Post Reply Quite a few bugs with Roku?
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Posted 4/30/16
So I figured I would try CR on a Roku stick, and am I glad that I didn't pay for it, because the free one has issues like you wouldn't believe.

The same ad, over and over and over and over again.

I don't drink Mexican beer. Stop trying to sell me Mexican beer. In fact, the only ad I was ever shown was for Mexican Beer.

Search? You mean autocrash function!

Tried to search for an anime, Roku crashed back to home, tried it again, same effect, again, same thing.

I laughed and switched to Netflix.



Not impressed guys.

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Posted 5/1/16

VZ68 wrote:

Not impressed guys.

Which model Roku Stick do you have? The 3500 or the 3600?
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Posted 5/1/16

Hairbelly wrote:


VZ68 wrote:

Not impressed guys.

Which model Roku Stick do you have? The 3500 or the 3600?


3500
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Posted 5/1/16
I have a 3500R and had no issues until the Roku firmware update of Apr 21. Now the screensaver won't activate and the channel crashes when the TV is turned off. It worked quite well before that (even though I like the previous player UI much better). I can't blame Crunchyroll for the channel not working as well with the latest Roku update (since Roku always messes up everything now), but Crunchyroll will probably have to update the channel to make it work well with Roku again. No problems with search though. Obviously, premium users won't have a problem with ads/commercials.

Frankly, given all the problems with Roku (I have 2) over the past 6 months (since the v7 firmware) on all channels, I won't be getting any more. I'd rather hook-up a Chromebox to my TV.
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Posted 5/11/16
After visiting the Roku forums today, it would seem this new "glitch" with the latest Roku firmware isn't a glitch at all. It's a "feature". Roku apparently thinks it's a good idea to crash a channel that's been idle for an hour or two because... of some stupid reason. (Probably for no better reason that to force users to see their ads on the home screen.)

I'll be getting rid of the 2 I currently have and replacing them with something else that isn't bone-headed, ridiculously stupid.
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