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Roku Announces Roku Premiere a 4K HDR Streaming Stick with a Remote
Roku announced today the availability of the Roku Premiere, available October 07, 2018, priced at $39.99.
Roku Premiere is a 4K HDR plug in streaming device for the TV. It comes with a remote. Roku Premiere Plus includes a voice recognition component with support for Google Assistant and Spotify coming soon.
With Roku Premiere you can access Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube TV, Hulu, CBS All Access, and more.
The Premiere device is tiny making it an easy travelling companion. And unlike Chromecast which requires you to you use your phone as the remote, the Roku Premiere comes with the standard Roku remote with dedicated buttons for Netflix, Sling, Hulu, and Vudu.
The Premiere device comes amidst a growing number of consumer electronic devices. Roku will ship in November of 2018, the Roku TV Wireless Speakers. The Roku remote is configured to control the volume of the speakers as well. Those speakers, which come in a pair, make for a multi-dimensional sound experience. Music is also supported and everything, except for the power, is wireless making it easy to move and position appropriately.
Looking for a Stream Worthy TV? Here is what Netflix Recommends…
Thinking of getting a new TV? Netflix has some thoughts around what makes a good stream-able TV device.
Netflix ranks TV’s based on five criteria:
- TV Instant On – The TV and apps are ready to use instantly.
- Fast App Launch – Apps such as Netflix run immediately even when other applications are running.
- Streaming Buttons Directly on the Remote – A set of streaming buttons should be available directly from the remote
- Streaming Application Icons directly on the TV menu – Easy Access to Streaming Apps in a single click
- Remembers where you last left off – The TV application should remember directly where you left off in the last show.
- High Resolution Display of at least 1080p – A resolution of at least 1080p. And with 4K content finally becoming more accessible, its worth exploring.
So who made the cut?
2018 LG OLED TVs & 4K UHD TVs (with webOS)
W8 | E8 | C8 | B8 | SK9500 | SK9000 | SK8070 | SK8000 | UK7700 | UK6570 | UK6500 | UK6300 | UK6270 | UK6200
2018 Sony Android TVs
A8F | X907F | X905F | X900F | X858F | X857F | X856F | X855F | X851F | X850F | X780F | X757F | X755F | X751F | X750F
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