Reading a user manual is a boring task but don’t forgo the perks of the new Roku streaming device just because you are lazy. Get the most out of your OTT set-top box with these easy tips.
The features of the Roku setup could be daunting for newcomers but once you know how to maneuver the settings, this little box could be your salvation for boredom. Check out these 9 tips to make your Roku experience rock:
1. Universal Search Tool
Forgot which OTT platform is telecasting your favorite show? Don’t worry, and the Roku search bar will take you to the right platform with just a click, saving time and money.
Interests change, and your Roku landing page should change along to cater to your needs. Tap (*) on your Roku remote while browsing through channels to position your favorites to make the interface personalized.
3. Search Content
Your phone can be substituted as a Roku remote! Take control and always win the fight with your sibling by having the remote control on your phone.
Since your mobile can be used as a remote control to download, play/pause, change the volume of your Roku device. It can also be used to search content. There is no need to go about typing on the TV keyboard.
4. Roku Channel
Do you know that Roku may upload your favorite show on the free-to-watch list just because you own the hardware? Get to know what shows are freely available before you rent or purchase them by keeping tabs with the Roku channel updates.
5. Wi-fi Strength
Many secret menus can be accessed only through a combination of keys. Well, if you want to check your wi-fi strength, press your Roku home button 5 times, and the arrows up, down, up, down. Pesky but better than switching your modem on & off.
Watching something for free, which is supposed to be a paid-only show? I understand. We are always looking for free or cheaper ways. Mirror that sly little show to your TV screen and go big with Roku screen casting.
7. Closed Captions
CC is an annoying feature, but certain shows really need one. The Roku CC can be modified to display only after you punch the replay button. Now, how cool is that?
Did your partner doze off mid-show? Don’t lower the volume; connect your headphones to your Roku remote and watch big while hearing good.
9. Sound Settings
Action movies are a menace; the constant sound changes from loud banging guns to soft whispers between casts can send anyone nuts. Modify the sound across an episode with Roku’s ‘leveling’ or ‘night’ variants.
Sit back and enjoy it with Roku!