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mc510
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RokuOS 8 has arrived on 2 XS (probably other older models as well)

Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:32 am

Did a manual "update" the other day and got RokuOS 8 on my creaky old 2 XS.  Haven't had a chance to really test out whether it improves stability on YouTube and PBS apps, which have been my biggest challenge with OS7.  So, just FYI for those who are eager to get OS8.
 
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Re: RokuOS 8 has arrived on 2 XS (probably other older models as well)

Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:18 am

I just checked my 2XS and 2XD but no update for me.  Please let us know if things are working better for you.
 
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Re: RokuOS 8 has arrived on 2 XS (probably other older models as well)

Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:16 pm

My 2 XS got 8 a few days ago. YouTube is still worthless. The XS just doesn't have the hardware to support the latest versions of many channels. It's just overall obsolete. YouTube works perfectly on my 4, Ultra, Stick and Sharp TV. The Insignia TV has a little lag when using YouTube, but still usable. 
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Re: RokuOS 8 has arrived on 2 XS (probably other older models as well)

Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:53 pm

I haven't yet gotten 8 on my Roku 3 that's running the 'fixed' 7.7 4139 (attained via the flaming hoops downgrade/upgrade sequence), but since it's working I'm not exactly sure I want the upgrade. I had a Roku Brick recently and would rather not have one again if It can be avoided.
 
mc510
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Re: RokuOS 8 has arrived on 2 XS (probably other older models as well)

Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:55 pm

BooBooKitty wrote:
I just checked my 2XS and 2XD but no update for me.  Please let us know if things are working better for you.

Nope, YouTube is still crashing the Roku. Too bad, because Netflix and Amazon and Hulu work just fine. I can (and have) put up with laggy response to the remote control and un-smooth app menus, but the restarts are too much, and clearly the 2 XS is too old.  Fortunately, Black Friday.

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