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Roku Premiere

Roku Premiere
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Pros
  • Affordable
  • 4K compatible
  • Easy to setup and use
Cons
  • No Ethernet port
  • relying only on WiFi
  • IR remote
Roku Premiere Roku has been around many years giving us good, spartan TV boxes to use for our viewing pleasure. Now that we have 4k they have released an upgrade that will allow you to stream 4k videos from sources... Read full review
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Pros
  • Affordable price
  • Works perfectly with any HD and 4K Ultra HD television sets
  • Fast Quad-core processor and 802.11 ac dual-and wireless
  • Four times the resolution of a normal 1080p HD viewing
  • Life-like, perfect image for y...
Cons
  • Not compatible with surround sound/home theater system
  • Complicated installation
  • Picture can freeze at times, especially under slow internet
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Edition
Premiere
Device Type Media streamers come in two types: TV sticks or TV boxes. Generally speaking, there are a few main differences between the two. The most obvious one is size. TV sticks are much more unobtrusive becaus ... Show more
TV Box
Video Quality
4K Capable 4K or Ultra-HD is the latest (and highest) screen resolution for TV sets. If you have a 4K TV, you must have a 4K capable TV box or stick in order to stream at the maximum resolution. For reference, 4 ... Show more
Yes
Web Content
Major Apps Available Does the device have some of the most popular apps/channels?
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Amazon Prime or Instant Video
PBS Kids
Downloadable Content Some media devices offer the opportunity to download content (rather than stream it) for a quicker experience uninterrupted by buffering. An example of this is Apple TV, which allows users to download ... Show more
No
Web Browser Some media streamers will come with a web browser that allows you to search the internet on your TV, in addition to the myriad of apps available for download. While an interesting feature, the experie ... Show more
Yes
Live TV
Live Broadcasts A TV box or stick that connect to broadcast is key for those who want to watch live TV. Oftentimes, you can pay for a subscription to a TV network’s app (HBO, Starz, CBS, etc.), but this can add up fi ... Show more
Yes
Record/Catch-Up TV If the TV box can connect to broadcast TV, you may be able to record live programs and replay past programs within a certain time period. This means no more missing your favorite shows! Set the box to ... Show more
No
Pause/Rewind Live TV While watching live TV, you may want to pause the program or rewind a part you missed. Some media streamers are limited in how far you can rewind, such as 30 minutes. Also, if you pause the program fo ... Show more
No
Controls
Remote Capabilities If the TV box or stick comes with a remote, it may also double as a microphone or contain a headphone jack for private listening. Microphones are useful in remotes because they allow you to use your v ... Show more
App Specific Buttons (Netflix, YouTube, etc.)
Voice Control A microphone—whether in the remote or on the box/stick—allows the user to control the TV using their voice. You can search for programs, change channels and apps, turn volume up or down, turn power on ... Show more
No
Smartphone/Tablet Control Some media streamers allow you to control your TV with your smartphone or tablet by downloading an app on your device. The Google Chromcast is one example of a media streamer that does not use a remot ... Show more
Yes
Gaming Controller Options If you plan to use your media streamer for gaming, you’ll need a controller. Some TV boxes and sticks use the remote as a controller, which is sufficient for basic games and kids play. You may also re ... Show more
Remote
Connections
Network Connection Type The different network connections available for media streamers includes Ethernet, wireless/Wi-FI, Bluetooth, satellite, aerial/cable, and AirPlay. Most all media streamers will have Wi-Fi. If you hav ... Show more
  • Wired/Ethernet
  • Wireless/Wi-Fi
Device Connection Type The different outputs or device connections include HDMI, digital optical audio output, USB, SD or microSD. TV sticks will connect to your TV through HDMI, but won’t contain any outputs (except for po ... Show more
HDMI
Other Features
  • Smartphone remote controlled
  • Voice search
  • Internet radio playback
  • Internet video playback
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
93 / 100
Details
  • Perfect for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs, features fast quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless.
  • 4K Ultra HD with four times the resolution of 1080p HD, delivers crisp detail and brilliant, life-like images.
  • Easy access to 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels, including Netflix, Video, Hulu, and PBS KIDS.
  • Unbiased search across top channels. Find where it's free or cheapest to watch.
  • Free Roku mobile app on your iOS or Android phone for handy voice search, sharing photos, private listening with headphones, and more.
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Other Info
Brand
Roku
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty
Release Date
2017
Physical Features
Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Black
Weight

7.8 oz
 
Dimensions
4.9 x 4.9 x 0.8 inches

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Key features
  • Perfect for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs
  • Fast quad-core processor
  • 802.11ac dual-band wireless
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Four times the resolution of 1080p HD

Roku Premiere is a very popular and one of the cheaper options. It's in the top 3 bestselling streaming players and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Nexbox A95X or Smallrt X2-LA .

Roku Premiere was released last year in January. There are a lot of newer streaming players on the market. Show newer Streaming Players

Roku Premiere is $26.59 less expensive than an average streaming player ($73.99).

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