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Thu, Jul 11, 2019 2:00 PM

Roku streaming app

Love the new Roku app. Particularly the ability to select "last watched" stuff from the get-go, as I generally use it at my desk while trading in the market, the only channel I watch is CNBC, so 99% of the time I just  click on CNBC in last watched and I'm off. Love it!

 

I'd like to suggest a new feature: while watching a live channel, and pushing the up-arrow on the Roku remote, I currently see a "last watched" button, play/pause, channel up/down, etc. I'd like to see a "record show you're watching" (or something simlilar) button next to Last Watched that would automatically start a recording of that show. Then, if the show is recording, replace "record this show" with "watch recording of this show" button so you can switch over to that recording instead of the live stream.

 

Or, more simply, if someone hits pause while watching a live stream, you might ask if the user wants to start a recording now and, if so, start recording and switch to the recording all at once.

 

Its easy to do this manually by going out to the guide and starting a recording, so it's not like the capability isn't there to pause/watch live; its just a matter of buffering it in "recordings" and by asking at the time the user hits pause you would make it clear that it is, in fact, a new recording in your recordings queue.

 

You can reward me by letting me use my Roku player outside of the home. Or at least let me register one Roku device for use outside of home. I'd really, really like to do that when I'm travelling.

 

S

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Rustyben

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24K Messages

2 y ago

moved post to the stream app area of the forum.

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2 y ago

Greetings, steveschu! I appreciate you taking the time to reach out to us here on the forums. I hope you are having an amazing day. Thank you for the feedback in regards to the Roku streaming app. I certainly understand with wanting to make it flow easily into recording without the need to back out to go somewhere just to set up the recording. I will pass this along to the proper channels to see if they can do anything for future enchantments of the Xfinity stream app. As for being able to use the Roku outside of your home network, this may be something we are currently working on but have no ETA on if it will be allowed outside the home network.

steveschu

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2 y ago

Thanks for the follow-up. Also, I hope you are able to make Roku work outside the home for those of us who would like to access our recordings while we travel. Even if just one device can be registered for that purpose, it'd be great.


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2.9K Messages

2 y ago

Hey, steveschu. I hope you had a great weekend. At this time, this may be due to the agreement we have set up with Roku to only be allowed to stream from within the network at this time. I'm certainly not privy to how that is all set up. However, you should be able to use the Stream app on another 3rd party device like a phone and tablet outside of your network and also the streaming portal for your pc (https://www.xfinity.com/stream/). Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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