were free now however when I go look to add one it's by purchase only.  Did I remember seeing this post wrong?
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blade_005
Level 10

Re: Aren't screensavers all free now?

"poguec" wrote:
Maybe I dreamt this but I swear it was announced that all screensavers were free now however when I go look to add one it's by purchase only.  Did I remember seeing this post wrong?

Roku made Home Screen Themes free. Not sure about screensavers.

Free Roku Home Screen Themes
TCL-TV Roku 55P605 (4K HDR & DV) | VIZIO SmartCast SB3651‑E6 Soundbar
TCL-TV Roku 43S425 (4K HDR) | TCL-TV Roku 32S301 (720p)
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: Aren't screensavers all free now?

People incorrectly interchange the words "screensavers" and "wallpapers" which are two completely different things.

Roku themes are kinda like wallpapers on your computer desktop (though fonts and other elements do change, too).. people sometimes call these screensavers. They are not. Roku has made these free.

Screensavers run after a set amount of time of inactivity, to save pixels from "burning in" on CRT screens. This is not a concern on modern LCDs or newer plasmas. Hence the term "screen saver". These are not all free.
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DBDukes
Level 9

Re: Aren't screensavers all free now?

"jeffrok" wrote:
People incorrectly interchange the words "screensavers" and "wallpapers" which are two completely different things.

Roku themes are kinda like wallpapers on your computer desktop (though fonts and other elements do change, too).. people sometimes call these screensavers. They are not. Roku has made these free.

Screensavers run after a set amount of time of inactivity, to save pixels from "burning in" on CRT screens. This is not a concern on modern LCDs or newer plasmas. Hence the term "screen saver". These are not all free.

I think some of the themes do include a screensaver, and that may also be contributing to the issue. Or, I'm just as confused as everyone else. 50-50.
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poguec
Level 7

Re: Aren't screensavers all free now?

Themes were free, I recalled correctly something was free just not what it was.  Thanks all!
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