Today is not only a great day for Roku devices fans, but also for all fans of streaming entertainment.
Roku has launched two new streaming sticks, namely the Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Streaming Stick 4K+. This is currently the fastest and most efficient HDMI sticks in the Roku’s offer.
They offer 4K Dolby Vision, HDR10+ picture and a powerful processor. Additionally, features a redesigned long-range Wi-Fi receiver that delivers up to 2x faster speeds.
All this in combination with Voice remote control and from $49.90. It cannot be denied that it sounds encouraging.
2021 Roku Streaming Stick 4K Overview Features
Powered by the ARM Cortex A55 as well as 1GB RAM, the new Roku’s Streaming Stick 4K and 4K+ are the most powerful Streaming Sticks in the Roku portfolio right now. As Roku reports, the new HDMI Sticks: “boots up to 30% faster – enabling smooth streaming with spectacular 4K, Dolby Vision®, and HDR10+ picture and features a redesigned long-range Wi-Fi® receiver that delivers up to 2x faster speeds.”
In addition, the new streaming Stick 4K supports all and known streaming services up to 4K @ 60fps, such as Netflix, Disney+, Prive Video and more. Besides, also free, live, and premium TV, including award-winning Roku Originals only on The Roku Channel. Additionally, Roku Streaming Stick 4K also supports Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, Alexa and Google Assistant.
New Roku 4K Streaming Stick will ship with Voice remote with TV power, volume, and mute buttons, two AAA batteries, USB power cable with long-range Wi-Fi® receiver and Power adapter
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The device was priced at $49.90 and you can find it for pre-order on BestBuy. Roku says the new Stick 4K is due to arrive at US and UK retailers (and at Roku.com) in mid-October. More details on the product page.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K Plus
There are no differences when it comes to the streaming stick. Streaming 4K+ HDMI Stick, on the other hand, will come with Voice Remote Pro. The Roku Voice Remote Pro control was unveiled in mid-April 2021. It differs significantly from the Voice Remote offered with the new Roku Stick 4K. Voice Remote Pro has a rechargeable battery, supports TV controls, and a voice activated lost remote finder that chimes when you say, “Hey Roku, find my remote.” Besides, “Private listening” feature, personal shortcut buttons, and more.
Roku Stick 4K Plus was priced at $69.99. Both models are to receive an update to Roku OS 10.5. The announced Roku OS 10.5 offers many valuable features that can be found below.
What’s new in Roku OS 10.5?
Above all, the new features will include easy access to entertainment, simplified configuration, as well as additional functions. Among others, New speaker configurations: You now have access to additional speaker configurations with the introduction of 3.1 and full 5.1 surround sound compatibility with the Roku Streambar, Roku Streambar Pro, and Roku Smart Soundbar. Roku Wireless Speakers can now be used as front speakers with the Roku Streambar, Roku Streambar Pro, and Roku Smart Soundbar creating a 3.1 (Left/Center/Right) or full 5.1 surround sound system when used with rear speakers.
Additionally, Roku Voice Help (helps you learn the kinds of commands Roku Voice supports, and provides examples). A more complete list of the features of Roku 10.5 OS can be found here.
Roku Ultra LT ($79.99)
On the occasion of the new 4K HDMI Sticks, Roku brand refreshed Ultra LT device also via a faster processor, more storage, and a new Wi-Fi® radio that provides up to 50% longer range than the previous model. Besides, Roku Ultra LT now also supports Dolby Vision for superior picture quality as well as Bluetooth audio streaming and built-in ethernet support. The Roku Ultra LT is a Walmart exclusive and will be available in the coming weeks.