Roku’s fall update is in full swing, first with the introduction of Roku OS 10.5, and also with a refresh to the midrange of its line of streaming media players. New to the Roku lineup are the Roku Streaming Stick 4K, and the Roku Streaming Stick 4K+.
Both are of the stick variety (as opposed to the little deck of cards shape in the Express line), and both sport 4K resolution, with support for Dolby Vision and HRD10+. Both boast a new quad-core processor that Roku says is 30% faster. More important, probably, is the revamped wireless receiver, which Roku says “offers up to 2x faster Wi-Fi speeds.” That’s not really how Wi-Fi works — and the devices leading up to this refresh already were using Wi-Fi 5 (aka 802.11ac), so we’ll just say that they’re “better” for now.
“The Roku Streaming Stick has been a fan favorite for years, and we’ve redesigned it in the
The only difference between the Streaming Stick — which costs $50 — and the Streaming Stick 4K+ at $70, Roku says, is the inclusion of the improved
The Roku Streaming Stick 4K will be available in stores and online in mid-October in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. The
Roku also has updated the
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