The Roku Streaming Stick+ will be available in Canada starting in May, the company announced today. It'll run $89 CAD and be available at Walmart and other retailers.
Streaming Stick+ is the second-highest piece of hardware in Roku's stable and replaces the previous Roku 4 box. As the name implies, it's a stick-shaped device that plugs into the HDMI port, with the power cable also serving as an enhanced Wifi antenna.
Here's the full presser:
Roku Launches Streaming Stick+ in Canada
Includes Voice Remote with TV Power and Volume Controls, Offers Up to 4X Wireless Range Plus Brilliant HD, 4K Ultra HD and HDR Picture Quality; Roku OS 8.1 Brings Multi-user Private Listening to Roku devices through Roku mobile app
Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced the arrival of the Roku® Streaming Stick+ in Canada, the first Roku streaming stick capable of streaming HD, 4K and 4K HDR. The Roku Streaming Stick+ is small, powerful and portable for those who are on the move or want their streaming player hidden behind their TV.
The Roku Streaming Stick+ features a quad-core processor and delivers exceptional wireless performance with its advanced wireless receiver that is innovatively built into the power cord. This innovation offers up to four times the wireless range to minimize buffering. It comes with a remote control that includes TV power and volume buttons that can control compatible TV models, eliminating the need to use a TV remote for these functions.
"The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the best streaming stick we have ever made," said Chas Smith, general manager of Roku TV and Players. "It is packed with power, and features a remote that controls both TV volume and power. It also includes voice search on the remote for consumers to quickly discover new entertainment to watch."
As with other Roku streaming devices, the Roku Streaming Stick+ works with the free Roku mobile app, available for iOS® and Android™, which acts as a remote, plays personal video, music or photos from a mobile device on the TV, includes a keyboard and offers features like voice search and private listening. Roku OS 8.1 will soon enable private listening for up to four devices concurrently for Roku players and Roku TVs.
Roku devices are powered by the Roku OS and feature a simple home screen with access to 5,000+ streaming channels, including 150,000 movies and TV episodes in Canada. Roku Search enables consumers to discover new entertainment across top streaming channels. Search a movie, TV show, actor or director and the Roku OS will display where content is available and serve results in order of price.
Availability and Pricing
The Roku Streaming Stick+ is expected to be available from Walmart and other retailers starting in May. The Roku Streaming Stick+ will be available for a suggested retail price of CAD 89,99. The multi-user private listening feature will be available for Roku players and Roku TV™ models and is expected to roll out in May.
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