Roku’s brand new lineup of streaming boxes feature 4K/HDR support and start at just $30


Today, Roku announced a series of brand new streaming boxes to replace its current lineup. Highlighting the new arrivals is the $30 Roku Express box. Billed as the company’s tiniest to date, the Express replaces the Roku 1 while undercutting most of its competitors in the process including Google’s Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire TV Stick.

More details below:

While you won’t be getting the 4K and HDR video the new Roku Premiere/+ and Roku Ultra models support, you can expect HDMI connectivity at full 1080p along with the usual access to over 2,500 streaming channels, plus thousands of movies and TV shows. There is also a Roku Express+ model which will run you an extra $10 and adds the ability to connect with older displays via composite cables.

The higher end models start at $79.99 and offer 4K streaming up to 60 fps plus HDR support on the $99.99 Premiere+ and Ultra boxes. At $130 and sitting atop Roku’s latest range of streamers, the Ultra adds a USB port for “local playback”, Dolby Digital Plus, voice search and the ability to “finds remotes stuck in the couch with the touch of a button on the player.”

The five new boxes, along with its already available Roku Streaming Stick now make up the company’s current lineup. It appears as though the new boxes will hit store shelves some time in October. However, we are already starting to see pre-orders go live on Best Buy and Walmart for all of the new models. Head below for more details:

Roku Express and Roku Express+

$29.99 MSRP and $39.99 MSRP, respectively – our most affordable streaming players ever launched; Roku Express is for TVs with HDMI® and Roku Express+ supports older TVs and can use a legacy Red/White/Yellow connection

  • Fast 1080p HD streaming
  • Simple IR remote control with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons
  • 802.11 b/g/n wireless
  • Optional removable adhesive strip for mounting to a TV
  • High Speed HDMI® cable included

·         Roku Express+ also includes:

  • Composite jack and included composite A/V cable (red/white/yellow) 

Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+

$79.99 MSRP and $99.99 MSRP, respectively – powerful performance and stunning HD and 4K up to 60 fps streaming plus HDR on the Roku Premiere+

Works with both HD and 4K UHD TVs

  • 4K UHD video playback, delivers crisp detail and brilliant, life-like images
  • HDCP 2.2 compatible and capable of up to 60 fps 4K UHD playback
  • Can upscale 720p to 1080p on HDTVs, and from 720p or 1080p to 4K up to 60 fps on 4K UHD TVs
  • Fast quad-core processor
  • 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless
  • Simple IR remote control with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons
  •  Night listening mode setting adjusts audio sounds to maintain volume consistency

·         Roku Premiere+ also includes:

  • HDR support displays an incredible range of colours including brighter whites and deeper blacks
  • Enhanced point anywhere remote with headphone jack for private listening
  • MicroSD card slot for additional channel storage
  • Ethernet for wired internet connectivity

Roku Ultra

$129.99 – our ultimate player that’s fully loaded and can deliver powerful HD, 4K up to 60 fps and HDR streaming

In addition to everything offered on the Roku Premiere+, the Roku Ultra also features Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus decoding for advance surround sound for home theaters

  • Optical digital audio out port to connect to a receiver or sound ba
  • USB port for local media playback
  • Convenient point anywhere remote control with voice search, headphone jack for private listening and gaming buttons
  • Lost remote finder feature finds remotes stuck in the couch with the touch of a button on the player

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