Imagine it’s Saturday night and you’ve just settled in with a big bowl of popcorn. You want to watch Breaking Bad on your Roku, but you’re not sure which of your favorite channels can cure your Heisenberg craving. In the past, you might have spent time browsing through various Roku channels to locate the show. No longer! Today, we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our free one-stop Roku Search tool in the U.S.
Roku Search makes it a snap to find movies, TV shows, actors and directors across Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle, VUDU and HBO GO. When you search for a title, Roku Search shows you where it’s available on the Roku platform. Simply select a channel and Roku Search will take you straight to your desired movie or show. Check out the video below to see Roku Search in action.
As we continue to add partners, the Roku platform will play an important role in helping you find the content you want to stream. In all, Roku Search can help guide you to nearly 130,000 movies and TV episodes and almost 100,000 actors and directors.
We’ll automatically push a free update including Search to supported players over the next week. If you just can’t wait, select Settings > Software update > Check now on your Roku player to update your software to version 4.8 352x (available later today). Then click here to install Roku Search via channel code.
As always, we welcome your input as we continue to improve the Roku experience. Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.