Today Roku has officially announced its new lineup of players. This includes a complete refresh of all its players including a brand-new 4K Roku Stick.
“Our new streaming player lineup provides performance, price, and features to meet our users needs so they can sit back, relax and enjoy their TV viewing experience even more,” said Chas Smith, general manager of Roku TVs and players. “Consumers will love our new sleek Roku Streaming Stick+ with an innovative advanced wireless receiver that gives up to four times the wireless range and a remote that controls TV volume and power. It makes 4K and HDR streaming simple.”
So let’s take a look at what is new:
Roku Express and Roku Express+
The second-generation Roku Express and Roku Express+ are five times more powerful than their predecessors and still start at only $29.99 for the Roku Express.
The Roku Express+ offers options to connect via HDMI® or composite A/V ports (red/yellow/white jacks), and it starts at $39.99 and is exclusively available from Walmart.
Roku Streaming Stick and Roku Streaming Stick+
The 2017 Roku Stick offers a quad-core processor and 802.11 AC dual-band wireless capabilities. It now comes with a voice remote that includes TV power and volume buttons that can control compatible TV models and the Roku Streaming Stick together. You can find the 2017 Roku Stick for $49.99.
The Roku Stick+ has an improved Wi-Fi performance with a wireless receiver that is built in to the power cord. This new model offers up to four times the wireless range than the 2016 Roku Streaming Stick to minimize buffering.
You will also find that the 2017 Roku Stick+ offers 4K Ultra HD and HDR picture quality up to 60 frames per second (fps) streaming. The new 4K Roku Stick is $69.99.
The Roku Ultra offers HD, 4K, and 4K HDR with up to 60 fps. The Roku Ultra features an Ethernet port for wired connectivity and a micro SD. You will find the Roku Ultra has a new remote, allowing you to power on and change volume on the TV. The new Roku Ultra starts at $99.99.
The new Rokus will hit Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy among other stores on October 8, 2017.
Roku OS 8
There is also a new Roku OS 8 packed full of new features. If you want to learn more about the Roku OS 8 CLICK HERE.
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