|Item Weight||7.7 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.9 x 4.9 x 0.8 inches|
|Item model number||Roku Premiere|
|Batteries||2 AAA batteries required. (included)|
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Roku Premiere - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player
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- Perfect for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs, features fast quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless.
- 4K Ultra HD with four times the resolution of 1080p HD, delivers crisp detail and brilliant, life-like images.
- Easy access to 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels, including Netflix, Video, Hulu, and PBS KIDS.
- Unbiased search across top channels. Find where it’s free or cheapest to watch.
- Free Roku mobile app on your iOS or Android phone for handy voice search, sharing photos, private listening with headphones, and more.
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Introducing Roku Premiere
Get powerful streaming performance and stunning 4K* resolution at an amazing value. Roku Premiere is for HD & 4K Ultra HD TVs. It comes with a fast quad-core processor for ultra-smooth streaming, brilliant 4K picture quality, and access to 450,000+ movie and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels.
*The 4K experience requires a compatible 4K TV and 4K content. 4K content will not be available on all channels.
Brilliant HD and 4K picture quality
Roku Premiere delivers brilliant picture quality to your 4K UHD or 1080p HD TV with crisp, life-like images that practically jump off the screen. Get the visual rush of 4K Ultra HD streaming when using a compatible 4K TV and content. The Roku 4K Spotlight channel helps to find 4K content. Check with the channel provider for bandwidth requirements.
Roku Premiere - powerful quad-core processing with 1080p HD and 4K streaming
Amazing content, endless choice
Stream blockbusters, broadcast TV, big entertainment brands, and niche channels. Movies, TV shows, live sports, news and music. Roku has the only streaming players that work with all these channels: Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, VUDU, Sling TV, and PBS KIDS. Easily access 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels.
Unbiased Search across top channels
From the latest movies and shows to cult classics, find where your favorites are free or cheapest to watch with unbiased search across top channels. Search through a wide selection of paid or free channels — by actor, title, or director — using your Roku remote, Roku mobile app, or voice search.
Easy to use
Setup is effortless. An intuitive interface makes it easy to search across top channels and access all your favorite paid and free channels from the home screen. And the 4K spotlight channel makes it easy to find and access 4K content quickly.
The Roku Premiere includes an easy-to-use remote with convenient channel shortcut buttons for quick access to popular channels.
Remote buttons may vary.
|Roku Streaming Stick||Roku Express||Roku Premiere||Roku Premiere+||Roku Ultra|
|Access to 450,000+ movies & TV episodes from 4,500+ streaming channels||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|TV Compatibility||HDMI port||HDMI port||HDMI port (4K video via HDCP 2.2 HDMI)||HDMI port (4K video via HDCP 2.2 HDMI)||HDMI port (4K video via HDCP 2.2 HDMI)|
|4K Ultra HD @ 60fps||✓||✓||✓|
|1080p HD support||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Wifi||802.11 b/g/n dual-band MIMO||802.11 b/g/n||802.11ac dual-band MIMO||802.11ac dual-band MIMO||802.11ac dual-band MIMO|
|Night Listening Mode||✓||✓||✓|
|Ethernet and micro SD port||✓||✓|
|Remote finder, gaming buttons, USB port, digital optical audio output, Dolby Audio||✓|
|Roku app with private listening and voice search||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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|Connectivity Technology||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi and Ethernet||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi and Ethernet|
|Item Dimensions||4.9 x 4.9 x 0.85 in||4.9 x 4.9 x 0.85 in||3.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 in||1.6 x 0.8 x 5.5 in||1.18 x 3.38 x 0.5 in||4.9 x 4.9 x 0.85 in|
|Item Weight||7.68 ounces||7.68 ounces||1.28 ounces||0.5 lb||1.13 ounces||7.68 ounces|
|Internet Applications||Netflix||Netflix||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu||google_play, hulu, vudu, netflix||youtube, espn, amazon_instant_video, cbs, hulu, sling_tv, netflix, fox||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu|
|Total HDMI Ports||1||1||1||1||0||1|
|Total Usb Ports||1||0||0||0||0||1|
Get powerful streaming performance and stunning 4K* resolution at an amazing value. The new Roku Premiere is perfect for HD & 4K Ultra HD TVs. It comes with a fast quad-core processor for ultra-smooth streaming. Brilliant 4K Ultra HD picture quality immerses you in the action with crisp, life-like images that practically jump off the screen. There are no monthly rental fees for owning a Roku Premiere, so you can watch just about anything with access to 450,000+ movie and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels. Use the free iOS or Android Roku mobile app for voice search, sharing photos, private listening with headphones, and more. TV Compatibility:HD TVs – Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) with up-scaling from 720p,4K UHD TVs – Up to 2160p at 60fps (3840 × 2160) with up-scaling from 720p and 1080p *The 4K experience requires a compatible 4K TV and 4K content. 4K content will not be available on all channels.
