Well we don’t know a lot right now but we do know a new version of the Roku 3 will be out April 13th. (This was leaked from a post on BestBuy.) This is not the first updated version of the Roku 3 but past ones have been minor. Hopefully there will be more than just a new remote on this new version and the $109 price point suggests there will be more. (You can still find the old Roku 3 model for $88.99 on Amazon.)
Here are the details on from the Best Buy page:
With over 1,400 streaming channels to choose from, the Roku 3 streaming media player gives you access to endless entertainment. Delivering lightning fast performance, this media player displays content in up to Full HD and comes equipped with a built-in motion control remote so you can play action packed games.
- Offers over 1,400 streaming channels for endless entertainment
- Access to Netflix, YouTube, NHL, Cineplex, Rdio, Google Play, Crackle, Sky News, and other popular entertainment providers
- Delivers lightning fast performance and up to Full HD 1080p video for an enjoyable viewing experience
- Receive automatic updates in the Roku Feed
- Can be controlled with a smartphone equipped with the Roku app
- Dual-band wireless and Ethernet port provide easy connectivity for both wired and wireless networks
- USB and microSD inputs let you play your personal media
- Built-in motion control remote lets you play action packed games
- Search across the most channels by using your voice with the enhanced remote
- Includes a headphone jack for private listening
This is all we know right now but will be updating this story as we learn more. There is speculation that along with this new Roku 3 will be a Roku 4. Hopefully we will have more big news from Roku soon.
Here is a screen shot from the Best Buy listing: