(Pocket-lint) – Roku annually updates its hardware in the autumn, and this year is no different.
It announced a Streambar earlier. Now, it’s introducing the new Roku Ultra.
The latest generation of Roku’s flagship streamer finally supports Dolby Vision and the AV1 codec. Other noteworthy features include improved wireless performance, with 50 per cent greater range than the last-generation model, and an Ethernet port for a hardwired connection. It costs $99.99 in the US.
The Roku Ultra has Bluetooth and can connect to Wi-Fi to provide the streaming services that Roku is known for, covering a full selection of the big hitters like Netflix, Amazon Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, YouTube. It will offer 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos from those streaming services if your TV supports those standards.
Aside from the Roku Ultra, Roku offers other streaming media players, including the Ultra LT for $79.99, the Streaming Stick Plus for $49.99 (or $59.99 with the headphone remote), the Premiere for $39.99, the Express Plus with a voice remote for $39.99, and the Roku Express for $29.99. Check out our comparison of Roku’s streamers here.
The new Roku Ultra will be available in mid-October 2020. You can pre-order it now for $100 from Roku. It isn’t available in the UK.
Writing by Maggie Tillman.