New Roku Express is Smaller and Can be Powered by Most TVs; Roku Premiere Delivers 4K Streaming for Just £29.99
LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today unveiled its 2019 streaming player lineup for the United Kingdom, consisting of three models. Roku® is launching a redesigned Roku Express, offering easy HD streaming in a sleek new form factor. Brand new to the UK line-up is the Roku Premiere which delivers 4K streaming with HDR, starting from £39.99. The existing Roku Streaming Stick+ will remain in the 2019 line-up, offering powerful portability, exceptional wireless performance and vibrant 4K HDR picture quality.
“We are delivering more value and improved picture quality across the new 2019 streaming player line up for the United Kingdom. The Roku Premiere delivers 4K HDR for a more immersive TV experience,” said Lloyd Klarke, Director Product Management at Roku. “Whether you are new to streaming or demand more advanced features such as better Wi-Fi, 4K HDR and voice search, we have the right streaming player for everyone.”
The Roku Express is 10% smaller than its predecessor, is sleek and designed to blend in and disappear when connected to a TV. It can be fully powered by most TVs to reduce clutter around the TV. With the Roku Express consumers can enjoy easy and smooth HD streaming. In the box a simple remote control is included with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons, a High Speed HDMI® cable and a power cord.
The Roku Premiere is a simple way to start streaming in HD, 4K Ultra HD or 4K HDR. It features a powerful quad-core processor and comes in a low-profile form factor. In the box a Premium High Speed HDMI® cable is included plus remote control with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons and a power cord.
All Roku streaming devices in the UK provide access to thousands of free and paid streaming services, including: Netflix, NOW TV, Prime Video, hayu, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, STV Player and many more. Additionally, Roku players and Roku TV™ models can be used with the free Roku mobile app for iOS and Android, to enjoy private listening, voice search and more.
Availability and Pricing
The 2019 Roku streaming player line-up will be available in the UK beginning early October from Argos, Currys, ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Amazon and other fine retailers:
- Roku Express: MSRP £ 29.99
- Roku Premiere: MSRP £ 39.99
- Roku Streaming Stick+: MSRP £ 49.99
As previously announced earlier this month at IFA, the Roku TV licensing program is expanding into Europe with Hisense as the first European Roku TV partner. Roku TV models from Hisense are expected to launch in the U.K. in Q4.
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About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku TV™ models and Roku streaming players are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. Roku audio products are available in the U.S. through direct retail sales. Roku is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.A.
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