• snowe
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      97 months ago

      Roku has tons of Home Screen ads what are you talking about? It was so bad I spent about 5 minutes using it until I went and bought an Apple TV.

      • @MagicShel@programming.dev
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        67 months ago

        Are you talking about the static city scape that scrolls while occasionally showing still ads every once in a while? That doesn’t feel like the same thing at all. Of course I haven’t used my Roku since I hooked up a PS5 so maybe they’ve made it worse.

      • ripcord
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        37 months ago

        We were talking about Fullscreen are that you have to skip or watch, which they don’t have (at least not for me)

        There’s some ad on the home screen I agree I don’t want but it’s nowhere near as annoying as on Android TV or FireTV. Mostly it just stays out of my way and lets me do things, and that’s it.

    • Drusas
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      47 months ago

      Until recently, yeah. Recently, my Roku TV is forcing me to interact with an ad (express interest or disinterest) before I can even launch an app.

      • Takatakatakatakatak
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        67 months ago

        That sounds like something that should be illegal. You bought the screen. It belongs to you.

        Can you root the TV and be rid of that horrible functionality?

      • ripcord
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        37 months ago

        I have a bunch of Rokus and never seen that. That sucks

        • Drusas
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          27 months ago

          Hopefully it’s some sort of A/B testing that you’ll never see.

    • EbbyA
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      37 months ago

      Ehhh… Have one of those too.

      Still has some advertising but my pihole stopped that… until they bypassed it by hard coding DNS servers. Took longer to block that one.

      I’d say they are a better option, but that was still mean of them.

    • Aatube
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      17 months ago

      Indeed, though it still doesn’t have a web browser.