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New Roku Update!

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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/16/14

rdsathene wrote:

I really can't understand why anything so counterintuitive would make it past a QC team.

Unless it changed in the past several weeks, apparently at least one person at Roku thought it was "awesome":





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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
Hello All-

I'm quite disappointed with the new interface- It is not as easy to navigate and like many others have stated you lose the ability to browse episodes in the queue.

Also a very strange issue has cropped up... Episodes in my queue have a "static" on them and will sometimes crash with a "Please check your connection or account error" (Audio still plays)...

If I browse for the title in the library and view it, I have neither issue

Please roll the interface back to the previous version... This one is a poor implementation.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/16/14
I'm liking this new ROKU update a lot better then the old. BUT1 I have issues with how the queue list works. I would like it better we it shows the titles you liked and went to the whole episode list of that title rather then what episode it thinks you need to watch next. I also wish the playback video was better. I like how you can skip with just clicking forward or backwards once but to get to a point further in and having to hold the button down I don't like at all. I have no idea where I will stop and if I over shoot where I want to see and spoil something. I wish playback was more like Netflix. Having the ability to see each scene frame so you know right where you are at would be so helpful.

So in short

#1 see the whole anime series in queue not just the episode.

#2 a more precise playback feature to better watch, fast forward, rewind videos with.

That's really the only thing bothering me as of right now otherwise I'm loving the new look.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/16/14
Seriously; This update is a pain to to navigate.
I'm not even sure if its linking to my account right.
Fix it Now.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
The new app finally got linked correctly, but now i'm having the same problems as many others - cant navigate within a series so i can go back and pick an episode of polar bear cafe when i want to

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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
If you facebook message kdrama.com they will give you access to their beta roku channel. It has the new stuff.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/16/14
Sounds good to me.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
I never post but I HATE the new app so I had to.

My biggest problem. I can't switch episodes in my queue. It only shows the latest episode. Actually if you already watched the latest you can't even rewatch it. In this regard it's actually much worse then the PS3 app. This is a huge problem. I rewatch episodes. There are whole series I've already seen in my queue. This makes the whole thing more cumbersome. Please change that feature ASAP.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 9/16/14

mahoganyprincess_77 wrote:

Not a fan of the new app the old one work just fine. I might have to cancel my paid subscription.



Hah! I love it. That picture sums up the entire conversation.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
The new roku app isn't that good.

I like that hd video is now available and that they included a "updated" list which the old app needed badly but every thing else feels like a downgrade.

Its hard to navigate the app.... figuring out you have to hit play to get to menus was weird and makes less sense than just being able to move left/right or up/down to the buttons on the screen.

The queue list doesn't work as good... it only goes to the next episode, some people myself included like to rewatch older episodes. You can't move straight from the first to last series in your queue or visa verse anymore. When you have a long queue sometimes its faster to go from number 1 to number 20,50, or 90 depending how long your queue is as a revolving wheel instead of spending fifteen minutes while the app tries to get the the newer queue in the back. .

(edit: ok I just figured out to get to the last/first series in the queue you have to use fast forward and rewind buttons. I'm still not a fan; looking at the ps3 app images, I don't own a ps3 myself, it looks like they just ported the ps3 app to the roku......)

On my wish list I'd also like it if we could just sign into the app directly instead of going to the crunchyroll's activate page..... one of the reason people use devices like the roku is so they don't have to use computers for everything.

This is a case a making a nicer looking UI by sacrificing functionality IMHO.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/16/14
Unfortunately I have to weigh in as well. The issues I have with the app have already been mentioned, particularly the inability to navigate the different episodes from your queue.
The makeover / UI is nice, I suppose, but besides that I'd prefer the old app. At least until this one is actually ready to work.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/16/14
ok so i got the update for the roku 2 but i have a problem when i want it to go to the next episode i have to log out of the intier thing just for it to change to the next episode and also if i want to see an old episode idk how to go back can anyone help
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
If this is still the only Roku solution next Friday, I have a reminder on my phone now...



Serious.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/16/14
i had no idea it could look so beautiful!
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
wtf. change it back or fix it.

This was poorly designed. This should never have been released.

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