How to Update Apps on Roku [ Step-by-Step Guide 2023]

While watching your favorite TV, your app troubles. Annoying, right? I’ll teach you how to update apps on Roku for uninterrupted binge-watching. We have everything you need, from using the Roku Mobile App to updating the firmware. Let’s start keeping your Roku updated.

How to Update Apps on Roku?

Roku Home setting

Instead of bothering you, Roku automatically updates apps in the background. However, manual updates are the best option for those who enjoy working with their hands. How to take charge:

Step 1: Navigating the Roku Home Screen

Get your Roku device online and powered up. The welcome home screen is accessed by pressing the “Home” button on your Roku remote.

Step 2: Select the App You Want to Update

Use your remote’s arrow buttons to find the app that needs updating. The app should glow with anticipation when highlighted.

Step 3: Open the Options Menu

Press the remote’s asterisk (*). This opens the app’s options.

Step 4: Check for Updates

The options menu offers several actions. Select ‘Check for Updates’ and hit OK on your remote.

Step 5: Install Updates

If an app update is available, Roku will prompt you to install it. Say “Yes” and let Roku wow you.

Step 6: Repeat for Other Apps (If Needed)

Repeat 2–5 for other app updates. Make sure all your apps are updated by checking for updates.

How to Update Apps on Roku Using Roku Mobile App?

Roku Mobile App

The Roku Mobile App turns your smartphone into a powerful Roku controller. App updates are easy to manage using it.

Step 1: Download the Roku Mobile app

Launch the Roku Mobile App from your device’s app store, whether Android or iOS.

Step 2: Connect to Your Roku Device

Connect your smartphone to Roku’s Wi-Fi. Using the Roku Mobile App and on-screen instructions, link your device.

Step 3: Access the ‘Remote’ Tab

After connecting, go to “Remote” on the Roku Mobile App.

Step 4: Select ‘Settings’

“Remote” has a settings icon. Tap it to open settings.

Step 5: Choose ‘System’

Select “System.” in settings.

Step 6: Check for Updates

Like on-device, select “System Update” to check for updates. If updates are available, the app will facilitate installation.

How to Update Apps on Roku using Roku Firmware Updation?

Another approach to keep your apps and device running smoothly is to update Roku firmware.

Step 1: Access ‘Settings’

From the Roku home screen, select “Settings.”

Step 2: Choose ‘System’

Select “System” from settings.

Step 3: Opt for ‘Software Update’

Select “Software Update.” This option updates Roku firmware, which updates apps indirectly.

Step 4: Check for Updates

Roku checks firmware upgrades. Download and install updates using the on-screen directions.

Step 5: Restart Your Roku

Roku may require a restart after the firmware upgrade. Complete the process.

Troubleshooting App Updates on Roku

Even with the best intentions, app updates may need to be corrected. It will address typical issues and how to fix them.

Issue 1: Apps Not Updating

If apps aren’t updating automatically, connect your Roku to the internet. Try updating again after checking your Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection.

Issue 2: App Crashes after Update

Uninstall and reinstall an app if it crashes or performs strangely after an update. This often fixes compatibility difficulties.

Issue 3: App Update Not Available

A lack of updates may indicate that the app developer still needs to launch a new version. It would help if you awaited their update.

Issue 4: Roku Frozen or Unresponsive

Roku devices may freeze during updates in rare situations. If so, hard reset by disconnecting the device for a few seconds and plugging it back in.


How do I update HBO on Roku?

Search the Roku Channel Store for HBO and click ‘Update’ if an update is available to update HBO. Roku handles automatic updates.

How do I get to the Roku secret menu?

Accessing the Roku secret menu requires remote button presses. Press Home (x5), Fast Forward (x3), and Rewind (x2) from the Roku home screen. Opens the secret menu for diagnostic and developer options.

How do I update all the channels on Roku?

In ‘Settings’ on your Roku device, click ‘System,’ then ‘System Update’ to update all channels. This checks for Roku system and channel upgrades; you can edit them all simultaneously.

How do I update my Netflix on Roku?

Netflix updates automatically on Roku, but you can manually check or troubleshoot by searching for Netflix in the Roku Channel Store and selecting ‘Check for Updates.’

How to update apps on Hisense Roku TV?

Hisense Roku TV users can update apps by going to the home screen, selecting ‘Settings,’ ‘System,’ and ‘System Update.’ This process checks for system and app updates on your Hisense Roku TV.


Streaming is better and safer with updated Roku apps. Maintaining your apps with this simple guide will improve your viewing experience. Without hesitation, enjoy the best movies, programs, and news. Are you prepared to optimize your Roku?

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