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How do Roku’s streaming devices stack up?

Streaming services and the way in which people consume their favourite movies, TV shows, and music has seen a massive shift within the last decade.

Services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV, to name a few, have profited greatly and seen a huge increase in demand. There’s now a whole host of companies trying to get a slice of the streaming market.

Alongside these services you also have the media streaming players/devices. Among the most popular is obviously your Amazon Firestick, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV but they’re not the only ones.

One device we haven’t mentioned, but just as popular and now competing with the big players in the industry, is the Roku. Roku manufactures a multitude of devices and has millions of satisfied customers.

So, today we’re going to be talking about all things Roku, and see if they really do have what it takes to be number 1.

Roku Ultra | Streaming Media Player

The Roku media streaming device is one of Rokus best sellers, top rated with thousands of reviews. It’s certainly hitting the right spot for many consumers. Coming in at a very decent price point the Roku Ultra delivers power, picture and performance.

If you’re after a device that lets you stream free, live, premium TV straight to your 4k TV then look no further. Simple to operate this top of the line media player has a quad-core processor and top wireless connectivity, making it perfect for heavy streaming in HD, 4K, and HDR!

It offers a consistent strong connection, as the integrated dual-band wireless or Ethernet port let’s you stream until your heart’s content, letting you stream hours of brilliant picture quality. The Ultra allows you to experience your favourite TV in stunning detail and with absolute clarity the sharp resolution and vivid colour takes your viewing to the next level.

It features voice command to set personal shortcuts for one-touch control, allowing you to search across channels, turn captions on, and much more! Fully loaded the Roku Ultra has got all the bells and whistles you’d expect, keeping even the pickiest of streamers out there happy.

Roku Streaming Stick+ | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device

The Roku Streaming Stick+ features a long-range wireless receiver that gives you up to 4x the range, plus a stronger signal for the smoothest of streaming even in the furthest of rooms.

As you’d expect from Roku, picture quality is brilliant for a device of this price allowing you to experience your favourite TV shows and movies in stunning detail. Streaming in HD, 4K, or HDR shouldn’t be a problem and you’ll enjoy picture quality that’s optimized for your TV with the sharpest resolution and colour.

Snappy and responsive the Roku Streaming Stick+ allows you to stream your favourite media with ease. No more need for multiple remotes, control everything from switching on your TV, adjusting the volume, to controlling your streaming all with the Roku remote.

Roku Premiere | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Media Player

Just like the Roku models before it, the Roku Premiere would be a fantastic addition to anyone’s media collection.

Offering incredible viewing at an even greater price, the Premiere can stream your favourite media on a multitude of picture settings, 1080P HD, 4K UHD up to 2160P at 60 fps, HDR 10, HLG to name a few.

Featuring DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Audio and Dolby ATMOS, sound quality is assured with the Roku Premiere. Set-up is easy, and streaming even easier. Watch your favourite shows with the inclusion of the many free TV channels without having to spend any extra.

If privacy is paramount, and you’d like to watch your favourite movies or listen to your playlist without any interruptions, then just combine your smartphone with the free Roku mobile App and turn up the volume to your liking.


There you have it, 3 of the best Roku streaming devices. Hopefully we’ve provided you with some food for thought, and the next time you’re in the market for a new media player to stream your favorite shows, Roku will be included in your maybe pile.

Offering the streamer amongst us a very affordable well made alternative to what’s already out there, Roku sits perfectly poised to snatch away some of the market from the likes of the established players, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast to name a few.

Do you agree with the above? Or maybe you own a Roku device? Let us know your thoughts and what your favourite media player is in the comment section below…

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