Roku 4

Roku 4 Review | Prices, Features and Content

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A streaming experience for those who want to watch movies and TV shows in 4K video. Stream the hottest channels, play games, and explore a variety of apps, with Roku 4.

If you are looking for a new way to play games or stream videos and TV shows, Roku 4 could be an ideal solution. With Roku 4, you can expect new features from the previous Roku models, and advanced processing for smoother streaming and higher resolutions. Losing the remote no longer has to be a stressful situation, since Roku 4 includes a “lost remote finder” feature. You can even utilize Roku 4’s voice search, to explore media by title, director or actor. The main draw for Roku 4 however, is the ability to stream 4K video.

Price and packages

You can buy Roku 4 for a one-time price of $129.99. Roku 4 can be ordered with free shipping straight from Roku’s main website, or you can choose to buy it from a variety of stores, like Best Buy, Radioshack, Walmart, Target, etc. You do not have to pay any kind of monthly fees with Roku 4 itself, but some channels do require additional payment for access.

If you are unsatisfied with your Roku 4 purchase, no worries. You can return it using Roku’s 30-day, risk-free, money-back guarantee. Should your Roku 4 break or disfunction, you are covered by a 1-year warranty.

What devices and platforms is Roku 4 compatible with?

Roku 4 will work with any TV with HDMI compatibility, but it is ideally designed for 4K Ultra HD and HD TVs. Also, Roku 4 offers a variety of different channel options. You can choose to freely stream channels, link up your existing cable subscriptions, subscribe directly to desired channels, or watch live TV.

The most popular streaming channels include:

Most popular TV shows you can watch with Roku 4:

Pros and Cons of Roku 4
Here are a few things you can expect from Roku 4:

Pros

  • One-time charge of $129.99 for Roku 4 box
  • 3,000 channels on demand
  • 300,000+ movies and TV episodes
  • Remote with voice search capabilities
  • 4K Ultra HD fast streaming
  • Mobile app to enhance streaming experience
  • Private listening with headphones that plug into the remote

Cons

  • You still have to pay to subscribe to some channels
  • Aside from 4K video, Roku 4 is not much of an upgrade from Roku 3

Verdict

If you have a 4K UHD TV, Roku 4 is a fun way to stream movies and TV shows in high resolution. You can enjoy access to the hottest channels right now, and over 300,000 TV shows and movies.

The included Roku 4’s remote conveniently includes a voice search feature; This allows you to simply state aloud which title you want, without having to fully type it out.

When it comes to voice search, however, other platforms like Amazon Fire and Apple TV have additional voice features that Roku 4 doesn’t. Bottom line, if you are looking for a 4K video streaming experience, Roku 4 acts as a great option.

Frequently asked questions

Roku 4 works with any TV that has HDMI connection. All you have to do is plug the Roku box into your chosen TV or receiver. The 4K content feature will only work with a 4K UHD TV.

To setup your Roku, you will need a broadband internet connection, a wireless router or ethernet cable, a power source, an HDMI cable, and an HDTV.

When you buy the Roku 4, you will receive the following: Roku 4 streaming player, remote, in-ear headphones, two AA batteries, power adapter, quick start guide and exclusive content offers.

Roku comes in a few different generational models. Roku 1 is best for old TVs, and Roku Streaming Stick offers a good value for the price. Roku 2 provides a speed upgrade from the previous model, and Roku 3 will work well if you want the ability to play games and voice search. Roku 4 is the latest model, and offers fast streaming, quality performance, and 4K content viewing compatibility.

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