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jgt1942
Level 7

Update apps

I frequently see a pop-up that last a few seconds stating that some apps have updates. How do I update whatever needs updating. I've looked in the settings and tried the update that I found there but this is for the Roku system, not the apps. In the pop-up I see a half arrow circle and an X. The pop-up disappears very quickly.

Is there an auto setting that will automatically update anything that needs updating?

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StreamerUser
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Update apps

Its likely thats another device (such as an LG TV) telling you app updates are available.

Check your TV's apps/updates/notifications.

(e.g. If its a more recent year LG TV, press Home on the LG TV remote, select Notifications)

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Williamt100
Level 11

Re: Update apps

What you are describing is exactly what I see on my LG Smart TV to notify me that it has updates for its channels (not the ROKU).

In my case, I navigate to the LG "Home Screen" (using the LG TV remote), select" My Apps", and then "Updates".  It will then display those LG apps which have updates available, and then I can select "Update" for each of those LG apps.

YMMV depending upon your brand of smart tv.

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makaiguy
Level 21

Re: Update apps


@jgt1942 wrote:

I've looked in the settings and tried the update that I found there but this is for the Roku system, not the apps.


.. and by the way, forcing the Roku to do a manual update via menu path Settings > System > System update > Check now this will also check for channel app updates. 

I have found, however, when I've forced a major Roku system update (such as the recent update to Roku 10), that I have to do an additional manual update to get all the channels updated as well.  Doing this right after a major system update can prevent a LOT of channel problems.

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