The firmware update is a mandatory thing that one should do on all smart devices and gadgets. Keeping your software up to date provides you the ability to avoid bugs, maximize your security, access the latest apps, and more features. For Roku users, the updating process has been made simple and can be done in a matter of seconds. If you are not aware of how to update your Roku device, then continue reading the article below.

How to Update Roku Firmware

By default, the Roku will check for updates every 24 to 36 hours. Whenever there is a new update, it will be installed automatically without any notification. If you want to update it manually, here are the steps you need to follow.

Note – You will need an active internet connection to download and install the latest firmware on your Roku.

[1] Press the Home button on your Roku remote control.


[2] Navigate to the Settings option from the menu.


[3] Choose the System settings.


[4] Under the System settings, scroll down and select System update.

System update

[5] Tap Check Now to check for latest updates.

Check now

[6] Wait until your Roku check for latest updates.

[7] If there is any update available, then download and install on your Roku device.

[8] Once the update was completed, your device will restart automatically to install the latest firmware version.

If it doesn’t restart automatically, go to Settings >> System >> System restart (or) Settings >> System >> Power >> System restart.

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How to Update Roku Channels/Apps

There is no separate way to upgrade channels on any Roku device. Once the Firmware was updated to the latest version, then all the channels installed in the Roku device will be updated automatically. To confirm or force update firmware on Roku, go to Settings >> System >> System Update >> Check Now.

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