Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

Help configuring Roku device settings, using Roku OS features such as screen mirroring, adjusting display type and audio settings, using Guest Mode, and assistance with software updates.
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StreamerUser
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Re: Ultra vs Ultra LT

@cordcutternewbi wrote:

OOPS! I thought of another question.

I found out online that Roku is a closed system that doesn't allow jail-breaking & side-loads.

There's 512MB of storage. Does the Roku OS occupy some of that 512MB?


Just as an FYI it is possible to install an app on your Roku's across your network - developer mode has to be enabled first however.

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cordcutternewbi
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Re: Ultra vs Ultra LT

I wonder why Roku chose to support Apple's AirPlay instead of Google Chromecast.

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atc98092
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Re: Ultra vs Ultra LT


@cordcutternewbi wrote:

I wonder why Roku chose to support Apple's AirPlay instead of Google Chromecast.


Android devices can already screen mirror to Roku devices, so they probably didn't feel it's necessary. 

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cordcutternewbi
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Re: Ultra vs Ultra LT

I just thought of another question!

Sorry about that!

I know that Android is based on Linux. I wonder why Roku chose to go with Linux instead of Android.

It would be neat if the powers-that-be decide to switch to Android.

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atc98092
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Re: Ultra vs Ultra LT


@cordcutternewbi wrote:

I just thought of another question!

Sorry about that!

I know that Android is based on Linux. I wonder why Roku chose to go with Linux instead of Android.

It would be neat if the powers-that-be decide to switch to Android.


No idea. But the Roku OS has been heavily modified from the original Linux kernel, so it’s really not Linux anymore. 

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