Roku 2020 – Streaming Players

Roku 2020 – Streaming Players

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Whats is Roku?

A roku is a streaming device allowing you to watch FREE live television, television series, sporting events, movies and more.  No activation fee or monthly subscriptions required! With hundreds of free channels including Roku Channel, Tubu, PlutoTV, XUMO, FilmRise, Redbox, PLEX and More. The roku also supports subscriptions services such as Netflicks, Hulu, Disney+, ApplyTV, HBOMax, peacock TV.

Roku express is a low cost streaming device. The roku express is great for a secondary TV, kid’s room or guest room.  Only supports HD and isn’t as fast as the higher end models.

Streams: HD (1080p)

Simple IR Remote

Rating: 4.8
4.8/5

RETAIL $29.99

Roku Premiere is small standalone unit.  The Roku Premiere offers full HD and 4K streaming playback.  For some the lack of 5Ghz wireless may cause playback and buffering issues if you have poor 2.4Ghz signal quality.  The line of sight remote means you have to point the remote at the Roku to change channels.

Streams: HD, 4K, HDR

Simple IR Remote

Rating: 4.7
4.7/5

RETAIL $39.99

The small form factor plugs directly into the hdmi port on your TV making it great for wall mounted TVs. The Roku streaming stick adds 5Ghz wireless support and may help with buffering and other wireless signal issues.   The remote not only features voice commands and TV controls (power on off) its uses wireless radio waves and doesn’t require a line of sight to the roku streaming stick.

Streams: HD, 4K, HDR

RF voice remote with TV controls

Rating: 4.8
4.8/5

RETAIL $49.99

With the Roku Ultra enjoy powerful, smooth streaming with channels that launch in a snap and our best wireless, now with up to 50% more range. Stream in extraordinary Dolby Vision® picture and Dolby Atmos® sound, plus enjoy music with Bluetooth®. 

Streams: HD, 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision

RF voice remote with TV controls and personal shortcuts

Rating: 4.6
4.6/5

RETAIL $99.99

The new Roku Streambar is a compact 14-inch-long soundbar. Featuring two front- and two side-firing drivers (four total). Roku Streambar added better connectivity options to your router and smartphone, but it’s not a major upgrade if you already own the Roku Smart Soundbar.

Streams: HD, 4K, HDR

RF voice remote with TV power, volume, and mute buttons

Rating: 4.6
4.6/5

RETAIL $129.99

The Roku Smart Soundbar has four large full-range drivers that produce a richer sound than the smaller Roku Streambar. It has a built-in Roku Streaming Stick+, support for 4K HDR and Dolby Audio, and Alexa and Google Assistant support.

Streams: HD, 4K, HDR

RF voice remote with TV power, volume, and mute buttons

Rating: 4.6
4.6/5

RETAIL $179.99

Our Picks

The speed of the Roku Ultra makes it the winner.  If you like channels to start and load quickly, video images to scroll fast and smooth the Roku Ultra is the choice for you! The RF remote is nice when you have to scroll through a larger number of movies.

The Roku Streaming Stick is our second choice.  Not as powerful as the Roku Ultra but it holds its own and is still peppy.  Channels load fast but not as fast as the Roku Ultra.  The smaller size makes it more convenient for wall mounted TV’s.

Roku - 2020 Specification

Roke Express Roku Premiere Roku Streaming Stick+ Roku Ultra Roku Streambar Roku Smart Soundbar
CPU Model
ARM Cortex A53
ARM Cortex A53
ARM Cortex A53
ARM Cortex A55
MStar C2
ARM Cortex A53
System Memory
512 Mb
1 Gb
1 Gb
2 Gb
1 Gb
1 Gb
Network interface
2.4Ghz Wireless
2.4Ghz Wireless
2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Wireless
2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Wireless
Ethernet Port
2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Wireless
2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Wireless
Max Playback Resolution
1080p
4K60fps, HDR
4K60fps, HDR
4K60fps, HDR
4K60fps, HDR
4K60fps, HDR
Max UI Resolution
720p
1080p
1080p
1080p/60fps
1080p
1080p
USB Port
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Remote
IR Remote
IR Remote
RF Remote
RF Remote
RF Remote
RF Remote
Retail Price

DON'T HAVE A ROKU ULTRA?

THEN YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON THE ULTIMATE STREAMING EXPERIENCE!

With faster channel guides and navigation, faster movie loading and the longest range wireless. The Roku Ultra is the fastest and most powerful roku player. Its a must for anyone who watches online streaming. Stop waiting on the movie list to scroll get a roku ultra.

  • Fastest and most powerful player ever
  • Fast channel launch & lost remote finder
  • New! Dolby Vision®, Dolby Atmos®, and Bluetooth® Streaming
  • USB and Ethernet ports for ultimate connectivity
  • The ultimate streaming player with the best wireless.
  • Long-range wireless now with up to 50% more range
  • 2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz Wireless
  • Radio Remote with voice and TV controls
  • 2Gb of RAM