Roku has announced a new line-up of streaming players priced from $29.99. The line-up includes the Roku Express ($29.99), Roku Express+ ($39.99), Roku Premiere ($39.99), Roku Streaming Stick+ ($59.99), Roku Streaming Stick+ HE ($59.99), Roku Ultra LT ($79.99), and the Roku Ultra ($99.99). The Roku Express and Roku Ultra are available for pre-order today (and ship in mid-October) while the Roku Express+ will be available at the end of the month with the rest of the devices on sale sometime in October.
Each of the new devices is unique. The updated Roku Express has an even smaller form factor than before and offers easy HD streaming. The Roku Express+ has a sleek form factor and a Roku Voice remote and is exclusively available at Walmart. The Roku Premiere allows for 4K and HDR streaming and includes a simple remote. The Roku Streaming Stick+ HE is a Best Buy exclusive and includes the Enhanced Roku Voice Remote with a headphone jack and Roku headphones. The Roku Ultra LT features HD, 4K, and HDR streaming. It supports Ethernet, 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless, and comes with the Enhanced Roku Voice remote with TV controls and Roku headphones. This player is available only at Walmart. Lastly, the Roku Ultra supports HD, 4K, and HDR streaming and comes with premium JBL headphones. It also has the same networking capabilities as the Roku Ultra LT.
Commenting on the new devices, Mark Ely, Vice President, Players and Whole Home Product Management at Roku, said:
“We’re driven by the goal of delivering an exceptional streaming experience to our customers that includes endless entertainment and intuitive ways to find it. Our new streaming player line-up continues to offer a device for every type of streamer. Whether you’re streaming to your TV for the first time or are a cord-cutting power-house who wants our ultimate streaming device – we’ve got something for everyone.”
If you’d like to pre-order any of the devices announced today, be sure to head on over to Roku.com and place your order. The company also announced Roku OS 9.2 today, these newly announced devices will likely come with that update pre-installed, but if not, it will be available over-the-air.
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