February 22, 2024
Roku tests new home screen layout with more tiles

Roku is testing out a small change to its home screen layout on smart TVs and streaming devices powered by its software.

First spotted by some users on Reddit (via Cord Cutters), the change increases the number of tiles on the Roku home screen. Currently, Roku devices have a column that’s three tiles across, but the small change bumps it up to four across. Users can still add more tiles, expanding the column vertically.

Moreover, Roku confirmed to Cord Cutters that it’s testing the new layout. However, it’s not clear if the company will stick with it or if we’ll see wider adoption of the four-tile layout.

Roku tests new home screen layout with more tiles

Roku’s new 4×4 layout | Image credit: Reddit

While a small update overall, it increases the number of tiles people can see on screen at once. At the same time, it makes the tiles slightly smaller, which could impact visibility.

The test comes after Roku detailed several new features coming to its TVs and streaming devices, including a ‘Continue Watching’ feature, a save list, and more.

Source: Reddit Via: Cord Cutters