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Which Roku models feature skip ahead vs. fast forward on Sling?

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I have two Rokus: an older Roku 3 and a brand new Roku Ultra.  I use them both to stream SlingTV.

When it comes to fast-forwarding through DVR content, they function very differently:
- Roku Ultra has a continuous fast forward at variable speeds (x2, x4, x8, etc) (depending how many time you push the right directional button), then you resume play by pushing another button.
- Roku 3 has a skip-ahead function (30 seconds for each time you push the right directional button. Ex: 6 pushes skips ahead 3 minutes, then resumes play automatically)

I absolutely LOVE the skip ahead function of the Roku 3, it is exponentially easier to navigate your recordings.
Does anybody know what is the newest model of Roku that still has the skip-ahead function?
  

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Re: Which Roku models feature skip ahead vs. fast forward on Sling?

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Thanks for the reply.  For what it's worth I eventually found what works, which is to pause the program and use the right purple button (scroll right?) to jump ahead in 10-second increments, then resume playing the recording.  Not ideal but works much better than trying the fast-forward button which was either painfully slow (1x) or much too fast (2x).  

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Re: Which Roku models feature skip ahead vs. fast forward on Sling?

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Hi, did you ever get an answer to your question?  I'm a new Roku user (Streaming Stick Plus) and can't seem to figure out how to skip ahead in 30-second (or other) increments.  Thanks.

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Re: Which Roku models feature skip ahead vs. fast forward on Sling?

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I believe all Roku's will understand the code, but not all remotes have the button. Some 3rd party remotes may have the code built-in, or be programmed to send it.

It's also up to an individual channel on whether it will be supported.

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Thanks for the reply.  For what it's worth I eventually found what works, which is to pause the program and use the right purple button (scroll right?) to jump ahead in 10-second increments, then resume playing the recording.  Not ideal but works much better than trying the fast-forward button which was either painfully slow (1x) or much too fast (2x).  

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