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Roku adds Live TV Pause

November 2, 2016

Streaming platform Roku has introduced a number of automatic software updates providing new features and fixes designed to give users a great streaming experience.

In a blog post, Chas Smith, SVP and general manager Roku TV & Players, notes that the release of Roku OS 7.5, the latest version of its operating system to Roku streaming players and Roku TVs, includes “some exciting new features that we know Roku TV users will love including Live TV Pause and mobile private listening”.

“Roku OS 7.5 will soon begin roll out to Roku TV models bringing more value and enjoyment to your streaming experience,” he advises.

With Live TV Pause for Roku TV, over-the-air TV can be paused for up to 90 minutes. Live TV Pause requires a USB storage device with 16GB or more of storage capacity to be connected to the user’s Roku TV.

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

The roll out of Roku OS 7.5 is expected to be completed before the holidays, according to Smith.

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