One of the key factors in the popularity of Roku devices is their well-known ease of use. But that doesn’t mean they can’t accomplish a lot of awesome things. We’ll demonstrate some features for you.
Roku devices have a very basic, purple default theme. If you don’t want to, you don’t have to put up with that. Roku devices come with a variety of themes you can use to spice up the appearance. There are a few different “official” themes pre-loaded on Roku devices. Additionally, you can obtain additional themes from those who have uploaded their own to the Channel Store. It’s a fantastic way to make your Roku uniquely yours.
Roku devices are loud right out of the box. There is a small audible confirmation for each movement you make on the screen and each button you press. You can disable that if you find it annoying. It’s easy to do, but it will make using Roku a little less grating overall.
Most likely, you have a Roku so that you can watch your preferred streaming content on your TV. Finding out which service has the content you want to watch is easy with Roku’s search feature.
The “Search” tab on the home screen and the voice search function on compatible remote controls both offer search functionality. Simply type in or speak the title of the TV program or movie you want to watch to find out where it is.
Roku equipment can be connected to Google Assistant for some cool hands-free commands. That implies that you can operate the Roku from a smartwatch, smart speaker, smart display, or phone. There are numerous commands available once Roku and Google Assistant are linked. Activate YouTube on Roku, pause the Roku in the kitchen, and turn on the Roku in the living room, for example. It’s really cool.
It can be challenging to keep up with the great shows that are available to watch these days. Your favorite shows are tracked by Roku’s “My Feed,” and you can see when new episodes are available. When a new episode is released, it shows up in your feed and you can watch it right away without switching between apps.
The Roku home screen is notoriously straightforward. The channel grid and the menu sidebar are the two main sections. Some of the items in the menu sidebar may not interest you. Fortunately, those things can probably be disabled.
You can remove specific items from the sidebar in the “Home Screen” section of the Settings. Shortcuts to “Featured Free,” “Live TV,” the movie and television store, and other sections are included. Worth looking at.
You’ve probably noticed that certain Roku locations contain advertisements. Actually, Roku makes a lot more money from advertisements than it does from the sale of hardware. As a result, even though there is no way to completely disable ads, you do have options.
There are a few options available to you. To prevent Roku from tailoring your ads to you, you can first turn off ad tracking. Second, you can stop the pop-up advertisements that appear over live TV commercials. It’s preferable to nothing.