Daily Archives: April 8, 2015

Roku “My Feed” & Voice Search NOT As Yet Available On Existing Roku 2 or 3 Players — Update Coming.

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>> Sling TV, DishWorld & Willow Cricket.
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>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

>> Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.
>> Not impressed with Google Chromecast.
>> TP-LINK Powerline Range Extender.wcc2015logo

++ TP-Link Wi-Fi Network for house.


myfeedrokudsfsfYes, there was a new software update for the Roku 3 on April 6, 2015 — the day they announced Search, Voice Search and “My Feed” on the Roku 2 and Roku 3. That update was Version 6.2 Build 3332.

Though released on the same day as the announcement THIS update does NOT have voice search and “My Feed” for existing Rokus. The text Search, however, is there and works. Works well, though I still can’t get used to not having a ‘search’ within the “Streaming Channel” store. Yes, the search searches the ‘channel’ store BUT you have to exit the store to get to search. Not right. Very strange.

Voice search and “My Feed” right now are only available on Roku 2s and Roku 3 that shipped as of April 6, 2015. Got that?

The post April 6 models are: Roku 2 (4210R) and Roku 3 (4230R). [I have a Roku 4200X].

Another update is scheduled to enable these two features of existing Rokus.

Got this from the horse’s mouth no less. Hope it helps.

So be careful when reading some of the online posts talking about these new features. Existing customers don’t have them as yet.

This gets me worried about the Roku 4. Seems strange to refresh the Roku 2 & 3 if a Roku 4 is in the wings. My druthers is that it might have got pushed back into late Summer or early Fall.


FREE HBO & Cinemax Preview On DirecTV This Weekend, Friday, April 10 to Monday, April 13, 2015.

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“A Million Ways to Die in the West” on HBO Monday morning. Click to access HBO description.


Just as ever wanted to give you a heads up. These can be well worth it.
The above movie caught my eye. Will DVR it.
Not watching DirecTV much. 2 months left on my DirecTV contract.
The TV appears to be permanently set for the Roku 3.
Watching movies on Amazon Prime.

BBC World News
is now on DirecTV. Channel 346.
Check it out.


How Soon Before We Get The First Car Fatality Caused By The Apple Watch?

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About an hour ago, while getting dressed (after my run), I saw a bimbo (and she indeed was one), on CNBC, glibly talking about her experiences DRIVING while wearing the new Apple Watch. She also volunteered that she had also been ‘told off’  — along the lines of “that is very distracting” — at a recent business meeting for continually glancing down at her watch, on her wrist, every time it beeped, vibrated whatever.

Distracted driving scares me, especially since nearly all young drivers do not seem to be able to drive unless they have GPS.

I dread that the Apple Watch is going to result in TOO MANY accidents. From what I can see, unless they act very, very quickly, the current ‘Distracted Driving’ laws will NOT cover the Apple Watch. Technically it is NOT a cell phone. Plus it will be difficult for the police to enforce Apple Watch wearing while driving.

The Watch is going to be more distractive than a phone per se since it is attached to your wrist and it ‘does things’. People will GLANCE DOWN at their wrist. Worse still they will move their hands, and with it the steering wheel, to look at the Watch.

This is going to be a problem. I am SURE Apple has warnings and disclaimers on the packaging that comes with the Watch. But how do you stop a person from USING their Apple Watch when driving? I am a loyal, long term APPL shareholder though we haven’t had a single Apple product in the house for well over 15 years!

This bothers me. Deaths will come. Right now 9 deaths a DAY due to distracted driving. That is 9 too much. What do YOU think?