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How do you stop roku inactivity timeout?

I have trouble sleeping unless i have a tv plaing in the background. Before the latest update i was able to have my hulu or spectrum on continous play and never time out however now i can not. Is there a way to fix this setting and turn it off or do i need to search for a differant media player system?

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"Kasskat94" wrote:
I have trouble sleeping unless i have a tv plaing in the background. Before the latest update i was able to have my hulu or spectrum on continous play and never time out however now i can not. Is there a way to fix this setting and turn it off or do i need to search for a differant media player system?

I use Pluto TV. It doesn't time out. 

If yours does on those apps, and mine doesn't on a different app, and we're both using Roku devices, that tells me it's the apps doing it. So, yeah, you can change your platform, but if they coded the apps on the other platform the same way, you'll have the same problem. You might try checking out Pluto TV or other similar apps to see if you can find good background programming that will do the job.
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In settings, under network, choose Bandwidth saver and turn off.
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@DBDukes wrote:
"Kasskat94" wrote:
I have trouble sleeping unless i have a tv plaing in the background. Before the latest update i was able to have my hulu or spectrum on continous play and never time out however now i can not. Is there a way to fix this setting and turn it off or do i need to search for a differant media player system?

I use Pluto TV. It doesn't time out. 

If yours does on those apps, and mine doesn't on a different app, and we're both using Roku devices, that tells me it's the apps doing it. So, yeah, you can change your platform, but if they coded the apps on the other platform the same way, you'll have the same problem. You might try checking out Pluto TV or other similar apps to see if you can find good background programming that will do the job.

I was using Pluto as well since it wouldnt time out but after this latest update on Dec 17 now it timesout. Updates are dumb always breaking something that didnt needing fixing 

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Omg ur so smart. Ive checked every possible way to keep this streaming. I hope this works even though I never needed to do anything different prior to this new dumb update

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i think they fixed something,not broke,though not in our favor.

it's not roku asking if you still watching,it's the channel.

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THANK YOU!! I searched everywhere for this resolution!


@Snickfly wrote:
In settings, under network, choose Bandwidth saver and turn off.

 

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I turned off the bandwidth and its still timing out after 4 hours!  I checked with YouTubeTV and confirmed that their ap is not the cause of the problem!

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Oh my gosh thank you!! This has been driving me crazy for over a year! Just looked up how to stop it!! Thanks!!!💕

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Pluto TV does timeout..I agree that it's programs doing it because of data caps that people reach and go over having to pay a lot more per month, could be even the cable provider pushing a timeout...I know myself I have once gone over that limit and was told by Comcast(Xfinity) that streaming for even a week consistently will put you over the 1TB limit & have one more"free pass" until charged a ridiculous fee-this is an issue that obviously need addressing as even software downloads can easily eat that much data...quite unfair, I don't have an answer of what channels will keep going, Pluto used to do it, but I've worked up to find it ruined it in 3 hours or less... Not sure, maybe it's because of my Roku model.. No idea

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