My original device had audio issues and was sent a replacement four months ago. In the past two weeks, my screen will randomly go completely black while streaming and blink black while selecting what I want to watch on any of the channels. Nothing warns me before the completely black issue occurs. When the screen goes completely black I cannot continue streaming, so I have to press the home button which shows it's paused, and then resume streaming after I back out. This issue now occurs several times a day. I've checked for updates, I've done the reboot button sequence, I've restarted the device from settings, I've factory reset, and I've unplugged/plugged back in. I'm uncertain if it's any of the specific channels I stream from but I am certain it isn't my television.
Roku Streambar Pro is the device.
The attached image is what I see when I left, up, right, OK, play/pause, fast forward, & rewind.
It could be hours after watching or after a few minutes. So definitely random.
I have the screensaver turned off. Pressing the home button will show what I'm watching as paused but pressing anything does nothing so I have to back out or press home again to get back in and resume playing.
It has occurred on Discovery+, Paramount+, and on plex. I've not used any other channels to test this as these three have been my main channels.
Try removing the channels from the Roku home screen by navigating to the channel tile, pressing the * key on your remote and choosing 'Remove channel'. Then restart your device from Settings>System>System restart. Once your player starts up again, add the channels back once more.
Does this clear up the issue you are seeing? Please keep us posted what you find out.
The random black screen has seemingly ended (for now?) but now for whatever reason whenever I watch something it will randomly stop. It'll take me back to the previous screen of selecting 'watch now', 'start watching', or 'play'. And most of the time it'll go back to starting what I had watched to the beginning again as if I never watched anything.
I've factory reset, I've removed & re-added channels and now this new issue continues.
Had audio issues on the first device and now have a mind of its own device. (sighs)
Should be able to watch something without any interruptions but thus far with these two Roku devices I've owned, it's just not the case.
Can you please provide us the following information: -Roku device model, serial number, device ID, and software OS/version (these can all be found in Settings > System > About) -does this issue occur on a specific channel? if so, what channel and what version/build is the channel (this can be found be selecting the channel on the Home screen and pressing the * button) -tracker ID when this issue occurs (when you see this issue occur, press the Home button 5 times, followed by the Back button 5 times and provide us with this ID) -steps to reproduce the issue you are seeing Once we have this information, we will be able to investigate further.
I have not responded because it seems to be one issue after the next with ONLY Roku Streambar Pro, and I believe I have given up using Roku products. First I mainly had audio issues and received a replacement. Then I had video issues where everything I'd watch would randomly stop and again received a replacement. Now with the third device, I had the same issue as I did the second time but after a while of not using the device it now either won't play anything or restarts on its own. I've never had any device that worked as poorly as this and this is my first time using Roku. I feel as if I wasted money like I was scammed. It's saddening really because I like to use Roku because of the intuitive interface and such but it fails to deliver successfully for me...
Thanks for the follow up. I'm sorry to hear about the experience—that's not what we aim for.
It looks like you are in touch with our Support team regarding you device replacements. If you are still experiencing issues with your audio products, we would recommend continuing to work with our Support team, as they would best be able to assist you moving forward.