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thongkhin
Level 8

Previous channel

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.

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renojim
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Previous channel

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.

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DHook
Level 7

Re: Previous channel would be nice

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.

MilesT
Level 13

Re: Previous channel would be nice

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).

 

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SouthernBuck
Level 7

Re: Previous channel would be nice

Awesome idea but 3 remotes to do it? One for source

two roku

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MilesT
Level 13

Re: Previous channel would be nice

Yeah its a lot of hardware, but it is a solution you can have right now, no waiting!

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