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mf1
Newbie

The new remote where you now slide to select on mobile apps SUCKS!!!! HORRIBLE

Why did they change this feature?  You can't select without hitting the center like 3 times.  The slide to move goes too far or doesn't react at all.  Hate this change.

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Tivoburkee
Community Streaming Expert

Re: The new remote where you now slide to select on mobile apps SUCKS!!!! HORRIBLE

What Roku remote are you talking about? Sounds like you describing an apple tv remote?

Edmund
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bsmudge73
Newbie

Re: The new remote where you now slide to select on mobile apps SUCKS!!!! HORRIBLE

I concur.  All of a sudden, my roku remote app changed to a slide/swipe option and it is god awful.  No idea how to get the old version back with the arrows to tap to move around.  For some reason, my wife's app has not changed and not sure how to get the old version back.

bsmudge73
Newbie

Re: The new remote where you now slide to select on mobile apps SUCKS!!!! HORRIBLE

Problem solved.  I deleted the app and reinstalled and the remote now has the arrows to navigate.

mE_2020_2020
Reel Rookie

Re: The new remote where you now slide to select on mobile apps SUCKS!!!! HORRIBLE

I hate it too! I was using it fine this morning but turned it on tonight for Bluetooth & the slider is there! I have an iPhone but this has nothing to do with Apple TV & if Apple changed it just another black eye for them!!! Grrrrr!

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Michelle3
Roku Guru

Re: The new remote where you now slide to select on mobile apps SUCKS!!!! HORRIBLE

The RokuOS system is based on Linux, not the Apple tvOS.  Both operating systems are completely different.  Apple Inc. and Roku Inc. are also two completely different companies.  The former system is based on the kernel, so it is not considered Linux any longer.

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julieCT
Reel Rookie

Re: The new remote where you now slide to select on mobile apps SUCKS!!!! HORRIBLE

I agree! I want the old one back. This swiping is unecessary extra effort and sometimes the swipe is taken as a tap. ANNOYING

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julieCT
Reel Rookie

Re: The new remote where you now slide to select on mobile apps SUCKS!!!! HORRIBLE

Thank you! I did the same and it worked. 

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julieCT
Reel Rookie

Re: The new remote where you now slide to select on mobile apps SUCKS!!!! HORRIBLE

I read abovie you just delete the app and redownload. you get the old one back. 

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