Roku are you listening?? I live in Canada and bandwidth is hardly free in rural Quebec. Even in 720p, 2 weeks of regular watching will top my limit. There were options to give users more control over the quality they stream.. the disabled 5 x home, 3 x rewind and twice ff.
From what I've read that "secret menu" bandwidth limiting setting is ignored by the programmers of most channels.
If you're not already, get in the habit of returning your Roku to its home screen before shutting down to stop it from streaming unattended.
And in case you forget, the Roku "Bandwidth saver" function kicks in when the Roku has received no user input in four hours. It asks if you are still watching, and if it receives no response, it exits the current stream and returns the Roku to its home page. You can turn this feature on and off via Settings > Network > Bandwidth saver. Note that some individual channels may have a similar feature.
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Thanks for the reply, yes I use the bandwidth saver feature.
Before I got the Roku, Netflix and YouTube were used to the exact same degree and I never passed my bandwidth limit.
Roku has eaten my monthly limit in less than 2 weeks. Im sure there are tech issues as you mention but where are thé warnings about such channels or even a bandwidth counter so the user knows and can see what’s going go on.
i like the Roku unit but it’s pretty useless if I have to go back to not using it Half the time just to stay under my bandwidth limit.