September 20, 2021
Roku Sept. 20 unveiled two new 4K Streaming Sticks, priced from $49.99 to $69.99, the latter featuring voice remote functionality. The company also announced an upgraded Roku OS 10.5 operating system that reportedly updates content more quickly, in addition to expanded surround sound and related features.
The subscription streaming video co-creator is offering 30 days of freeHBO Max to new subscribers included with the purchase and activation of a new streaming device between Oct. 1 and Jan. 14, 2022. During activation, the Max offer will become visible to accept with additional instructions. The offer must be redeemed by Jan. 22, 2022.
For Walmart shoppers, Roku is offering $5 off Redbox digital transactions. Find the code inside the Roku player box and redeem on the Redbox app by Sept. 30.
“The Roku Streaming Stick has been a fan favorite for years and we’ve redesigned it to be faster and more powerful than ever,” Mark Ely, VP of retail product strategy at Roku, said in a statement.
The Roku Streaming Stick 4K claims to boot 30% faster, features Dolby Vision and HDR10+, and has a redesigned long-range Wi-Fi receiver. The Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ ($69.99) is bundled with the Roku Voice Remote Pro.
The Roku Ultra LT features a faster processor, more storage and a new Wi-Fi radio that provides up to 50% longer range than the previous model. The Roku Ultra LT now also supports Dolby Vision as well as Bluetooth audio streaming and built-in ethernet support. The Roku Ultra LT is a Walmart exclusive in the U.S. available in the coming weeks for $79.99.
The new 4K streaming sticks be on store shelves and available online in mid-October, and will be coming to Canada, Mexico and other Latin American countries in the coming months.