Roku Releases OS 7.5 with Live TV Pause, Mobile Private Listening, and More

Posted Thu Nov 3, 2016 at 04:15 PM PDT by
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Several new features are heading to Roku TVs and players.

Roku has announced the latest update to its Operating System for Roku streaming players and Roku TVs. Roku OS 7.5 offers several new features, including a live TV pause option and a mobile private listening mode. The update is now rolling out to all current-generation Roku streaming players and Roku TV models.

Here's a rundown of key features for the new Roku OS 7.5 per the release notes:

- Live TV Pause (Roku TV models only) – Never miss a play with Live TV Pause, a new feature available for all Roku TV models. When an antenna is connected to your Roku TV, you can now easily pause and playback digital broadcast TV to make sure you never miss a minute of the action when you head to the kitchen for a snack run. Using this new feature, over-the-air TV can be paused for up to 90 minutes. Live TV Pause requires a low cost USB flash drive with 16GB or more of storage capacity to be connected to your Roku TV.

- Mobile private listening for Roku TV models – Roku OS 7.5 brings a popular feature that’s currently available on select Roku streaming players (3600X, 3700X, 3710X, 4620X, 4630X, 4640X) to all Roku TV models. When using the latest version of the Roku mobile app for iOS and Android (V3.6.0), Roku TV owners can now enjoy private listening via their mobile device while watching streaming content. With this new feature, you can listen as loud as you like while not disturbing others in the house. Simply launch the Roku mobile app while connected to the same wireless network as your Roku TV, connect a pair of headphones to your mobile device and enjoy.

Additional features also include a new Audio Guide, faster search results, improved streaming performance, and more. Click here to see full list of features and bug fixes. Roku OS 7.5 is expected to be available on all supported Roku devices before the Holidays.

Source: Roku

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