Screenshot : Nintendo ( Pokemon Sword and Shield )  Over the weekend, some players sat down to play Pokémon Sword a nd Shield on their Roku TVs, just to stay frozen on the start screen before restarting. Roku said it is currently working to fix the problem.
"We are aware of a problem when we use the Nintendo Switch and the latest Pokémon game affecting a limited number of Roku devices," a Roku representative told Reddit . "We're working hard to resolve this issue."
People started reporting problems on Reddit and social media after the game was released on Friday. "My Insignia Roku TV is stuck in a loop where you come to a screen that says 'Insignia Roku' and then shuts off," writes one person. "At about 10-second intervals, that's what it does. I removed all connected devices from it, tried resetting it, unplugged it for 10+ minutes, and even tried to factory reset the device and still no luck. "
Until Roku confirms the cause of the problem the company's current proposed work – around involves turning Off or setting it to airplane mode, effectively removing it from the home WiFi network. This means that for the people currently affected, it is not possible to use the online features Sword and Shield and their smart TVs simultaneously.
While no one still knows for sure why recent games Pokémon don't play well with some Roku devices, there is some speculation that this may have something to do with how Y -Comm feature for finding other local players online. Whatever it turns out, that's another reason I'm grateful my old LG TV has zero "smart" features and I can't connect to the internet.
Roku and Nintendo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.