Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

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Level 7

How to turn off Roku3

Hello, I have Roku 3 and of course it has no off button. So when I finish watching it, I just press the home button and unplug it from the wall, am I doing it right or is there another way to turn it off more properly? 

Thanks

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Level 17

Re: How to turn off Roku3

Starting up electronics is generally much harder on them than letting them continue to run. Roku streamers use so little current when idle that most folks just leave them on. They have no native capability of being turned off.

In a seldom used guest room, I have a Roku powered via the USB port on the tv which powers down when the tv is turned off. I'm lucky in that the tv's USB port does deliver enough power to run the Roku reliably, many tv USB ports do not.

On two other sets used daily, I power my Rokus as you are, plugged into the wall outlets, and just let them run 24/7.

It is important to return to the Home page when not watching them, though, so they don't continue to stream in your absence and download programming needlessly.

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Level 7

Re: How to turn off Roku3

I use Roku like once a month so this is why I unplug from the wall. So when I press home button it no longer streams anything right? After that its safe to unplug? 

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Level 16

Re: How to turn off Roku3

Yes it stops streaming but you really dont need to unplug 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 14

Re: How to turn off Roku3

By staying powered up, it will occasionally check for updates for both itself and your installed channels.

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Level 7

Re: How to turn off Roku3

Yes I know but if I don't unplug it, the screen never shuts off, instead it goes to screensaver. So when its on screensaver its basically off? Nothing else I need to do? I can turn off TV after that?

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Level 16

Re: How to turn off Roku3

Yes.

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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