What are some good alternatives to Roku? I have liked using them in the past but ads for high school girls sex is not appropriate for children and since Roku values ad revenue over customer satisfaction I guess I'll be looking elsewhere.
There are alternatives, but I have not tried any except the Amazon fire stick which has the same problems.
side note: I always turn off auto play on all my devices, if possible. apps seem to be adding that which creates more of the same problems. if you accidentally pause your selection box over a movie it will play a few seconds of the movie which may not be family friendly. If this is happening inside the app, and the app does not let you disable this, then no matter which player you select you will have to be careful.
I switched to Google ChromeCast. It has a much safer UI for younger audiences. You setup google profile(s) for your kid(s), you can set a pin that is required to exit the kids profile. You can select which Apps they can use, you can block them from being able to add apps, you can set the home screen to Apps Only mode. Apps only mode does not have advertisements or banners in kids accounts. In the main account Apps Only still shows advertisements in the banner, but I have not seen anything too risque. I am very thankful for Google actually listening to concerned parents.
I agree. Many of the ads are highly inappropriate for children. I hate that about Roku. Striptease? That's no where near child appropriate and so easy for a child to click on. At least make the home screen family friendly or give us the option!