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New remote control enables voice upgrade to existing Roku streamers and Roku Smart TVs

The connected TV device manufacturer, Roku, has made the Roku Voice Remote available for purchase in the UK. Users will be able to upgrade their streaming players and Roku-enabled Smart TVs with voice search for content, as well as verbally dictate information rather than using the onscreen keyboard, like your email and password. The Roku Voice remote is compatible with all recent Roku devices.

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Earlier this month, the connected TV device manufacturer, Roku, made the Roku Voice Remote available for purchase in the UK. The CTV accessory can be used to upgrade Roku streaming players and Roku-enabled Smart TVs so  Roku customers can  search for content using voice command alone. Additionally, with the Roku OS 10.5 update, customers  can use their voice to input information like email addresses and passwords, rather than using the on-screen keyboard.

While voice command has previously been possible through Roku’s mobile app for iOS and Android (in Canada, Ireland, Mexico, the UK and the US), this is the first dedicated remote the company has launched with this functionality. Currently, the only languages that can be used for voice command are English and Spanish.

Roku says that its voice remote can help customers avoid remote juggling, as users can control both their Roku device and their TV at the same time, turning the TV on/off or changing the volume by using buttons on the remote. Roku Voice Remote is compatible with Roku devices going back until 2017. and several older models such as Roku 2 (4210) and Roku 3 (4200). The product is already available for purchase in the United States and Roku plans to roll it out in Canada later this month.


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