Roku® OS software release notes

Roku OS 7.7 
Roku OS 7.7 includes updates and bug fixes to improve your entertainment experience when using supported Roku streaming devices. Below are highlights of our latest software release and the updates we’ve made to make your streaming experience more enjoyable.

  • Note: Roku OS 7.7 will begin to roll out to select Roku devices starting today and is expected to be available on all supported Roku streaming players and Roku TV models by the end of August. A full list of supported devices is included below.

Roku OS 7.7 updates and bug fixes

  • Roku devices will now proactively notify you regarding loss of connectivity during streaming and direct you to network settings to update your connection. Click here for more information.

  • When using Screen Mirroring on your Roku device, you now have more control over which devices to allow or block from connecting to your Roku device. Any time a Screen Mirroring session is attempted, you will now receive an on-screen prompt allowing you to accept or reject the session. You can also choose to “always accept” or “always reject” a particular device from connecting.

    Click here for more information on Screen Mirroring.

  • All Roku TV models now support the More Ways to Watch feature. Click here for more information on More Ways to Watch.

  • The USB media player on Roku TVs will now support playback of MPEG-1 and H.263 files.

  • Fixed a bug in which closed captions would sometimes show upcoming text early.

  • Added an on-screen warning message for Roku TVs to make it clear that pre-existing channel favorites lists will be deleted if you initiate a new channel scan for antenna TV.

  • Addressed multiple bugs that caused audio, visual and/or crashing issues across a number of streaming channels.

  • Fixed a bug that caused audio-visual sync issues for some channels when streaming on select Roku TV models.

  • Introduced a number of improvements and bug fixes to improve the overall experience when using Audio Guide.

Supported Roku Devices

  • Roku Streaming Players – 4640X, 4630X, 4620X, 4400X, 4230X, 4210X, 4200X, 3710X, 3700X, 3600X, 3500X, 3420X, 3400X, 3100X, 3050X, 3000X, 2720X, 2710X, 2700X, 2500X, 2450X, 2400X

  • Roku TV – All Roku TV models will run Roku OS 7.7

Don’t see your Roku device on the list? We recommend you upgrade to a newer Roku device to get access to our latest and greatest features and content. Click here to check out our current Roku devices.

Note: Streaming channel developers, content partners, advertisers and anyone who would like information related to SDK updates and additional improvements within Roku OS 7.7 can find more info on the Roku Developer Blog or in our SDK documentation.

 

Previous Roku OS software release notes

Roku OS 7.6

Today we’re announcing Roku OS 7.6, an update to our operating system that will roll out to all current-generation Rokuâ streaming players and Roku TVmodels over the next few weeks. With a focus on updates to Roku TV, Roku OS 7.6 introduces new features and fixes that make finding and watching the entertainment you love fast and convenient.

Notes:

  • Some updates and/or bug fixes only apply to specific Roku devices. In those instances, supported devices are indicated in the release notes.
  • Roku OS 7.6 will begin to roll out to select Roku streaming players starting today and is expected to be available on all supported Roku streaming players and Roku TV models before June. A full list of supported devices is included below.

Key Roku OS 7.6 Features

  • More Ways to Watch for Roku TVs (US only) – This feature provides an enhanced viewing experience based on what you watch on devices connected to your HD or Full HD Roku TV via HDMI inputs such as cable or satellite boxes, and/or connected over-the-air broadcast antennas. You’ll be required to enable the feature via an opt-in prompt on your Roku TV once the feature is available or when setting up a new Roku TV. More Ways to Watch can recognize the show or movie you’re watching on these boxes and antennas using Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology and suggest additional viewing options via streaming to enhance your experience. Additional viewing options may include the ability to watch from the beginning, watch more episodes of the same show and/or view suggestions for similar entertainment available to stream.

    For details about different viewing options, learn how to use More Ways to Watch on your Roku TV.

    More Ways to Watch can be turned on or off at any time in the Roku TV settings menu. If you choose to turn off More Ways to Watch after it was first enabled, viewing information collected prior to the feature being turned off will not be deleted.

