We can now confirm the new Roku Express has cleared the FCC and what you should expect from it.
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.
Here is a drawing of the Roku Express from the FCC filling that shows the location of the FCC label.
We con confirm that the Roku Express will be faster than the Roku 1 and will have 802.11n WiFi that should offer a boost compared to older Roku models who still have G WiFi. If you want the really fast new 802.11ac WiFi you will need to get one of the two new higher end models.
You can find the FCC filling for the new Roku Express over at the FCC website.
We have yet to see the Roku Premiere and Roku Ultra clear the FCC but it should happen soon. Here is what we know of the other new Roku models thanks to Dave Zatz.
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.
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.
Thanks to AFTVnews.com for the tip about the most recent FCC filing.
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