If you're speaking of the "branded buttons", you can bet your life that those buttons aren't going anywhere. There's nothing in that link that says anything to the contrary. They've used pictures of remotes with blank buttons for years.
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It's financiallybeneficial to Roku, and to their sponsors, to provide individual programming of buttons. How else would they and their sponsors ever know what Roku's consumers prefer to watch? It would be much the same as the old box Nielsen provided to test-watchers in order to gather info for ratings.
A flash offer on my TV via Roku device: a "new" remote (the "Pro" offered to "only 2,000" takers) which has a rechargeable battery AND other upgrades - the pix showed blank buttons to program. The remote was offered at a discount in exchange for responding to questions and offering input. So I jumped at it.
Roku charged me full price - no discount. After chatting & emailing, they deny knowledge of any discount.
Yes it has a rechargeable battery.
No programmable buttons -- it has the same ol' pre-programmed buttons
Imagine you could get little buttons to change the remote and program the button so you don't have useless button you don't use. Also they would mare more money from it cause I would but a bunch of bottom cover so I can constantly change the button like I don't use vudu so why do I need a button to accidentally press and go to that app let me change it so something I'll actually use.
You cannot re-program a channel button on any Roku remote that has a channel name printed on it.
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