After a March tease, Roku 2 streaming players are finally entitled to the updated interface (that ships with the Roku 3). While Roku has staggered the rollout over a two-week window, you can manually trigger an update via Settings > Software update > Check now… as I did. While I’ve only had the new UI a few days, I’m glad to see the modernized look & feel largely retains the speed and simplicity of the original interface. Further, while Roku has displayed advertising for some time and the new primary unit is significantly larger, the visual integration is improved over the prior layout. Unfortunately, Roku still doesn’t provide the sophistication of on-screen widgets as the WDTV Play offers – but at least you can change the color of your theme?
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