Roku remains at the top of the list in terms of the best streaming devices for accessing all the movie, TV, and sports streaming services people love, from Netflix to Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and more. Your Roku channel is also a great resource for additional programming and amazing Roku originals.
If you have a Roku device, it’s in your best interest to keep it running in tip-top shape, and that means making sure you have the latest Roku operating system installed. These devices are designed to automatically check for software updates every 24 to 36 hours, downloading and installing in the background so you don’t have to worry about it.
However, there may be the rare case where you want to manually check for the latest software update (currently Roku OS 11.5), such as if the device has been offline for an extended period of time, if you think there may be a bug you want rectify, or if you just want to make sure you have access to the latest features.
Whatever your reason, it’s very simple. Here’s how to update your Roku software.
How to update the software on your Roku device
Step 1: Using your paired Roku remote, press the Home to access the Roku home screen.
Step 2: On the left side, navigate to the settings menu and select System.
Step 3: Select Upgrade system where the version of the Roku operating system you are currently running along with the date of your last update will be displayed.
Stage 4: Choose check it now to manually check for an update.
Step 5: Your Roku will run the verification. If one is available, your Roku will automatically download and install it, then restart. That’s all!