Updating your Roku TV is a straightforward process that ensures you have the latest features and improvements for your device. Your Roku device should automatically update itself every 24-36 hours, but if it doesn’t, or if you want to manually check for updates, here’s how you can do it:
- Accessing the Settings: Start by pressing the Home button on your Roku remote. This is the button with a house-shaped logo.
- Navigating to System Update: On the home screen, go to ‘Settings’ and then select ‘System’. Within the System menu, you will find an option for ‘Software Update’.
- Checking for Updates: In the Software Update section, select ‘Check now’ to manually check for any available updates. Your Roku device will search for and automatically download and install any available updates.
- Restarting if Necessary: After the update, your Roku device might need to restart. If it doesn’t restart automatically, you can do so manually through the system menu.
It’s important to note that your Roku device needs a strong Wi-Fi connection to update successfully. If you encounter any issues, like a message saying, “Unable to update software,” check your network settings and ensure your Roku is connected to the internet. If needed, you can go to Settings > Network > Check connection for troubleshooting.
In cases where your Roku device cannot connect to the internet, there is an option to update the software using a USB drive, though this is a more advanced method and typically not necessary for most users.
Keeping your Roku TV up-to-date ensures that you have the latest features, security updates, and the best overall streaming experience.