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lvee
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Private Listening does not work if I switch to HDMI to listen to cable.

I can use private listening for roku tv. I have my cable tv connected by HDMI cable so I can listen to cable TV (CNBC). Private listening does not allow you to listen to cable tv.  I wish I never bought a ROKU TV. You can buy Roku wireless speakers ($190) or a Roku sound bar ($332). yay (not.)  I also have a LG TV, fully compatible with any bluetooth device.  Roku wants to sell you their periphals. Really stupid.

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Private Listening does not work if I switch to HDMI to listen to cable.

@lvee

Thanks for the post.

How are you using private listening with your Roku TV? Are you using a Roku voice remote or the Roku mobile app?

For more information about using private listening with the Roku mobile app, visit our Support page here: How do I use headphones on my mobile device for private listening?

Please keep us posted.


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Danny

Danny R.
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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Private Listening does not work if I switch to HDMI to listen to cable.

@lvee the Roku app will only permit private listening when using one of the Roku channels on the TV. You are correct that it does not work for audio connected to an HDMI jack on the TV. I don't know if it's a technical reason, or some decision made, but that is the way it works. 

You might consider wireless headphones that can connect directly to the TV, which would pass all audio from the TV, not just the Roku channels. 

Dan

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