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Roku OS 7 improves content discovery and mobile app

Andrea on October 7, 2015 - 12:27 pm in Apps, Software


In Roku’s last operating system update that rolled out in May, it introduced much-needed search functionality to make finding content and channels infinitely easier. Alongside search, Roku Feed also made its first appearance. This allows you to subscribe to movies that are coming soon and gives you regular updates on availability and pricing. With its OS 7 update, this now expands to being able to follow TV shows, actors and directors as well. So now you’ll know if your favourite director has a new release available on the multitude of channels available on Roku devices. Updates are served straight to the home screen, making it easy to know when new content becomes available.

The mobile Roku app is also seeing some love with a revamped interface that makes it easier to access the search, feed, remote control and Play on Roku functions. The same update notifications you get on your big screen will transfer to your little screen as well. Play on Roku will make it easier to display your photos on your television, too, handy for the next time you have family and friends over and want to go through your photo album.

Finally, OS 7 will bring a ‘Hotel and Dorm Connect’ function, which will be good news for frequent travellers or students who bring their Roku devices with them. This will allow you to connect the Roku device to wireless networks that require a sign-in through a web browser.

You’ll need to connect the Roku device to the password-protected network and then use the Roku Mobile App to then sign-in with the login credentials to get everything working. Previously, networks that required log-in credentials proved a hurdle for Roku streamers.

You can expect to see Roku OS 7 hitting devices, including Roku’s Streaming Stick and Roku 3, in mid-October.

Source: Software – ExpertReviews.co.uk


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