The all-new 2016 Roku streaming player lineup

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Today marks the biggest streaming player launch in Roku history! We’re introducing the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra.

(source: Roku)

  • $29.99  – Express offers 1080p HD
  • $39.99  – Roku Express+ (supports a composite jack and A/V cable)
  • $79.99  – Roku Premiere (quad-core processor, 4K)
  • $99.99 – Roku Premiere+ (quad-core processor, 4K, HDR)
  • $129.99 –Roku Ultra (Dolby Digital Plus decode, voice search and lost remote finder)

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Roku Express, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra streaming players will be available for pre-order beginning today and are expected to be in stores on October 9.

Roku Express+ will be available exclusively at Walmart.

New “night listening mode,” addresses the annoying problem ofaction films because the dialog is quiet, but the action scenes and explosions are loud. With night listening mode, Roku brings the two audio tracks closer together.

[–]roku_official Official account  – We can confirm there is no fan in the Roku Ultra.

Roku Ultra specs:

  • Quad-core processor
  • Networking - 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless; 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
  • Video outputs - Up to 1080p HD (1920 x 1080) on HD TVs; up to 4K/60 Ultra HD (3840 × 2160) on 4K UHD TVs
  • Video Up-conversion - Up-scaling 720p to 1080p on HD TVs; up-scaling 720p and 1080p to 4K 60fps Ultra HD on 4K UHD TVs
  • Audio features - Dolby Audio over HDMI® and optical; night listening mode
  • Storage expansion - microSD card slot for additional channel storage; USB port for local playback
  • Remote control - Advanced point-anywhere remote with voice search, headphone jack, and gaming buttons; speaker for lost remote finder alerts; player includes IR receiver, compatible with various universal remotes

Additional:

  • NO Fans on any model

Premier + specs:

  • Quad-core processor
  • Networking - 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless; 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
  • Video outputs - Up to 1080p HD (1920 x 1080) on HD TVs; up to 4K/60 Ultra HD (3840 × 2160) on 4K UHD TVs
  • Video Up-conversion - Up-scaling 720p to 1080p on HD TVs; up-scaling 720p and 1080p to 4K 60fps Ultra HD on 4K UHD TVs
  • Audio features - Dolby Audio pass through via HDMI®; night listening mode
  • Storage expansion - microSD card slot for additional channel storage
  • Remote control - Advanced point-anywhere remote with headphone jack for private listening; player includes IR receiver, compatible with various universal remotes.

Premier specs:

  • Quad-core processor
  • Networking - 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless
  • Video outputs - Up to 1080p HD (1920 x 1080) on HD TVs; up to 4K/60 Ultra HD (3840 × 2160) on 4K UHD TVs
  • Video Up-conversion - Up-scaling 720p to 1080p on HD TVs; up-scaling 720p and 1080p to 4K 60fps Ultra HD on 4K UHD TVs
  • Audio features - Dolby Audio pass through via HDMI®, Night listening mode
  • Remote control - Roku standard IR remote with channel shortcut buttons

Roku Express + specs:

  • Networking - 802.11 (b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 support
  • Video outputs - 480i, 720p, 1080p
  • Audio features - Dolby Audio pass through via HDMI®
  • Remote control - Roku standard IR remote with channel shortcut buttons
  • For older TVs and supports a composite jack and A/V cable (red/white/yellow)

Roku Express specs:

  • Networking - 802.11 (b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 support
  • Video outputs - 720p and 1080p
  • Video Up-conversion - Up-scaling 720p to 1080p on HD TVs
  • Audio features - Dolby Audio pass through via HDMI®
  • Remote control - Roku standard IR remote with channel shortcut buttons

Additional:

  • Roku Express will replace the Roku 1
  • 75% smaller than the earlier model, supports 1080p HD streaming, and double the processing power in the chip
  • Express models ship with an IR remote, but do not support private listening through the headphone jack