Roku today announced that it’s now Roku Streaming Stick 4K+.. The former was last updated in 2020, and the latter is the new remote with hands-free voice commands and a rechargeable battery, released in 2021 alongside the
What this is not, any headlines to the contrary, is a new Roku Ultra. It’s a new bundle is all, at the same price that Roku Ultra usually retails for, which is $99 (though you often can find it on sale). New bundle, old hardware. Make sense?
Still, what you get are two of the best products Roku has to offer.
You can still buy the Voice Remote Pro for $30 on its own, so you don’t have to update your entire Roku system to get that extra functionality. If you already have a
Why Roku didn’t just sell the best remote with the best box from the jump is anyone’s guess. (That’s what Amazon Fire TV did when it updated its remote control.) The answer, of course, almost certainly just comes down to business.
But this latest move makes sense, and good on Roku for making the change.
But what it doesn’t make is some sort of new Roku 2022 model. For new hardware, we’ll just have to wait.
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