Roku adds two new features: voice search and ‘My feed’

Streaming service Roku has added two new features to its streaming service; a voice search option and ‘My feed’ category.

The Roku 3 model, released today, features a button that enables voice search. Users with older models can still access the service with a mobile app upgrade. It is similar to services on. Amazon’s fire TV and Google’s Android TV, which both offer voice search.

The ‘My feed’ category will allow users to keep track of when upcoming movies become available on the device or if there are any changes in price.

“We are very excited about this concept of following, so we’re open to lots of feedback and suggestions,” the company’s chief marketing officer, Matthew Anderson, told Re/code. “But we also think that there are different ways you might build a feed. For now, we want to launch it in a very straightforward way, in one use case that’s simple and understandable.”

The streaming service currently offers more than 2,000 streaming channels, including Netflix, HBO and Hulu.

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