You can find all the new user interface changes in this side-by-side look at the new Roku OS 8 vs the Roku OS 7 here:
The following are some of the under-the-hood changes you will also find:
- You can now test your network and Internet connection and receive information to resolve connectivity issues such as poor wireless signal strength or Internet speed: go to Settings > Network > Check connection. For details, click here.
- Closed Captions are now displayed with a more consistent on-screen appearance across streaming channels.
- More Ways to Watch for Roku TVs has been updated with a new visual design making it easier for you to identify which streaming channels have content related to what you’re watching via HDMI inputs such as cable or satellite boxes and/or connected HDTV antennas.
- You can now configure your Roku player for 24, 25, 30, or 60 Hz HDMI output based on your audiovisual equipment and viewing preferences. For more information, click here.
- Fixed multiple bugs that caused Roku devices to reboot intermittently when steaming specific channels.
- Fixed a bug that caused 4:3 streaming content to be “over-stretched” when some Roku TV models were put into Stretch mode.
- Improved UI navigation performance on Roku Streaming Stick model 3500X.
- Fixed a bug that caused system reboots when Audio Guide is enabled and long scrollable text blocks appeared on screen.
- Fixed a bug in which color banding would appear on the screen for some Roku TV models when entering USB media player.
- Fixed a bug that caused some Roku TV models to freeze when displaying the screensaver.
- Fixed a bug in which audio would not immediately mute after some Roku TV models were turned off.
- Updated UI text for Night Listening Mode to make it more clear what the feature will do when enabled.
- Fixed a bug in which Closed Captions would occasionally not appear in some streaming channels after an advertisement was played.
- Fixed a bug in which the battery life indicator for Roku player model 4200X would sometimes display inaccurate battery life.
- Fixed a bug in which HD streaming content from some channels would appear in “double letterbox” display on some Roku TV models.
- Additional updates and fixes were made to improve overall streaming performance and reliability across Roku devices.
Supported Roku Devices:
- Roku Streaming Players – 4660X, 4640X, 4630X, 4620X, 4400X, 4230X, 4210X, 4200X, 3910X, 3900X, 3810X, 3800X, 3710X, 3700X, 3600X, 3500X, 3420X, 3400X, 3100X, 3050X, 3000X, 2720X, 2710X, 2700X, 2500X, 2450X, 2400X
- Roku TV – All Roku TV models are expected to receive Roku OS 8
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