Today Roku announced the release of a new software update for their Roku streaming devices and their Roku TVs.

It has been named Roku OS 7.5 and will be rolling out with two big features.

The first of these is live pause, which will allow you to pause live TV in the US on Roku-enabled TVs, Roku says that you can pause digital broadcasts for up to 90 minutes, however, you will need a USB flash drive with at least 16GB of storage to use it.

The second feature is mobile private listening.

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This is the most interesting of the two in our opinion, it has been available on some of Roku’s streaming devices, including the Roku 3.

With the feature, you can connect a pair of headphones to the included remote control to divert sound from the TV, allowing you to listen in private. It is available now for all Roku TV models and is compatible with the iOS and Android app.

To use it, your device simply needs to be connected to the same network as your Roku TV.

There will also be a new audio guide for a number of Roku devices. Devices with a remote control that has volume buttons will also be able control TVs and AV receivers that support HDMI via CEC.

The Roku OS 7.5 update is available to download today for free.

You can check if your device is ready via the settings menu.

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