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Roku's streaming boxes are getting an upgrade, with the impending arrival of a software update and a new app.

The software update is Roku OS 7. The main addition it brings is that you can now follow actors, directors and TV shows as well as films.

So whenever said TV show or film becomes available on Roku – or the actor or director has something new on the service – it'll appear in your feed.

There's another new feature, called 'hotel and dorm connect'.

This lets you connect your streaming box to a hotel or college dorm network using the browser on your smartphone, so you can use your Roku to watch your selection rather than paying for whatever the hotel offers.

The app has been redesigned completely. You can now see your feed in the application, and pinch to zoom on photos. Soon you'll be able to choose who or what to follow direct from the app too.

Roku is expected to announce the Roku 4 streaming box any day now. It's expected to be compatible with 4K streams, just like the new Amazon Fire TV.

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