This is Everything Coming in Roku OS 9.2 – Including Genre Search & Voice Enhancements Like Searching By Movie Quotes

Roku announced today the latest update to their streaming software with voice enhancements and improvements to Roku Zones. The new features will come in Roku OS 9.2 which will roll out to their streaming media players like Roku Streaming Stick and Roku Ultra this month, and Roku TV’s from various manufacturers overt the coming months.

Roku Zones

You can now search for a genre or a subject to get back a curated selection of content. Roku Zones are organized into browsable, categorized rows that may include new releases, titles that are free to watch, rentals and more. Examples include the “Drama Movies & TV Zone” or the “Superhero Movies Zone.”

4K Spotlight Channel

A content-first, hand-curated selection of brilliant 4K entertainment from channels across the Roku platform built on Roku Zones. Browse a wide variety of 4K titles across a number of categories such as Most Popular, Action, Drama, TV shows, 4K channels and more.

Voice Enhancements
  • Set Sleep Timers on Roku TVs – Roku TV customers can use their voice remote or Roku mobile app to quickly set a sleep timer on their TV by saying things like “Go to sleep at 11 p.m.”
  • Search by Movie Quotes – Enjoy finding movie results by searching for the top quotes from thousands of popular movies across the Roku platform
  • 4K in Roku Search – Use Roku Voice to say “4K movies” to see results for a variety of popular 4K movies. Entering a text search for “4K” will now return results including the 4K Movies & TV Zone.
  • Support for Roku Media Player – Customers who use the Roku Media Player to play their personal music, movies and photos can now use Roku Voice to find, play and control stored files by using commands such as “Play,” “Skip,” and more
  • Control Multiple Roku Devices with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant –Customers who use Alexa-enabled devices and/or Google Assistant to control their Roku device can now control multiple Roku devices in their home
Additional Features
  • Roku TV support for the new Roku Wireless Subwoofer when Roku TV Wireless Speakers are paired to a Roku TV
  • New shortcut section on the Home Screen designed to reduce the number of steps needed to complete popular actions
  • Channel performance improvements have been made to video start times within channels on the platform