Roku is Looking For Beta Testers

Most springs Roku rolls out an OS update with new features. Last year we got a long list of new features for both Roku TVs and Roku players. Now it looks like Roku is getting ready to once again roll out an OS update focusing on media updates.

This morning Roku started to email developers asking for beta testers to help test their Roku channels for the Spring 2018 OS update.

Here is the email sent to developers:

Dear Developer:

Enrollment is now open for the Spring 2018 OS Beta Developer Program. To join the program and begin receiving pre-release versions of the Spring 2018 OS update, visit the Roku Testing Portal.

Developers who’ve participated in previous beta developer tests will automatically receive the Spring OS beta firmware on all Roku devices previously registered in the program. Review your registered Roku devices to manage which devices will receive the Spring OS beta firmware.

The Spring 2018 OS includes many media updates to the firmware. Developers are encouraged to use the Beta Developer Program as an opportunity to test their media stacks on the upcoming firmware and report bugs to ensure their channels don’t experience production interruptions. For the full list of developer updates in the Spring 2018 OS, see our Beta Release Notes in the Roku Testing Portal.

We appreciate your participation. Happy testing!

Last year in the Spring 2018 update Roku rolled out their 7.6 updates that included More Way’s to Watch feature, Changes to the way quick buttons worked, and new OTA improvements to Roku TVs. Hopefully, this year’s update will be full of many great new features.

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