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Technology Roku’s 4K Streaming Stick+ will get a permanent price drop on Sunday

17:55  18 october  2019
17:55  18 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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For the money, the Roku Streaming Stick+ is one of the best choices for viewers who need a way to watch content from apps like HBO Go, Netflix or Hulu. According to CNET, the Streaming Stick+ will drop to permanently starting Sunday , making it an even more alluring option -- especially for

The Roku Streaming Stick+ , which is Roku ’ s most powerful dongle with 4 K resolution and HDR support, just got a permanent price drop . This media streamer is now available on Amazon for .99, and elsewhere for .99. Also of note, you can snag a Roku Streaming Stick for just

For the money, the Roku Streaming Stick+ is one of the best choices for viewers who need a way to watch content from apps like HBO Go, Netflix or Hulu. Once in a while, the $60 device will go on sale for $10 off, but you're usually stuck paying full price. According to CNET, the Streaming Stick+ will drop to $50 permanently starting Sunday, making it an even more alluring option -- especially for those who want to try AppleTV+.

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The Streaming Stick+ was released two years ago for $70. Despite its age, the dongle holds its own against competitors like Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K or even Roku's own high-end Ultra player. The unit streams 4K and HDR content and features a long-range WiFi adapter so your TV doesn't have to be right next to your router. The internals of the Streaming Stick+ aren't changing, but coinciding with the new price, the remote is getting a new mute button.

Roku's latest Ultra player is faster and has better shortcuts

Roku's latest Ultra player is faster and has better shortcuts Roku has refreshed some of its streaming players to make them smaller and faster, while it's revealed what Roku OS 9.2 has in store. The latest $99.99 Ultra, which supports 4K and HDR video, should be zippier at launching channels than previous iterations, and it'll come with a remote that has programmable shortcut buttons. JBL headphones are also bundled with the player -- you can plug them into the remote to watch shows without disturbing others. The revamped Roku Express is 10 percent smaller than the previous model and, because most TVs' USB ports can power it, the device should be more portable and cause less clutter. It'll set you back $29.

The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the most sensible streaming TV device available this year. At , it delivers 4 K HDR video with up to Dolby Atmos Audio, all through a user interface designed to appeal to a wide range of users, from tech novices to tech wizards. Thanks to an app-agnostic approach, Roku

Roku and Fire TV products have always been neck and neck when it comes to popularity. Truth be told, both brands offer excellent media streaming experiences and The Roku Streaming Stick+ , which is Roku ’ s most powerful dongle with 4 K resolution and HDR support, just got a permanent price drop .

The $100 Roku Ultra offers the same playback capabilities and voice control as the Streaming Stick+ but adds ethernet, USB and microSD ports and a headphone jack (a pair of JBL headphones are a pack-in bonus). Some viewers may find these features worth the $50 upgrade, but most will likely prefer spending half the price on the Streaming Stick+.

Check out Amazon on October 20th to grab the Roku Streaming Stick+ at its lower price. If Roku isn't your cup of tea, our streaming device roundup can help you find the device that best fits your needs.

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Roku app for Apple Watch can control your device from your wrist .
Roku is putting a remote control on your wrist -- the one that's wearing an Apple Watch, that is. The company's app is now out for Apple's wearable, and you only need to update your iOS app to version 6.1.3 to be able to get the free application. Like Roku's mobile apps, you can use the Watch application as a remote control for your device. You can launch channels, listed in order of most recently launched, on your TV by tapping on your Watch screen. And you can even control the volume with your Watch's circular crown.You can also use voice commands for specific requests, such as to launch certain apps ("Launch Hulu") or to look for shows to binge on ("search for comedies.

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