The new Premiere and Premiere+, the company’s lowest-priced 4K HDR players yet

Posted on Jan 14 2019 - 5:35pm by Tom Kenny

Roku is today announcing that the Premiere and Premiere+, new devices that provide 4K HDR video streaming for charges starting at $39.99. The latter may be solely offered at Walmart and include a remote control with voice search competencies that’s extra convenient than the IR remote bundled with the ordinary most efficient. however other than that (and a better $49.99 price), the Premiere and Premiere+ are identical. Both help 802.11n wi-fi and feature a quad-core processor inside for responsive performance. Almost about HDR, you’re getting HDR10, but not Dolby vision.

Each Premiere boxes are considerably slimmer than before, equivalent to Roku’s low-end specific devices instead of its full-sized gamers. However it really is no longer too sudden, considering how small remaining yr’s 4K Streaming Stick+ befell to be. both gamers also function the equal quad-core CPU, but the foremost+ consists of one in all Roku’s voice remotes instead of an infra-red version. In the end, they are the basically equal 4K bins from ultimate year, just plenty cheaper and slimmer. Their length places the $50 Streaming Stick and the $70 Streaming Stick+ on watch — all of a sudden, they are not the best portable Roku gamers.


As usual, Roku also has some enormous software improvements within the works, including Google Assistant and Pandora Premium support. Google’s integration will arrive along Roku OS 9 for set-top boxes in November (with a staggered roll-out into 2019), and OS 8.2 for Roku TVs, which is currently hitting sets. Additionally, you may also look forward to Spotify’s superb go back soon, in addition to computerized volume leveling across all devices.

The new Premiere is currently available for pre-order via the Roku website, and will hit store shelves along with the updated Ultra package in early October. The Premiere+ will be available via the Walmart website and retail stores, also arriving in early October.