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RokuShawnS
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Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:32 am

This thread is for posting feature suggestions for the 1st quarter of 2016. Each quarter, I will be starting a new thread in order to keep the information concise, and will archive older threads as needed.

Feel free to make your own feature requests!

C. Shawn Smith


Feature Requests from 2015 (WiP)
  • Support for USB Antenna (for OTA)
  • Passcode individual channels/settings/channel store
  • DTS-HD & TrueHD passthru
  • 1080p/24p playback
  • Categorize channel lineup (folders, etc)
  • Remote with programmable favorite buttons
  • Wireless audio transmission for Roku Remote App (like Roku 3 audio port)
  • Ability to pair with BlueTooth headphones
  • To be continued ...
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:46 pm

Okay here's my quarterly request for 1080p/24hz output. It would be great if this can be added so that we could watch movies from Netflix, Amazon, etc...without the use of 3:2 pulldown. :)
 
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:25 am

While watching WatchESPN I noticed several "Loading...Please Wait" messages. Presumably I was experiencing a weak network stream at the time. This was happening with a Roku 4 player wired to a network switch.

I switched to a wireless Amazon Fire TV Stick and also noticed some occasional video stream interruptions. However the Fire TV stick did not display the nag message but instead temporarily paused the video stream while buffering.

I would rather see a paused screen instead of the nag message during short buffering pauses, or at least still show the live feed screen with a small "please wait" message notation.

And yes, I still vote +1 for DD+ to DD conversion on the optical out port.

The Roku 4 may have a V-8 under the hood but it performs more like a 4-banger.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:29 am

RokuShawnS,

Thanks for putting this up, here are my requests in no particular order:

1080P/24 output

HDMI 2.0a/HDR compatibility

DD+ to DD conversion

BTW, these are for the Roku 4.

Thanks,

Bill
 
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:52 am

First, let me say, that I have a LOT fewer requests than I used to. Roku has really improved its products and software over the nearly five years I've been a customer. Great job!

1) Support for a USB tuner or a model with a built-in turner and full, seamless integration of OTA, with current programming, into the Roku interface. (Ideally, a sort of mashup of a Channel Master DVR+ (sans the recording and a program guide beyond what is currently airing) and a Roku would be a killer product.)
2) Passcode protection as an OPTION (not required) for channel access through the interface, the settings and the Channel Store. This would be great for parents as many streaming services don't have parental controls. (Channel Master DVR+ has this.)
3) I know this isn't up to Roku, but please put a bug in the ear of Spotify that they desperately need to upgrade how users access their service through Roku. Amazon Fire TV offers a much better Spotify experience. The primary missing element is MyMusic. It would be fantastic to be able to access saved albums and artists rather than having to search for them.
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:58 am

RokuShawnS wrote:
Note: Will update this thread this weekend to feature the top requests from 2015[/i]

thank you!
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:32 pm

I would really like a power button and volume buttons on the normal Roku remote that can control a television.

It could look the same as the remotes for the Roku TV's. Nice and simple.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:16 pm

1. Opt out of updates
2. Inactivity timer shuts down hdmi out
3. Parental Controls
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:53 pm

The buttons on the remote defined for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Rdio and Sling. I do not know if there is a contractual agreement with these providers with Roku, but not everyone has subscriptions to some or all of these providers. I would like to see the instant channel buttons have the ability to assigned to ANY channel or function that I use on a regular basis via My. Roku or the Roku OS. If you do not subscribe to one or many of the providers on the four LARGE buttons, then the buttons are for not.

They could be renamed to F1, F2, F3 and F4
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:38 pm

Rcosta wrote:
I do not know if there is a contractual agreement with these providers with Roku...

Yes, Roku sells the buttons to channel owners for advertising, so they can't be changed.
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:31 am

I would like to see a new Gui design and app for siriusxm which will include high quality streaming (320kps) option.

Also 1080/24p
 
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:07 am

DD+ to DD conversion This is a big deal and important one.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:07 am

DD+ to DD conversion on the optical port.

On models without the optical port, I'd like to see an option to convert the audio from DD+ to DD on HDMI output. I could then pull it off with an optical extractor. The use of DD+ has left all of us with an old AVR in a lurch, because everybody says "not my problem" and points finger. Whoever solves the problem gets my $$.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:55 pm

I would, as well, love to see DD+ to DD conversion out over the optical connector. Please don't make us all buy new receivers. Just think that will be money that could be used to buy ad f itional Roku products!
 
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Re: Feature Requests - First Quarter 2016

Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:25 am

* Some kind of event API to know when content is playing or recently paused on the Roku. I'd like to automatically tie play on the Roku into home automation and set lighting when content plays, restoring it when done. Plexmedia server provides this functionality on the server side, but when using Amazon / Netflix / or any other channel on the Roku this is not possible.
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