I don't know if this was from a RoKu software update, but RoKu 4K Express has two issues all of a sudden. First, if you go back or go forward, the picture freezes where it was, but the audio plays. It happens on Disney+ and HBOMax, Tubi TV, etc. I have to exit the program and go back in to get the video to start again. Also, starting around the same time, now when I turn on the unit, it pops up the home screen for a moment, and then the screen goes black. It's actually running, because I can push the right arrow, push Enter on the remote, and the first channel opens. I get the picture thumbnail, but I can't see the guide (no writing). Everything is black on black. If I unplug the RoKu and plug it back in, that's fixed it so far. I've had this about a month. I have another one on my other TV that I bought at the same time, and I already had to return that one for a different problem.
Thanks. I checked to see if there were any software updates before my original post and it said it was up to date. I just checked the device and it says the software version is 11.5.0 build 4916-CR. I confirmed that the video still freezes when going forward or backward. I just checked our unit on the other TV, and it is 11.0.0 and is not having the same issue. I see that 11.5.0 was just released (or announced) September 12th, so that may be the problem. Can I revert back to 11.0.0, or are they working on a patch for 11.5.0?
The issue with the unit coming on with a black, empty screen did not happen tonight, but I went in and disabled the Auto power savings anyway.
Hi. I am having the same problem. Model: 3941X. Serial: X01600JLMNRL. Device: S07P515LMNRL. Software: 11.5.0 build 4206-CR.
I noticed it first on Fubo when watching from the DVR. Then I saw it in ESPN as well. The issue was there but slightly different in Peacock. The screen would go black and the show would not start.
I tried to get the tracker ID but it just exits when I press Home.
Reproduce is easy. Watch a video in Fubo or ESPN. Use the right arrow to go forward. When you press OK to watch the sound starts correctly but the video freezes at the point you started FF. The only way to get it going is to exit and resume the show.
I remember replying to this request for the channels it is happening on and what version/builds, but I don't see that in the thread now. Maybe I didn't hit submit? If not, here is that info:
The freezing when going forward or back on the stream happens with:
SFN TV Now | Version 2.13, Build 6
Disney Plus | Version 1.26, Build 2022093000
HBO Max | Version 52.40, Build 20
Tubi TV | Version 2.18, Build 3
Pluto TV | Version 5.20, Build 3
The one channel I've tried this on where it does not have the problem is Netflix, but the forward and back feature acts different on that channel. Instead of a simple progress bar, you have video thumbnails. Forward and Back still work on Netflix.
The instructions for getting a "Tracker ID" does not work, because when you push Home more than once you get an error tone that you are already "Home". The same with pushing the Back button more than once when you're on Home.
To reproduce the problem all I have to do is push the Forward or Back button on the channels in the list above where it is not working.
I have not heard an ETA yet. I hope there will be a fix soon, since it sounds like they were already aware of the issue and considering how significant it is. I have two of the same units, and one has not yet updated to OS11.5. Maybe they have put a hold on those updates while they work this out.