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How to Update Roku Device Firmware to Latest Software Version



How to update Roku

Keeping your Roku devices up to date will help you get a smooth and issue-free streaming experience. Just like updating the apps on your Roku TV, it is also necessary to upgrade your device’s software whenever a new update is available. But by updating to the newest firmware, you can get access to new features, fix bugs and issues and boost overall performance. Usually, all Roku devices check for new updates every 24 to 36 hours and install them if available.

However, it is recommended to check manually for new updates if your device has been disconnected for an extended period of time. So if you’re facing any bugs or small issues on your Roku streaming device, check for available updates and install them immediately.

How to Update Roku Device Manually

From Roku Express to Stick, you can update the device using the following steps.

1. Turn on your Roku device and press the Home button on your Roku remote.

2. Scroll up to highlight Settings in the home screen menu and select it.

Click Settings to update Roku device

3. In the Settings menu, choose System.

Select System

4. Scroll down to select System Update.

Click System Update

5. On the System Update screen, select Check Now to initiate an immediate update check.

Select Check Now to update Roku Device

6. Wait for your Roku device to check for updates. If the message “All software is up to date” appears, your Roku device is updated to the latest firmware. If the message “Update available” appears, proceed to the next steps.

7. Once you have confirmed an update is available, select Update Now to get the latest firmware version on your device.

8. Allow your device to download and install the update automatically.

The duration for updating may vary based on your internet connection speed and the time since the last update. After the update, the Roku device will restart.


1. How to update Roku apps?

You can update the apps on your device by selecting the app on the Roku home screen. Now, press the * button on the remote and click Check for updates in the menu. It will update the app on your device when there is an update available.

2. What to do when you can’t update your Roku device?

If you encounter an Unable to install the latest software screen, ensure your Roku is connected to the WiFi network. Go to Settings → Network → Check connection to verify the connection. If there are any issues with the internet connection, you can go to Settings Network Set up connection and select your network, then enter your password.

3. How to update your Roku account?

To update the details of your Roku account, go to the Roku official website and log in to your account. Click Update and make the required changes to your account. Select Save Changes to update the app.

4. What is the latest version of Roku firmware?

The most latest available firmware version is Roku OS 11.5.

5. How to update Roku software without the internet?

If you’re Roku is not connected to an internet connection, you can update the software manually using a USB drive. Download the latest software to your PC and copy it to a USB drive. Connect the USB drive to your Roku device to install the latest updates.

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