    Note: More Ways to Watch will be available for existing 4K Roku TV models in the next few months.

  • Closed caption on replay for Roku TVs – Roku OS 7.6 helps make sure you never miss what was said by expanding our closed caption on replay feature to include Live TV Pause on Roku TVs. When this setting is enabled, simply press the replay or left button on your Roku remote to go back a few moments in the movie or show you’re watching to view closed captions, if available, for dialog you may have missed. Closed captions will appear on the screen until you reach the original point you were watching in the movie or show. You can turn this feature on or off within the Closed Caption settings menu. Additionally, when the setting is enabled on your Roku TV or Roku player, closed captions will now appear on the screen while content is paused.

  • Updates to Live TV Pause for Roku TVs – When using the Live TV Pause feature on your Roku TV, you’ll now see thumbnail images displayed on the screen while pausing, rewinding, or fast forwarding to make it easier to identify where you are in the movie or show to resume playing at the moment you want to watch.

  • Favorite channels list for Roku TV tuner – You can now create a list of your favorite broadcast channels when you have a broadcast antenna connected to your Roku TV. To create your own favorite channels list, simply press the left button when watching over-the-air television on your Roku TV to bring up the list of available channels. Press the options button asterisk on your Roku TV remote to add individual channels to your favorites list. Once created, the favorites list will allow you to browse only the tuner channels you’ve added to that list. You can switch back to the all-channels list to view all available tuner channels at any time.

  • Custom input naming for Roku TVs – Roku OS 7.6 introduces the ability to assign custom names to your Roku TV inputs. To name an input, just highlight the input tile on your Roku TV home screen and press the options button asterisk on your Roku TV remote. Scroll through the list of pre-populated input names until you reach “set custom name and icon” and press OK. Now you can enter any name you’d like (up to 15 characters) for the input device for easier identification of your Roku TV inputs.  

  • Faster resume from standby for select Roku TV models – HD and Full HD Roku TV models will now resume from standby mode a few seconds faster than before the Roku OS 7.6 update so you can get to the entertainment you love more quickly.

Additional Roku OS 7.6 Updates and Bug Fixes

  • Roku 4 streaming player now supports our mobile Private Listening feature.
  • If you press a channel shortcut button on the bottom of the Roku remote while streaming content, you will now receive an onscreen prompt asking you to confirm that you want to exit the current channel. This helps prevent accidental presses of a shortcut button from immediately exiting the channel you’re watching.
  • Fixed bug in which the Options and/or Back buttons would intermittently stop working after loading some channels.
  • Fixed an issue that caused slower boot-up times in some Roku TV models.
  • Fixed bugs in which Audio Guide on some Roku TV models would not properly convert text to speech in a small number of instances.
  • Resolved issue that prevented some Roku TV models from supporting Screen Mirroring feature.
  • Resolved issue that prevented some Roku TV models from supporting Hotel & Dorm Connect feature.
  • Addressed a number of bugs related to specific streaming channels to improve channel performance and reduce channel crashes.

Supported Roku Devices

  • Roku Streaming Players – 4640X, 4630X, 4620X, 4400X, 4230X, 4210X, 4200X, 3710X, 3700X, 3600X, 3500X, 3420X, 3400X, 3100X, 3050X, 3000X, 2720X, 2710X, 2700X, 2500X, 2450X, 2400X
  • Roku TV – All Roku TV models will run Roku OS 7.6

Note: Streaming channel developers, content partners, advertisers and anyone who would like information related to SDK updates and additional improvements within Roku OS 7.6 can find more info on the Roku Developer Blog or in our SDK documentation.

 

 

Roku OS 7.5

We’re happy to announce the release of Roku OS 7.5, the latest version of our operating system that will soon roll out to all current-generation Roku streaming players and Roku TV™ models. Roku OS 7.5 includes new features and fixes to bring more value and enjoyment to your streaming experience when using your Roku device. With this release, we’re bringing many new features including Live TV Pause and Mobile private listening to all Roku TV models.

