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Roku has announced two new additions to its popular streaming lineup today: the Streambar and an updated Ultra standalone box. These are some of the more expensive entries in Roku's extensive lineup, but should help to improve the company's dominant position in the streaming market. Kicking things off is the new Streambar, which combines the functionality of a soundbar with integrated Roku hardware. The Streambar measures just 14 inches in length and connects to your television using an HDMI cable (or optical if you choose). As you might expect from a modern streamer, the Streambar streams 4K HDR video and even includes support for Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Later this year, the Streambar... Read more...
Earlier this month, Netflix flipped the switch and disabled support for its streaming service on some older hardware, including select 2010 and 2011 model Samsung TVs, Vizio TVs sold around 2012 to 2014, and a handful of Roku devices up to around 8-10 years old. Rather than buying a new TV, though, the path of least resistance (to your wallet or purse) is to upgrade your Roku stick or set-top box. To help with that, we have tracked down some deals. The reason Netflix gave certain devices and streaming platforms the boot is because they use Windows Media DRM, whereas the streaming service made the switch to Microsoft's PlayReady DRM in 2010. Now nearly a decade later, Netflix decided it was finally... Read more...
Are you in the market for a new streaming player? Roku just released new versions of the Roku Express and the Roku Ultra. The two streaming players are meant to provide a “device for every type of streamer”. Roku last refreshed its line of players this past autumn and the updated devices come with a number of new features. The new and improved Roku Express is reportedly 10% smaller than the original Express. The device is meant to blend in with the user’s environment and it can be powered by one’s television if an outlet is unavailable. The Roku Express features HD streaming. It also includes a power adapter, high-speed HDMI cable, and a simple remote. Roku... Read more...
Roku’s new streaming player family has been rumored for weeks, but the veil has finally been officially lifted. The all-new lineup includes players priced as low as $30 and tops out at $130 for the Roku Ultra. Starting at the bottom, we have the $30 Roku Express, which is in essence a replacement for the venerable Roku 1. The unit itself is roughly 75 percent smaller than its predecessor, and offers up twice the processing performance. The tiny device packs in an HDMI port, offers up 1080p streaming, and can connect to 802.11b/g/n wireless networks. An IR remote and an HDMI cable are included in the box (along with an adhesive strip to stick the device to the back of your TV if you desire). Roku... Read more...