Roku right this moment introduced that its newest software program launch, Roku (*10*) 10, has begun rolling out and can begin making its means to all supported devices within the coming weeks. “Roku (*10*) 10 introduces a wide range of new options getting customers to content material sooner, bettering community and enter configurations, providing new methods to customise the expertise and efficiency enhancements,” the corporate stated in a press launch.
(*2*)The primary new characteristic of Roku (*10*) 10 is instant resume: now, streaming apps can decide up from the place they left off while you final exited them. This appears to require some work on the developer’s half, as just a few apps (together with the Roku Channel) are providing instant resume out of the gate — however not one of the large gamers like Netflix or Prime Video are supporting it but.
Subsequent is what Roku calls “computerized Wi-Fi detection.” In case you’ve bought separate Wi-Fi networks in your house for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, a Roku system will now suggest the higher choice at setup. And if there’s any buffering or different stream interruptions, you may see a immediate seem recommending that you just bounce over to the opposite, much less congested community.
Roku can also be including computerized recreation console configuration. Beginning with Roku (*10*) 10, while you plug a console right into a Roku TV, the tile will change to the suitable identify and the Roku TV will enter recreation mode. “Relying on the Roku TV mannequin getting used, settings that get routinely configured might embrace HDR gaming, auto low latency mode (ALLM), variable refresh price (VRR), excessive body price, and THX licensed recreation mode.”
AirPlay 2 and HomeKit help shall be prolonged to more devices with the launch of Roku (*10*) 10. Earlier than, these Apple options got here to 4K-compatible Roku merchandise and 4K Roku TVs, however now the corporate says they’ll each now be out there “on HD Roku streaming devices, such because the Roku Specific, and choose HD Roku TV fashions.”
Roku (*10*) 10 allows you to customise the stay TV channel information for those who’ve bought an antenna plugged into your Roku TV. And it additionally introduces help for HDR10+ on the Roku Extremely and new Roku Specific 4K Plus. It additionally adds digital encompass sound to the Roku Good Soundbar and new Roku Streambar Professional.