Roku announced a new streaming stick with more processing power than Amazon Fire TV stick and Google Chromecast.
Roku announced a new Streaming Stick today. The new stick features a quad-core processor giving it more processing power than any other pocket-sized stick in the industry.
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With 8X more processing power than its predecessor, the new Roku Streaming Stick gets you to your favorite entertainment fast with smooth and responsive navigation.
Its smaller, more compact size makes it the ideal streamer for virtually any TV with HDMI port. It’s also the first and only Roku device to offer private listening through the Roku Mobile App.
The feature highlights of the new Roku Stick include:
- Dual-band MIMO wireless for great connectivity,
- Included remote for easy navigation and control,
- Cast video from Netflix and YouTube mobile apps directly to the TV,
- Control with Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android,
- Hotel and Dorm Connect for easy connection to wireless networks away from home,
- Access to more than 3,000 streaming channels, including 300,000 available movies and TV episodes,
- Roku’s universal search across more than 30 top streaming channels.
The new Roku Streaming Stick runs Roku OS 7.1, the latest version our operating system, which we also announced today. Roku OS 7.1 enhances the search and discovery experience by adding new categories within Roku Feed that enable you to view popular TV Shows and Movies in one place. Similar to the existing Movies Coming Soon feature, you can now easily view these new categories to discover popular movies and TV shows across a variety of streaming channels on our Roku platform. You can then choose to watch a popular movie or TV show immediately, or ‘Follow’ it in the Roku Feed to receive automatic updates when the price changes or the movie or TV show becomes available to watch for free.
Roku OS 7.1 will be available on the new Roku Streaming Stick when it begins shipping later this month. It will be rolled out to all other current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models through a software update over the next several weeks. Some features are not available in all countries.
The Roku Mobile App offers a companion experience and can act as a remote control, enable voice search or provide an on-screen keyboard. Private listening through the Roku Mobile App is a new innovation that is available exclusively on the new Roku Streaming Stick. It allows you to use the Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android on your phone or tablet to listen to your streaming entertainment through wired or wireless headphones. You can use the Play On Roku feature within the app to stream your personal videos, music and photos to the TV using the Roku Streaming Stick.
The latest version of the Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android is available for download today.
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