Two New Features Coming To Roku Player Or TV!

Today Roku announced Roku OS 9.1, making the streaming experience even simpler and more enjoyable. Roku OS 9.1 is expected to roll out to current generation Roku streaming players over the coming weeks, Roku TVs are expected to follow by early summer. Besides various performance improvements and fixes they will also introduce two new features in Canada:

  • Guest Mode: This feature is perfect for your next house swap or for short term rentals. When enabled on a Roku streaming player or Roku TV, Guest Mode enables visiting guests to sign in to subscription channels using their own account credentials. Guests can specify a date on which their credentials will be automatically removed from the Roku device. To enable Guest Mode, go to Settings > System > Guest Mode. Guest Mode can also be switched on and off remotely from the My account page on On users can also remotely sign a guest out if the guest left early or accidentally selected the incorrect sign-out date.
  • Automatic Account Link: Makes subscription streaming on multiple Roku devices with the same account easier for users. If a customer has already logged in to a supported subscription service on a Roku device, they will not be required to re-enter their credentials when launching the same channel on an additional Roku device.



This feature is now available to developers and publishers to integrate into their channel. The first channels to support Automatic Account Link in Canada are fuboTV, CBS All Access and Plex. Additional channels are expected to integrate support for Automatic Account Link shortly.


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