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mcolwell
Level 8

Hiding or limiting ads

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I was told by someone on Facebook that if you go to the ROKU settings under"privacy", you can eliminate or minimize the number or frequency of ads while viewing programs that contain them, but I can't find a setting for that anywhere.

Of course, anything you read on FB is the truth, right? 

LOL

Thanks for any input.

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boogernose
Level 18

Re: Hiding or limiting ads

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We would all love to eliminate ads.

But they add support to content (Moola)

You might be able to shape the ads you see.

But they aint going away.

Its sort of like having a big wart on your rear.

You can cut it off but it will only grow back.

Best to ignore it.

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.

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renojim
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Re: Hiding or limiting ads

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The only setting that has anything to do with ads is "Limit ad tracking".  It has nothing to do with limiting ads, but some people only see the "Limit ad" part and assume it limits ads.

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boogernose
Level 18

Re: Hiding or limiting ads

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We would all love to eliminate ads.

But they add support to content (Moola)

You might be able to shape the ads you see.

But they aint going away.

Its sort of like having a big wart on your rear.

You can cut it off but it will only grow back.

Best to ignore it.

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.

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renojim
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Hiding or limiting ads

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The only setting that has anything to do with ads is "Limit ad tracking".  It has nothing to do with limiting ads, but some people only see the "Limit ad" part and assume it limits ads.

Roku Community Streaming Expert

Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution."
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Kudo.

I am not a Roku employee.

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mcolwell
Level 8

Re: Hiding or limiting ads

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Hey, thanks!

I agree the ads are necessary in a free program, I was watching "Leverage" on the Electric Now app, and the ads were a bit annoying as they popped up in the middle of a scene, breaking up the continuity big time, about 3-4 times during the program. It was suggested I try watching it on VUDU, and their free program includes ads, but only 3 short ones in one break, I can live with that. Guess I better ask Dean Devlin about that, Electric Now is his baby.