NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: A view of Roku at IGNITION: Future of Media at Time Warner Center on November 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

Looking to stream your favorite content in 4K for not that much dough?

The Roku Premiere is now available, and it’s going to make the viewing a lot easier with a 4K HDR video function. If you’re familiar with Roku’s, they are small boxes that you are able to stream video content from, and from the best sites, aka Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and more.

If you have a 4K TV, then this will be a great option for you, but the Premiere Plus version at $50 has some extra tidbits, including not needing the box out in the open to change the “channels” if you will, along with a voice command for searching.

CNET broke down all of the pricing tiers for Roku, and their functionalities in this grid here:


Name Price First released Form factor Streaming quality Voice remote
Express $30 2017 Mini box HD No
Express Plus $40 2017 Mini box HD No
Premiere $40 2018 Mini box 4K HDR No
Streaming Stick $50 2017 Stick HD Yes
Premiere Plus $50 2018 Mini box 4K HDR Yes
Streaming Stick Plus $70 2017 Stick 4K HDR Yes
Ultra $100 2017 Bigger box 4K HDR Yes



According to CNET‘s report, Roku intends on still selling all models, and not discontinuing any, bringing their total up to 7 different choices.

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