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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Ann_Rouleau
Level 7

Wish I could actually control my roku my way.

Wish I could remove all 800+ screensavers off the roku. I have a roku in a children's bedroom and I'm concerned that she'll discover the half naked people on there. 

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jeffrok
Level 12

Re: Wish I could actually control my roku my way.

Most screensavers cost money, so you could PIN protect your purchases on the Roku. Most screensavers are not of half naked people though.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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Ann_Rouleau
Level 7

Re: Wish I could actually control my roku my way.

Unfortunately, my roku screensavers do. I do not like the idea of any of my children or my husband seeing these screensaver pictures. I have tired to remove them and also called and complained. All I got was laughed at! 

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mikebdoss
Level 10

Re: Wish I could actually control my roku my way.

Who did you call that laughed at you? Roku's official support?

The screensaver store is a couple levels deep in the Settings and Store menus. If you don't like your children seeing still images of less-clothed women, it might be a good idea to monitor what they're doing online. 

As for your husband, he's an adult, isn't he?

fluke
Level 10

Re: Wish I could actually control my roku my way.

The Roku normally doesn't have enough storage to have 800+ screensavers installed.

I think the issue might be running into may be one of two things:

(1) You are seeing the extremely suggestive icons for screensaver channels in the Roku channel store.  These would be images that do not take up the entire TV screen but may still be offensive to younger and sensitive viewers.  This has been discussed before in another thread.  If this is the issue then I agree that Roku needs to do a better job of being able to make access to these icons an opt-in process instead of exposing them by default.

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(2) It might be possible that your Roku has screen mirroring turned on.  If someone accidentally or purposely setup their laptop to treat your Roku as a secondary wireless screen, they may be exposing porn through their computer to your screen.  This could appear to be similar to a screen saver in that it will take over the entire screen and pressing a button on the remote will make it go away.  Also, screen mirroring should only work via wireless direct such that the person doing this should need to be within 300 feet of the Roku for it to appear on the TV.  I recommend checking under the Roku settings of if the screen mirror is enabled.  If it is, then disable screen mirror and see if the problem continues (it should be disabled by default).

As to getting laughed at over this issue, that really isn't something that should have happened with Roku customer service.

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