Roku introduces new lineup of products, offers 90-day Pandora Premium free trial
Roku is running a promotion until November 6, so customers who purchase any Roku device, not just the two announced today, will receive a special 90-day Pandora Premium free trial (a $30 value). If you're not acquainted with Pandora Premium, just know that you'll have full access to the service's library of on-demand music with ad-free listening.
The promotion is available in over 8,000 retail locations across the US including Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, so make sure that the store you're purchasing from is among the participants.
First off, Roku OS 9.4 brings Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, which will allow users to stream, control, and share content directly from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to their Roku device.
With the new version of the OS, Roku TV users will be able to access The Roku Channel's Live TV Channel Guide directly from their home screen. The new feature comes with an option that lest users choose between two program guide views, including recently watched channels.
Other improvements included in Roku OS 9.4 include many performance enhancements such as faster initial setup and launch times for top channels, as well as quicker video start times. Also, Theme Packs have been updated and now allow users to customize their home screen and screen saver.