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roku 4 official

It's been expected for months, and finally it's here. The Roku 4 is the company's top-of-the-range streaming box, and it doesn't disappoint.

First off, like the new Amazon Fire TV, it's compatible with 4K streams. That means you can watch films and shows in 4K (aka UHD), which has four times as many pixels as standard high definition.

Neither the Google Chromecast 2 or new Apple TV can match that.

The Roku 4 makes it easier to find 4K content too, by grouping it all together in a dedicated Spotlight channel. Very handy.

The box itself is bigger than the Roku 3, but then it features an upgraded processor and enhanced wireless antenna.

The remote control has a headphone port, so you can watch without disturbing everyone else in the room. And it has a new Remote Finder feature – press a button on the Roku 4, and it'll help you find your remote control. So no more asking people to stand up in case they're sat on it.

roku os 7

Roku also announced a new version of its software – Roku OS 7 – and an upgraded mobile app with new features.

The Roku 4 goes on sale in the US at the end of the month for $129.99 (£86). We'll bring you a UK price and release date as soon as we have them.

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