Top customer reviews
Both could use improvement in being able to customize remote buttons, back light remote and so forth.
OK....Here are the big differences.
Premiere Plus has an Ethernet port and micro SD card slot.
Also, Premiere Plus is HDR (High Dynamic Range ) TV ready.
The Premiere has none of the above listed capabilities. Both are 4K ready.
The Premiere Plus remote is thicker, has a better feel to it (my opinion), and requires 2 AA batteries.
This remote appears to be a Radio Frequency (RF) remote control.
This remote has the headphone jack for private listening.
The Premiere remote is thinner and utilizes 2 AAA batteries.
This remote is an infrared (IR) type remote.
No headphone jack.
If your WiFi internet is spotty in your house, I would definitely buy the Premiere Plus, because it has a wired Ethernet port.
Personally, I like the Premiere Plus better due to the fact of differences listed above.
I bought this to replace a Roku 2, which I moved to my bedroom TV. Setup gets easier with each model, and this one was up and running in minutes. I had to reauthorize all my apps (channels), which was the most time consuming, but not Roku's fault.
I don't find much difference between this model and the Roku 2. It has less connections - solely HDMI - but unless you have legacy equipment, that's pretty much all you need. It is 4k capable, but my tv and avr are 1080p. So I can't really comment on the 4k. However it works fine with 1080p. The premiere also boots much faster than the Roku 2, but really, how often are you booting these things?
Many of my friends and family are going with smart tvs these days. Personally I think that is a mistake. I'd save the money differential for a smart tv, and use it to buy a Roku. The reason? Apps! Nobody is rushing to develop new apps for the myriad brands of smart tv's. They are all developing apps for Rokus, Apple TVs, Fire Sticks, etc. For example, I just cut the cable cord and went with Playstation Vue. Downloaded the Roku channel for it, and was watching it in 20 minutes or so. To my knowledge, you can't get Playstation Vue on any smart tv.
Plus, the technology changes so fast, this stuff becomes obsolete fairly quickly. Do you want your $1000 TV to become obsolete in 3 or 4 years, or your $79 Roku?
As we were chatting, I ordered the Roku 'Streaming Stick'. I ran the same tests on it and guess what... Flawless! The less expensive version (currently) out performs the more expensive, better speced device. I've got the Premiere boxed up and ready to ship back to Amazon for a refund.
Set up was a breeze. Plug in, turn on, hook up to your wifi, it updates then restarts and then you register it on Roku.com. I will say that one of the 2 I bought had a rough time getting to the registration code, but eventually it popped up. Paired with a 32" 1080p Samsug LED, this has has a dropping picture.
The menus and apps load much quicker than on the 3. I have yet to try Amazon video on it, so I can't tell you if there is the connection problem I have with my roku 3. You also lose the headphone jack, but I rarely use mine as it is.
There is no port for an cat 5 cable like on the 3, so you must have wifi. Also must have subscriptions fore Netflix, Hulu, etc.
All in all, a solid device that I would recommend to anyone.