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Roku update adds Photo Streams

March 23, 2022

Roku has announced that Roku OS 11 will start rolling out to Roku devices in the coming weeks.

Roku says that OS 11 brings personalisation to the forefront of the user’s streaming experience with the launch of Roku Photo Streams – a way for users to enjoy and share photos.

Roku Photo Streams enables users to customise their Roku experience by creating a personalised screensaver using their own photos. To do so, users can upload images directly to their Roku devices through their desktop or mobile phone and set them as screensavers, turning the biggest screen in the home into a digital photo frame. Users can upload and share streams with other Roku users so they will appear on their Roku devices as well. Once a Stream is shared, friends and family can also add their photos to the stream, creating a shared album.

“At Roku, we are laser-focused on tailoring the streaming and visual experience to fit our customers’ personal preferences,” said Gidon Katz, Senior Vice President Product & Experience at Roku. “We recognise not everyone interacts with their TV in the same way, so we are proud to offer a platform full of choice, while simultaneously providing our users an easy-to-use experience. With Roku OS 11, we’re offering a platform with new personalised updates across search, audio, content discovery along with a new feature that allows our customers to display and even share photo albums through Roku devices.”

Additionally, with Roku OS 11, users will experience expanded content discovery menu options, auto speech clarity, new sound modes, an enhanced mobile app and more.

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