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Coach David
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allow the power button to send the home command to stop streaming

Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:59 am

I just got done with support.

My Roku continues to stream after I press the power button on the Roku remote.

Roku says it does not put the Roku to sleep.

Can this button also send the home comand so the streams stop?

This seems like a minor feature request that will help us conserve our data, power, and bandwidth.

I get slow wifi speeds when Roku does not stop streaming

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Re: Roku, please allow the power button to send the home comand to the Roku so it stops streaming

Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 am

The button is IR sending the power command to the TV.  It does not send an RF command to the Roku.

If you're using a Stick and your TV has a usb port, plug the stick power into the USB to see if your TV will turn off the stick.
 
glasspilot
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Re: Roku, please allow the power button to send the home comand to the Roku so it stops streaming

Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:00 pm

Coach David wrote:

My Roku continues to stream after I press the power button on the Roku remote.

Roku says it does not put the Roku to sleep.

Can this button also send the home comand so the streams stop?

This seems like a minor feature request that will help us conserve our data, power, and bandwidth.

The Roku remote does not have a power button. Just a "Home" button. Just press the Home button and turn your TV off. When on the Home screen, your Roku will not use bandwidth.
 
mike1597
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Re: Roku, please allow the power button to send the home comand to the Roku so it stops streaming

Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:47 pm

A workaround would be a switched powerstrip.  The TV set is connected to the control outlet, when the TV is turned on, the powerstrip will detect consumption and activate the relay so power will be available on the controlled outlets.  Just plug Ruku and anything else you want powered off into the relay outlets.  They cost about $20 and up.
 
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Re: Roku, please allow the power button to send the home comand to the Roku so it stops streaming

Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 pm

glasspilot wrote:
Coach David wrote:

My Roku continues to stream after I press the power button on the Roku remote.

Roku says it does not put the Roku to sleep.

Can this button also send the home comand so the streams stop?

This seems like a minor feature request that will help us conserve our data, power, and bandwidth.

The Roku remote does not have a power button. Just a "Home" button. Just press the Home button and turn your TV off. When on the Home screen, your Roku will not use bandwidth.

Newer Rokus with the enhanced remote certainly do have a power button. Whether or not Roku could update the remote to send the home command and IR command with a single button press is unknown. I do think it is a good suggestion. A better solution would be to stop streaming when it detects power off through CEC.
 
glasspilot
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Re: Roku, please allow the power button to send the home comand to the Roku so it stops streaming

Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:16 am

bozzy wrote:
Newer Rokus with the enhanced remote certainly do have a power button.

I was not aware of that. I have a ROKU Ultra which is fairly new; just a home button. When I'm done watching I hit the Home button and turn off the TV.
 
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Re: Roku, please allow the power button to send the home comand to the Roku so it stops streaming

Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:00 am

glasspilot wrote:
bozzy wrote:
Newer Rokus with the enhanced remote certainly do have a power button.

I was not aware of that. I have a ROKU Ultra which is fairly new; just a home button. When I'm done watching I hit the Home button and turn off the TV.E

Even with the newer remotes that have a power button, you still need to hit the "Home" button to stop streaming.  The power button will only turn on/off the TV itself.
 
Coach David
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Re: Roku, please allow the power button to send the home comand to the Roku so it stops streaming

Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:45 pm

I noticed when I was watching YouTube tv and all my shows were in a watched state. I then tested the remotes power.

Then I called support. I asked to put in a feature request. They did but that was a few months ago
 
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Re: Roku, please allow the power button to send the home comand to the Roku so it stops streaming

Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:57 pm

Double topic.  Please use this thread for further discussion.

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