Roku revealed its 2019 streaming player lineup for Canada today, consisting of three models: the Express, Premiere, and Streaming Stick+.
Roku has launched a redesigned Roku Express, offering easy HD streaming in a sleek new form factor. Brand new to the Canadian line-up is the Roku Premiere, which delivers 4K streaming with HDR, starting from $49.99 CAD. The existing Roku Streaming Stick+ will stay in the 2019 line-up, offering powerful portability, professional wireless performance, and vibrant 4K HDR picture quality. Roku also announced that it is adding free live linear channels to The Roku Channel in Canada, with the first linear channels expected to arrive before the end of the month.
“We are delivering more value and improved picture quality across the new 2019 streaming player line up for Canada. The Roku Premiere delivers 4K HDR for a more immersive TV experience,” said Lloyd Klarke, Director of Product Management at Roku. “Whether you are new to streaming or demand more advanced features such as better Wi-Fi, 4K HDR, and voice search, we have the right streaming player for everyone.”
The Roku Express is 10% smaller than its predecessor, is sleek, and designed to blend in and disappear when connected to a TV. It can be fully powered by most TVs to reduce clutter. With the Roku Express, consumers can enjoy smooth HD streaming. A simple remote control is included in the box with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons, a High-Speed HDMI cable, and a power cord.
The Roku Premiere is a simple way to start streaming in HD, 4K Ultra HD, or 4K HDR. It features a powerful quad-core processor and comes in a low-profile form factor. A Premium High-Speed HDMI cable is included, as well as a remote control with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons and a power cord.
All Roku streaming devices in Canada provide access to thousands of free and paid streaming services, including Netflix, Prime Video, The Roku Channel, DAZN, Global TV, CBS All Access, Acorn TV, hayu, Britbox, VMedia, and many more. Additionally, Roku players and Roku TVs can be used with the free Roku mobile app for iOS and Android to enjoy private listening, voice search, and more. This will all be available at the beginning of October, with the Roku Express listed at $39.99 CAD, the Roku Premiere at $49.99 CAD, and the Roku Streaming Stick+ at $89.99.