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Best Roku deals for January 2022

Upgrading your home theater setup doesn’t have to be a hassle — it can be quick and easy thanks to products from brands like Roku. The Roku streaming stick will turn any TV into a smart TV. If you’ve been considering splurging but the price was just outside your reach, these Roku deals should help you pull the trigger. Of course, you could always upgrade your whole setup with 4K TV deals, since those are already getting hefty price cuts.

There are Roku deals from retailers across the spectrum, but some of the best ones we’ve seen so far have been at Amazon. Demand for consumer electronics has far outweighed supply recently, due to a serious microchip supply issue. But we’ve collected your best options below.

Today’s best Roku deals

Roku Premiere

$31 $40
The Roku Premiere is the cheapest way to get 4K, and buying it refurbished can save you a bit more. more
Get the slim profile of a Roku Express with 4K streaming capabilities to let you watch high-definition content. This stick supports HDR too, so your content will look fantastic. more
Why choose between a soundbar or a streaming media device when you can have both for way less money? Plug the Streambar into your TV via HDMI ARC and you'll get awesome sound and video in minutes. more
If you're only after the content, the TCL 3-Series is the budget-savvy's best friend when it comes to entertainment, packed with a Roku streaming platform for all your movie night needs. more
If you don't need a massive 4K TV and would be happy with a more modestly sized 1080p 40-inch TV, you can score a great bargain on this Roku TV from Hisense. more
Pick up a 4K streaming stick for less with this offer on a refurbished Roku 4K+. more
Roku's Streaming Stick+ is one of our favorite media streamers. At this price, it's a no-brainer, with its simple interface, thousands of apps, great search capabilities, and fast performance. more
Superb image quality, thanks to the use of quantum dots, in a highly affordable 55-inch 4K HDR Roku TV defines the 2020 5-Series. When you add Roku's smart and simple software, it's a no-brainer. more

Roku Express

$23 $30
Enjoy an enormous library of entertaining movies and TV shows and the push of a button with the Roku Express streaming device, perfect for any cinephile's endless movie night binge fests. more
This TV from TCL's 5 series has QLED technology for a stunning picture that is rich, deep, and colorful. The Roku operating system provides easy access to your favorite streaming services. more
If you're in the market for a simple TV that prioritizes quantity over quality, the 32-inch 3-Series TCL Roku Smart TV is a great option for the budget-savvy viewer despite its 720p resolution. more

Roku Express

Roku Express 2019 with remote
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The Roku Express is the company’s entry-level streaming box. It only supports maximum resolution of 1080p and has no HDR support, and the slower 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi standards. There is no way to hardwire your streaming box to your router as the Express doesn’t have a built-in Ethernet port.

Its included remote is a less feature-rich version of the remote included with other Roku boxes and doesn’t support voice recognition. You’ll also need to use your TV remote to turn your TV on and off as well as control the volume of your TV, something higher-end Roku devices can do directly from the remote.

While the functionality of the Express is considerably limited, you’ll still get access to every Roku channel in the channel store, as well as HDMI and Dolby Audio and DTS pass-through. For those looking for a streaming box for an older HDTV, the Express is your best bet.

Roku Streaming Stick+

roku streaming stick+ review in tv
The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the next step up from the Roku Express that supports 4K HDR content. You also gain 802.11ac dual-band MIMO, meaning better connectivity and performance, especially for 4K HDR content. Also, the wireless connectivity inside allows for four times the range of the Express, meaning you’ll be able to place the device further away from your router.

The included remote adds voice recognition support and the capability to control your television’s power and volume directly from the remote. For many, this is the Roku model we would recommend due to its extensive feature set and competitive price compared to other streaming options on the market, most notably the Fire TV Stick.

Another attractive feature of the Streaming Stick+ is its size. For wall-mounted TVs. The stick can fit in the space where your connections are, allowing you to hide the device away for a cleaner look. If your TV has a USB port, you can also use this to power the device, further eliminating excess cables.

Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra 2019

The Roku Ultra is Roku’s top-tier device, aimed at home theater enthusiasts with a feature set that has these users in mind. While it also supports 4K HDR video and 802.11ac dual-band MIMO like the Streaming Stick+, the Ultra also includes a built-in Ethernet port. This allows you to hardwire your set-top box to your network, essentially giving the most reliable streaming experience available.

But that isn’t the only feature that sets the Ultra apart: it also includes a USB port and MicroSD slot, the former allowing you to playback content locally, and the latter to give you extra storage space for additional Roku channels. The remote adds other functionality enabling you to add personal shortcuts to whatever you want, whether it be a channel or a frequent search, and so on.

Included in the package are a set of premium JBL headphones, which can be plugged into your remote to allow for private listening — a great way to enjoy content without disturbing others. If you’re looking for the best Roku experience, this is it.

Roku Express vs. Roku Streaming Stick+

Not sure which to choose between the Roku Express and Streaming Stick+? The biggest difference between the two is resolution. The Express can only stream in Full HD, while the Streaming Stick supports full 4K. If you’re buying a Roku for an older TV that you don’t plan to upgrade any time soon, the Express might be the better choice.

Another key difference is the Wi-Fi connectivity. While the Express does support 802.11 b/g/n networks, the Streaming Stick+ also supports the newer and faster 802.11ac dual-band MIMO routers. The latter works much better for streaming, and as a result, will provide a much more reliable streaming experience. The Wi-Fi chip inside also has better range, making it a better solution for TVs further away from your router.

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