December 11, 2017

Roku Express And Roku Streaming Stick+ Coming To The UK This Month

11 October 2017, 11:19 | Casey Mitchell

At the beginning of October, Roku refreshed its USA line-up of media streamers, including an updated version of the entry-level Roku Express and a version of its Streaming Stick with 4K HDR support.

It's been more than three years since Roku brought new hardware to Blighty, but the firm announced this week that two of its new products will finally be making their way to United Kingdom consumers.

The Roku Express will retail for £29.99 in the United Kingdom and is the "most affordable streaming player" it has rolled out to date in the country.

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It plugs directly into the back of a television, through the HDMI port, and comes with a wireless remote that doesn't require line of sight.

The Roku Streaming Stick+ is Roku's first streaming stick that is capable of streaming HD, 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content at up to 60 frames-per second.

It costs £79.99 and will be available online at from 19 October, in stores by the end of the month.

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The Roku Express has had a number of upgrades over the previous model, it is around five times faster and retails for £34.99. "At £79.99, it makes HD, 4K and HDR streaming simple".

You might want to think again if you're after a new Roku device in order to get your mitts on some "pirate" channels, as the firm recently joined Kodi in denouncing non-official streams. Parts of the website may not work as expected without them.

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