Notes:

  • Some updates and/or bug fixes only apply to specific Roku devices. In those instances, supported devices are indicated in the release notes.
  • Roku OS 7.5 is expected to be available on all supported Roku devices in the New Year. An update to the Roku mobile app for iOS and Android that supports new Roku OS 7.5 features is now available.

Key Roku OS 7.5 Features

  • Live TV Pause (Roku TV models only) – Never miss a play with Live TV Pause, a new feature available for all Roku TV models. When an antenna is connected to your Roku TV, you can now easily pause and playback digital broadcast TV to make sure you never miss a minute of the action when you head to the kitchen for a snack run. Using this new feature, over-the-air TV can be paused for up to 90 minutes. Live TV Pause requires a USB storage device with 16GB or more of storage capacity to be connected to your Roku TV.

  • Mobile private listening for Roku TV models – Roku OS 7.5 brings a popular feature that’s currently available on select Roku streaming players (3600X, 3700X, 3710X, 4620X, 4630X, 4640X) to all Roku TV models. When using the latest version of the Roku mobile app for iOS and Android (V3.6.0), Roku TV owners can now enjoy private listening via their mobile device while watching streaming content. With this new feature, you can listen as loud as you like while not disturbing others in the house. Simply launch the Roku mobile app while connected to the same wireless network as your Roku TV, connect a pair of headphones to your mobile device and enjoy.
     
  • Audio Guide – To provide a better entertainment experience for the visually impaired, Roku OS 7.5 includes a new Audio Guide feature that is available on Roku TV models in the US as well as select Roku streaming players (4640X, 4630X, 4620X, 3710X, 3700X, 3600X). This feature uses text-to-speech to assist with navigation of the Roku user interface and onscreen menus. Audio Guide can be activated by pressing the “*” button on the Roku remote four times consecutively, or by selecting to turn the feature on/off within the new Accessibility category in the Settings menu. 

  • Roku player remote volume control – Roku streaming player models with remotes that feature volume buttons (4640x, 4630x, 4400x, 4230x, 4200x) can now control the volume level of TVs that support volume control via HDMI® Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) technology.

  • New feedback option for streaming channels – You can now quickly provide feedback on your experience with streaming channels by pressing the Options button “*” on your Roku streaming player or Roku TV remote control when the channel tile is highlighted. Simply select “Give us feedback” from the options menu to report your experience to help ensure our channel partners are aware of potential issues.

  • Roku Media Player auto launch (only works with Roku devices that include USB input) – Roku OS 7.5 makes accessing your stored videos and other content easy by automatically launching the Roku Media Player when you insert your USB storage device. This feature can be disabled if desired.  

  • Screen mirroring added for more Roku players – Roku OS 7.5 adds our screen mirroring feature to the Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra. Screen mirroring allows you to wirelessly mirror your compatible Android or Windows Mobile device's screen onto your TV screen. More information about screen mirroring on your Roku device is available here.

  • Play on Roku support for multiple mobile devices – Roku OS 7.5 and the updated Roku mobile app for iOS and Android now enable multiple people to use the Play on Roku feature on a Roku device. You and your friends can share and enjoy photos from your mobile devices on the big screen at the same time.

  • Improved search experience – Updates to Roku search provide results more quickly as you enter the title, actor or director you want to search. Relevant search results are displayed as soon as you begin entering text to help make finding what you want to watch easier. In addition, the relevancy of search results across the 100+ channels now included in Roku search has been improved.

  • Streaming performance – Roku OS 7.5 includes a variety of updates to improve the overall streaming performance of your Roku device. Videos will start more quickly in some channels and channels supporting video playlists have more seamless video transitions.

