The best Roku value is still available for 27% off.
Call this one a “permadeal.” While it originally debuted at $40, the. And it seems to float at $29 to $30 nearly all the time. That’s about the same price as its stepdown model, the non-4K .
The Roku Express 4K Plus is an enthusiastic CNET Editors’ Choice winner because it’s a nearly universal recommendation. The tiny box adds nearly every streaming channel to any HDMI-equipped TV — from Netflix to Disney Plus to Peacock to HBO Max, and everything in between — at full 4K resolution with HDR support, for optimal color reproduction on compatible TVs. (Pro tip: While Roku has booted YouTube TV from new installs, thatfor subscribers.) If your TV isn’t 4K, no problem: This model will work just fine, too. Oh, and the remote controls your TV’s power and volume as well. In short, there’s very little not to like here. .
Roku has since announced an updated version of its. That 2021 model is for $50, and adds support for . But if that’s not a must-have (and for most people, it’s not), this Express 4K Plus is still the one to get.
To be clear, if you already have a recent Roku, Fire TV or smart TV with a built-in set of apps, there’s nothing new here. But if you have an older TV — one where the manufacturer stopped adding new streaming options to the menu long ago — this $29 investment will get you the full panoply of streaming options, including a ton ofon services like the Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto TV and more.
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