Roku enhances its search, adding many more channels


Roku is always adding new channels, the store is jam-packed now. You can even watch the upcoming Super Bowl using the new CBS Sports app the device recently added. All of these options leave it more difficult for users to find the content they want.

Now the set-top box maker is trying to fix that problem, at least to some degree. To ease the pain Roku is expanding its search capability to encompass more channels.

"Today, we’re happy to share that Roku Search is even better and now searches across 25+ top streaming channels. These channels include Acorn TV, Amazon Video, CBS All access CinemaNow, Crackle, Encore Play, FOX NOW, Freeform (formerly Watch ABC Family), FX NOW, Google Play, HBO GO, Hulu, Met Opera on Demand, M-GO, NAT GEO TV, Netflix, Popcornflix, Snagfilms, Starz Play, Time Warner Cable, Tubi TV, VUDU, Watch ABC, Watch Disney Channel, Watch Disney Jr. and Watch Disney XD".

You can access search from the home screen, or if you have a Roku 3 or Roku 4, simply press the voice search button on the remote. If you are typing your query then predictive results will begin to populate as you enter each letter. Once you've picked a show you will get a choice of seasons to pick from. The option is available now.

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