Roku OS 7.5 Bug Fixes

  • Logitech Harmony remotes can now wake-up a Roku 4 player.
  • Fixed bug where a Roku 4 player occasionally displayed content in the upper left corner of the screen after display settings were changed from 720p/1080p to 4K UHD.
  • Fixed bug where the focus of the Roku user interface would occasionally appear off center in some user interface themes when scrolling through menus.
  • Roku® Streaming Stick® (model 3600X) will now auto-detect the TV display setting and select the optimal setting based on your TV’s resolution.
  • Fixed bug that caused the screen to flicker when playing some games on select Roku streaming players (models 3600x, 2720x, 2710x, 2700x, 2500x, 2450x).
  • Fixed bug where a Roku 4 player would display inconsistent black levels when display setting was manually changed to 4K UHD.
  • Fixed bug where some Roku TV models would experience occasional delay during playback when using the Roku Media Player.

Supported Roku Devices

  • Roku Streaming Players – 4640X, 4630X, 4620X, 4400X, 4230X, 4210X, 4200X, 3710X, 3700X, 3600X, 3500X, 3420X, 3400X, 3100X, 3050X, 3000X, 2720X, 2710X, 2700X, 2500X, 2450X, 2400X
  • Roku TV – All Roku TV models will run Roku OS 7.5

Note: Streaming channel developers, content partners, advertisers and anyone who would like information related to SDK updates and additional improvements within Roku OS 7.5 can find more info on the Roku Developer Blog or in our SDK documentation.

 

 

Roku OS 7.2

Roku OS 7.2 introduces several updates and bug fixes to improve your streaming entertainment experience when using supported Roku streaming devices. Below are highlights of Roku OS 7.2 that will help ensure your streaming sessions will be as enjoyable as possible.

Note: Some updates and/or bug fixes only apply to specific Roku streaming devices. In those instances, supported devices are indicated in the release notes below.

Key Roku OS 7.2 Features

  • Auto display change detection (Roku 4400X only) – This update helps you get the best quality image/video when you move your Roku 4 player to a new TV. When you switch your streaming player to a different TV, you will be provided with a message that initiates video resolution setup where you’ll be provided with the recommended setting for the best display for your TV. Display settings can always be changed in the settings menu.

  • Screen mirroring (Roku streaming players only) – Following additional compatibility testing and improvements after its initial release, our screen mirroring feature is no longer in Beta for Roku streaming players.

  • Boot time (Roku streaming players only) – Improved overall boot time of some Roku streaming players when compared to boot times of Roku OS 7.0.

  • Roku TV standby – Reduced the amount of time it takes Roku TV models to reconnect to the wireless network after being in standby mode.

  • Roku TV standby mode LED – Roku TVs now have an option allowing you to control whether the standby status LED on the TV bezel is on or off after the TV is turned off. The setting is located in Settings > System > Power > Standby LED.

  • Dolby Digital Plus™ pass through – Improvements were made to provide a better experience with Dolby Digital Plus pass through with decoded audio in some streaming channels.

  • Wireless remote connection to Roku streaming player – Roku OS 7.2 includes a number of updates and bug fixes that improve the overall performance and reliability of wireless remote connections.

Key Roku OS 7.2 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug in which Roku 4 (4400X) remote may fail to “wake up” when the Roku 4 was connected to Ethernet.
  • Fixed bug that caused an audio stutter to occur when playing some games on select Roku streaming players (3100X, 3050X, 3000X, 2400X).
  • Fixed bug that caused a blank screen to appear on the TV when the Roku 4 (4400X) video display setting was set to 4K display mode and the Roku 4 was connected to a non-4K TV.
  • Fixed bug in which some Roku TV models would fail to enter suspend mode after being powered off using the Roku TV remote.
  • Fixed bug that resulted in some banner advertisements appearing on the home screen with no content.

Supported Roku Devices

  • Roku Streaming Players - 4400X, 4230X, 4210X, 4200X, 3600X, 3500X, 3420X, 3400X, 3100X, 3050X, 3000X, 2720X, 2710X, 2700X, 2650X, 2600X, 2500X, 2450X, 2400X
  • Roku TV™ – All Roku TV models support Roku OS 7.2
Note: Channel developers, partners, advertisers and anyone who would like information related to SDK updates and additional improvements within Roku OS 7.2 can find more info on the Roku Developer Blog or our SDK documentation.

 

 

Was this article helpful?
120 out of 144 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request