Roku OS 8.1 update gives free live news and private listening for multiple people

Roku OS 8.1 update gives free live news and private listening for multiple people

Roku streaming player is one of the biggest streaming players in the streaming industry. Roku device is getting a latest and significant upgrade this May with its Roku OS 8.1 update. The new software of Roku OS was announced on April 24, and while everything looks the same but still there are two big and important things you need to keep an eye on it. You will also get quick and instant Roku support for your any model of Roku player if you face any kind of technical Roku device issues.

The Roku Channel is also getting new and slight makeover alongside with this launch of Roku OS 8.1 update news. With this update, you can now organize your content into thematic like “Collections” and “Continue Watching.”

The updates of Roku OS 8.1 will launch in May coming weeks with the release of Roku OS 8.1, which will also add multicast private listening facility through the Roku mobile application. So now it means that up to four people on iOS and Android can be able to listen to the TV through their headphones, instead of through the TV set itself.

First up, live news channels streams are being added together to the Roku Channel. The Roku Channel was launched in September 2017 as a way for Roku users to quickly find free and curated content and so Roku OS 8.1 update will also add 24/7 access channels such as Cheddar News, People TV, and act as the exclusive platform for ABC News Live. In addition, to live streams, Roku users will also be able to view on-demand or linear news content on Roku device.

Along with news channel update, Roku Channel is also getting pages such as “Continue Watching” and “Collections” pages to help Roku users more easily find the exactly what they are looking for.

An upgrade for private listening is also included with Roku OS 8.1 update. Roku users allowed folks to pump any audio from their Roku player to a pair of headphones for a few years at this point as to not disturb those around you, but the Roku 8.1 update will allow you to send and listen your Roku player’s audio to multiple headphones or earbuds.

If you want to use the facility of Private listening for more than one person and you need to use your mobile app where you will be able to use Private listening handled via the Roku mobile app. This will allow up to four people to listen privately to a show at once.

Last but not least, May month will also see the Roku Streaming Stick+ makes its way to Canada. The Streaming Stick+ supports 4K and HDR streams thanks to its latest quad-core processor. This will allow users to control TV’s audio using the volume buttons on remote and it has an “advanced wireless receiver” for improved and amazing Wi-Fi performance. You will also get you quick and instant support Roku for your any model of Roku streaming player if you face any kind of technical Roku device issues by Roku support phone number.