Take example of Roku streaming box, Roku 4 that is recently developed by Roku Company has several hotkeys for popular apps like Amazon prime video, Amazon, Rdio and Sling TV. Some of these are an incredible one and are used by almost all the Roku users. Apart from this, there is troubleshooting button on your Roku remote, this can be pressed in case your Roku not working properly or creates a problem in playing back the contents from the streaming services.
There hasn’t been much change in the Roku remote controls, but there are certain developments in the past few years such as dedicated app buttons on the remote.
If we compare the sling TV with Rdio, then both have different likings by the users. They prefer watching sling TV to Rdio. Rdio is a music channel for Roku users, on which they can listen to music and their favorite songs with a single click just like in Spotify app. the Spotify app is also incredibly popular among the media streamer users. Recently, Rdio has filed for bankruptcy due to which the Roku user won’t be able to program it on their devices. Roku team experts are also now in fuss that is it a worth to mention it in the first place at remote or it has become useless for them. Nothing regarding this has been disclosed on Roku link yet.
According to company remarks on this, such hotkeys are provided to the reputed companies for their advertising and promotion through physical appearance. The company also does long-term partnership agreements with the content providers in this regard.
Rdio bankruptcy report has come after a year of its exclusive partnership with Roku Company. It was most preferred music streaming service on Roku players.
Roku in the latest reports have revealed that a number of customers are using these hotkeys, but the real facts and figures for particular hotkeys are however not available with them. When asked about the de-functional rdio key, Roku director, Todd Witkemper affirmed that they have already made a clear plan for future action.
The company is planning to change the button in the near future but it may take time due to the modification required in the manufacturing process. You will find this button on all the Roku remotes that are already being shipped to the market. The company has told that when the customers will press the key, then they will find the message on the screen, which says that ‘more than a hundred of music channels can be accessed from the Roku channel store’.
According to online sources and reports, it has been observed that more than two million users have purchased the Roku device just for the sake of rdio button on its remote. Although, such facts are not available on www Roku com support link and either party has confirmed this figure but it is not difficult to believe that users have spent their penny for prestigious placement.
Still, the same question stuck in the mind that is it wise to include the rdio button on the remote, when it is crashed or burn out. The answer from tech savvy persons will be definitely ‘yes’ because they feel that it is easier to play contents by clicking on the app button rather than finding through unknown menus.