Roku updates streaming players and operating system

Roku Express 2019

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As every year, Roku is going into the holiday shopping season with a handful of new devices: The company unveiled a revamped $30 entry-level Roku Express streaming device as well as new version of its $100 Roku Ultra streamer Thursday.

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One of those is the addition of two new buttons on the remote for the Ultra, which act as shortcut buttons that can be customized by the user. Roku grew revenue by 59% year over year in the most recent quarter, but the star of the show was its platform segment, which increased 86% as the result of increased advertising, a cut of subscriptions made via the platform, and licensing from its OS. You can learn more about Roku OS 9.2 HERE.

Roku has launched its all-new streaming player lineup specifically for the UK. So in case you don't have enough to watch already, now you can get hooked on another TV series or two this month.


At the top of the lineup, the Roku Ultra ($99.99) now has an enhanced quad-core processor and more memory. The package comes with a simple remote control along with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons, High-Speed HDMI® cable and a power cord. Now you can program these buttons to launch your favorite Roku Channel or to auto-execute any voice command you want. Roku says that the new Express is 10% smaller than the device that came before it, but as the least expensive device - $29.99 - in the company's lineup, it doesn't do much beyond HD streaming. The company has decreased the amount of power it needs to run, so with most TVs it will be able to draw enough power from a USB port. The new and improved Roku Express is reportedly 10% smaller than the original Express. The Roku Express, Roku Premiere and Roku Streaming Stick+ are expected to be available in the coming weeks. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new stake in Roku in the 1st quarter worth about $500,000. It too supports 4K and HDR but builds on the Premiere's functionality with more advanced, dual-band wi-fi and a remote that can control a TV and facilitate voice control search. The former is a Best Buy-exclusive variant of the Roku Streaming Stick+; the latter is a Walmart-exclusive variant of the Roku Ultra.

Sadly, the cheaper Roku Stick will be discontinued. To avoid any clutter around the TV, the Roku express can be fully powered by most offers smooth and easy HD streaming that consumers can enjoy.

Firstly, the Roku Express has been redesigned and the HD streamer is now available for £30, while it is introducing the Roku Premiere - previously available in the United States - a £40 4K HDR streamer. This connected streaming device provides content from Netflix and Amazon Prime, making it a direct competitor of Roku. Roku TV™ models and Roku streaming players are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. "With Roku OS 9.2, we are giving our customers new content-rich experiences around 4K, voice and home screen controls".

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