The New Roku OS 13 Is Coming & It Will Reportedly Let You Disable Auto Play on All Apps with a Single Click




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Last fall, Roku announced the Roku OS 12.5 update, which featured the ability to follow a favorite team and remind you how to watch the game, as well as an expanded channel lineup. Other additions included the ability to link the image screensaver to your Google Photos account, allowing you to use your own photos. These are in addition to a long list of minor improvements and bug fixes.

A more significant update is coming with Roku OS 13, with the smart TV company releasing the first beta of the operating system to developers this month.

With this update, Roku TVs will be able to better optimize sound and picture based on different content genres, according to its blog post. This is likely a reference to the already announced feature that will let Roku TVs auto adjust your picture mode for the best possible image.

Now, according to several developers who have talked to Cord Cutters News, one of the new features is a setting that will let Roku owners disable Auto Play on all apps with a single click. Many love how Auto Play in apps just keeps the next show coming without needing to click a button, yet others do not enjoy it. Now Roku is reportedly giving you control over that feature on all apps with a single click.

These are a few of the improvements that have been announced. Roku has a history of hiding new features even to the point where users stumble upon them after the updates have been rolled out. It is also important to note that just because something makes it into the beta for Roku OS 13 does not mean it will be included in the final release.

There’s no word yet on the release date. The timing of the update and Roku’s history suggest a spring 2024 update is likely, but it’s always subject to delays or even an early release based on the beta test.

A spokesman for the company wasn’t immediately available to comment on timing.

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