Roku Premiere Streaming Media Player
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Get powerful streaming performance and stunning 4K* resolution at an amazing value. The new Roku Premiere is perfect for HD & 4K Ultra HD TVs. It comes with a fast quad-core processor for ultra-smooth streaming. Brilliant 4K Ultra HD picture quality immerses you in the action with crisp, life-like images that practically jump off the screen. There are no monthly rental fees for owning a Roku Premiere, so you can watch just about anything with access to 450,000+ movie and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels. Use the free iOS or Android Roku mobile app for voice search, sharing photos, private listening with headphones, and more. TV Compatibility:HD TVs – Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) with up-scaling from 720p,4K UHD TVs – Up to 2160p at 60fps (3840 × 2160) with up-scaling from 720p and 1080p *The 4K experience requires a compatible 4K TV and 4K content. 4K content will not be available on all channels.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #83 in Home Theater
- Color: Black
- Brand: Roku
- Model: Roku Premiere
- Dimensions: .85" h x 4.90" w x 4.90" l, .48 pounds
- Battery type: Alkaline
- Perfect for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs, features fast quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless.
- 4K Ultra HD with four times the resolution of 1080p HD, delivers crisp detail and brilliant, life-like images.
- Easy access to 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels, including Netflix, Video, Hulu, and PBS KIDS.
- Unbiased search across top channels. Find where it's free or cheapest to watch.
- Free Roku mobile app on your iOS or Android phone for handy voice search, sharing photos, private listening with headphones, and more.
Most helpful customer reviews
204 of 209 people found the following review helpful.
They are both good but there are some differences
I own the Roku Premiere and the Roku Premiere Plus. They are both good but there are some differences.
Both could use improvement in being able to customize remote buttons, back light remote and so forth.
OK....Here are the big differences.
Premiere Plus has an Ethernet port and micro SD card slot.
Also, Premiere Plus is HDR (High Dynamic Range ) TV ready.
The Premiere has none of the above listed capabilities. Both are 4K ready.
The Premiere Plus remote is thicker, has a better feel to it (my opinion), and requires 2 AA batteries.
This remote appears to be a Radio Frequency (RF) remote control.
This remote has the headphone jack for private listening.
The Premiere remote is thinner and utilizes 2 AAA batteries.
This remote is an infrared (IR) type remote.
No headphone jack.
If your WiFi internet is spotty in your house, I would definitely buy the Premiere Plus, because it has a wired Ethernet port.
Personally, I like the Premiere Plus better due to the fact of differences listed above.
117 of 127 people found the following review helpful.
that's pretty much all you need
By Jersey Mike
This my third Roku. Bought my first long enough ago that it is no longer supported. Still gets Netflix though.
I bought this to replace a Roku 2, which I moved to my bedroom TV. Setup gets easier with each model, and this one was up and running in minutes. I had to reauthorize all my apps (channels), which was the most time consuming, but not Roku's fault.
I don't find much difference between this model and the Roku 2. It has less connections - solely HDMI - but unless you have legacy equipment, that's pretty much all you need. It is 4k capable, but my tv and avr are 1080p. So I can't really comment on the 4k. However it works fine with 1080p. The premiere also boots much faster than the Roku 2, but really, how often are you booting these things?
Many of my friends and family are going with smart tvs these days. Personally I think that is a mistake. I'd save the money differential for a smart tv, and use it to buy a Roku. The reason? Apps! Nobody is rushing to develop new apps for the myriad brands of smart tv's. They are all developing apps for Rokus, Apple TVs, Fire Sticks, etc. For example, I just cut the cable cord and went with Playstation Vue. Downloaded the Roku channel for it, and was watching it in 20 minutes or so. To my knowledge, you can't get Playstation Vue on any smart tv.
Plus, the technology changes so fast, this stuff becomes obsolete fairly quickly. Do you want your $1000 TV to become obsolete in 3 or 4 years, or your $79 Roku?
43 of 47 people found the following review helpful.
Love my Roku Premier
By Barry Owens
I love my Roku Premier Streaming Media Player. I bought it specifically to enable me to view PureFlix and Sling TV on my televisions and not just on my computer or tablet. It does not disappoint. It is extremely easy to hook up to your TV using a standard HDMI cable and takes only a couple of minutes to do so' less if the HDMI cable is already hooked up to your television like mine was. The only thing I don't like is that it is strictly a WiFi media player. I believe, however, that the Roku Premier+ has an ethernet connection on back the back, but I didn't think it was worth the extra $10 for it. If your WiFi signal is pretty strong then this will work fine. If you would rather hardwire it to your internet modem via ethernet then get the Premier+. 7
The Roku Premier gives you access to over 3500 streaming channels, including NBC in certain markets, and 350,000+ free and premium TV shows. The Premier has hot buttons for NetFlix, Hulu, Vudu and Sling TV. You can also get HBO and other premium movie channels without having to pay for cable.