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One of the older streaming based devices, being released in 2008, the Roku has evolved through various generations of their online-content aggregating platform. Starting as a large router-like box, they have released small and large devices offering varying levels of features.


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With the ability to stream Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, and other online video on-demand services all in one location, they have constantly added new apps to accommodate the various new streaming services released.

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Everything-You Need to Know About Roku

Everything You Need to Know About Roku

Roku is considered a pioneer as far as streaming devices are concerned. The standard-definition Roku DVP was released in 2008 and the products have continued to improve since. Five generations later the Roku line-up includes features like voice control, 4K Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range streaming.

The current generation devices range in features AND affordability. From $29.99 to $129.99, there is something in the price-range of every cord-cutter. If you’re considering cutting your cable subscription, Roku may be an option for you.


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Roku Features Overview

ModelPriceFeaturesCompatibility
Roku TVThe price varies by brand.-Several brands offer HD or 4K TVs that are compatible with Roku.
-Enhanced remote with select models.
-Pause over the air TV.
Compatible with an over-the-air antenna.
Roku Express$29.99-Competitive price. -Private listening with the Roku App.The Roku Express can access all of the apps available on any other Roku device through the Roku Channel Store. (Sling TV, Hulu, Netflix, etc)
Roku Express+$39.99-Output analog audio and video. ---Private listening with the Roku App.The Roku Express can access all of the apps available on any other Roku device through the Roku Channel Store. (Sling TV, Hulu, Netflix, etc)
Roku Streaming Stick$49.99-Small and sleek. ---USB-to-micro USB cable + wall adapter.
-Fast quad-core processor.
The Roku Express can access all of the streaming media services and apps available on any other Roku device through the Roku Channel Store. (Sling TV, Hulu, Netflix, etc)
Roku Premiere$69.99-Capable of streaming 4K.
-4K spotlight app lets you find 4k compatible movies and shows.
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Vudu, Fandango, Curiosity Stream, Toon Goggles, Tastemade, UltraFlix 4K, Smithsonian Earth, Plex, Picasa, Flickr, 500px and Roku Media Player
Roku Premiere+$99.99-HDR (high dynamic range) video.
-Ethernet port for wired internet.
-Wi-fi remote.
private listening through a headphone jack in the remote.
-HDMI, microSD connectors.
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Vudu, Fandango, Curiosity Stream, Toon Goggles, Tastemade, UltraFlix 4K, Smithsonian Earth, Plex, Picasa, Flickr, 500px and Roku Media Player
Ruku Ultra$129.99-4K. HDR.
-Remote with voice-search.
-HDMI 2.0a, Ethernet 10/100, microSD, USB, and Digital Optical Audio ports.
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Vudu, Fandango, Curiosity Stream, Toon Goggles, Tastemade, UltraFlix 4K, Smithsonian Earth, Plex, Picasa, Flickr, 500px and Roku Media Player


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