Software Update 3.1 Available for First Generation Roku Players

Software Update 3.1 Available for First Generation Roku Players

Roku have released software update 3.1 for it’s first generation Roku players brining with it a number of enhancements.

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This is what Roku said:

Just in time for the holidays, we’re pleased as punch to release a pretty substantial update to the first generation of Roku players. Unless your Roku player is smaller than a hockey puck, this update applies to you. Roku 2 and Roku LT players received an update last week.

There are many improvements and typical bug fixes in this update; below are some of the features in software version 3.1 that we think you’ll appreciate:

  1. Support for new Amazon channel – The Amazon Instant Video channel has been updated with a gorgeous, new design and you’ll need this update to run it. (More details on this channel will be shared on the Roku blog soon.)
  2. Mobile support – Added enhancements to support the official Roku iPhone app, launched in the iTunes App Store last week.
  3. Improved MP4 playback – Improved playback of MP4 files streamed over the Internet and over USB via the USB Media Player channel.
  4. Shop Roku Deals in the Roku Channel Store – Added the ability to purchase Roku players, accessories and toys within the Roku Channel Store.
  5. Improved grid performance – Fixed issues when navigating channels that display content in a grid screen.

This update combined with the launch of dozens of new channels in the past several weeks brings a better experience to our earliest Roku players as promised!

The software update will be pushed automatically to all first-generation Roku players over the next 48 hours. If you can’t wait for it you can download it. Just select Settings > Player info > Check for update from your Roku player.

Details on what we updated in the previous software release for first-generation Roku players can be found here.

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