Access to certain Roku functions will be temporarily disabled tomorrow morning.
In an email to its users, Roku has announced that it will conduct planned maintenance for its streaming tech on Wednesday, August 23 for a six hour period from 5am to 11am PT/8am to 2pm ET. The process will involve a partial service interruption that will disable some options on Roku devices.
During the maintenance window, Roku customers will still be able to stream content through channels they have already installed on their Roku products. With that said, users will not be able to activate new Roku devices, access the Roku Channel Store to add new channels, or make purchases through certain channels until the temporary interruption has concluded.
Roku's current lineup of streaming players includes the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick (model 3600), Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, and Roku Ultra. The flagship Roku Ultra offers support for 4K Ultra HD streaming and HDR10 with access to access to 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels. A Dolby Digital Plus decoder, USB input, Optical Digital Out, enhanced point anywhere remote with voice search, premium headphones for private listening, and gaming buttons are integrated as well. Full review here!
In addition, the company also implements its streaming OS into a variety of HD and Ultra HD Roku TV models from several manufacturers, including TCL, Hisense, Sharp, RCA, Insignia, and Hitachi. The 55-inch P-Series 4K Roku TV features support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision streaming along with an advanced Roku remote with voice search support and a headphone jack for private listening.