Roku update seems to kill features

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#1

In the last two weeks, both a Roku stick and a Roku 2 XS have changed due to a Roku update, I believe. The arrows right and left used to jump forward and backward a set time but now they just start the time line indicator and it's up to me to hit the play button. Also, when I select a chapter in a movie, I no longer get the text descriptor of the chapter, just it's number... irritating! I tried to ask Roku but they won't accept questions about either of these devices... more irritating! Is there any hope of fixing this?


#2

It sounds like you’re using Plex Pass beta channel using the new video player. The left and right arrows ( I assume you mean the FWD/REV ). Those no longer auto seek and resume, they start a fast forward or rewind, which is something Roku requires in their cert process for players. ( let me know if i am understanding what buttons you are hitting )

the chapter issue is a bug that has been filed. thanks for reporting


#3

Yes, it is the FWD/REV buttons that have changed. Strange they must do that after they sell it having advertised it the way I like. Oh well!
And I am using the Plex Pass beta channel. It took a while to actually like it but it provided features that were worth getting used to. Can I assume that the beta channel is the latest and greatest interface for Plex?


#4

@pixeltweek1 said:
And I am using the Plex Pass beta channel. It took a while to actually like it but it provided features that were worth getting used to. Can I assume that the beta channel is the latest and greatest interface for Plex?

Yes and it will eventually move over to the regular channel. There will be times they are exactly the same until a new beta is released.


#5

Thanks BigWheel for the responses!
One other question: is there another device that interfaces with Plex in the same manner as Roku?