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      8 months ago

      I’m sitting here watching Nvidia Shield, Amazon, and Windows, etc all cram ads into their shit and really reaaally hoping Apple doesn’t break on this one.

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        8 months ago

        Roku has tons of Home Screen ads what are you talking about? It was so bad I spent about 5 minutes using it until I went and bought an Apple TV.

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          Are you talking about the static city scape that scrolls while occasionally showing still ads every once in a while? That doesn’t feel like the same thing at all. Of course I haven’t used my Roku since I hooked up a PS5 so maybe they’ve made it worse.

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          We were talking about Fullscreen are that you have to skip or watch, which they don’t have (at least not for me)

          There’s some ad on the home screen I agree I don’t want but it’s nowhere near as annoying as on Android TV or FireTV. Mostly it just stays out of my way and lets me do things, and that’s it.

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        Until recently, yeah. Recently, my Roku TV is forcing me to interact with an ad (express interest or disinterest) before I can even launch an app.

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      Pretty much unfortunately. The good thing is its trivially easy to change launchers on the NVIDIA Shield or Google TV devices, plus you can even go a step forward and debloat them entirely with ADB. Amazon’s really the only manufacturer I’d say that forces home screen ads with no choice around it, since they actively prevent changing launchers and such. But Apple is probably the only one out of the box with no advertising.

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      Doesn’t its home screen hover on the Music app by default, which shows nearly-fullscreen banners that are almost ads?

      I don’t have one, but in every Apple TV from my school, that’s how it starts up

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        The top banner shows content from whatever app you hover over. You can rearrange your apps.

        And I don’t use Music on mine much but I’m pretty sure it just shows your own content?

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        It shows content from whatever app you have highlighted. If you were recently watching Love is Blind on Netflix and you hover over Netflix it will show a love is blind banner. If you were watching pirated stuff from your home server on Infuse then hovering over infuse will show you the most recent thing you opened. They’re not ads, it’s just a “recent” list.