The firmware update is a mandatory action for all smart devices. The updated software allows you 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. The software update also updates the Roku device accessories, such as Roku wireless speakers and subwoofer. If you are not aware of how to update your Roku device, you can accomplish this easily.

How to Update Roku Device to Latest Firmware

By default, 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, you can update them in the System Settings.

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 in the settings.


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

System update

[5] Tap Check Now to check for the latest updates. Wait until your Roku check for the latest updates.

Check now

[6] If there is any update available, then click Update Now to download the new software on your Roku device.

Select Update Now

[7] Select Update Later to update the firmware at some other time.

Suppose there is no new update, you will receive a message “All Software is up to Date” on the Roku screen.

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

If it doesn’t restart automatically, you can go to Settings >> System >> System restart (or) Settings >> System >> Power >> System restart to restart the Roku device.

How to Update Roku Channels/Apps

There is no separate way to upgrade channels on any Roku device. Once the Firmware is 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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What to do when the Roku device is not updating?

You need to check the internet connection and restart the WiFi router. The other troubleshooting steps are restarting the device or else resetting the Roku device to factory settings.