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RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

OS 12.0 Coming Soon to Roku Devices

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Hi Roku Community,

We recently announced the rollout of Roku OS 12.0 to Roku devices. Roku OS 12.0 introduces the following updates and changes to:

-Live TV
-Content Access & Discovery
-Roku Mobile App

Expect OS 12.0 to be released to Roku devices over the coming months. For more information about Roku OS 12.0, visit our blog post.

What feature(s) are you most excited about OS 12.0? Let us know!


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Community Moderator
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theMezz
Level 9

Re: OS 12.0 Coming Soon to Roku Devices

We are hoping any new versions are not bloated, slower and have a bunch of junk added that no one needs. That seems to be the trend with most software these days.

Leave it alone, just make it lean and tight code, bug-free and fast.

Emissary35
Level 13

Re: OS 12.0 Coming Soon to Roku Devices

"Expect OS 12.0 to be released to Roku devices over the coming months."

Wow, what an announcement! Any time in the next few 'months' could be ages! Can't even tell us which month.

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davidjazz
Level 13

Re: OS 12.0 Coming Soon to Roku Devices

Operating Systems are rolled out slowly on purpose.  A system bug could cause the entire Roku-verse to crash at once - not a good thing! Also the new operating system may act differently on different models, of which there are many. So slow and steady is the way to go.

theMezz
Level 9

Re: OS 12.0 Coming Soon to Roku Devices

Don't be anxious

Maybe the  "upgrade" will only do things like add viewing suggestions and take away the ability to customize menu options on home page. Upgrades are not always better. 

bluej21
Level 8

Re: OS 12.0 Coming Soon to Roku Devices

Are we finally getting IPv6 support with this major release?

MikeSW1974
Level 9

Re: OS 12.0 Coming Soon to Roku Devices

I can't say any of the new features listed so far are really exciting.  

theMezz
Level 9

Re: OS 12.0 Coming Soon to Roku Devices

My bet is that it will just push us to install more channels and more show suggestions. Two thing i do not want.

The simplicity and non-clutter of the Roku Home screen is what people love and I bet we loose that soon.

So typical of all software and apps these days. Bloat and clutter always gets added

jontalk
Level 10

Re: OS 12.0 Coming Soon to Roku Devices

I'd personally like to see improvements in Audio as well as channel browsing. In addition, I notice most all the v11 builds to default at the Home button rather than where the user exited the previous day. I'm also hoping that Roku dev team makes channel developers aware of the updates in advance. Since v11.5 was released, the Netflix app lags when exiting which I'd never seen before. 

Power User (film maker)
Mill Valley, CA

Jonathan
Roku Ultra 4800R; LG OLED55B7A, ONKYO TX-NR636, Panasonic Blu Ray, Definitive Studio Monitor 450 (L/R), Definitive LCR 2000 (center), Definitive 10" sub-woofer, Definitive surrounds.
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Emissary35
Level 13

Re: OS 12.0 Coming Soon to Roku Devices

I'd love to see an option added in the remote settings to completely disable the battery level pop up that appears in the upper right corner of the screen. It's a complete and total annoyance for many people who have issues with the battery level popping up when it isn't supposed to.

The paired Roku voice remotes are full of battery issues and it's tied to the onscreen pop up. Many times the batteries are fine but the pop up still spams your screen every time you press a button. There have been threads for this going back years and Roku still hasn't addressed it, so this would be a very useful option to add.

Which is exactly why I expect it to never happen because the people in charge at Roku are completely clueless and don't care about customer satisfaction.

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