Roku OS 10 adds instant resume for streaming applications, rolling outs AirPlay 2 to more devices

Roku today reported that its latest software release, Roku OS 10, has started carrying out and will begin making toward all supported devices in the coming weeks. “Roku OS 10 introduces a variety of new features getting users to content faster, improving network and input configurations, offering new ways to customize the experience and performance enhancements,” the company said in a press release.

The main new feature of Roku OS 10 is moment continue: presently, streaming applications can get from where they left off when you last exited them. This appears to require some work on the designer’s part, as a couple applications (counting the Roku Channel) are offering moment continue out of the entryway — yet none of the gigantic players like Netflix or Prime Video are supporting it yet.

Next is the thing that Roku calls “automatic Wi-Fi detection.” If you have separate Wi-Fi networks in your home for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, a Roku gadget will presently suggest the better choice at arrangement. What’s more, if there’s any buffering or other stream interferences, you may see a brief show up prescribing that you hop over to the next, less congested network.

Roku is additionally adding programmed game reassure design. Beginning with Roku OS 10, when you plug a support into a Roku TV, the tile will change to the correct name and the Roku TV will enter game mode. “Depending on the Roku TV model being used, settings that get automatically configured may include HDR gaming, auto low latency mode (ALLM), variable refresh rate (VRR), high frame rate, and THX certified game mode.”

AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support will be stretched out to more gadgets with the dispatch of Roku OS 10. Previously, these Apple highlights came to 4K-viable Roku items and 4K Roku TVs, however now the organization says they’ll both currently be accessible “on HD Roku streaming devices, such as the Roku Express, and select HD Roku TV models.”

Roku OS 10 allows you to customize the live TV channel guide if you’ve got an antenna plugged into your Roku TV. Furthermore, it additionally presents support for HDR10+ on the Roku Ultra and new Roku Express 4K Plus. It likewise adds virtual encompass sound to the Roku Smart Soundbar and new Roku Streambar Pro.

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