Holiday 4K Streamers: New Roku Premiere Versus Amazon Fire Stick 4K

Posted: Oct 28 2018, 6:33am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Holiday 4K Streamers: New Roku Premiere Versus Amazon Fire Stick 4K

4K streaming boxes are now affordable.

The new Roku Premiere and Premiere Plus streaming devices are shipping. The Roku Premiere delivers 4K HDR streaming for $39.99. Amazon will release the new $49.99 Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote end of October. While the Roku Premiere is $10 cheaper than the new Amazon 4K Stick, the Premiere is missing two features: Voice search and Dolby Vision.

With the $49.99 Roku Premiere Plus, exclusive to Walmart, Roku fans get voice search. Dolby Vision is also not supported on the Premiere+. Roku is packing both the Premiere and the Premiere+ with free content with The Roku Channel. Roku owners get access to hundreds of movies and TV shows for free (supported by ads).

The Amazon Fire Stick only makes real sense with a Prime subscription to get the free Prime Video content that is part of the Amazon Prime membership. This makes the decision between Roku and Fire TV pretty easy. If you are a Prime member, the Fire TV is the obvious choice. If not, the Roku Premiere or Premiere+ is getting you more value.

The Roku owner community is very committed. The first customers who have upgraded to the new Premiere are mostly happy. This Holiday season will be a fierce battle in the 4K streaming segment. Amazon will slash the price of the new 2018 Fire TV Stick 4K dramatically during Black Friday to drive sales. Roku also has historically big discounts on Black Friday.

Roku and Amazon also face off in the smart TV segment. Amazon launched in partnership with Best Buy new Fire TV Edition Smart TVs that compete with the Roku powered Smart TV, such as the TCL TVs.

4K Streaming devices for the Holidays 2018

$49.99 Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote

$39.99 Roku Premiere

$49.99 Roku Premiere Plus

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