How to update the software on your Roku® streaming device


Roku® streaming players are designed to ensure they are always running the latest version of software. Your Roku player will check to see whether new software is available for download during initial setup and whenever the Roku players is powered on, and then randomly every 24-36 hours. The download and installation are done automatically without ever interrupting your use of the Roku player.

Why would you want to check manually?

You may want to manually check for an update if:

  • Your Roku player has been disconnected for an extended period of time.
  • You recently installed a non-certified channel.

Manually checking for updates

Follow the instructions below to manually check for software and channel updates.

  1. Press the Home button home on your Roku remote.
  2. Scroll up or down and select Settings.
  3. Select System.
  4. Select System update.

    • Note: The System update screen displays the current software and build version, along with the date and time of the latest update.

  5. Select Check Now to manually check for updates.

If there is new software available or there are updates for your channels, then your Roku player will download and install them automatically and once completed, your Roku player will reboot.

If you are installing channels and need help, review the steps for adding channels to your Roku streaming player.

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