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Roku Announces Live TV Pause and More with Roku OS 7.5

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:00 am PDT

LOS GATOS, Calif. – Nov. 1, 2016 – Roku Inc. today announced the roll out of Roku OS 7.5, the latest version of its operating system for Roku® streaming players and Roku TVsTM. Starting today, Roku device users will get access to new features including Live TV Pause and those with Roku TVs will receive mobile private listening. The roll out of Roku OS 7.5 will happen over the coming weeks and is expected to be completed after the New Year.

New Roku OS 7.5 features include:

  • Live TV Pause – Never miss a play with Live TV Pause. When an antenna is connected to a Roku TV, consumers can now easily pause and playback over-the-air TV to make sure they never miss a minute of the action when they head to the kitchen for a snack run. Using this new feature, 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 a Roku TV.
  • 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, Roku TV owners can now enjoy private listening via their mobile device while watching streaming content. They simply plug in headphones to their mobile app and begin listening to what’s streaming.
  • Play on Roku support for multiple devices – Roku OS 7.5 and the updated Roku mobile app for iOS and Android now enable multiple people to use the Play on Roku feature on a Roku device. Customers and their friends can share and enjoy photos from mobile devices on the big screen at the same time.
  • Screen mirroring added for more Roku players – Roku OS 7.5 adds our screen mirroring feature to the Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra. Screen mirroring allows consumers to wirelessly mirror their compatible Android or Windows Mobile device's screen onto their TV screen.
  • Roku player remote volume control – Roku streaming players with remotes that feature volume buttons can now control the volume level of TVs and audio receivers that support volume control via HDMI® Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) technology. 

About Roku Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming for the TV and aspires to power every TV in the world. As of June 2016 the Roku OS powered TV streaming for 10+ million monthly active accounts. Roku is known for streaming innovation and high customer engagement, offering content providers and video advertisers the best way to reach streaming audiences. Roku customers streamed 4 billion hours of video and music in the first six months of 2016 as compared to 5.5 billion hours in all of 2015. Roku streaming players and Roku TV models are available in 10 countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. The company was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.A.

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