New Roku App v3.0.1 Released

The new Roku Pub-D-Hub Channel v3.0.1 has been released. All devices should upgrade to the new channel overnight or you can force the upgrade by going to "Settings > System > System Update > Check Now" on your remote.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Will I need to re-activate my device when the app is upgraded?

If you are a Gold subscriber with an activated device, you should not have to re-activate your Roku once the channel upgrades. If your device is not currently activated for Gold, it will remain that way after the upgrade. Some models may require re-activation. If so, visit

Activation is handled automatically in many cases now, meaning, you don't have to go on our web site to enter a code. The option to activate online does still exist as well for those who prefer that method.

Will there be an increase to the annual subscription fee?

Yes and no. If you already have a subscription and continue to renew it annually, your rate is locked in for the life of the subscription. If you should decide to cancel it and re-subscribe later, however, you will be charged the current rate at that time. Still a bargain, new subscriptions, effective 5/9/19, are only $3.99 per year (about 33 cents per month).

Can I subscribe through the Channel now?

Yes! The new channel allows you to create a Pub-D-Hub account and subscribe directly from your Roku device without having to visit our web site. Of course, you can still do it online as well. Subscriptions created from the device are charged through Roku billing services (RokuPay) and whatever payment method you have on file with them. If you decide to subscribe online via the web site, you'll still have the option of using Paypal, Amazon or just a credit card (via Stripe) as in the past.

What changes can I expect to see in the new upgraded channel?

ALL PLAY which allows you to play a group of related content back to back such as for Radio and Audiobook programs, works differently in the new channel. Instead of selecting the first menu item that says ALL PLAY, you will now select the "Play All" option on the details screen (the screen that displays the content description, running time, etc). You can select "Play All" on any of the titles that have it and it will begin playing with the first title in the group. All Play will now be called Play All.

Note: Play All may not play back the content in the exact order you see on the screen. The reason for this is, especially for shows with episode dates in the title, they are played back in alphabetical-numerical order. For example, even though 030144 (March 1, 1944) comes before 012045 (Jan 20, 1945), a show with 012045 in the title will play first because 01 comes before 03.

  • My Playlist has been fixed in the new channel. You can also start the playlist from anywhere in the list now. Just select "Play from Start" from the details screen and it will start with that title and play the rest of the content in the list back to back.
  • Parental Lock can now only be enabled/disabled from your account settings through the web site. It can no longer be enabled/disabled from within the channel. If you make changes to this setting online while the channel is opened on your Roku, you will need to exit and re-enter channel to see the update.
  • Live Radio and the Cautionary Films category are now only available to Gold subscribers.
  • Basic content will begin to decrease in 2019 offering fewer titles to Basic viewers while Gold subsribers will continue to receive content updates on a regular basis.
  • Background Music and Random Play features are no longer available. The old channel allowed you to enable or disable background music in the channel while you browsed for content. The music could be set to a live radio station. This feature was not very popular among subscribers. Random Play is an old feature that randomly selected some content from certain categories like commericals and movie trailers and played them back to back like a playlist. This feature is being replaced by PLAY ALL which basically does the same thing except, plays titles in sequence instead of randomly.
  • No More Ads will be shown while audio content is playing. Screen will remain black for the duration (until Roku screensaver kicks in).
  • Content Caching is a new feature which will cache (place into memory) the content shown in each category after the initial load. Simply put, if you browse a category for the first time, it may take a few moments to load the content. Browse that same category later on without exiting the channel and the category will load instantly from cache. Cache is cleared each time you exit the channel.
  • The new Pub-D-Hub Channel on Roku will not be compatible with older Roku models that have Firmware lower than v7.0 If you have an older Roku model and are running Firmware lower than v7.0, which was released in 2015, you will need to upgrade to a newer model in order to continue watching Pub-D-Hub or install the older BETA channel. The new channel is built on SceneGraph which was introduced in v7.0 of Roku's firmware/OS. You can check your model's firmware by going to "System > About" on your device. The firmware is the software version.