Roku Revived Its Hardware Lineup And Released A New OS 8

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Roku had earlier released three streaming devices with a view to standing against its rivals. The three devices were: Roku premiere, Roku Express, and Roku ultra. These devices didn’t get much response from the users due to its price and feature limited in number. Whereas at the same price, Google Chromecast was offering lot more features. Now, keeping this thing in mind, Roku has updated its hardware lineup and bought a new OS for them.

New Hardware

The earlier models of Roku as mentioned above were Premiere, ultra, and express and you need to spend a lot to purchase them. The major features which you were getting in these models were 1080p video playback, Dolby digital sound, and HDMI port support nothing more than this. There was no voice remote feature in the remote. For high-range product, you were required to spend $129 from your pocket.

Now, the company has totally revived its products. Although the prices remain unchanged Roku has added few powerful and smarter features to each hardware. If your Roku not working on 4K playback earlier, then you will be able to play now.

  1. Roku express and Express+: The prices of both these models remained same but you will get HDMI as well as A/V support in these models. Out of the two Roku express+ support both the input modes. There is no voice remote with any of the two devices.
  2. Roku streaming stick: This is just a replacement for Roku premiere. It includes a quad-core processor with 1080p playback. The wireless band supported by this device is dual-band MIMO AC.
  3. Roku streaming stick+: This product is mainly designed to compete with the rival company, Google. Google ultra is providing the same features. The processing speed of this device is 4 times faster than the Google Ultra.
  4. Roku ultra: The price of this product is now slashed to $99. Earlier the same product was available for $129. You will find the same features as available on the Roku streaming stick and Stick +. Apart from this, there is an Ethernet port and MicroSD slot in it. You will find a headphone jack on its remote for private listening.

To order any of this product, you need to go to Walmart, Amazon and another retailer page. All these devices are available on Pre-booking.

What’s new in Roku update 8 OS?

Roku recently revealed a new OS version for all its devices. You can check the update for your device on Roku support link. This update has been developed to provide ‘over-the-air’ support to the devices so that they will able to broadcast the channel more easily. Moreover, Roku search feature for ‘Over the air’ content has also added in this update.

The main highlighting feature of this update is Voice control. You can control the playback menu with the help of your voice only. If there is no voice remote available with the device, then you can install Roku app on your smartphone and control the Roku from it.

Like Apple TV, Roku has also added a single sign-in feature. This eases you to access the content anytime. There is no need to enter the login credentials again and again. You TV provider credentials will be used every time. To search for 4K contents particularly, you can use 4K spotlight feature on your new Roku update.

Install and activate Roku premiere device on TV

Roku Premire Device

Roku Premire Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 If you have purchased any other model of Roku premiere segment device and don’t know the characteristics and supportability of it, then you can go to Roku com link or keep reading this post. You will come to know about this on your own. If your TV is an old model and has HDMI port on it, then you can connect your Roku to it but the 4K compatibility can’t be estimated with this port.

We recommend you to always use High-speed HDMI cable for watching high-quality videos. To watch 4K videos, a premium quality of HDMI is required.

How to configure Roku Premiere

  • To start configuring Roku premiere on your TV, you need to open www Roku com support link and follow the guided instructions.
  • While performing the steps, if you find a problem in understanding the terms, you can get help from Roku help

Detailed steps:

  1. Select language: To select language, Switch on ‘Roku’ and go to language settings menu. This menu will appear on the top of the screen when the welcome screen appears.
  2. Scroll up and down to select the language of your choice. You can select it with the help of Roku remote.
  3. When you select the language, you will start getting the subtitles in the same language.

Connect to the network

  1. After successfully connecting Roku to TV, you are now required to connect it to the wireless network.
  2. Open the network settings from the Roku remote and search for nearby wireless networks. You will find the SSID of your network from the list of networks available.
  3. Click on the home network and enter the password for the same. If you want the password to be displayed on the screen, then click on ‘Show password’.
  4. Once connected, wait for some time until the device gets refreshed and fetch updates from the official page.

Select display option

  • Now, select the type of resolution you are comfortable with. If you want to change the resolution to 4K, then your TV must support this format. To set the display option automatically. You can click on ‘Auto-detect’ page.

Create an account on Roku page and enter Roku link code for your device

  1. For successful activation of the device, you need a device activation code which you will get only after signing up for Roku account setup.
  2. The stepwise instructions will start appearing on the screen. You need to follow them as it is for activating the device. Go to Roku link from your computer and click to get an activation code. Select the device from the list.
  3. Now enter the code on the TV screen with the help of Roku remote.
  4. A successful message will then appear on the screen.

Completing the setup: To complete a setup, click ‘Finish’. Start streaming the content of your choice from the Roku feed or store.

The Reason For Upgrading To The Roku Ultra Set-Top Boxes

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Previous week, Roku has announced a variety of new products in the market of set-top box. This is entirely a new line of product for this segment. These products are within the budget of an individual if someone wants to buy. You can get it as low as for $30 and higher end Roku ultra for $130. You can get its detail from Roku com link on the internet.

We are going to discuss that why one should prefer to buy these new set-top boxes, in this blog post. According to me, people must use the devices without upgrading them because it’s literally a type of pressure for people for constant upgrading. No doubt everyone wants new in the life but we can’t forgive the services that had been worked for you yesterday. This story fits well with the Roku devices. Though it’s been so long since the Roku released any new device. But now if it released then we can’t deny the working of older gadgets. Those too performed well in their class. The new one are coming with high tech features as well as faster processors that performs the operation faster and smoother than the older versions. Roku com always bring a series of firmware upgrade for older gadgets so that it also perform well. As a matter of fact, you will not able to differentiate the speed of opening Netflix on newer and older models. You will find same on both the devices but in real terms the speed of processor is quite an improvement in new gadgets.

Today I am going to suggest you that if you are having 4K TV at home then you must go with Roku ultra that is newer model of Roku set-top box even if your old set-top box is running good on the streaming apps like HULU, HBO and Netflix. The new Roku ultra will definitely enhance the viewing and service experience of watching 4K videos on smart TV. The process for set up Roku account is same so you don’t need to do setup again from the scratch. This set-top box is indeed a future of streaming devices and services.

If we talk about the display characteristics the Roku ultra not only supports the 4K and next generation technology but also support 60fps with HDR feature. This feature will help in brightening the dark color contents and pictures up to the standard of 4K. Though 4k contents are not easily available on each channel and app, but you will find considerable amount of stuffs at Netflix 4K contents platform. There are more than thousands of videos available in 4K format on Netflix. You need to enter the Roku link code to activate and access the services from such channels. If you are using 4K TV without watching 4K videos than it’s like white elephant for you.

Roku Ultra consist of quad core processor that helps in maintaining the speed of processes and device in future. There is no issue of upgrade support. This device support and can be upgraded to new version easily. The processor speed and response time remains same for newer firmware too. This is great feature.

Now the case is, if you have not owned the 4K TV or your TV is year or two older then it may not support 4K contents. Roku express is the solution for you. This device cost same as google Chromecast. You can get it for $30 only. This will help you in streaming the videos and other local contents from the computer to the Home screen through casting. There is no need of sync of this device with the phone or laptop to play the contents. The Roku remote help in playing the contents from the local device. This is convenient for most of the users who don’t know how to setup the sync function. If you feel any problem or issue in playing the contents then simply take help from the www support Roku com link.

This is best gadget for you to purchase at such a low price.