Roku Ultra review

Roku Ultra is a strong contender for the best streaming video player of all-time. It offers 4K and HDR compatibility, thousands of channels of content and one of the most egalitarian operating systems on the market. Yes, despite some ferocious competition, Roku is still king of the streaming world.

At its core, the Roku Ultra is a born and bred performance monster, a trait it inherited from its predecessor, the 2015 Roku 4. It’s capable of delivering 4K videos in a blink of an eye, and it doesn’t struggle outputting the bright highlights and dark shadows that HDR has to offer. Roku Ultra’s biggest competitor therefore isn’t anything made by Apple or Amazon – it comes from within the company: the Roku Premiere+ and, to a lesser extent, the Roku 4.

You see, both of these boxes also handle 4K video and the Premiere+ does HDR in the exact same way as the Ultra. So what does the Ultra do differently to warrant its superlative monicker? It has an optical audio out port, a remote finder button, a remote with ‘A’ and ‘B’ buttons and includes MicroSD support for a USB port that allows for additional storage.

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