Meet the New Roku Boxes: Express, Premiere, & Ultra




Roku Screen LogoWe can now confirm the new Roku names and what you should expect from them. Thanks to some great work by Daze Zatz here is everything we know.

Not only are we getting new Rokus but it looks like a full replacement of the current lineup. Gone are the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4; these numbers have been replaced with Express, Premiere, and Ultra.

screenshot-2016-08-03-at-3-02-56-pmRoku Express

The Roku Express will replace the Roku 1. There seems to be two versions of the Roku Express because there is also a Roku Express Plus, but we are unsure what the differences are. If I had to guess the Plus version will come with a remote that has a headphone jack.

Roku Premiere

The Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere Plus will replace the Roku 2 and 3 that are currently on the market. The Roku Premiere seems to offer 4K, which is something the current Roku 2 and 3 do not have. There will be an Ethernet and a micro SD slot for at least the Plus version.

The Plus version, according to Dave Zatz, will support HDR. Unlike the current Roku 4 the 4K Premiere will not have a fan.

Roku Ultra

The Roku Ultra will replace the Roku 4. In addition to the features in the Premiere the Roku Ultra will have the remote finder and optical out.

Source: ZatznotFunny

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