Roku Ultra vs Roku Stick+: Which Device is Right for You?




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Much like streaming services, there are many streaming devices to choose from and no one option is right for everyone.

In this post, we’re comparing the features of the Roku Ultra and the Roku Stick+ to help you decide which device is the best option for you.

Roku Stick+

Currently on sale for $49.99

The Roku Stick+ is made to move. The small size makes it the perfect option for moving and using from one location to another. Use it throughout your home or take it with you when traveling to use all of your apps and access your content away from home.

The smaller device also means less clutter in your cord cutting setup. With a slim design, you can easily plug your Roku Stick+ into a wall mounted TV with pieces taking up space or interfering in the clean design.

The voice-enabled device works with Alexa and with Google Assistant. Use voice commands to launch channels, search for content, and use playback features while watching.

With the Roku Stick+ you’ll get

  • Brilliant picture quality in HD, 4K, or HDR
  • 4x the wireless range of older Roku devices
  • Stronger signal for smoother streaming
  • The Roku Voice Remote
  • Portability

This is a great option for those who travel frequently, using with a secondary TV, and for college students who can use it in their dorms, bring it home on breaks, and pack it up at the end of the semester.

Roku Ultra

Currently on sale for $79.99

The Roku Ultra is the powerhouse of the Roku device collection. This is the device that was made for being the center of your media setup. While the device works well with wireless internet, it also includes an ethernet port that allows for wired streaming and a stronger connection.

Roku calls the Ultra a fully-loaded player with all the bells and whistles. Connect it to the main TV in your home to stream in HD, 4K, or HDR. With the voice activated remote and included JBL headphones, you can enjoy private listening, night listening that offers volume control, and use the lost remote feature. Again, the voice remote works with Alexa and Google Assistant for a convenient entertainment experience.

With the Roku Ultra, you’ll get:

  • Quad-core processor and Roku’s best wireless capability
  • Ethernet port for wired streaming
  • Brilliant picture quality in HD, 4K, or HDR
  • The Roku Voice Remote
  • JBL headphones for private listening

This is a smart choice for those who are heavy streamers, for a primary TV in the home, and anyone who wants to create a home theater experience.

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