Roku announced new streaming devices nowadays that sit down within the middle of its device lineup. The Roku Premiere and Premiere+ set-top boxes are slightly “boxes” in any respect; as a substitute, they resemble the company’s streaming sticks more than any of its other devices.
In case you took the Roku ultra, the company’s top-tier device, and slashed it in half of and shrank it a piece, you’ll get the Roku Premiere and Premiere+. The streaming gadgets are about the length of your index finger and the width of fingers, making them lightweight and nearly invisible while sitting on an leisure console whilst connected to a TV. The the front facet is a glossy black while the flat back side holds an HDMI port and the power port.
The Premiere is a small unit designed to take a seat along a television. It helps 4K and 4K HDR content material (in HDR-10 format; there is no assist for Dolby vision).
It will likely be to be had in two fashions, a basic field for $40 and the most efficient+ version for $50. The plus version provides a voice far off with infrared TV power and volume-control buttons.
The Premiere might be to be had for preorder from these days and ship in early next week. The Premiere+ can be to be had on the same time exclusively from Walmart and Walmart.com.
In early November, Roku will release a brand new OS, OS9, for the Premiere players and “select” other Roku gamers (it hasn’t introduced which of them gets the update).
In addition to the Premiere and Premiere+ players, Roku announced an upgrade to its $99 Ultra set-top box with an improved remote finder that also has a few new tones, including the Game of Thrones theme music. Pressing the remote finder button on the top of the Ultra will force it to play a sound to help you locate it when you’ve misplaced it. Also, the Ultra will now come with a pair of JBL headphones.