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Software Update 3.1 Available for First Generation Roku Players


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Roku have released software update 3.1 for it’s first generation Roku players brining with it a number of enhancements.


This is what Roku said:

Just in time for the holidays, we’re pleased as punch to release a pretty substantial update to the first generation of Roku players. Unless your Roku player is smaller than a hockey puck, this update applies to you. Roku 2 and Roku LT players received an update last week.

There are many improvements and typical bug fixes in this update; below are some of the features in software version 3.1 that we think you’ll appreciate:

  1. Support for new Amazon channel – The Amazon Instant Video channel has been updated with a gorgeous, new design and you’ll need this update to run it. (More details on this channel will be shared on the Roku blog soon.)
  2. Mobile support – Added enhancements to support the official Roku iPhone app, launched in the iTunes App Store last week.
  3. Improved MP4 playback – Improved playback of MP4 files streamed over the Internet and over USB via the USB Media Player channel.
  4. Shop Roku Deals in the Roku Channel Store – Added the ability to purchase Roku players, accessories and toys within the Roku Channel Store.
  5. Improved grid performance – Fixed issues when navigating channels that display content in a grid screen.

This update combined with the launch of dozens of new channels in the past several weeks brings a better experience to our earliest Roku players as promised!

The software update will be pushed automatically to all first-generation Roku players over the next 48 hours. If you can’t wait for it you can download it. Just select Settings > Player info > Check for update from your Roku player.

Details on what we updated in the previous software release for first-generation Roku players can be found here.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


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