@ebr that same exact fix you used to speed up the loading of the poster grid can be used across the board in other spots to speed up rows loading. Nice trick. I applied it all over to get that boost. I will share too. Just making sure no ill effects from it.
I can get a fully populated homescreen now within 5 seconds. Before this was over 10 seconds.
Although I cannot reliably reproduce it I sometimes get a very slow entry into the opening screen when entering Emby on my Rokus. That is the list of libraries will load and show but "Next Up" and "Continue Watching" will not show and if I try to enter a library it takes a long time to open the library and show the content.
I wonder if it is possible that whatever bottleneck my Rokus sometimes encounter will be avoided by the "fix" you have implemented?
The problem is, as I said, both unpredictable and VERY intermittent and the only thing I have verified about it is that it is not directly related to any chronic problems on my server or network. However I cannot say for sure that there is not some very intermittent communication issue on my network but this happens on both my Roku Ultras and it does not ever happen on my Shield or on my Fire TV. All devices are connected wired.
I have not reported this as a bug because it is so intermittent and because I cannot "cause" it to happen. I will monitor for recurrences and, if it does continue and I can narrow it down, I will report more formally.
BTW: The app does seem much "snappier" over each of the last few updates.
I know I seem to complain a lot and I apologize for the continued intrusion but I use the Roku app a lot and depend on it during the times I am unable to get around. Therefore it is important to me and I am sensitive to any perceived faults or flaws.
Lastly: When are you going to actually implement the "Mental interface" where all I have to do is think about what I want to watch and my Roku fetches and plays it? That will eliminate all those pesky and exhaustive remote button presses. Also the "Get me a beer" and "Order Pizza" features still do not work.