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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Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

When we purchase a TV with Roku menu system, we shouldn't be subjected to Roku's ads while navigating to our apps/channels.

Who's with me?

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Level 7

Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

How can you watch your TCL brand TV without signing up for a Roku account? It's a Roku menu system.

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Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

Well actually there are two ways to block ads on Roku Smart TVs.

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy > Smart TV experience
  2. Disable the “Use Info from TV inputs” option

This will remove the interactive popup ads.

The second way is to block the Roku ad server links in your home router. This should remove most ads. You can find the links and detailed procedure HERE.

 

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Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

I am resolved that purchasing this Roku tv was both a learning experience and a mistake. Had I known this television comes with adds, I never would’ve made the purchase.
I purchased the tv; why do you need to make more money with all of the unnecessary marketing. 

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Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?


@emgrayson wrote:

I am resolved that purchasing this Roku tv was both a learning experience and a mistake. Had I known this television comes with adds, I never would’ve made the purchase.
I purchased the tv; why do you need to make more money with all of the unnecessary marketing. 


Because they can.  You can block websites at your router as you see them fly by real time with a packet sniffer.  It's a ton of tedious work so seriously ads are much easier to live with.

Your only other option is return the Roku TV and get a regular TV with Chromecast from Google.  There are no ads but Google knows / logs and loves all that data in and out of a Chromecast.

TheTick (aka "Moose Twit" affectionately called by chht)
Roku 3 for Pokémon TV / YouTube / Animal Planet GO / HBO GO. Chromecast for most other media because Roku Mirroring sucks , how many clicks in Wndows 10 (about a dozen) to Miracast on Roku vs 2 with Chromecast.
Verizon FIOS TV and Internet Service
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Level 16

Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

I just ignore them.

Close your right eye.

I dont like seeing poop on the sidewalk.

So there's no sense in staring at it.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Level 7

Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

Not helpful. These ads are sometimes scantily clad women and not appropriate

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