Roku OS 11.5 was additionally unveiled with some notable new options

Roku’s Specific 4K+ and Streaming Stick 4K are among the many finest streaming gadgets in the marketplace. Coupled with Roku OS, these gadgets provide an ideal expertise which you could’t go unsuitable with. For extra budget-conscious consumers, the corporate has the Roku Specific. The entry-level streaming stick is good for customers with extra modest necessities that don’t contain streaming 4K content material. Nevertheless, single-band Wi-Fi on the Roku Specific is a significant challenge as it will possibly result in issues whereas streaming content material if there’s Wi-Fi community congestion. The corporate is fixing this with the 2022 Roku Specific HD by including dual-band Wi-Fi assist.


The 2022 refresh of Roku’s most cost-effective streaming stick has no different notable modifications. It’s nonetheless restricted to streaming content material in Full HD and retains the $30 price ticket. The improve makes it an excellent competitor to Google’s upcoming low cost new Chromecast HD. The brand new Roku Specific is already out there for pre-order and goes on sale beginning October 16 for $30. The low worth makes it preferrred for folks in search of a streaming stick on a decent price range.

If you’re wanting so as to add a bit extra bass to your audio expertise, Roku has an answer for that as properly. The Wi-fi Bass is an reasonably priced subwoofer that may wirelessly pair with Roku’s Streambar, Wi-fi Audio system, or TV Wi-fi Soundbar so as to add extra thump to the audio output. The corporate already affords the Wi-fi Subwoofer, however the Wi-fi Bass is cheaper and has a extra compact type issue.

The subwoofer prices $130 and is presently up for pre-order. It goes on sale within the US on November 7. Roku may also bundle it with the Streambar for $250.

Lastly, Roku introduced some considerably new updates to its working system as part of the Roku OS 11.5. “The Buzz” is the important thing new addition that may sit on your own home display and supply entry to a “assortment of posts that includes trailers, interviews, and video clips out of your favourite streaming channels.” You’ll be able to just like the posts and comply with new channels for extra updates. That is like your Fb feed, the place you possibly can meet up with all the most recent happenings within the lifetime of your family and friends, however for TV reveals and films.

Roku OS 11.5 provides a Proceed Watching part to shortly allow you to soar again into the TV present or film you had been watching throughout channels like Netflix, HBO Max, Paramount+, and so on. The OS can also be gaining a system-wide Save Checklist which you could entry from the What to Watch part of the house display or the cell app. Different modifications embody Bluetooth Personal Listening, improved discovery of Stay TV content material, and Roku Retailer for including free and paid channels to the streaming system.

Roku OS 11.5 will roll out to supported Roku gadgets “over the approaching months.”