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Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?

Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?

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The Google Chromecast Ultra was recently announced and is set to be available to buy from November. With 4K streaming and HDR picture quality it's going to be a good alternative to the Roku Premiere+.To help you decide which one is the best choice for... >>

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Premiere vs Roku Premiere+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Premiere vs Roku Premiere+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

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Roku recently announced a change to its portfolio of streaming boxes. Five new devices replace the old numbered players from the entry-level Roku Express and Roku Express+ to the 4K HDR-compatible Roku Ultra. The recently updated Roku streaming stick... >>

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

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Roku has officially confirmed that it is replacing all the set-to-boxes in its line-up with all-new devices. As rumoured over the last couple of weeks, there are five new Roku boxes, which start at just $29.99 for an entry-level device, going up to £129.99... >>

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

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At the end of August, we revealed that Roku will be replacing its entire streaming box line-up with as many as five new devices. We believe they will be launched in the next few weeks, in the States at least, and will add 4K HDR streaming to at least... >>

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

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Roku will reportedly enforce its biggest line-up overhaul in many years, replacing all of its current streaming devices with all-new boxes, many of them offering 4K video. Two leaks have revealed Roku's plans. Documents filed with the Federal Communications... >>

New Roku Streaming stick: Performance boost and new private listening mode via app

New Roku Streaming stick: Performance boost and new private listening mode via app

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Roku has overhauled its small streaming stick in the US as the company looks to deliver more power to users keen to make their TVs smart. The new stick will get a whopping eight-fold processing power boost, private listening through the Roku mobile app,... >>

Roku 4 review: Rock-solid streaming, now in 4K
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Roku 4 review: Rock-solid streaming, now in 4K

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The Roku 4 is the company's updated flagship set-top box with support for 4K (although, bizarrely, it's still not available in the UK). With so many big-name competitors now on the market, such Amazon Fire TV 4K, is it worth paying $130 for this particular... >>

New, more advanced Now TV box coming soon - 4K anyone?

New, more advanced Now TV box coming soon - 4K anyone?

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A new Now TV box has been announced that will sit alongside the existing model. It will be coming later this year and although Sky has been light on details, the fact the box looks similar to the 4K Roku 4 recently launched in the States, rumours point... >>

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

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As streaming video becomes more popular and conventional TV takes a back seat, growing amounts of online channels and apps emerge hoping to grab your attention with a TV show, movie or even short clip or two. How then can you sort out the wheat from the... >>

10 best Christmas streaming services: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

10 best Christmas streaming services: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

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Christmas is coming and that means we're all getting into the spirit - sometimes literally when a bottle of brandy is left within sight.One way of ensuring that you feel positively "Chrismassy" before the big day arrives is to fill your viewing hours... >>

Best home entertainment device 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best home entertainment device 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November for the 12th year. There are 12 categories spanning smartphones, tablets and laptops to games, connected toys and home entertainment devices, with each nomination being something we... >>

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

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We might not have the 4K-enabled Roku 4 in the UK yet but we have got further reason to be happy with the existing Roku set-top-boxes; they have just received one of the missing pieces of the streaming jigsaw, Amazon Prime Instant Video.Roku has long... >>

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

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When it comes to deciding what to watch on demand, there can be such a thing as too much choice. For example, Roku offers access to over 1,700 channels on its set-top-boxes and the Streaming Stick. And with that many it's hard to find the ones that will... >>

Attention cord-cutters: HBO Now is finally live in the Roku store

Attention cord-cutters: HBO Now is finally live in the Roku store

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Ever since HBO announced last spring its cable-free streaming service, HBO Now, cord-cutters around the world have been waiting for it to launch on their preferred platform. Well, they'll be glad to hear it's finally now live for Roku devices. Roku said... >>

This is the Roku 4, bringing 4K UHD and a remote that can't be lost

This is the Roku 4, bringing 4K UHD and a remote that can't be lost

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The Roku 4 has been unveiled and as the name suggests it'll be packing 4K video playback. Another new feature is a remote that should never be lost down the back of the sofa again. The Roku 4 remote can let you know where it is at the touch of a button... >>

Your Roku box is about to get better: Roku OS 7 update explained

Your Roku box is about to get better: Roku OS 7 update explained

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Roku is updating its operating system for existing current-generation Roku media streamers. It starts to roll out in mid-October and brings several key new features to the platform. Those with an Android smartphone or iPhone will also get a new version... >>

Roku 4 confirmed by FCC posting leak

Roku 4 confirmed by FCC posting leak

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Last week a couple of separate reports suggested that not only is Roku planning a new set-top-box, but that it is likely to feature 4K video output. Now an FCC posting has been unearthed that shows a schematic of the new box and confirms that it is indeed... >>

10 best sports streaming services: The Ring, UFC TV, Red Bull TV and more

10 best sports streaming services: The Ring, UFC TV, Red Bull TV and more

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There are now so many different streaming services in the UK alone that it's hard to keep track of what offers what. Roku, for example, has over 1,700 channels available for its set-top-boxes and the Streaming Stick. And with that many it's hard to find... >>

Roku 4K box tipped to take on the Fire TV and Nvidia Shield TV soon

Roku 4K box tipped to take on the Fire TV and Nvidia Shield TV soon

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Amazon announced its own 4K streaming box at an event last week in the form of an upgraded version of Fire TV and Nvidia is expected to bring its Shield Android TV set-top-box to the UK a some point, which also has 4K Ultra HD streaming abilities, so... >>

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?

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Sky's Now TV box has had an update bringing with it a number of new features, but should you upgrade from the original, should you just bite the bullet on the extra costs and go for the Roku 2, or should you just stick with what you've got already? We've... >>

New Now TV Box (2015) arrives, we get watching the latest movies, TV and sport

New Now TV Box (2015) arrives, we get watching the latest movies, TV and sport

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Sky’s new Now TV box arrives in the UK on the 6 August and boasts a number of updates over the original box launched a couple of years ago. The new Now TV box (2015) will now feature an Ethernet port to support a wired connection, as well as, a processor... >>

Now you can change your Roku UI with new themes available, including Star Trek

Now you can change your Roku UI with new themes available, including Star Trek

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Roku has introduced themes for users to install on their media streamers that include favourite shows and movies, such as Star Trek and The Big Lebowski. Although you could change the colour of the homescreen from the traditional purple in the past, you... >>