Too old? Possible. I can say I haven't seen that behavior on my Ultra, Premiere or my Roku TV. And the last trip I took I used my Stick and it worked fine as well. But others have reported a similar situation, so there might be issues with some players. The Roku 1 was introduced in Sept 2013, so it is getting long in the tooth.
Nvidia Shield, Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.