Roku has announced a new player today that will offer 4K HDR streaming with HDR10+ support for a super reasonable price of $40 (around £29, AU$50) – making it around $10 cheaper than the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.
The difference, according to Roku, is that the Express 4K+ will have improved hardware over the old Premiere that should make it faster and more responsive, and the Express 4K+ will use the new Roku OS that’s compatible with AirPlay 2.
The Express 4K+ comes with the Roku Voice Remote, and will be available starting mid-May in the US with global availability to be determined at a later point.
Speaking of remotes…
Alongside the Roku Express 4K+, Roku has also announced the new Voice Remote Pro that no longer requires batteries.
We had heard rumors about the new Roku Remote Pro a few months ago when it was leaked on Reddit, and now it’s available to the public.
According to Roku, the remote has both a physical microphone button and can be enabled to listen for the wake word “Hey Roku”. That said, if you don’t want the remote always listening, you can always flip a switch on the side of the remote to disable the microphone.
The remote is available starting today on Roku’s website and will be coming to store shelves in May alongside the Express 4K+ in the US with global availability TBD.