One of the best features of Roku TVs is the ability to set a sleep timer that would not only turn off your TV but stop the stream of what you are watching. For cord cutters with data caps, this has made a smart TV like the Roku TV a must-have.
Sadly though this feature has been buried in the Roku settings and could be hard to find. Now Roku has made the sleep timer far easier to find, hopefully making it easier for Roku owners to stay under their data caps.
The updated Roku TVs have the sleep timer added to the top of the Roku TV settings when you hit the * key on your Roku remote while a video plays. Also, Roku TVs now have a new short cut row just above the apps on the home screen of your Roku. There you can pin a Roku Sleep timer button allowing you to easily add a sleep timer before you even start a stream.
This may seem small but for anyone with a data cap, the ability to have a sleep timer that will stop your stream can save you a lot of data every month.
This update is part of Roku OS’s 9.2 rollouts and once again is a hidden feature in the Roku 9.2 update that Roku didn’t announce. Often Roku slips in small changes like this without a lot of fanfare. Have you noticed any other changes to your Roku play or Roku TV with the 9.2 updates? Leave us a comment and let us know.
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