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Roku Streambar and Roku Ultra 2020: price, release date, preorder

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  • Roku has announced two additions to its product lineup: an updated Roku Ultra and a brand-new Streambar.
  • The upgraded Roku Ultra features improved wireless performance, along with the addition of Dolby Vision HDR support, for the same $99.99 retail price of the previous generation model.
  • The brand-new Roku Streambar is a compact soundbar with built-in Roku streaming support, offering a convenient speaker and media player combo for $129.99.
  • You can preorder the new Roku Ultra and Roku Streambar now, and both products are scheduled to officially launch in October. 

Roku has revealed its latest streaming devices. The 2020 lineup includes an improved version of its flagship Roku Ultra streaming player, and a brand-new Streambar. Both products will be available at retailers in October, and you can preorder them now through Roku’s online store

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Apple AirPlay heads to Roku 4K streamers and TVs with free software update

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Roku 4K TVs and streamers will be able to tap into AirPlay later this year. 

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Roku 4K TVs and streaming players will soon become more useful to people who own Apple devices. Before the end of the year, thousands of media players and smart TVs powered by Roku will receive a free software upgrade that adds support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. The catch? Only 4K-compatible Roku devices will work with AirPlay, which leaves out the cheapest players. 

The upgrade marks the first time that any standalone streamer — aside from Apple’s own Apple TV box — will work with AirPlay. It instantly makes Apple’s popular wireless casting system available on TV screens at a more accessible price. The Apple TV starts at $150 (£150, AU$249) while the least expensive current Roku Player to receive the upgrade will be the Roku Premiere, which costs

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Roku Launches New Hardware and Software, Adds Apple Protocol Support

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A few days after Amazon.com  (AMZN) – Get Report refreshed its Fire TV hardware and software, Roku  (ROKU) – Get Report is doing the same for its streaming platform.

On Monday Roku unveiled an improved version of its high-end Roku Ultra streaming box, as well as an integrated soundbar/streaming device called the Streambar. 

The company also launched a new version of Roku OS (Roku OS 9.4), which among other things adds support for Apple’s  (AAPL) – Get Report AirPlay 2 and HomeKit protocols.

In addition, Roku is launching iOS and Android apps for its ad-supported streaming service, Roku Channel. A Roku account is needed to stream content from the apps, but Roku hardware isn’t.

Roku Ultra, list-priced at $100, is getting an improved Wi-Fi radio that’s said to deliver up to 50% more range, as well as Dolby Vision and Bluetooth support. 

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NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service is now available on Roku

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After months of negotiations leading to a public showdown last week between NBCUniversal and Roku, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, is now on Roku.

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Peacock, which offers a combination of entertainment, news, and sports, launched nationwide in July. It was available to stream on a number of different set-top boxes and video game consoles, but it was absent from Roku. Neither NBCUniversal nor Roku could come to an agreement over a split in advertising revenue, leading to a standoff between the two companies. Tedd Cittadine, vice president of content acquisition at Roku, called the newfound agreement a “very positive and mutually beneficial partnership” in a statement to The Verge.


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“We are excited by the opportunities to integrate NBC content within The Roku Channel while we also work together with Peacock on the development of a significant and meaningful advertising and

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