Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

Help configuring Roku device settings, using Roku OS features such as screen mirroring, adjusting display type and audio settings, using Guest Mode, and assistance with software updates.
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mmsumulong
Level 8

Disable auto updates in Roku

I know autoupdates are the ideal setting but autoupdates seems to turn on my Epson LS500 projector at dawn. With that in mind, I do not mind updating manually every so often. Is there a way to do this including using the secret menus? I've seen a remedy in YouTube by change the update server using a secret menu. But this seems no longer an option in my Roku Ultra 2020 ver. 10. Any suggestions? Thanks

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StreamerUser
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Re: Disable auto updates in Roku

Manually updating should reset the auto-update time/timer - try manually checking before you go to bed/shut down for the evening.

Most updates (firmware and apps) become available between 12 PM and 3PM ET, though there is a late update window around 6PM ET (usually for Roku apps like RMP), and rarely at midnight.

If you already changed the update server from beta to retail theres nothing more you can do (it wont change back without a factory reset).

 

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mmsumulong
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Re: Disable auto updates in Roku

I did that before and it's a no go. The automatic restarts may also have to do with with my soundbar. Meanwhile disabled CEC power on on my projector. No biggie in turning on the projectore manually. 

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StreamerUser
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Re: Disable auto updates in Roku

It sure would be (advanced) user-friendly if they allowed some granular control over the auto-updating, such as update windows or setting the update time/interval, but like other "modern" OS implementations direct user-control over the auto-update process has been reduced - not enhanced.

(they could even restrict/limit unknowing/accidental changing of the setting(s) by requiring the entry of a random code/registered PIN, as they do for factory reset/guest mode etc)

If the soundbar is causing the automatic restarts its probably an HDMI handshaking/EDID issue (Roku certainly has plenty of those), and the specifics are often hard to diagnose - in this case the unidirectional CEC implementation in Roku devices is helpful, since you know it isnt responding to a rogue CEC command sent to it from elsewhere (though, it could be sending one itself...).

 

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