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ecc77sd
Level 9

Re: Feature Request: Ability to turn off display while continuing to play content on Roku TV

Which TV model and which software version do you have? On my TCL TV, always with fast started enabled, software 9.2.x used to show the Display Off option. But once updated to software 9.3.x, the option is gone.

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Ed-Dolly
Level 7

Re: Feature Request: Ability to turn off display while continuing to play content on Roku TV

We use Pandora but I would think it would work on Spotify

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dbdarrough
Level 9

Re: Feature Request: Ability to turn off display while continuing to play content on Roku TV


@Ed-Dolly wrote:

We use Pandora but I would think it would work on Spotify


I appreciate your replies too but it seems that Roku version 9.3.x took this feature away. Can you go to Settings-System-About and see if you are on 9.3 or greater? We all had it on 9.2 but it went away on 9.3

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ecc77sd
Level 9

Re: Feature Request: Ability to turn off display while continuing to play content on Roku TV

Would you believe, in Pandora the option to turn off the display is there, but not in Spotify. (My software is 9.3.x, whereas the option was also available in Spotify under 9.2.x.)

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dbdarrough
Level 9

Re: Feature Request: Ability to turn off display while continuing to play content on Roku TV


@ecc77sd wrote:

Would you believe, in Pandora the option to turn off the display is there, but not in Spotify. (My software is 9.3.x, whereas the option was also available in Spotify under 9.2.x.)


I just added Pandora to check and it works for me too so it sounds like it is an issue with the Spotify app and the new update. I only use Spotify so Pandora doesn't help me much but thanks for pointing that out. Maybe the Roku gods will notice this thread and add the menu option back in.

*** Workaround for Spotify until that happens ***

In the "Turn off display option not available after update" thread, kajsidog found that if you use the voice command option on the Roku remote or in the Roku app, you can tell it to Turn Off Display and that works in Spotify and I have confirmed it does work! Still want the menu item back but at least I can listen to music with the display off again.

ecc77sd
Level 9

Re: Feature Request: Ability to turn off display while continuing to play content on Roku TV

@dbdarrough Thanks for the Spotify workaround. I would also like to have the option back on the TV, not just for music apps but across the board as before.

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S_Mazza
Level 8

Re: Feature Request: Ability to turn off display while continuing to play content on Roku TV

If the screen is off, that's one less way to serve an advertisement, now or in the future.  That may explain why the menu option disappeared.

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Katemusic2029
Level 7

Re: Feature Request: Ability to turn off display while continuing to play content on Roku TV

I totally agree! I love listening to music especially when I go to sleep. I often fall asleep with music on and my tv on but I want to be able to still listen to the music and not waste so much power on tv

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gr4v1ty
Level 7

Re: Feature Request: Ability to turn off display while continuing to play content on Roku TV

This does not work anymore.

EDIT: I just got it. Fast start needs to be enabled AND then the turn display off command will work.

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