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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 14

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 Roku-TV 55P605 (4K/HDR/DV) | VIZIO SB36512‑F6 ATMOS Soundbar | FTV4K Max
TCL Roku-TV 43S425 (4K HDR) | FTV4K Max
TCL Roku-TV 32S301 (720p) | FTV4K Max
YABER Y31 1080p LED Projector | ONN 5.1.2 Dolby ATMOS Soundbar | FTV4K Max
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jeffrok
Level 13

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.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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DBDukes
Community Streaming Expert

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.

DBDukes
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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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clJunkie
Level 7

Re: Aren't screensavers all free now?

How do you know what is free and what is not free.
If something is not free, how do you know how much it costs?
If something is not free, how do you know if it is a monthly fee, or a one time payment?

I want to make sure I don't wind up with a bill at the end of the month for thousands of dollars, or even hundreds of dollars or even 10's of dollars for things I didn't know I was buying.

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