When I click the power off button, the TV turns off but the Roku Ultra remains on and continues playing. As a workaround, I hit the home button and then the power button. Unfortunately, my mother forgets and the TV shows she watches continue to play. When she resumes the TV show, she is confused.
The problem is that my mother frequently forgets. The TV shows continue to play, even though the TV turns off. Regardless of her forgetting, I think it's poor design. What she's doing is intuitive and is the same thing I did until I noticed that Roku was continuing to play. Expecting the power button to stop playback is logical. If it's better for the Roku to remain on, then the power button should at least stop playback.
Also, what does the power button do if the user doesn't opt in to having it turn off the TV? Did Roku design it just to turn off TVs and have no effect on Roku?
Hypothetically, if we asked every Roku user which of the following they expect to happen if they press the Power button:
The TV turns off and Playback Stops
The TV turns off and Playback Continues
Approximately what percentage of responses do you think would expect option #2? How many people would say "I want the TV show I'm watching to continue playing. I want future episodes to be marked as played while my TV is off"?
You're NOT wrong, he's definitely being difficult for no reason. He's clearly missing the point. The Power button means things turn off. They stop. There is NO other device that you hit the power button and things continue to keep running. The reason why it's not good for shows to continue to play because then it makes it harder to know where you were cause it will show several seasons of episodes viewed and played. Not sure why he needs to be nasty because he doesn't understand the concept of a power button on a remote. But there are always miserable people like this in the world, unfortunately.
To Roku this is stupid and ridiculous. Why would the power button not turn off the power to the roku??? Makes NO sense. But at the very least Why would the power button not stop the show you're watching. The point has been made several times that this is NOT logical behavior. There shouldn't need to be an extra step to stop the shows I'm watching on Roku. I have the Roku+ that has the same issue. FireStick4K doesn't have this issue either. Get it together.
Thank you for being cordial. But you are still missing the point. So I don't need you to respond. You are not helping. You have made it clear that you don't want to understand what points we are trying to make. So you are not going to be able to help. Which is why my points are directed to Roku. Have a good day.