Posted Mon Sep 23, 2019 at 03:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company's updated streaming product lineup has been revealed.
"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," said Mark Ely, Vice President, Players and Whole Home Product Management at Roku. "Our new streaming player lineup 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."
The new Roku Ultra offers support for HD, 4K, and HDR10 playback. With that said, the device does not offer Dolby Vision or HDR10+ capabilities. The player is powered by a quad-core processor, and the updated model now features a fast channel launch option for speedier access to popular services. Ethernet 10/100 and 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless connectivity are integrated as well, along with an HDMI port with Dolby Atmos and DTS pass-through, a USB port, and a MicroSD slot. Finally, the device comes complete with a Roku Voice Remote with new programmable personal shortcut buttons, and premium JBL headphones.
The new Roku Ultra is set to start shipping on October 13 for an MSRP of $99.99.
Meanwhile, the updated Roku Express is now 10% smaller than the previous version. The compact, entry-level streaming player offers support for HD playback, and includes an HDMI cable and a simple remote with channel shortcut buttons. Likewise, the device can be powered by most TVs, offering simplified use when an additional power outlet is not available. In addition, a Roku Express+ model with a Voice Remote will also be available exclusively at Walmart.
The Roku Express is set to launch on October 13 for an MSRP of $29.99. Meanwhile, the Roku Express+ will be available at the end of September for $39.99.
Here's a full rundown of Roku's 2019 streaming media player lineup:
Source: Roku via BusinessWire
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