Roku Engineering follows this forum. It's good to post reasons to let them know if there's something they should take a look at.
My reason is that I would like to disable it. My Roku 3 is the only thing I've ever bought that came with a WiFi access point without advertising it on the box. (The other devices were routers.) I find it strange that not only is this access point not able to be modified or disabled, but that requests to do so are seen as invalid. (1
I'm glad Engineering follows the forum, though. I'd love it if someone could let me know if this is officially considered a PEBKAC sort of issue or if access point configuration options might come in a future software update. Or get a second opinion on if a different remote could help, as implied by this thread
That behavior has nothing to do with the WiFi Direct broadcast. The Netflix app looks for other compatible devices on the same network. I've never had it prompt me to play it on another device automatically, though. Only if I use the cast/airplay button in the apps interface.
I like to use Airplay too, but that's not what I'm talking about.
About 5 or 10 seconds after launching Netflix, a blue menu drops down labelled "Ready to play on your TV" without any prompting: http://twitpic.com/dsv7k3
After that happens, anything that's played will first ask where it should play: http://twitpic.com/dsv7m1
I suppose I could take it up with Netflix, but I am trying here first since this is a Roku-specific behavior. Even though I have an Apple TV in the house, the only device listed in the pop-up is my Roku. Does anyone know how this works and if I can avoid it?
Thanks in advance,