by Anura Guruge
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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.