It’s fall, so which implies it’s time for the annual refresh of Roku hardware. As well to the Streambar announced as of late, the company’s streaming participant lineup is led by a refreshed Roku Ultra. For the most main time, the flagship system now helps Dolby Vision HDR. Many Roku TVs already provide the layout, but in the past Roku’s standalone devices score no longer. (They’ve had Dolby Atmos audio, nonetheless, which the Ultra retains.) The company is additionally at the side of give a procure to for the AV1 codec, which video platforms are more and more initiating to undertake.
Roku says the unusual Ultra additionally points a good deal improved wi-fi efficiency with 50 p.c bigger differ than the prior mannequin. There’s silent an Ethernet port whereas it is doubtless you’ll perhaps seemingly perhaps fancy a hardwired connection, though.
The 2020 Ultra prices the long-established $99.99. Chances are you’ll perhaps seemingly perhaps seemingly score a gigantic streaming participant in Roku’s lineup for below half that imprint, but those won’t score Dolby Vision, Ethernet, or a a ways off finder button — and we all desire our objects had the latter infrequently.
This most up-to-the-minute Ultra comes appropriate after Amazon announced its upgraded Fireplace TV Stick and Fireplace TV Stick Lite, which both imprint below $50, and as Google prepares to inaugurate the unusual, very-leaked Chromecast with Google TV at an event later this week.
Here’s how Roku’s streaming devices lineup shakes out:
- Roku Ultra: $99.99
- Roku Ultra LT: $79.99
- Streaming Stick Plus: $49.99, with headphone a ways off (Most effective Settle uncommon) $59.99
- Premiere: $39.99
- Direct Plus (with relate a ways off, Walmart uncommon): $39.99
- Roku Direct: $29.99