Roku 2 and Roku 3 streaming boxes are getting updated with new hardware providing it faster movement through the interface as users switch between channels and apps.
Roku 3 will now feature a new remote that now includes a microphone for voice searches, which is now the default option that pops up when users press the search button.
It has an extra button press to get to the traditional keyboard for those who prefer the old method, reports the Techcrunch.com web site.
The new search option is only for the Roku 3 which sells at USD 99 but both the Roku 2 and Roku 3 will get the new discovery feature in the Roku Feed.
When users search for a movie on their Roku, they will have the option to follow it and receive updates when it shows up in new channels or when prices drop. Instead of popping up notifications for those update s, Roku decided to make the feed something you check when you don't have something in mind to watch already.
The upgraded Roku 2 will cost USD 69 but won't include a microphone in the remote or a headphone jack for watching TV without disturbing the other people.