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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thetick
Level 12

Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?


@berg44 wrote:

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


So do you avoid the beach ?  Do you avoid TV ? Have you outlawed computers and cell phones (type in "pussycat " in a search engine ) ?  Do you go to the gym ? Ever go jogging in a park on a hot day ?

Scantily clad women are everywhere and some of us like it like that.

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
Carl7
Level 7

Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

And here I was thinking that they would make money from selling their actual product.
It's a horrible business practice to try and squeeze even more money out of an already paying customer. Why are you defending this?

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thetick
Level 12

Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?


@Carl7 wrote:

And here I was thinking that they would make money from selling their actual product.
It's a horrible business practice to try and squeeze even more money out of an already paying customer. Why are you defending this?


That is capitalism.  If you don't like it you don't have to use it!  Doh!  So you advocate censorship ? 

I don't like unicorns should I be allowed to censor all unicorns ? No of course not.  I just don't buy Lucky Charms with the purple unicorns.  Got it ?

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
boogernose
Level 18

Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

One solution is to put Duct Tape all over the right side

and then sit smiling and proud that you have beat the system.

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.
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TAL430
Level 7

Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

So I am getting away from commerical-ridden cable TV. So, I bought a Roku streaming 'smart' TV. Half of the home screen is plastered with an advertisement. I get enough of that from the internet. That is the main reason why I am returning it. I should have done more reading. These are the other reasons. 

-All of the menus just repeat themselves as you scroll down instead of getting to the end. My son could have written the code to correct that in the 8th grade. 

-I like HBOMax & I can't get it with Roku. It may be HBO that is the problem there. I don't care either way. Its a great service, and I want to watch it on my TV.

-The remote (although nicely simple) sucks. This may be the TV manuf's fault, but...either way the manuf/Roku combo is going back.

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Stolrah
Level 8

Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

Forget about what should or shouldn't go over in the USA.   We inherited your problem after WWII, and now there's no way to get rid of it.  Corrupt propaganda press, corrupt banks, corrupt lawyers, corrupt higher education, and it's thoroughly ingrained itself into politics.   Thanks. All of the middle class wealth - trillions of middle class dollars - and middle class jobs are in China, thanks to the self-proclaimed globalist "elites", and heaven help the president that tried to stop it.  Now we want to pay a living wage to a grown adult who tries to earn a living pouring coffee, and half the country supports the situation.

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