I think everyone has at one point accidentally hit a button on their remote. With most remotes that may mean accidentally pausing a video or muting the TV, but with Roku that often means jumping to a different Roku Channel requiring a lot of work to get back to your video.
Now Roku has released an update to fix this issue with its quick buttons. (The buttons on the remote that allow you to jump directly to Netflix, Sling, Amazon, etc.)
With this new update, if you are watching a video and hit one of the quick buttons on your remote you will be asked to confirm you want to exit your current app. Now this only happens if you are watching a video. Hitting the quick buttons on the home screen or in the menus of Netflix, for example, will launch you right into the app you requested.
Roku’s quick buttons are one of the reasons they are so easy to use, making getting to popular apps such as Netflix and Hulu quick. Yet it always seems easy to bump and accidently exit the video you are watching. Now that will no longer be an issue.
While this is still not the programable buttons many Roku owners would love, it is a nice update to the Roku OS.
Your Roku must be running 7.6 to have the new quick button feature. Some Roku TVs have yet to update to 7.6, but Roku promises over the next few months they will get the 7.6 update.
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