Roku Streaming Devices are like Apple devices. They have their own OS, can’t install apps from unknown sources, and have a constrained environment. But like all the other smart devices, you need to update your Roku whenever a new update is available. The new update will give you access to new features and performance improvements. To update Roku devices, you need to follow simple steps.
As the Roku is always connected to the internet, the device will always look for new updates in the background without your knowledge. When a new update comes, it will automatically download and install when it is not in use. This will give you uninterrupted streaming. But, if you want to update your Roku manually, you can do that with ease.
How to Update the Roku Streaming Device?
(1) Turn on your Roku and get to the Home screen.
(2) Navigate to the Settings option using the remote.
(3) Under Settings, choose the System option.
(4) On the right pane, go to the System update option.
(5) Now, the current version, last checked time, and last updated information will appear. Click the Check now button.
(6) Your Roku will search for new updates. Whenever a new update comes, it will automatically download and install it. Then your Roku will restart.
(7) If your device is already in the latest version, you will get the same screen.
Update your Roku to the new OS and get access to new features. Check for new updates every once in a while though it is automatically updated. Updating your Roku device will remove minor bugs and software issues in the previous versions. If you have any doubts, tell us in the comments below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I need to upgrade my Roku device?
Though the device will check for updates automatically, it is safer to do it manually.
2. What is the latest version of Roku?
The latest version available for Roku is Roku OS 9.3 which was released on April 7, 2020.