Roku has recently introduced a new safety feature that will definitely make its customers rejoice. Actually, it is the ‘Auto Sign Out Mode’ that is introduced by Roku to help you sign into their Roku device and log out of the same automatically. This feature is quite useful especially when your friends invite you quite often.
If you are one of those people who want to sign into the Roku device (not yours obviously) with your login credentials, then this feature will help you protect your credentials from spreading into your friend circle. There is a possibility that your Roku login credentials might get into the hands of someone who could use it to steal your personal information and your payment methods.
Therefore, what this new ‘Auto Sign Out mode’ will do is, it will allow you to set a date as to when your login credentials would expire from your device. As soon as that date and time come, the login credentials will not work, so anybody who has your Roku login credentials will not be able to access your Roku account.
This feature is useful specifically for those working in the hospitality industry because they always have a rotating list of guests scheduled to visit. Moreover, many guests have their own streaming devices they would like to log into, so in that scenario, such a feature is going to be deemed pretty useful.
If you have guests in the house, then they won’t be able to make changes to your Netflix subscription and mess with your recommendations. Your channels will stay protected and you will be able to access all your channels in the same way as you were accessing before. It is also possible for you to toggle ‘Auto Sign Out Mode’ on or off, but in order to do so, you will have to go in the ‘Settings’, an option that you can find under ‘System’.
The ‘Auto Sign Out’ mode has already rolled out, and users will be able to access this mode through a software update. However, the feature is available only in select Roku devices in the US and Latin America.
If you want to know whether your Roku device supports this feature, then you can get in touch with the Roku setup and support facility. They will be able to guide you regarding the availability of the feature in your Roku device.
Roku has planned to roll out this mode to all its Roku models, but it will be done in phases. Roku players will be the models to get this mode via a software update and Roku TV models will get it in the end.