Roku's New Streaming Stick Costs $49.99, Pre-Orders Now Open


The media streaming industry is one which is literally booming right now. This includes for the content providers with companies like Netflix claiming 75 million subscribers and Spotify announcing recently that they now have 30 million subscribers, as well as the hardware companies with reports detailing the increased number of streaming devices being sold each year. In fact, the streaming market seems to be one which is benefiting everyone. While some hardware products like Chromecast sell really well and are said to account for a significant number of the global streams, all of the streaming devices seem to be selling well enough and now another product is being added to the growing list of streaming choices.

Roku is one of the companies who has already brought to market a number of streaming devices and is one of those who seems to be doing well in the general market. Their latest addition is the follow up to the Roku Streaming Stick, the new Roku Streaming Stick. In terms of the differences, this one comes packing more power and largely thanks to the inclusion of a quad-core processor which Roku states will offer up to 8x the power compared to the previous model. In fact, the processor now means it is the most powerful streaming stick currently available. In spite of its increase in power, the new Roku Streaming Stick is smaller than its predecessors and is said to offer a faster and smoother level of navigation of the latest Roku OS, version 7.1. Not forgetting, that in comparison to the likes of the Fire TV stick and Google's Chromecast, the new Roku Streaming Stick like its predecessor comes with its own remote control.


In terms of the availability, Roku has not dropped a firm shipping date and instead state the new Roku Streaming stick will begin shipping later in the month. Although the website is currently stating that shipping is expected to commence from April 20. For those who are interested in being one of the first to get their hands on the latest streaming stick from Roku, the company has confirmed that pre-orders are now open. In terms of price, its power and additional remote control do not come cheap as the streaming stick costs $49.99, making it one of the more expressive streaming sticks out there.

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