TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced the arrival of the Roku® Streaming Stick+ in Canada, the first Roku streaming stick capable of streaming HD, 4K and 4K HDR. The Roku Streaming Stick+ is small, powerful and portable for those who are on the move or want their streaming player hidden behind their TV.
The Roku Streaming Stick+ features a quad-core processor and delivers exceptional wireless performance with its advanced wireless receiver that is innovatively built into the power cord. This innovation offers up to four times the wireless range to minimize buffering. It comes with a remote control that includes TV power and volume buttons that can control compatible TV models, eliminating the need to use a TV remote for these functions.
“The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the best streaming stick we have ever made,” said Chas Smith, general manager of Roku TV and Players. “It is packed with power, and features a remote that controls both TV volume and power. It also includes voice search on the remote for consumers to quickly discover new entertainment to watch.”
As with other Roku streaming devices, the Roku Streaming Stick+ works with the free Roku mobile app, available for iOS® and Android™, which acts as a remote, plays personal video, music or photos from a mobile device on the TV, includes a keyboard and offers features like voice search and private listening. Roku OS 8.1 will soon enable private listening for up to four devices concurrently for Roku players and Roku TVs.
Roku devices are powered by the Roku OS and feature a simple home screen with access to 5,000+ streaming channels, including 150,000 movies and TV episodes in Canada. Roku Search enables consumers to discover new entertainment across top streaming channels. Search a movie, TV show, actor or director and the Roku OS will display where content is available and serve results in order of price.
Availability and Pricing
The Roku Streaming Stick+ is expected to be available from Walmart and other retailers starting in May. The Roku Streaming Stick+ will be available for a suggested retail price of CAD 89,99. The multi-user private listening feature will be available for Roku players and Roku TV™ models and is expected to roll out in May.
About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and Roku TV models are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. The company was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.A.
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