Not to be outdone by Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Roku has announced new Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Streaming Stick 4K+ models, plus a new Roku Ultra LT set-top box.
“The Roku Streaming Stick has been a fan favorite for years and we’ve redesigned it in the Roku Streaming Stick 4K to be faster and more powerful than ever,” Roku’s Mark Ely says. “It’s super-charged so you can stream in beautiful 4K and Dolby Vision even at a distance from your router and tucked neatly behind your TV. We’ve also added the Roku Voice Remote Pro to the Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ enabling TV lovers to find their remote just by using their voice. Whatever your streaming needs, we’ve got an incredible product lineup that features innovations from our singular focus on the TV streaming business.”
The updated Roku Streaming Stick 4K offers 4K, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ and it provides 30 percent better performance and double the Wi-Fi speeds of its predecessor. And the new Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ is essentially a bundle of the updated Roku Streaming Stick 4K with the Roku Voice Remote Pro. That remote comes with a rechargeable battery, a voice-activated lost remote finder, TV controls, personal shortcut buttons, private listening, hands-free, and push-to-talk Roku Voice support.
Roku also announced a refreshed Roku Ultra LT that comes with a faster processor, more storage, and a new Wi-Fi radio that provides up to 50 percent longer range than its predecessor. It also supports Dolby Vision, Bluetooth audio streaming, and Ethernet port.
The Roku Streaming Stick 4K retails for $49.99, while the Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ will cost $69.99. (By comparison, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max costs $54.99.) The Roku Ultra LT, oddly, is exclusive to Walmart in the U.S. and will cost $79.99. Each device will become available in the coming weeks, Roku says.