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by mikebdoss
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: [Solved] Roku Alexa Skill
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Roku Alexa Skill

Dreamsayer wrote:
Why is ROKU silent on this issue? Lot's of unhappy customers. Go check the Amazon Skills reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/Roku/dp/B07KCPWH27/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Roku is regularly silent on these kinds of things, and it's annoying. 
by mikebdoss
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PORNHUB DOWN
Replies: 15
Views: 3610

Re: PORNHUB DOWN

I wish someone would create a "private non certified channel" for Netflix, just a basic interface like the old one used to look like, so I can scroll in peace without preview trailers and watch videos without app pop up buttons asking to skip things and then shrinking the credits! That's ...
by mikebdoss
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: How to Stop Constant Ads and Closed Captions
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: How to Stop Constant Ads and Closed Captions

So no one has posted the answer to the question?? How do  we stop the unwanted pop up channels that start installing themselves into Roku?? It's very offensive and it's bad enough we have to put up with the channels themselves and their advertising bs but now we have to put up with Roku crap as wel...
by mikebdoss
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Removing x rated content from recently added
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: Removing x rated content from recently added

So I just bought a new Roku tv, my first one and I was super excited for the nextflix and Hulu channels and dropping chrome cast but when I went in free streaming and recently added I saw some fun stuff but then my wife pointed out that there is porn in there as well. After a night of digging I rea...
by mikebdoss
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Premier broadcasts its own SSID ad hoc WiFi Hot Spot :(
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Premier broadcasts its own SSID ad hoc WiFi Hot Spot :(

The biggest issue for me is my lack of control over broadcasting the Roku and not being able to change the SSID to something more obscure.  I tried to access it via my wifi portal but was unable to change the SSID even though I could see the device on the network.   In  a way, it's like an advertis...
by mikebdoss
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: How To Easily Turn Any Roku On Or Off Without Pulling It Out Of It’s Port All The Time
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: How To Easily Turn Any Roku On Or Off Without Pulling It Out Of It’s Port All The Time

I don't think either of you are drifting off topic when it comes to questions about the devices possibly ease dropping on you.  I have had those concerns ever since I invited my first laptop into my home.  I do believe that it's the choice of individuals about how much personal information is share...
by mikebdoss
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: How To Easily Turn Any Roku On Or Off Without Pulling It Out Of It’s Port All The Time
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: How To Easily Turn Any Roku On Or Off Without Pulling It Out Of It’s Port All The Time

If you can turn something on with a remote control, it was never really "off". Something is running to allow it to respond to the remote. 

Did old Rokus have a power button? I don't remember that. Which one?
by mikebdoss
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: How To Easily Turn Any Roku On Or Off Without Pulling It Out Of It’s Port All The Time
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: How To Easily Turn Any Roku On Or Off Without Pulling It Out Of It’s Port All The Time

There is a difference between spyware monitoring my internet online activity which there are all sorts of things being sold to at least minimize those efforts verses now actually buying and installing spyware into the outlets of your home under false pretenses that will invade your privacy, family ...
by mikebdoss
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: emergency alerts (weather)
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: emergency alerts (weather)

Those alerts are mandated by law: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/emergency-alert-system-eas You shouldn't stop them. It isn't advisable to stop them. Yes it is annoying when you are DVR and part of your recording has these but it is part of the zeitgeist. Immortalized into the broadcast like ...
by mikebdoss
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: emergency alerts (weather)
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: emergency alerts (weather)

Just an FYI, there is legislation to start bringing these alerts to streaming services.  Don't know what happened to it, just remember one of my state morons helped publish it. Not saying it's a bad idea, just that I'm not a fan of the people that were pushing for it. I'm for it.. storms kill, and ...
by mikebdoss
Fri May 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Activation scam
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: Activation scam

But why did OP go to this site instead of Roku's own site?
by mikebdoss
Mon May 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Activation scam
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: Activation scam

When the 4 letter code didn't work, I got a note on my IPad (which I was using to try to activate the ROKU) from "roku.activates-online.com". I'm wondering how the popup appeared. It's not like a spam site would hijack your internet connection just in case they see that you're trying to a...
by mikebdoss
Tue May 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Nowhereman/RokuChris done with Roku?
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Is Nowhereman/RokuChris done with Roku?

https://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?t=26363&start=2550 Ask and they close the thread. He might have quit and the NDA keeps him from disparage them. It basically mutes him and the only thing he can do to say anything is take down anything he has ever done for Roku. Possibly? Maybe... That othe...
by mikebdoss
Sun May 05, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Disable WiFi
Replies: 22
Views: 14187

Re: Disable WiFi

How can I disable the wifi card on the motherboard to get the wifi to be off permanently?  I already removed two antennaes and it still works... it's insecure to have wifi on such an insecure device and I don't want wifi at all. is it insecure, though? Has anyone ever successfully hacked a Roku via...
by mikebdoss
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: How to turn home page advertising off?
Replies: 44
Views: 14169

Re: How to turn home page advertising off?

I had to cancel Netflix Streaming some time ago due to their unique ability to make the UI and the displaying of their content so annoying I could get no enjoyment out of it. I maintain the DVD/BluRay deliveries and to date they've not found a way to infect physical media with their nonsense. If Ne...