A new range of Roku devices is about to reach retailers, as the streaming platform updates its Operating System to OS10.
Headlining the new launches is the new Express 4K streaming device. It will replace the Roku Premiere as the entry-level 4K/UHD streaming device. Express 4K will be equipped with a faster processor and dual-band Wi-Fi. Unlike the US version (Express 4K+), UK users will only get the standard Roku remote instead of a voice remote.
Also launching is the Remote Pro, the first Roku remote to come with a rechargeable battery. It features a built-in headphone jack, two customisable shortcut buttons, TV controls and voice control. The US version will include buttons for Netflix, Disney+, Hulu and Apple TV.
Roku is also launching a new soundbar – the Streambar Pro – which will include virtual surround sound.
Meanwhile, Roku is updating its operating system to OS10. The software update is being rolled out across devices and widens Apple AirPlay support, adds voice dictation and improves Wi-Fi detection where you have a router running Wi-Fi networks on both 2.4 and 5GHz bands. OS10 also provides app developers the option to offer ‘instant resume’ (or pick up where you left off).