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Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:49 pm

This thread is for posting feature suggestions for the 3rd 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


Top Previous Feature Requests
  • 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
  • Screensaver that is simply a 100% Black Screen
  • allow both private listening and the tv speakers to be active at the same time
  • DD+>DD transcoding over optical and HDMI on Roku 4
  • the ability to set up a WiFi remote capable device (such as a Roku 2/3 or a Stck) with a mobile device
  • To be continued ...
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Vorg
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:53 pm

Instead of requiring another account to have different channel lists, allow each device on the same account have it's own channel list.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:59 pm

HDR support for the Roku 4.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:07 am

For roku tvs, I would like the option to disable the screen while continuing to play the audio.

I.e. instead of just being able to make the screen dim, I would like the screen off entirely, while still being able to use the speakers for my tunes (or in this case streaming white noise at night)
 
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:19 pm

How about Parental PIN support for Netflix app in the 2XS models? Plex supports it, so I'm sure Netflix can do it too.
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:01 pm

mrjlturner wrote:
How about Parental PIN support for Netflix app in the 2XS models? Plex supports it, so I'm sure Netflix can do it too.


Netflix has to do this, just FYI. They have to update their API supporting the older versions of Netflix first. I guess they have no intentions of doing that. Roku can't do anything about it except pass along the requests.
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:43 pm

Yep I know. But I also know that calling Netflix and asking them for it is a dead end. Having Roku reach out is a better option, so I posted the request here :)
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:57 am

I'd like Roku to learn the remote signals of my TV's factory remote controller. This was a feature in the Apple TV and one that I really appreciated over the years.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:33 pm

Feature Request for the Feature Request thread:

Would it be possible to be presented with a trackable list of things being requested and if they're possible or being worked on?

Without revealing too much about future products. There are a few that make it every quarter and it gets redundant.
1. DD+ transcoding
2. Enhanced Remotes with a two way IR module and learning functionality
3. More codec support
 
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:39 pm

trekkeriii wrote:
mrjlturner wrote:
How about Parental PIN support for Netflix app in the 2XS models? Plex supports it, so I'm sure Netflix can do it too.


Netflix has to do this, just FYI. They have to update their API supporting the older versions of Netflix first. I guess they have no intentions of doing that. Roku can't do anything about it except pass along the requests.


It amazes me that there are XS units still being used. Compared to the newer models, it's like using a Windows 98 machine. Amazon let's you trade them in for a $20 gift card. That covers half the cost of a 2016 streaming stick.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:36 pm

I recently purchased the latest roku stick model and noticed the following:

- So far the only app that has dolby digital capability is HBO GO. My receiver doesn't detect dolby digital 5.1 from Netflix and Amazon.

- Captions settings shouldn't pause the video and sometimes even takes you back to the menu in some apps.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:08 am

Update the tablet / smartphone remote app to mirror the TV/HDMI output and allow touchscreen control.

My Roku box is connected via HDMI to a Denon AVR that is connected to my TV via HDMI.

There are several times throughout the week where I would like the Roku player to provide audio (video is don't care since the TV is off) to the AVR for radio-like playback. The use cases include Internet Radio, listening (not watching) local or business news, listening to sports broadcasts when friends are over.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:03 am

I would like to see a momentary contact button that would plug into the head phone jack. Pushing it would mute the sound until released. Yes, the program can be paused but I want it to continue for a variety of reasons.
 
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:07 am

Passcode option to open any Roku channels, access the Channel Store, and access the setting.
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Re: Feature Requests - Third Quarter 2016

Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:53 pm

OTA Tuner support for live TV with pause and rewind
CableCard support for live TV with pause and rewind
DVR functionality with internal or USB HDD with streaming to other Roku devices without the hardware as well as to iOS and Windows devices
Blu Ray drive (internal or USB)
Moca 2.0 or 2.5 network support
TV provider single sign on across apps
Better UX for managing my own video library

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