With 4K TVs becoming affordable than ever, there’s a good chance you’re considering buying one, if you haven’t already. Problem is, finding UHD content to take advantage of all those extra pixels isn’t always easy. The Roku Ultra wants to make it easier.
Supporting both 4K at 60 fps and HDR, this streaming player puts the cutting-edge of video at your fingertips. Provided you can find them on the streaming services you’re subscribed to, of course. If not, then the box will automatically upscale lower-res video, so you can watch erstwhile 1080p content in a resolution more fitting to your UHD TV.
The Roku Ultra still comes with over 3,000 channels, so it’s going to be tough to run out of viewing options, as well as 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi and an Ethernet slot to ensure fast streaming over your home network. The bundled remote is fitted with voice search, a headphone slot, and gaming buttons for all the casual games you can play on the device, along with a speaker, so you can make it sound off (via a lost remote button on the player) during those times you can’t seem to find where it’s hiding in the living room.
A quad-core processor ensures all the functions go smooth and fast, with Dolby Audio giving any content’s sound a quality boost. Other Features include a night listening mode (compresses loud sounds to be on the same level as dialogue), a microSD card slot for storing extra channels, and a USB port for playing content from your own hard drives.
Slated for availability next month, the Roku Ultra is priced at $129.99.