Set the OptiSigns as Screensaver on Roku

Sometimes, you would want to set OptiSigns to run if the Roku is idle for some time. This is a good use case for Kiosks and public-use computers.

Important Note: Screensaver mode only supports images

<Update 5/31/2023>

After Roku OS 12.0.0 updates, Roku enforced more restrictions on power management & and screensaver. Mainly:

  • Normal channels/app can play images, and videos but cannot autostart
  • Screensaver can only play images

(Before RokuOS 12.0, our app could be set as Screensaver to autostart & and play video). We have addressed the issue but the limitation remains. There will be 2 apps:

  • OptiSigns Digital Signage Player can play images, and videos but cannot autostart
    • Continue reading to install this app
  • OptiSigns Screen Saver can only play images

Before you set it up, please check these two settings on your Roku device.

  • Settings → System → Power →Auto Power Saving→ Uncheck "Reduce power after 15 minutes" and "Turn off after 4 hours"
  • Settings → Network → Bandwidth saver →Off

In this guide, we will walk you through end to end process to set the Optisigns app as ScreenSaver on Roku.

How to set the OptiSigns as Screensaver on Roku

 1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote.

2. Scroll up or down and select Settings.

3. Select Theme to open the Theme menu.

4. Select Screensavers.

5. Select the OptiSigns app

6. Select Set as screensaver

You're ready to go.

Once the Roku is idle, your screen will run the Optisigns app. 

How to set up Screensaver wait time.

1. Open the Theme menu using steps 1-3 above.

2. Select Screensaver wait time.

3. Choose the amount of time to wait.

Then you are all set.


If you have any additional questions, concerns, or any feedback about OptiSigns, feel free to reach out to our support team at