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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:02 PM

do you have to return to home screen from Roku to stop streaming?

I have been out of the house a lot this week. My granddaughter had to have her appendix removed Monday, so I've been helping with babysitting at her house. She is doing great.

I think when I let my grandson shut off the tv the other day, he didn't return from Roku to home before he shut it off. The Roku remote doesn't have a power button. When I checked my broadband usage yesterday, I had used 40%, way more than usual this time of month. I disconnected any device that might have been connected when I noticed, and alerted my provider. I checked this morning and usage had gone down, but still high. I unplugged my cable modem until I can figure out what happened. I'll be on a broadband diet the rest of the month.

I don't have a usage problem if I shut off the tv without leaving Netflix, so I am not sure if Roku caused this. I don't know if I should disconnect and reconnect the Roku stick, or maybe unplug the whole tv to reset everything. I googled some of the terms, but it is so hectic with the kids, I thought I'd get some opinions.

I appreciate any advice.

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Reply do you have to return to home screen from Roku to stop streaming? (Original post)
Marthe48 Jul 11 OP
Eliot Rosewater Jul 11 #1
Marthe48 Jul 11 #4
Go Vols Jul 11 #2
Marthe48 Jul 11 #5
Dr Hobbitstein Jul 11 #3
Marthe48 Jul 11 #6
Marthe48 Jul 12 #7

Response to Marthe48 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:06 PM

1. Once the screen is not on the site the roku isnt streaming as far as I know

How you can know this is the way it is is watch a show then click over to Prime or Hulu or anything, wait a few seconds or a minute, go back to netflix show and I bet it is exactly where you left off

or leave it on neftlix then turn tv off, wait two minutes, go back and I bet it is where it was when you left

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:48 PM

4. I'll try that

One more day out of the house. Then I can do more checking. Thank you!

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Response to Marthe48 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:12 PM

2. Some USB ports may stay hot/on when the TV is off

and roku will continue to stream.You could try another port or just go to home screen when you turn off TV.

Edit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Roku/comments/83imf2/roku_streams_after_tv_is_off_ultra_and_stick/

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:50 PM

5. My son-in-law hooked it up

I'll check if its in the surge protecter or a usb. I looked at some of the Reddit posts, too. Thank you!

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Response to Marthe48 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:58 PM

3. If a show is mid screen and you just turn off the TV, then you are still streaming.

Just like if you were watching a DVD and turn off the TV, the DVD will continue on.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:53 PM

6. Netflix seems to stop streaming

I have been shutting if off without going to my home screen and didn't se the huge use of broadband. I'll make sure we close Roku from now on. Makes me sick I lost so much in 2 days. Thank you for your reply!

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Response to Marthe48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:34 PM

7. Thanks for the help

I disconnected the cable modem and in 24 hrs, used an acceptable amount of broadband.

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