The Roku 4 was the first Roku to have a fan inside the box, which upset many Roku buyers, who complained about the loud fan. Other Roku buyers had concerns about the fan wearing out.
There has been concern that the new Roku Premiere and Roku Ultra would have the same fan and suffer the same issues as the Roku 4.
Now, fortunately, we can confirm that the new Roku will look like the older Roku 4 but will not have a fan inside of them; however, they both will still be able to offer 4K and the Roku Ultra and Premiere+ will offer HDR.
Here are some highlights of the new Roku Premiere and Roku Ultra.
Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+
At $79.99 MSRP and $99.99 MSRP, respectively, these devices offer powerful performance, HD, and 4K, with up to 60 fps streaming and HDR on the Roku Premiere+.
- Works with both HD and 4K UHD TVs
- 4K UHD video playback delivers crisp detail and brilliant, life-like images
- HDCP 2.2 compatible and capable of up to 60 fps 4K UHD playback
- Can upscale 720p to 1080p on HD TVs and from 720p or 1080p to 4K with up to 60 fps on 4K UHD TVs
- Fast quad-core processor
- 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless
- Simple IR remote control with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons
- Night listening mode setting adjusts audio to maintain volume consistency
Roku Premiere+ also includes the following:
- HDR displays an incredible range of colors
- Enhanced point anywhere remote with headphone jack for private listening
- MicroSD card slot for additional channel storage
- Ethernet for wired Internet connectivity
With a $129.99 MSRP, the Roku Ultra is an ultimate player fully loaded and able to deliver powerful HD, 4K up to 60 fps, and HDR streaming.
In addition to everything offered on the Roku Premiere+, the Roku Ultra also features the following:
- Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus decoding for advance surround sound in home theaters
- Optical digital audio out port to connect to a receiver or sound bar
- USB port for local media playback
- Convenient point anywhere remote control with voice search, headphone jack for private listening, and gaming buttons
- Lost remote finder feature finds remotes with the touch of a button
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