Roku users want 'Continue Watching' feature removed from home screen: here's what support says (workaround inside)
A recent Roku update introduced Continue watching, a section that appears on home screen and includes all the shows and movies users are currently watching. It is available on all Roku devices running Roku OS 11.0 or above.
With this feature, Roku aims to make it easier for users to pick up where they left off in their streaming sessions. However, not everyone is embracing this change with open arms.
Some Roku users want ‘Continue watching’ feature removed
Some users find the feature intrusive or simply prefer a cleaner home screen without these suggestions.
Numerous Roku users have expressed their desire for the Continue watching feature to be removed or at least made optional.
Recently, Roku added a combined Search and Continue Watching to the list of channels. It’s above the top home, or below the last entry. Right where the two rollover when you scroll up from home. It was OK at first, but now on one of my Roku’s, EVERY TIME I wake it up from sleep, it is sitting at that Search line instead of the last used channel. This is NOT acceptable. (Source)
This new change appears to be causing inconvenience for some Roku users. Fortunately, the reports on this matter have captured the attention of the support.
Roku’s support team has chimed in, and said that the ‘Continue watching’ feature is deeply integrated into the Roku operating system.
Unfortunately, this means that users cannot easily remove or turn off the feature through settings. But luckily, there’s a workaround that’ll help you get rid of this feature.
Using the aforementioned workaround you can easily turn off the continue watching feature that appears on the home screen. However, it’s worth noting that this solution might not work for everyone.
And since this is an intended change, it’s unlikely to be reverted back. So, this workaround becomes an important hack to turn off continue watching section. Hence, you can try your luck to see if this fix works for you.
That said, we will update this article as and when we come across anything noteworthy.
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