The Roku4 has a lot to live up to
It has been several years since the last Roku, The Roku 3, had come out but it appears it was worth the wait.
The new design of the Roku 4 makes it faster and all around more superior to the previous Roku models.
Roku 4 features
The Roku 4 has a quad-core processor which makes it faster so to handle the 4K standard of 60 frames-per-second. It has a universal search function that scans streaming services, like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Vudu, YouTube, M-Go and the Google Play Store for movies and shows and displays the cheapest option first.
What makes the Roku 4 enjoyable is that its main purpose is finding you the best content to watch and doesn’t concern itself with trying to sell on subscriptions or features like Hulu, Sling TV or Netflix.
The Roku 4 measures in at 0.8 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches, or 2 x 16.5 x 16.5cm (H x W x D).
With a quad-core ARM processor, a 802.11ac Wi-Fi radio wire and 1.5GB of RAM which allows the system to play 4K TV shows and movies yet on the downside it doesn’t support HDR content and only has 256MB of storage.
For those who have a need to hook up their Roku device to a soundbar the Roku 4 has a new port so one can run an HDMI cable (not included) through their sound system before hooking up to the television.
Different ports include an HDMI 2.0a, a USB 2.0 and 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ports and there is a microSD card opening that will expand your storage capability up to 128MB.
Drawbacks to Roku4’s processor
Drawbacks to its more powerful design cause the device to give off more heat and a slight humming noise, sometimes can be heard over the movie you are watching. Even when you are not watching TV the device continues to have the humming noise because it always on.
The Roku 4 remote with voice search feature
If you are already familiar with the Roku remote control you’ll feel right at home with the design of the Roku 4’s design.
The remote still incorporates the same 4 buttons at the button that can quickly take you to popular channels with one press of the button.
A microphone is built into the remote to support voice search on Roku, volume control buttons and a jack to plug headphones into for private private listening.
New locator feature on the Roku 4
There is now a locator button on the Roku 4 itself so that whenever you lose the remote you just hit the button and a audible sound goes off from the remote so you can locate it quickly.
Just a note on closing
If you want to connect your Roku to your TV via HDMI the Roku 4 doesn’t come with a cable so you’ll have to get an HDMI cable separately. Otherwise if you are concerned with getting the most out of you 4K television experience then this is the Roku for you. Let me know about the Roku4. Leave a comment in the reply section or email me here.