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Screen goes dim, graphics overlay during pause on Crave

When I pause a program streaming on Crave to see something on the screen better, the screen goes a bit dim, and the player controls overlay cannot be cleared away. Many people pause a show so they can see something more clearly on the screen, so having no way of returning the screen to its original brightness and clearing the screen of the controls overlay is very frustrating. It shouldn't be doing that in the first place, but as it does, there should at least be an exit type button like on other remote controls. The dimming doesn't seem to happen for shows on Netflix, or Amazon, but the overlay happens with no way of clearing it.

Edit: This does not happen using Apple TV, just Roku.

Roku Streambar Model 9102CA
Serial Number YL00A3134043
Software version 11.5.0 Build 4312-95
Device ID 2C115A134043

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Re: Screen goes dim, graphics overlay during pause on Crave

Hi @McBobaks,

Thanks for reaching out to the Roku Community!

We apologized for the inconvenience. We would like to know how to identify and resolve the playback issues you are experiencing with Crave TV.

We recommend starting here to troubleshoot channel issues: Follow these steps in order:

  1. Navigate to the channel tile on the Roku home screen, press the * key on your remote, and choose 'Remove channel'.
  2. Next, restart your device from Settings>System>Power>System restart (If you do not see a Power submenu, skip to the next step).
  3. After your Roku device restarts, visit the Roku Channel Store and add the channel again.

If the issue persists, please refer to the support article here for additional troubleshooting steps: How to resolve a channel playback issue | Official Roku Support

Please try doing this and see if it helps with what you're experiencing.

Best regards,

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Re: Screen goes dim, graphics overlay during pause on Crave

I tried that and it didn't work. It only happens when I pause, so restarting and reinstalling isn't the type of solution that would work here, because everything else is fine. I tried doing this on Crave using Apple TV and it did not dim. It only seems to do it with Roku, and only with Crave, not other streaming services.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about. As you can see, the screen gets dim when on pause, and there is no way to get rid of the play controls overlay. Hitting backspace or home just takes it out of the show entirely. There is no exit button like on other remotes, where the show will still be paused, but the overlay will disappear.



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Re: Screen goes dim, graphics overlay during pause on Crave

That overlay should go away in a few seconds.  You can try pressing Back on your remote to see if it clears, but that may exit the video you're watching.  The default behavior is for the overlay to clear after a few seconds, so if it doesn't it's something Crave is doing and only they can fix it.

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