Roku adds search channel for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, more

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Roku set-top boxes may offer hundreds upon hundreds of content channels to choose from, but finding which channel has the TV show or movie you’re looking for can be a challenge. To make things a little easier, Roku on Monday introduced Roku Search, a new channel that helps you figure out where to look when you want to watch.

Roku Search lets you search Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Vudu, and and HBO Go for almost 130,000 movies and TV episodes, as well as 100,000 actors and directors.

Once you find where your content lives, select the channel you want to go to and you’ll be sent directly to your chosen movie or TV show.

The Roku Search interface.

Roku Search works with Roku 2, Roku LT, and newer Roku HD players, as well as the Roku Streaming Stick. You can also search using the keyboard in the Remote tab of the Roku iOS and Android mobile apps.

Roku plans to push a free update including search to supported players over the next week, or you can select Settings > Software update > Check now on your Roku box to update your software to version 4.8 352x, then install Roku Search via a channel code by clicking this link.

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