Speaking of Free Live TV Is Easier to Stream with Roku’s Latest Update, are you like me, excited to stream with the Roku latest update? According to THEVERGE, Roku is making finding stuff to watch more of a breeze by expanding voice command support and making it easier to watch free live TV.
With the Roku OS 10.5 update, Roku device owners will be able to access the live TV guide — which now boasts more than 200 channels to stream for free, faster by pinning it to their home screens alongside their other apps and channels. After updating, users just need to search for “Live TV on The Roku Channel” and will be able to install it as they would any other app or streaming service.
Free Live TV Is Easier to Stream with Roku’s Latest Update
Additionally, for those who navigate the Roku experience using voice commands, Roku says its voice command support extends to “nearly any channel” in search.
That includes Spotify and Netflix as well, two previously notable exceptions that are now supported. Plus, a new music and podcast row in search should make navigation a little easier as well. With the update, Roku is partnering with Spotify for the launch of the new search integration.
And lastly, Roku users may have noticed its mobile app recently got a bit of a facelift. In mid-August, the company began rolling out a new save the list and home tab features. Users will find the latter to the left of the Roku Channel tab on the bottom panel.
The save list, meanwhile, can be found from both the home and remote tabs on mobile, and Roku users can bookmark anything they might be interested in watching in the future by clicking on the title and selecting “add to save list.”
What is Roku?
Roku makes streaming devices, to allow you to cut the cord from Cable. It was one of the first to really jump into the streaming hardware game, and believe it or not, was founded way back in 2002. Way before any of us thought about streaming Netflix.
The beginnings of Roku are pretty interesting and included being part of Netflix. Reed Hastings, still the current CEO of Netflix, decided to nix the project, as it would hamper their ability to get onto competing products. Which back then, really only included smart TVs and their own operating systems.
Roku Live TV Guide
A new Roku Live TV Guide is a great way to “channel surf.” The grid-like feature allows users to browse free TV channels that are linear and live (linear means pre-programmed).
The new Roku Live TV Guide is similar to the lineup you’d seen on a cable guide, with a list of channels down the side and the time slots across the top. It’s an easy way to check out all the free live programming that Roku has to offer in addition to on-demand content. You can get further details here.