Roku announces new portable Streaming Stick

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Roku announces new portable Streaming Stick

Roku Inc. has revealed a new, more powerful, Roku Streaming Stick for customers to sink their teeth into. The latest model of the pocket-sized device was developed with performance in mind, now featuring a quad-core processor and sporting an affordable price tag of $59.99 CDN.

The new stick is said to have 8x more processing power than the previous model and will deliver both a fast and smooth experience for consumers. The device will also run the company's latest operating system, also announced today, Roku OS 7.1.

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OS 7.1 enhances the user experience by providing new categories to the Roku feed, which already provides users in the U.S. with over 2,000 streaming channels and over 100,000 available movies and TV episodes.

“The Roku Streaming Stick is one of our most popular models. Consumers appreciate having access to the complete Roku streaming experience in a portable, low-cost device,” said Sharad Sundaresan, SVP product management for Roku. “The new Roku Streaming Stick takes our popular experience to the next level with a significant upgrade in power and performance, as well as features that are specifically designed to get people to the entertainment they want to watch quickly and easily whether they’re at home or on the go.”

Features of the device are:
⦁ Only pocket-sized streamer with a quad-core processor; more processing power than Amazon Fire TV stick and Google Chromecast™
⦁ Private listening via a mobile phone or tablet using the Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android™ devices
⦁ Dual-band MIMO wireless for great connectivity
⦁ Included remote for easy navigation and control
⦁ Small, sleek design makes it simple to move between TVs in the home or use while traveling
⦁ Cast video from Netflix and YouTube mobile apps directly to the TV
⦁ Control with Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android - play personal video, photos and music on TV using the Play On Roku feature
⦁ Hotel and Dorm Connect for easy connection to wireless networks away from home

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Roku's new streaming stick is available later this month at Best Buy along with Roku's 4k UHD Insignia TVs, which the retailer exclusively offers at BestBuy.ca.

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The Roku Streaming Stick will also be available at other consumer electronics retailers such as Walmart, Staples and Londo Drugs. The device can also be purchased online at Amazon.ca or Shop.ca.