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Old 03-02-24, 01:53 PM
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Roku just essentially bricked my Ultra player because it's trying to force me to accept some new Dispute Resolution Terms. Something about agreeing not to participate in a class action lawsuit against them.



Old 03-02-24, 02:02 PM
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Re: The Roku Thread

97% don’t read that.
So they probably figured they could slip it in there.
Old 03-02-24, 07:36 PM
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I found the instructions to opt out here, in paragraph L. You have 30 days upon receipt of the notice on your device to mail Roku a letter (it's invalid via e-mail) opting out.
Old 03-05-24, 09:11 PM
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Old 03-05-24, 11:52 PM
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File a class action lawsuit for that!

Itís been probably a year since I last used my Roku. Only things itís best at now are Vudu and Movies Anywhere.
Old 03-18-24, 02:18 AM
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If the Stop the FOMO guy's suspicion is correct, this was all about Roku trying to cover their butts after a user data breach.



Here's an article about the breach, that was posted over at AVS Forum.
Old 03-18-24, 04:59 PM
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Oh, wow. That sucks.
Old 04-04-24, 01:55 PM
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Holy crap if they actually do this, all my rokus go in the trash. Keep in mind this is only a patent request but jeez.

https://www.lowpass.cc/p/roku-hdmi-ad-insertion-patent
Roku is exploring ways to show consumers ads on its TVs even when they are not using its streaming platform: The company has been looking into injecting ads into the video feeds of third-party devices connected to its TVs, according to a recent patent filing.

This way, when an owner of a Roku TV takes a short break from playing a game on their Xbox, or streaming something on an Apple TV device connected to the TV set, Roku would use that break to show ads. Roku engineers have even explored ways to figure out what the consumer is doing with their TV-connected device in order to display relevant advertising.
Old 04-04-24, 02:04 PM
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^^ I get that would be annoying and I wouldn't want it either, but note that could only work for "Roku TVs", not the Roku box devices.

I wouldn't be surprised if someday they start showing ads instead of the screensaver on the devices, though.
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And I thought it wasn't possible to hate Roku more.
Old 04-04-24, 02:20 PM
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by fujishig
Holy crap if they actually do this, all my rokus go in the trash. Keep in mind this is only a patent request but jeez.

https://www.lowpass.cc/p/roku-hdmi-ad-insertion-patent
This is probably just a sign of what all companies will be doing before long. Some streaming services will pop up ads when you pause a show now. Walmart bought Vizio just so they could sell advertising on Vizio TVs.
Old 04-04-24, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by The Cow
^^ I get that would be annoying and I wouldn't want it either, but note that could only work for "Roku TVs", not the Roku box devices.

I wouldn't be surprised if someday they start showing ads instead of the screensaver on the devices, though.
Right, the purge in my household would be more on principle. Plus I have a Roku TV. Although I guess I can disconnect it from the internet and use an external streaming box if it comes to that.
Old 04-05-24, 01:20 PM
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by fujishig
Holy crap if they actually do this, all my rokus go in the trash. Keep in mind this is only a patent request but jeez.

https://www.lowpass.cc/p/roku-hdmi-ad-insertion-patent
This is for Roku TVs not separate Roku devices connected to a TV.
Old 04-15-24, 05:01 PM
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Roku got hacked. Over 570K accounts compromised. Probably should change your passwords.

Old 04-15-24, 05:12 PM
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If bad actors used stolen passwords from another account then Roku wasn't hacked, unless I just don't understand the definition of being hacked.

Then the first response to this tweet is someone who claims they got this email but used a unique password...
Old 04-16-24, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by fujishig
If bad actors used stolen passwords from another account then Roku wasn't hacked, unless I just don't understand the definition of being hacked.

Then the first response to this tweet is someone who claims they got this email but used a unique password...
Yeah, their response is "our own investigation show's we're not at fault, and instead it was likely credentials stolen from another source." In other words, they don't have evidence one way or another.

On the other hand, they changed their dispute resolution terms on March 17, 10 days after they were alerted to the strange activity, and a month before they publicly notify their customers. It seems like they at least for a while thought they had royally fucked up and were wanting to cover their asses by having almost all users agree to the new terms before telling anyone. See this post RocShemp made a month ago:

Originally Posted by RocShemp
If the Stop the FOMO guy's suspicion is correct, this was all about Roku trying to cover their butts after a user data breach.



Here's an article about the breach, that was posted over at AVS Forum.
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