Roku Adds Option To Remove Recommended Rows From Home Screen

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It looks like Roku has now added the ability to remove recommended rows from the Home screen. A number of users have reported the change today, suggesting the new option to hide the Browse and Categories rows is currently in the process of becoming widely available.

While recommendations are a common feature on TV operating systems, and can actually be a useful way to discover new content to watch, not everyone wants to see recommendations, or so many of them on their home screen.

Roku users are no different in this respect, and for those that don’t like recommended content, the situation was made all the worse in October when Roku introduced new recommendation rows. Again, while useful to some, there was no option to disable the rows for those that didn’t want to see the additional channel and program recommendations.

Two months on and users are now in the process of gaining an option to remove these recommended rows. To remove them, simply head to Settings > Home Screen > Recommendation rows and then select Hide. The user should then find that both the Browse and Categories rows are hidden from view.

For those with multiple Roku devices in use in the home, they will likely need to repeat this process on each device, if they want to ensure the recommendation rows are removed on all of their Roku devices.

John Finn
John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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