I received an email from Roku saying the streaming sticks will soon:
This device will no longer get new features or streaming channels, updates to existing channels, or other software-related updates. You can keep using your current Roku player to stream the channels you currently have. However, you may lose access to some channels over time as those channel partners make updates.
They've offered me a discount on other Roku players. I currently have 4 streaming stick plus devices (including one just a year old), which work so well and are so convenient in the small format. What do we think about this. Not clear from the emails whether this applies to the +(plus) sticks too, or are just the older sticks.
Customers who purchased a Roku Streaming Stick (Model 3500X), Roku 1 (Model 2710X), Roku 2 (Model 2720X) or Roku LT (Model 2700X) would have received this email. These players will continue to stream and receive critical updates, but will no longer get new features or streaming channels, updates to existing channels, or other software-related updates.
Other Roku player models not mentioned above will continue to receive all software updates.
To see your Roku model number, check the side of your device, or navigate to Home > Settings > System > About.
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I also received an email (8/15/22) on how the Roku Streaming stick is no longer supported for updates. Please give the MODEL number of the soon to be unsupported model. I have 5 of your devices. Need to know which one. Plus this will decide if I buy again Roku or another device. Not nice to keep doing this to customers.
I got this email as well, and I just bought this off Walmart.com about 1.5 years ago (The Roku SE). I’ll be p’oed if it is for the model I’m using. I’m hoping it is regarding one that I bought many years ago and never used.