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Roku starts taking orders for an updated Ultra player and a new soundbar

  • The new Roku Ultra. Roku
  • These are the ports on the new Ultra. Roku
  • And these are the contents of the box. Roku
  • The Roku Streambar. Roku
  • Here are the ports on the back of this one. Roku
  • And finally, the contents of the Streambar box. Roku

Today was a big day for streaming-box manufacturer Roku: the San Jose-based company announced new products and software features, including another entry into the world of home-theater audio and an update to a popular existing device that adds some of the most requested features.

First up, Roku is making several changes to its highest-end streaming box, the Roku Ultra. It still costs $99, and most of its features are the same. So what's new? Well, wireless signal has long been a thorn in Roku's side—many households have weak or suboptimally placed routers. To that end, Roku claims that the new Ultra manages 50 percent more wireless range. It also adds Bluetooth connectivity for the first time, so you'll be able to use wireless headphones and the like.

The big addition, though, is the introduction of Dolby Vision HDRead More – Source

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