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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Roku Streaming Stick+ streams when TV is off

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With the TV off, if headset is plugged into the Roku Remote, the audio of the last viewed channel can still be heard. This indicates use of internet bandwidth even while not watching the TV. How can this be prevented (other than yanking the Roku Stick off the TV's HDMI port}? Thanks

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick+ streams when TV is off

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Yes, that's right. Return the Roku to its Home screen when finished viewing. If you leave it on a channel it will continue to stream and needlessly use up your bandwidth. Even if your internet account doesn't have a data cap, unattended streaming taxes the whole distribution system.

Also, the headphone amplifier in the remote is active and eating up your batteries whenever the headset is plugged in, so it's best to unplug the headset when not in use.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick+ streams when TV is off

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Yes, that's right. Return the Roku to its Home screen when finished viewing. If you leave it on a channel it will continue to stream and needlessly use up your bandwidth. Even if your internet account doesn't have a data cap, unattended streaming taxes the whole distribution system.

Also, the headphone amplifier in the remote is active and eating up your batteries whenever the headset is plugged in, so it's best to unplug the headset when not in use.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi LivRm - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi BedRm - JVC EM37T
  • Roku 3, 4200X, Ser 4124C7087583, wifi GstRm - Sanyo DP26640
  • Roku 2 XD, 3050X (collecting dust in a drawer)

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