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#253 Posted by chickentubchef (3 posts) -

I'm actually having an issue where I can't even get the app to load on my device. Just picked up a Roku Streaming Stick and I added the Giant Bomb app to my device. When I click Giant Bomb, I get a loading screen and then it immediately crashes back to my home screen. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app and have the same issue. I also tried restarting my device and that also did not help. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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#254 Posted by deviationer (15 posts) -

@chickentubchef:

Are you using the giantbomb app directly from the roku store? if so it's broken. Try the beta version

https://www.giantbomb.com/forums/bug-reporting-33/roku-app-not-working-use-the-beta-version-1808125/

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#255 Posted by chickentubchef (3 posts) -

@deviationer: ahh, that was the issue. Beta app seems to be working great. Thanks for the heads up!

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#262 Posted by bummey (724 posts) -

Archived shows are still showing up under the active shows section.

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#263 Edited by Rorie (5133 posts) -

@bummey: Can you take a quick picture of this the next time you see it? I don't have a Roku handy to try this out today.

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#264 Edited by bummey (724 posts) -
@rorie said:

@bummey: Can you take a quick picture of this the next time you see it? I don't have a Roku handy to try this out today.

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You can see Beast in the East, Betting the Farmville, and Blue Bombin' just under the new video scroller, and one tick on the Down arrow key brings up this

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Scrolling down to Archived Shows section, it's exactly the same. So, Archived Shows are being populated in the Shows category, and Shows are being populated in the Archived Shows category.

Tried editing this a few times and it still comes out wonky... text in weird spots, images different sizes. Oh well.

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#266 Edited by king3pj (18 posts) -

I'm a big fan of the Roku app. I use it on a daily basis. The only thing missing for me is a Breaking Brad video category. That or a way to search for videos through the app would be nice. I would like to go back and watch the Breaking Brad Demon Souls and Bloodborne videos but right now I can't find a way to do that outside of sitting at my PC.

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#267 Edited by bummey (724 posts) -
@king3pj said:

I'm a big fan of the Roku app. I use it on a daily basis. The only thing missing for me is a Breaking Brad video category. That or a way to search for videos through the app would be nice. I would like to go back and watch the Breaking Brad Demon Souls and Bloodborne videos but right now I can't find a way to do that outside of sitting at my PC.

Yeah. Unless a video is in a Show category there's no way to watch it, newer videos that get bumped out of the main scroller after a week or two can disappear, and even then I think the Roku can only show X many videos in a category. For instance, I see that Persona 4's playlist recently got populated beyond 21 videos but it still cuts off at 100. edit: I should have double checked before posting. Last time I checked, a month or three ago?, P4's show stopped at 100. Guess it got updated again, or Roku's old 100 video restriction has changed.

After getting the Roku I can't go back to watching any kind of longer video on a desk/laptop screen. Couch and TV or bust. A way to search and view the entire video catalog would do a lot more for usability than any other little fixes or updates. But fuck if I know what that takes to implement. <can't set the VCR clock joke>

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#268 Posted by ThomasVivaldi (20 posts) -

@king3pj: I'm missing all sorts of categories. Like features, endurance runs, and events. And Breaking Brad.

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#269 Posted by BTStreleckis (99 posts) -

Though the app has been working great for me, the lack of further categories like features and events has bothered me too. Case in point, with all of the uploads happening now around E3, the top feed is nothing but trailers, so the archive of the XBOX Press Briefing stream has already been cycled out.

At least I can rely on the site and the YouTube page for stuff like this.

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#270 Edited by bummey (724 posts) -

The e3 trailer spam kicked all the press conference commentary videos off the main sidescroller feed and they're inaccessible now.

edit: They're on youtube. Well, still. Roku's youtube app is bad.

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#271 Posted by HighPriest (200 posts) -
@bummey said:
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Yeah. Unless a video is in a Show category there's no way to watch it, newer videos that get bumped out of the main scroller after a week or two can disappear, and even then I think the Roku can only show X many videos in a category. For instance, I see that Persona 4's playlist recently got populated beyond 21 videos but it still cuts off at 100. edit: I should have double checked before posting. Last time I checked, a month or three ago?, P4's show stopped at 100. Guess it got updated again, or Roku's old 100 video restriction has changed.

I'm only seeing 56 to 155 - so for me at least, I'm only getting 100 still, just the most recent 100.

And I'll second the rest of the that it's a real shame that E3 isn't going to be watchable on the roku. I could have sworn that events was one of the categories that was available at one point...

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#272 Posted by evilmax17 (73 posts) -

Can we get an E3 event category?

No way to get to the press conferences currently, they disappeared off of the recent shows list too quickly with all of the trailers.

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#273 Posted by jeffhesser (16 posts) -

@evilmax17: Second that! so much good content and no way to watch it in the app... a category or a search function.

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#274 Posted by Tincan (4 posts) -

Can we get an E3 event category?

No way to get to the press conferences currently, they disappeared off of the recent shows list too quickly with all of the trailers.

Here here! It sucks that any E3 content that gets pushed off the recent list is inaccessible.

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#275 Posted by Crazy_Horse (59 posts) -

Are future updates for the roku app planned? Resume, search, etc?

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#276 Posted by Rorie (5133 posts) -

Are future updates for the roku app planned? Resume, search, etc?

There is some business-level stuff that is out of our hands at the moment that needs to be resolved before we can make the app the official one. Unfortunately that is all a bit above my paygrade but I will try to needle the people involved where I can.

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#277 Posted by Crazy_Horse (59 posts) -
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#280 Edited by HighPriest (200 posts) -

Has anyone else noticed a number of video series removed from easy access on the roku app recently? The Persona Endurance Run, Steal My Sunshine, and perhaps others seem to have been removed.

EDIT: OK, I appear to be an idiot, they seem to have been migrated below to an archived shows area.

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#282 Posted by GrumpyBob (90 posts) -

My app won't load videos. Using the latest Beta version from the most recent link above. Even uninstalled and reinstalled, app is crashing my Roku TV. Freezes when I click on a video and reboots to main TV menu. Anyone else having this issue?

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#283 Posted by oldenglishc (1500 posts) -

My app won't load videos. Using the latest Beta version from the most recent link above. Even uninstalled and reinstalled, app is crashing my Roku TV. Freezes when I click on a video and reboots to main TV menu. Anyone else having this issue?

I just tried a couple of videos on my P-series. The app froze on the logo screen screen the first time I loaded it up, but worked fine after backing out and reloading. So inconclusive, I guess.