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Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:47 pm

I fairly recently got a Roku 4 Premier+. On it, I was watching Netflix and somehow managed to get technical playback details (bit rate, format, etc.) overlaid on top of the video in the top left. It stayed there even after stopping and restarting playback, until I either exited the channel or rebooted the Roku (don't recall which). That was a week or so ago, and I've not been able to get it again...

I think I turned it on while hitting * to change options, but I've tried all kinds of random buttons but haven't been able to make it happen again.

Anyone know what the button combination is?
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:55 pm

While your watching something in Netflix hit the * key, click it again to turn it off.
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:23 pm

Exiting the channel will reset the display. A reboot isn't necessary.
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With some Versions of Roku players you can just hit the * button during playback and toggle the debug window. With others, the * button has to be pressed while on the main view before playback begins, and pressing the button during playback has no effect. 
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:53 am

It seems to come and go with double-clicks of the * button for me, most of the time. I've had it where even exiting the channel would not get rid of it, only a reboot (before I discovered double click).
 
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:21 pm

Only works for me if I hit the asterisk button while in the Netflix menu browsing then go and watch a movie. If I exit the movie and go back to the browsing screen and press asterisk again it will make it go away the next time I watch a movie.
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:40 am

I don't bother with the * menu no more as it turns on that supid side bar and I even had NF crash when it started to speak to me like I was visual impared.  I had to mess around pressing * to get rid of that annoying voice assistant.
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:19 pm

Thanks. Turns out on this unit, it's * on the main Netflix screen, or on the series details screen when resuming an episode (if it starts auto playing, it's too late, and that's pretty much instant for me).
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:29 pm

Thanks for the work around. Seems like it is a necessary evil or trade off for having such a simple remote control.
 
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:14 pm

I have a Roku Express, and had the non stop dialog box in the top left of the screen when watching Netflix. Couldn't get rid of it until - 

1. While watching your show, exit out
2. Return to main netflix menu
3. Click the * button 3 times quickly
4. You should now hear "audio _________________ diasbled"
5. Go back into your show, and enjoy 
 
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:46 pm

kellyofthevalley wrote:
I have a Roku Express, and had the non stop dialog box in the top left of the screen when watching Netflix. Couldn't get rid of it until - 

1. While watching your show, exit out
2. Return to main netflix menu
3. Click the * button 3 times quickly
4. You should now hear "audio _________________ diasbled"
5. Go back into your show, and enjoy 

The three button presses is to turn on/off the Audio Guide in the Roku. That's why you heard a voice prompt. It has nothing to do with the Netflix channel debug menu. That is the shortcut to the Audio Guide. the other place to turn it on/off in under Settings/Accessibility. 
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:18 pm

atc98092 wrote:
Exiting the channel will reset the display. A reboot isn't necessary.
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With some Versions of Roku players you can just hit the * button during playback and toggle the debug window. With others, the * button has to be pressed while on the main view before playback begins, and pressing the button during playback has no effect. 

@act98092 - Thanks! Backing out to main view and pressing "*" did the trick.
 
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:50 pm

rockou wrote:
Only works for me if I hit the asterisk button while in the Netflix menu browsing then go and watch a movie. If I exit the movie and go back to the browsing screen and press asterisk again it will make it go away the next time I watch a movie.

Yes, that works for me too, when Netflixing on integrated Roku on my TCL 55P605 TV.
 
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 am

This Method works for me on a TCL 55R617 - Fullproof.

While watching a Netflix show/movie press the ↪️Skip Back Button and Immediately press the (*)Settings Button.

This works to bring up the Resolution Information and to take them away. Cheers
 
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:17 pm

rockou wrote:
Only works for me if I hit the asterisk button while in the Netflix menu browsing then go and watch a movie. If I exit the movie and go back to the browsing screen and press asterisk again it will make it go away the next time I watch a movie.

Same thing for me on roku 3
 
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Re: Somehow got Netflix playback statistics in top left

Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:04 pm

had to restart my roku, no amount of asterisk pressing would work on any menu.

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