EnTerr wrote:... Renaming "Channel Store" to "Streaming Channels" was most unwise (if i mince my words). A single word "Store" well conveyed it is a place you find and get things you need. And the smartphones and other streamers already trained consumers about "stores" - "AppStore", "Play Store". So i personally feel "Channel Store" is still the best.
I can guess someone wanted customers to avoid thinking of having to "purchase" things, when most items are free-with-asterisk. However again, the choice of new name does more harm than good - now it's not even clear WTF that menu item is! And the redundancy. "Streaming" channels... to distinguish them from what, "Dry" channels (arroyos / dry creeks)?!
They absolutely wanted a non-"store" name? I am reluctant to suggest one, since under the N.I.H. directive that virtually guarantees it will never be used - but how about "More Channels"? It's not hard to come with a better name - because "Streaming Channels" is so mediocre.
lion7718 wrote:It might not be really a feature, but I'd like to see a "Horror" section added under Streaming Channels/Genres...
EnTerr wrote:lion7718 wrote:It might not be really a feature, but I'd like to see a "Horror" section added under Streaming Channels/Genres...
Not worth it as a separate category.
However! You can do that already, open https://channelstore.roku.com/search/horror
(alternatively type "horror" in the search box)
lion7718 wrote:Really...so comedy, fitness, food, travel, lifestyle, sports & religious...are all so important to get their own, but horror isn't worth it..??
Voldemort wrote:1. Opt out of updates
2. Inactivity timer shuts down hdmi out
3. Parental Controls
trekkeriii wrote:tacticalcity wrote:A free and fully functional web browser that can run flash would be great. Browsing the web would be great, and it would be nice to be able to access the Full Episodes of networks that do not offer a Roku channel yet...without having to mirror a computer screen.
Roku is not powerful enough. Adobe has ceased development of Flash players on additional platforms as well. Android doesn't even Support Flash anymore. Plus official network websites would block the Roku browser, similar to how they block PS4 browser for example.
urville wrote:Roku devices need to allow connection to local networks wired or wireless that do not have an active internet connection. Not having this functionality renders a multitude of the third party apps sold for Roku unusable that otherwise have the functionality to work on local networks without an internet connection, unusable. Embry, Subsonic, Plex, etc
In fact many of those same apps have specific offline functionality built in tot he apps specifically made for Roku. There is no valid reason to disallow this.
Valid uses: take roku to hotel/friends house/work/etc and connect to local tv, create local ad hoc or portable router network with no internet, between roku and laptop with plex server: entire home catalog is now portable anywhere on any tv. Storm knocks out fixed wireless internet, catalog still accessible. Etc
scwebb12 wrote:Request: Add miracast screen mirroring functionality to Roku's Android app.
Since Google has removed miracast screen mirroring functionality from its "cast" app it is no long possible to mirror Android phone screens to Roku devices.