Roku OS 12 Details Leaked





Earlier today, Roku briefly had a post live on its site but a still unannounced Roku OS 12. This post gave us great details about what Roku will be doing with Roku OS 12. Roku says this new OS update will be rolling out in the next few months.

Update: Roku has officially announced Roku OS 12. You can learn more HERE.

Here is part of what Roku posted about what is coming soon to your Roku and Roku TV with Roku OS 12:

Live TV 

  • Local News: With the launch of Local News, you can watch live news channels personalized by location or stream channels from major cities across the U.S. News recommendations are now powered by AI, making them smarter than ever before and ensuring a curated experience within the Live TV Zone
  • Premium Subscriptions: Our newest addition to Categories within Roku’s Live TV Channel Guide, Premium Subscriptions allow you to quickly discover and sign up for premium channels that you are not currently subscribed to, expanding your Live TV content offerings.  

Content Access & Discovery 

  • Sports: In the coming months, you will see a more personalized Sports experience based on your location, favorite team, go-to sport, and viewing habits. CBS SportsMLB.TVNBA League Pass, and NBC Sports will join the list of supported channels and coverage of sports will continue to expand with golf and additional soccer programming, including more Spanish-language game coverage around select soccer leagues, within the centralized Sports experience.
  • Continue Watching: Located within What to Watch, Continue Watching gives you a single location to jump back into the content you love. Content from supported channels will now show up nearly instantly in the Continue Watching row after you’ve finished watching a movie or TV show. Additionally, discovery+Prime Video, and Freevee have joined HBO MaxNetflixParamount+, and The Roku Channel as supported channels of the Continue Watching feature with BET+Frndly TV, and STARZ launching soon.  

Roku Mobile App  

  • Revamped Account Hub: Account Hub updates will include a new sign-up and sign-in process; the ability to establish security, privacy, and notification preferences; manage devices on your account; and more. 
  • Streamlined Home Screen: A simpler home interface with new features tailored to you is on the way, including dedicated Sports and Continue Watching rows, more ways to discover new content across the platform, and more. 
  • Live TV Channel “Guide” button: The Roku mobile app remote will feature the “Guide” button when connected to players (previously only available when connected to Roku TVs) enabling an instant launch of the Live TV Channel Guide right from your phone. 
  • Enhanced Roku Photo Streams: Managing and uploading images to your Photo Streams will be faster and easier than ever before. With a new mobile integration, you will be able to upload images right from your photo album, choose thumbnails, simply add or delete images, set streams as screensavers, and share streams with family and friends right from your phone. Plus, you can now upload up to 1,000 images per stream.   

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