This is just a suggestion. Couldn't find any other place to post.
It would be nice if ROKU would include a "previous channel" button on their remotes, like on other remotes (DirecTV for example) when you are viewing TV via a streaming source such as You Tube TV, FUBO, Hulu, etc.
Kind of a drag to be watching one channel and want to watch another one, scroll to it and when watching that channel want to go back to the original one you were watching but have to scroll through all the channels to get to it. If there was a "previous channel" button, you could eliminate a lot of scrolling.
Just a thought.
Each channel/app could implement that functionality itself. It could use something like the * button on the remote. I'm not sure having a "previous channel" button on the Roku remote would make sense. In the Roku vernacular, a "channel" is an app. Some people might like a button on the remote that switched back and forth from Netflix to Youtube or whatever, but that would just be one more button I'd have to rip out of the remote like those stupid partner buttons.
I would find it extremely helpful as I like to watch two games or two news stations at the same time and switching between now is a lot of button presses to do so. Just having one button press to do it sure would be nice. You know.....like modern TV's.
Two roku connected to one TV on different HDMI ports might do it.
One using wireless remote (e.g. streaming stick), one with or remote e.g. express (cheap secondhand).
Awesome idea but 3 remotes to do it? One for source
Yeah its a lot of hardware, but it is a solution you can have right now, no waiting!
I just replaced an old ROKU stick with a new one because the old one couldn't find the wifi anymore. Grrr. The old stick I could go to the previous channel/app using the << button. Doesn't work on the new remote. Grrrr again.
For channel surfers, this feature is a must!!!!!
yes, we are watching football on the Spectrum app and it is annoying to have to go to the guide to return to a previous channel between games. A back or previous channel button like they have on the spectrum remote would be so great!
Here is a hack that sort of works. Go into manage channels and unselect the channels between the two you want to swap between. Then channel up and down bottoms will switch between the two. I do this when watching nfl on Sunday and want to easily switch between 2 and 11.