Help & troubleshooting for channels on your Roku device, including adding/removing channels, logging in to, authenticating, or activating a channel, channel-specific playback issues, assistance contacting channel publishers to report issues, and adjusting channel-specific settings.
Could you clarify a few things? So the channel is on your Home Screen, but it no longer functions or you get a message that it's no longer in service when you try to launch it? When you highlight it on the Home Screen and press * do you get the option to remove the channel? If so, what happens when you select it?
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I'm having the same problem. When I highlight the no-longer-available channel on the Roku Home screen and press *, it says "Not connected to the Internet. Please check your network connection and try again.". But, I know my connection is good (I've checked it through the Settings->Network->Check Connection test). If I do the same thing highlighting one of the channels that works normally, the options menu appears which allows me to remove the channel.
I have the *exact* same problem Tony is having.. To be precise, I'm trying to remove "MIT Open Courseware". I highlight that channel in my "home" grid and press '*'; Roku reports there is no internet connection, and wants me to check my connection. HOWEVER, I can immediately highlight a different, active, channel in the home grid, press '*' and the options for that active channel are available as usual.
Appears to be issue with Channels/apps that are no longer available for install. (removed from the Channel Store by Roku or the Channel Developer themselves for whatever reason.) In other cases, in order to avoid billing confusion, some Channels/apps require that you Cancel your subscription first before Removing the Channel/app.
If you don't find any billed subscriptions, and the option to Remove Channel by using the * button is still unavailable, you can always just try the Factory Reset option for your Roku device. (Settings/System/Advanced System Settings/Factory Reset or press and hold the Reset button for 30+ seconds.)
This should clear out any corrupted data and restore your device to condition when you purchased it.
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