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Best Roku device deals: Roku Ultra LT, Roku Streaming Stick 4K and more

Best Roku device deals: Roku Ultra LT, Roku Streaming Stick 4K and more

Best Roku device deals: Roku Ultra LT, Roku Streaming Stick 4K and more

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We’ve made no secret of the fact that Roku has always been one of our favorite streaming platforms. It doesn’t recommend one streaming service over another, and it has the simplest interface as well as the best search functionality.

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The Roku Express 4K Plus is our first overall pickmainly because it is generally cheaper than the Roku 4K Streaming Stickwhich includes Dolby Vision.

Meanwhile, the Roku Streambar is a great streamer-soundbar combo that’s perfect for smaller TVs. If you’re looking for a wired Ethernet connection, complete with Dolby Vision, you might want to check out the flagship Roku Ultra.

Roku discounts rarely happen, but you can save a few bucks on a handful of Roku streaming devices right now. Keep reading to see the best Roku deals. We frequently update this story to reflect current prices.

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Our favorite streamer is currently $10 off at Amazon. We like the Roku OS because it offers the most streaming app options, the easiest interface of any streaming platform, and the best search. It’s also content-agnostic — it doesn’t push one media streaming service provider, like Amazon Prime Video or Apple, over another. The Express 4K Plus is one of the cheapest streaming TV options with 4K HDR. (Even if your current TV doesn’t support these formats, your next one probably will.) Thanks to the AirPlay update, this Roku device is one of the cheapest ways to connect your iPhone or other Apple device to your TV. Read our Roku Express 4K Plus review.

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The Roku Streaming Stick 4K currently sells for $40, just $10 more than the Roku Express 4K Plus. The differences between the two? With a stick-like design, Dolby Vision HDR is the main difference between them, and that’s apparently why the Streaming Stick 4K tends to be more expensive than its sibling.

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The Roku Ultra, the company’s flagship standalone streamer, offers more amenities than some of Roku’s other models. It has Dolby Vision video, faster responses, improved Wi-Fi and a wired Ethernet port – especially welcome if your home Wi-Fi is overloaded. The 2022 model is almost identical to previous versions, but now comes with the excellent Voice Remote Pro. The Ultra is easy to set up and might be worth upgrading for anyone interested in a fast streaming device with Dolby Vision and a wired Ethernet port.

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A combination soundbar and 4K HDR streamer, the Roku Streambar is a great way to “smartify” a bedroom TV with improved sound and streaming all in one fell swoop. This compact speaker will outperform almost any TV and is especially good at elevating hard-to-understand dialogue.

Read our Roku Streambar review.

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The Roku Streaming Stick 4K Plus contains the exact same Roku Streaming Stick 4K listed above with the new, usually separate Roku Voice Remote Pro. The Voice Remote Pro, which typically costs $30, retains much of the look and feel of the company’s other remotes, but notably comes with a midfield mic for voice control, a headphone jack for listening privacy and a rechargeable battery. Perhaps the best thing about the new remote is that you can just say “Hey, Roku, find my remote” to make the clicker beep wherever it is – a game-changer for those who constantly scour sofa cushions. And Roku remotes can eat away at batteries quickly, so using rechargeable batteries means you no longer need to keep a spare AA on hand.

Roku also has a rangefinder that works with any Roku remote with a built-in speaker, but this type of remote is not included with the original Streaming Stick 4K. If you’re the type of person who tends to lose TV remotes, upgrading to the Roku Streaming Stick 4K Plus – and accompanying Voice Remote Pro – might be worth it.

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The Roku Express is compact, streams only in HD, and comes with an HDMI cable, but lacks a power supply to plug it into. You will either need to provide your own or plug the Express into your TV’s USB port in order to get it to work. It also doesn’t come with a smart remote, so you won’t be able to control your TV’s power, volume, and input controls with that remote. You will need both your original TV remote and a smart speaker or other receiver if you want to use voice commands. That’s a big deal, so it would make more sense to spend the extra money on the Roku Streaming Stick 4K.

Read our Roku Express (2019) review.

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The Walmart-exclusive version of the Roku Ultra is almost identical to the main Ultra and features a similar case design, an Ethernet port, and support for 4K HDR with Dolby Vision. It comes with a remote control that has a headphone jack for private listening.

As for the differences between the Ultra and the Ultra LT? With this cheaper option, you’ll give up Dolby Atmos support, a USB port, personal hotkeys on the remote, and the (very useful) remote search feature. It’s $29 cheaper on Amazon than on Roku.

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