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Request sleep timer to main menu 4k stick

I use the roku stick for my TV remote.  I understand there used to be a sleep timer function. Can we add that back in? I (and many others) love to fall asleep to the TV. Nothing worse than waking up to a bright tv glaring me in the face.

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Re: Request sleep timer to main menu 4k stick

Hi @Dgrams2003,

Welcome to the Roku Community!

We understand you have a query about the sleep timer. When streaming music, a movie, or a TV show, or when watching content from an external device connected to your Roku TV (e.g., cable set-top box, game console, Blu-ray™ player), you can access the Options menu by pressing Star * on your Roku remote. Once you see the Options menu, scroll up or down to Sleep Timer and select a time interval.

  • Note: Star * is assigned a different function on some streaming channels, meaning it will not open the Options menu. In these cases, you need to use another method to set a sleep timer.

For further reference, you can visit our support page: How to use a sleep timer to turn off your Roku TV.

Please let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.

All the best,


Jecheal R.
Roku Community Moderator
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Binge Watcher

Re: Request sleep timer to main menu 4k stick

It's due to the fact that some apps don't allow you to open the in app star/option menu is why we need a secondary way to access the sleep timer in the main menu. 

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Re: Request sleep timer to main menu 4k stick

Roku's do have a Data saver mode that will halt streaming after 4 hours of no remote activity. That would return you to the home screen. To turn the TV itself off, you need to check it's options.

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