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Did your Roku / Netflix Search feature stop working this weekend, around May 24th?

Asked by LuckyGuy (37978points) May 26th, 2014

I have Netflix on demand $8 per month, and a Roku XR unit. Up until Saturday I used to be able to search for movies in Netflix and select the desired movie from a box on the right hand side of the screen. Saturday night I tried to search and it provided a normal list, but when I tried to select the movie it went right back to the search screen with a big question mark. I cannot pick the movie or show. (I realize this is a first world problem.)
I have the latest Roku software. I reset my account info. I reattached to my Ethernet. All to no avail. Search still does not work.
What happened? Am I the only one? Does anyone have any suggestions? .

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jca's avatar

@LuckyGuy: I know this is not answering the question, but can you please clarify what exactly a Roku box does and why it’s necessary on top of Netflix? I had googled it a while ago when you mentioned Roku Box, but I don’t see what it does that’s different from Netflix.

johnpowell's avatar

Roku is just a box that has a netflix app like the ATV and Fire TV. Basically a cheap box that streams directly to your TV with no fuss. No computer or phone needed just a HDMI cable. They have their own remote.

I seriously love my Fire TV. It is the best 99 bucks I ever spent.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@jca I don’t have cable. I have a large antenna on the roof so i get about 15 network channels. I watch Netflix to watch other shows. Commercial free!
The Roku box cost about $50 a few years ago. It is connected to my Wifi and plugs into my TV. NetFlix is one channel out of hundreds (maybe thousands?) of channels that can be received – free. . Of course there are paid channels but I do not subscribe to any. I only go with the free ones. You can find anything there – except porn.
Of the top of my head here are some channels I selected. Pandora, Netflix, Hulu, Vimeo (my favorite) , NASA, Pub-d-Hub (second favorite), Crunchy Roll, Weather Underground , TED, Chow, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Tasty Trade, AgSmart, Smithsonian… I’m missing a bunch too lazy to look. but you get the idea.
It is like @johnpowell ‘s Fire TV. A great investment – if you drop cable.

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