No 4K But Still Awesome: Roku Slashes Price Of Roku TV Streaming Media Stick
Stephan Jukic – August 30, 2017
The Roku TV smart platform is without a doubt excellent in whatever device you find it in, and it’s integrated with quite a few different devices indeed. We’ve seen this excellent, easy-to-use and media app-loaded smart platform in Roku’s excellent 4K HDR streaming media boxes such as the Roku Ultra and in some of the best and most affordable 4K TVs sold today, such as the new TCL P-Series models. In fact, Roku TV is so great that it makes a fine deal even when you can get it in a device where there is no 4K content or resolution support.
This of course brings us to Roku’s recent price slash for their extremely compact, extremely affordable and utterly entertainment-packed Roku Streaming Stick. The little device is now priced at just under $40 and offers what is essentially the same smart TV platform as that found in the other gadgets we’ve mentioned above. The only major thing missing is 4K HDR support for the right kinds of TVs, but the Roku Streaming Stick does offer 1080p resolution support and beefs it up further with upscaling of 720p content to 1080p.
Amazon offers a similar and similarly priced Amazon Fire stick but in the Roku model is arguably a superior piece of technology, with more features and what is in our view a slightly better smart TV platform. Some of the Roku Stick’s features include the following:
- Fast, robust quad-core processor with fast dual-band wireless. 8x more processing power than in previous models.
- Access to Amazon, VUDU, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, and many, many other apps.
- Portable for different HDTVs in your home, hotel or wherever else you’re staying for access to your favorite content preferences on the go.
- Powerful search results across top channels and content services.
- Mobile app support for both iOS and Android with voice search and private listening.
- Power Consumption Operational: 3 Watt, Audio System: AV components
- Integrated dual-band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Stream over 3000 entertainment channels
- Upscales 720p HD to 1080p Full HD
You can grab one of these little smart content sticks on Amazon right now for $39.98 plus shipping and handling.
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