Roku launches new Amazon Fire TV 4K Max rival, the Streaming Stick 4K+
Roku announces two new streaming sticks almost 5 years after introducing the Streaming Stick Plus. These two new Roku streaming sticks (4K and 4K+) support Dolby Vision and HDR10+, offer faster performance speeds than their predecessors and have added support for Dolby Vision in Dolby Vision. The new sticks are in direct competition with Amazon’s new Fire TV 4K Max.
This 4K stick is the same size and shape as the Streaming Stick Plus, and it plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. It costs $49.99. Roku claims the device has a faster quad-core processor and the wifi adapter was redesigned to deliver “up to two times faster Wi-Fi.” Push-to-talk support is included on the accompanying voice-controlled TV remote, so you will not have to scroll through a cumbersome keyboard to find your favorite tv shows and movies.
The Stream Stick also has a new ecosystem compatibility system, which allows devices such as the AirPlay 2 to stream directly from iPhones, iPads, or Mac computers to the sticks, through Alexa or Google Assistant. Pretty sweet feature right there.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K+
With the $69.99 4K+, you also get a voice remote that can also be used for hands-free searches, as well as a lost remote finder that helps our dumb asses find it by emitting a beep sound. This will be an extremely useful feature for a lot of people out there, including myself. You can use this feature by commanding, “Hey Roku, find my remote”. A rechargeable battery is also included with the 4K+’s voice remote, unlike the lower model, 4K.
Roku.com will release both streaming sticks in October, a release date that means online retail outlets in the U.S. will be able to sell them earlier than they usually do later in the fall, closer to the 2021 holiday season. So, we have several new devices coming this year, Amazon Fire TV 4K Max and the new Roku Streaming Stick 4K+. Which will you buy?
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