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Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra
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Pros
  • Small, simple design
  • Extensive channel selection
  • Easy to use interface
  • Cheaper than most
Cons
  • No HDMI cable included
  • Remote can be clunky at times
Roku Ultra Roku has turned itself into the go-to guys for home TV entertainment by cleverly releasing products that fit all walks of life, from the college student in a dorm room to full blown home theater junki... Read full review
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Media Type
H.264, H.265, HEVC, MKV, MPEG-4, VP9
Edition
Ultra
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
Total Apps/Channels
500
Major Apps Available Does the device have some of the most popular apps/channels?
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Google Play
  • Amazon Prime or Instant Video
Amazon Video, Crackle, Google Play Movies & TV, HBO NOW, Hulu, Netflix, PBS KIDS, Showtime Anytime, SlingPlayer
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
No
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
  • Microphone
  • Headphone Jack
  • 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
Yes
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
  • USB
SPDIF output
Other Features
  • HDR color
  • Midnight Mode
  • Lost remote finder
  • Smartphone remote controlled
  • Voice search
  • Internet radio playback
  • Internet video playback
  • Digital audio playback
  • Digital photo playback
  • Digital video playback
  • On-line Internet gaming
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
97 / 100
Details
  • Perfect for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs, features fast quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless.
  • Exceptionally brilliant picture quality. 4K Ultra HD at 60fps with four times the resolution of 1080p HD.
  • Vibrant HDR displaying an incredible range of colors, brighter whites, and deeper blacks.
  • Fully loaded with digital audio output, convenient point anywhere remote with voice search and remote finder, headphones for private listening, and gaming controls.
  • Dolby Audio over HDMI and optical
  • NOTE: Kindly refer the Instructional Video from the Image Section and User Manual from the Technical Specification before use which is highly recommended.
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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
  • Features fast quad-core processor
  • 802.11ac dual-band wireless
  • 4K Ultra HD at 60fps
  • Four times the resolution of 1080p HD
  • Dolby Audio over HDMI and optical

Roku Ultra is a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling streaming players and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Easytone Q-Box or Zoomtak T8 Plus 2 .

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

Roku Ultra is $26.96 more expensive than the average streaming player ($73.99).

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