Roku is at present asserting the most recent software program replace that’s coming quickly to Roku streaming gadgets and Roku TVs. Roku OS 9.three will increase the corporate’s voice command system to incorporate Spanish language assist. Spanish-speaking customers can now use their voice to launch streaming apps, seek for one thing to look at, or management media playback. In Canada, the UK, and Eire, Roku Voice can also be being improved to know extra pure speech and “new methods to search out leisure similar to looking out by a choice of common film quotes.”
Moreover, Roku says its voice-initiated search outcomes are getting extra visible. “Roku voice search outcomes will now be offered in a extra visible, simple to browse show with categorized rows together with related motion pictures, exhibits, short-form leisure and extra for fast discovery of leisure,” the corporate wrote in a press launch, nothing that search outcomes will proceed to be “unbiased” with channels sorted by nonetheless you may get one thing most cost-effective.
And some streaming channels now assist “playback from search,” which means they’ll begin enjoying your requested content material instantly as an alternative of first displaying search outcomes. Roku tells me that these apps “embody Acorn, HBO Now, Showtime and extra.” However with no point out of Netflix, Prime Video, or Disney+, I’m assuming these ones nonetheless have that center step and require you to manually choose a search end result.
The Roku software program also needs to get a bit speedier and extra responsive with this newest replace. The corporate guarantees “a discount in machine boot occasions, quicker launch occasions for a choose variety of channels, a extra responsive residence display screen and quicker navigation when utilizing options similar to Featured Free.”
Roku OS 9.three will first come to the corporate’s streaming gadgets subsequent month after which make its method to Roku TVs “in phases over the approaching months.” Final month, Roku reported 36.9 million complete lively customers.