Roku TV has a new software update – here’s what’s new

Roku has just rolled out the latest version of the software that runs on its streaming devices. The biggest changes are all to the customization, while there are a few other minor improvements.

Once it hits your device over the next few weeks, a new “What to Watch” section will appear on your home screen. This will have a personalized selection of titles on your streaming platforms.

This section will be updated regularly according to Roku and is taken from popular and trending shows.

Roku owners will finally be able to use their own photos as screensavers. These can be photos on your desktop or mobile device, or you can download them directly to your Roku.

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You will also have the option to share these photo streams with other Roku device owners. Convenient for sharing photos with your extended family. Any stream shared this way will turn into a collaborative shared album, with both users able to add items to it.

Other improvements include automatic speech clarity for Roku audio devices, like the Streambar. This will amplify the dialogue so you never miss another word. A new sync tool is also coming to the mobile app, so you can sync audio with the video you’re watching.

Live TV content will display on the home screen and voice-activated keypads are now available in Spanish, German and Portuguese.

All Roku devices, from streaming boxes to TVs to audio, will get the upgrade over the next few weeks.

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