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Roku App On All The Time?

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Roku App On All The Time?

When using a Roku stick, do you have to take the extra step  of opening the app every time you turn on the TV?  If so, is there a way to set it up so that it's always on, as if you were using a box?

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Re: Roku App On All The Time?

Roku's have a 'bandwidth saver' setting that stops an app after about 4 hours if you don't answer a prompt. If you don't worry about bandwidth, you can disable the setting. This also assumes a separate Roku device and not a Roku TV. I assume turning off a Roku TV will also shut down any running apps.

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Re: Roku App On All The Time?

Thanks for the quick reply!  Yes, this will be a Roku stick using the Comcast streaming app.  That sounds good - if I understand you  correctly, if I disable that app shutdown feature, the Roku will stay "hot and live" when I power off the TV, so it should come right back up to the same screen when the TV is turned on again.  Is that setting easy to find?

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Re: Roku App On All The Time?

Settings/Network/Bandwidth Saver