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Force Roku TV OS Update?

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How can I force my Roku-enabled TV to update to the latest OS (in this case 9.4)?

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Roku Employee
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Re: Force Roku TV OS Update?

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the inquiry.

Please be aware that Roku will be rolling out OS 9.4 over the next coming months.

For more information about the newest OS, please feel free to visit the recent Blog post here: https://blog.roku.com/roku-os-94


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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Re: Force Roku TV OS Update?

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I just discovered from another post that Roku has the ability to check for system updates, so at the very least, you should have said something to the effect of:

While you cannot currently force a specific version, you can check to see if the latest version is available by going through the following menu path [Settings > System > System update > Check now]

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Re: Force Roku TV OS Update?

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Try going through the motions to add a wireless speaker.  If there is an update available it should install that first.

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There is a reason they only trickle new Roku software out slowly, especially at first -- so that problems not caught during beta testing can be reported and fixed before they affect thousands and thousands of installations.  Sometimes a bunch of channels have to update their apps to deal with the Roku update, and despite having ample notice to take care of this befire the Roku rekease, many of them struggle mightily.  Even with the gradual release, the changeovers I've experienced to 9.2 and 9.3 have been painful. 

In all honesty, I'm not in a hurry to get 9.4.

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Re: Force Roku TV OS Update?

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I know why they roll it out slowly but I wish they'd give the option to get it sooner like a lot of updates do now. Or if I could sign up for beta, that would be great.

I just want AirPlay 2

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Me too. 

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Me too. !!!!!

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HELLO I AM APPLE USER IM RUSHING FOR 9.4!! I AM HOMEKIT USER AND I USE HOOBS3 TO GET ROKU WORKING HOW CAN I FORCE IT?!!!

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I did that it was like “searching...”

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Re: Force Roku TV OS Update?

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the inquiry.

Please be aware that Roku will be rolling out OS 9.4 over the next coming months.

For more information about the newest OS, please feel free to visit the recent Blog post here: https://blog.roku.com/roku-os-94


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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Re: Force Roku TV OS Update?

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@RokuDanny-R wrote:

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the inquiry.

Please be aware that Roku will be rolling out OS 9.4 over the next coming months.

For more information about the newest OS, please feel free to visit the recent Blog post here: https://blog.roku.com/roku-os-94


Thanks,
Danny


Saying that you'll be rolling it out is not a solution. I already knew that when this was posted.

A solution would be to do one of the following

1. Give the method on how to do it.

2. Say that you'll forward this as a feature request to the appropriate team.

3. Say that this is not a feature you plan to add.

As is, your statement is just a statement and not a solution.