Roku 4 has been presented at a recent press conference held by the producer this week. This launch comes after numerous leaks have shown users pretty much everything they wanted to know about the new 4K streamer. Its updated components are now developed to back up both 4K Ultra HD and Full HD displays, thanks to a quicker processor, improved Wi-Fi, more storage, visual and sound features and many more new options.
Roku 4 will run on its manufacturer’s improved OS, Roku OS 7. The platform’s main goal is to assist clients who want to discover and consume their preferred media content thanks to over 3,000 applications and TV programs.
Another addition in Roku’s vast ecosystem is a modified mobile app that presents a totally rejuvenated design. The new interface makes it much easier for people to use the system’s features, such as Roku Feed, search and remote control facilities, directly from their mobile phones.
Roku 4’s release is an important one in the extremely dynamic player industry. Here, major companies like Google, Apple, TiVo, Amazon and others, provide their proprietary streaming gadgets, sometimes a handful of them. Customers have a wide range of possibilities to choose from, which go from lower-cost devices, like Chromecast and Fire TV Stick, to high-end players, such as the famous and lately refreshed Apple TV.
Amazon has even increased its already dominant influence in the online sales market even more, by blocking all sales of Chromecast and Apple TV from its huge website. TiVo just released its new streaming gadget and DVR named TiVo BOLT, which is developed for 4K videos and provides a useful commercial-skipping function.
For a certain segment of customers, Roku’s place as a separate third-party company has been its greatest advantage in this highly competitive domain. People are still appreciating its efforts to back up all major streaming services no matter their producer, including niche promotions.
When it had to update its player, this manufacturer targeted its component developments that can stream modern 4K media, along with various application integration. The new software will help users to search for 4K material and various things, in a lot quicker and simpler way than before.
The player has seen a substantial improvement in its RAM capacity, as well. The company confirmed the specifications rumored on the Internet, which had indicated 1.5GB of RAM for the fourth generation in comparison to the 512 MB of Roku 3.
Meanwhile, the gadget facilitates the regular selection of information and results, such as USB, HDMI, Small SD or Ethernet. In addition, it has now included the Optical Audio Out function, which will let customers to connect their Roku to music or sound systems. For people who want this feature, it has certain benefits over Amazon’s Fire TV that lately removed its support for some of these functions.
Also, a novelty brought by Roku 4 is the “Remote Finder” feature. By pushing a key on the upper part of the device, its remote starts beeping to help users find it from wherever is hidden in heir house. The owners can also change the sounds that this function uses for extra pinpoint precision. A “reset” option on the end of the product, identified through FCC processing, is also offered on the new Roku 4.
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