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roku streaming stick plus

Roku is launching two new streaming devices in the UK next week.

The Streaming Stick+ is the firm's first 4K player for the UK. It handles 4K HDR content up to 60 frames per second, which should make for stunning images.

4K has four times as many pixels as high definition, making it much sharper. HDR has bigger differences between the light and dark parts of the image, giving the picture more depth and making it more lifelike.

The Streaming Stick+ contains a quad-core processor and up to four times the wireless range to minimise buffering (that's when you have to wait for the content load).

It comes with a remote control, and the 4K Spotlight Channel that brings together loads of 4K content from different providers.

It costs £79.99.

roku express

The Roku Express is also launching. At just £29.99, it's Roku's cheapest player ever. It's five times more powerful than its predecessor, and comes with a bundled remote control and HDMI cable.

Both will go on sale next week. We'll be at Roku's media event next Wednesday night, so look out for hands-on pictures and a more in-depth look at both devices.

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