It’s fall, so meaning it’s time for the annual refresh of Roku {hardware}. Along with the Streambar introduced in the present day, the corporate’s streaming participant lineup is led by a refreshed Roku Extremely. For the primary time, the flagship system now helps Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR. Many Roku TVs already provide the format, however to this point Roku’s standalone units haven’t. (They’ve had Dolby Atmos audio, nonetheless, which the Extremely retains.) The corporate can also be including help for the AV1 codec, which video platforms are more and more beginning to undertake.

Roku says the brand new Extremely additionally options considerably improved wi-fi efficiency with 50 % higher vary than the prior mannequin. There’s nonetheless an ethernet port if you need a hardwired connection, although.

The 2020 Extremely prices the standard $99.99. You may get an ideal streaming participant in Roku’s lineup for underneath half that worth, however these received’t have Dolby Imaginative and prescient, ethernet, or a distant finder button — and all of us want our devices had the latter sometimes.

This newest Extremely comes simply after Amazon introduced its upgraded Hearth TV Stick and Hearth TV Stick Lite, which each price underneath $50, and as Google prepares to launch the brand new, very-leaked Chromecast with Google TV at an occasion later this week.

Right here’s how Roku’s streaming units lineup shakes out:

  • Roku Extremely: $99.99
  • Roku Extremely LT: $79.99
  • Streaming Stick Plus: $49.99, with headphone distant (Greatest Purchase unique) $59.99
  • Premiere: $39.99
  • Specific Plus (with voice distant, Walmart unique): $39.99
  • Roku Specific $29.99

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