Roku is a set-up box for your TV, which allows you to watch free content on their televisions. It comes with pre-loaded applications like YouTube, Amazon Prime, etc. With roku one can watch all the popular TV channels. In addition to that, there are also many roku private channels available. Roku provides regular updates with bug fixes and additional features. If you want to update Roku, you can see the installation guide in this article.
How To Update Roku?
Check for Updates
Check your system for updates. If you do not get a notification for an update, you can check for updates manually. This can be done by pressing the home button on the remote and scrolling to the settings menu. There you will find the option ‘System’. Click on ‘system’, another menu will appear, and inside that menu select ‘system updates’, if there is a new update for your TV’s software, you will be able to see it there. Now you have to click on the new update to download.
If you are using the IE browser to check for updates, you have to visit “tvupdate.roku.com”. In that, you will find a drop-down menu where you will be required to input your device’s number and other details for the model number after you select your device from the drop-down menu. After selecting your model from the drop-down menu, you will be able to add more details to see what kind of update awaits your device. Through this method, you will be able to download updates from your browser.
Enter Model Number
After you have selected your TV’s model from the drop-down menu, an option of inputting your model number will be visible. You will be required to add your four-digit Roku model number so that another window can open up for updates. The window for updates will open up only when you input every detail carefully.
Updates and Downloads
If your model has a new update, the website will show you another dialog box with the details about the new update. The dialog box will have two options, ‘Already have it’ or ‘download’. By clicking on download option in the menu, you will be able to download the new update.
Getting the 12-digit Number
If you choose to download the update, you will need to locate the update. Roku files on your computer. Once you locate the update file, transfer the file to a USB drive using your remote control to validate the USB and locate the update for your TV and install it to your TV by clicking on it. Once you do so, add a twelve-digit code, which you can find by the using the following commands Settings > System > System update > I can’t connect. This will lead you to yet another dialog box.
After finding the 12-digit number, all you need to do is input the number in the dialog box. Once you have entered the twelve-digit number, then your work gets completed. The TV will install the updates. When your TV has finished installing the updates, it will show you a message, which will state that your update was successful.
Remember that your TV will be updated only when you add the twelve-digit code correctly. Also, if your TV is already running on the latest software, it will show you a message stating that the files for the update folder are not valid.