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To disable interactive pop-up ads on your Roku TV



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Roku TVs now display pop-up advertisements on commercials on live television. Regardless of whether you receive cable television or free OTA channels through an antenna, an Roku ad is occasionally displayed above a commercial. To disable them:

These ads were first discovered by Cord Cutters News. An advertisement for "Ghost Town" on the Roku Channel, a program sponsored by GEICO, was shown on TV during a GEICO commercial. The ads appear to be part of the Roku OS 9.2 update.

The good news is that these ads appear only during commercial breaks. If an advertiser has partnered with Roku, that advertiser can display an interactive pop-up ad over the regular ad. These ads only show when commercials are already playing on your TV.

  A GEICO advertisement displayed over a commercial on a Roku TV.
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If you do not want to see this advertisement, you can disable it. Go to Settings> Privacy> Smart TV Experience and disable the "Use information from TV inputs" feature on your Roku TV.

This also disables suggestions like "More Viewing" that use Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) to analyze what you are watching and additional episodes of streaming and similar broadcasts and movies recommend that you might want to see.

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These ads are currently only available on Roku TVs. If you have a TCL Roku TV or a Roku TV from another manufacturer, this will affect you.

If you have only a standard Roku stick or a standard streaming box, these displays or the option to disable the "Use" option will not be displayed Info from TV inputs "feature.

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