A New Roku Update is Rolling Out Today




In July Roku released their OS 7.7 update to the popular Roku line of streaming players. Now it seems they are rolling out a hot fix to remove some bugs that came with the 7.7 update.

We are not exactly sure what the new 7.7 build 4117 updates fixes but it seems to be a small update fixing the back end. The old version was 7.7 build 4116 so that suggests this one is nothing but a bug removal update.

Update: Some Roku owners are saying they see a Roku OS build 4118. That may suggest different build numbers for different devices.

If you own a Roku player made after 2011 you should get this update at some point but most Roku’s seem to be updating today.

Did you notice any changes? Leave us a comment and let us know what you found.

The following are the changes we know came with the 7.7 update:

  • Roku devices will now proactively notify you regarding loss of connectivity during streaming and direct you to network settings to update your connection.
  • When using Screen Mirroring, you now have more control over which devices to allow or block from connecting to your Roku device. Any time a Screen Mirroring session is attempted, you will receive an on-screen prompt allowing you to accept or reject the session. You can also choose to “always accept” or “always reject” a particular device from connecting.
  • All Roku TV models support the More Ways to Watch feature.
  • The USB media player on Roku TVs will support playback of MPEG-1 and H.263 files.
  • Roku fixed a bug in which closed captions would sometimes show upcoming text early.
  • Roku added an on-screen warning message for Roku TVs to make it clear that pre-existing channel favorites lists will be deleted if you initiate a new channel scan for antenna TV.
  • Roku addressed multiple bugs that caused audio, visual, and/or crashing issues across a number of streaming channels.
  • Roku fixed a bug that caused audio-visual sync issues for some channels when streaming on select Roku TV models.
  • Roku introduced a number of improvements and bug fixes to improve the overall experience when using Audio Guide.

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