October 3 2020
Fall is the season when most of the companies decide to launch their latest hardware products, electronic gadgets, etc. A few days ago, Amazon held an event to launch it’s next-generation Fire TV Stick, some new Echo gadgets, Fire TV Stick Lite, and more. Amazon is the biggest competitor in the streaming devices category, and it has revealed a few new streaming devices of its own. On the other hand, Roku – known for its affordable digital media players offering access to streaming media content from various online services – is also going to launch some new streaming devices. Currently, Roku is updating its Roku Ultra, and soon you will get to experience some new features on it.
Surprisingly, Roku is adding a Streambar to its lineup as well. This Streambar includes Roku’s streaming services inside a compact soundbar. You can pre-order both the devices from Roku’s website. The official launch will be on 18th October, and then, you can find these devices on Amazon, Best Buy, and other major online retailing websites. Below, we have mentioned more details about the upcoming Roku devices to help you pick the best one for yourself:
This is the first time when Roku’s streaming device will have Dolby Vision HDR support. The 2019 model gets upgraded with better processing speed that will enable the apps to launch quicker and navigate easily. Its wireless range has extended by up to 50% so you can place it a little far from the router. Fortunately, you can still use the Ethernet port to establish a hardwired connection. It offers Dolby Atmos audio and adds support for the AV1 codec. This media player can stream HD/4K/Hart with dual-band wireless support. The Roku OS software update brings a lot of new features, but the best one is Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support.
The Voice remote comes with buttons for TV power and volume adjustments, and it also gives direct access to Netflix, Hulu, Sling, and CBS. The Roku Ultra package includes a lost remote finder and a headphone jack for private listening with included premium JBL headphones. You can watch 500, 000+ movies and TV episodes, with voice search across 1,000+ top channels, catch hit movies, popular shows, and more without any subscription on the Roku channel. With Bluetooth support, you can pair your smartphone for streaming music or other audio through the Roku Ultra to the TV. But this update has removed the microSD card slot. It costs $99.99 only.
The latest Roku Streambar streams in HD/4K/HDR. It will upgrade your TV with robust streaming and premium sound so you can hear every detail and watch everything in vibrant 4K HDR picture quality. Its setup is also simple, and everything is mentioned on the box. It can automatically lower loud commercials, boost the volume of voices, and optimize the sound for night listening so that you don’t wake up your family at midnight. It also enables the users to listen to music in vibrant, studio-quality sound from their favorite channels or any connected Bluetooth device.
You can power up your TV, adjust the volume, and control your streaming all with one remote. Use your voice to search, turn on the captions, and more. It is compatible with Alexa and Google Voice Assistant. You can easily expand the audio for heart-pounding bass and surround sound. It is available for $129.99 only.
Both of these devices are great and have amazing support. However, if you want more options in this price range, you would have to wait for this weekend as Google is also going to launch its streaming device. Then, you can compare all the available devices and choose the best one for yourself.
Source:- Latest Streaming Devices