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Roku Premiere - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player

 
Roku Premiere - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player

Roku Premiere - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player
From Roku

List Price: $69.99
Price: $69.00 Details

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Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

24 new or used available from $49.99

Average customer review:
( stars, based on 488 reviews)

Product Description

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.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #90 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

Features

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

239 of 246 people found the following review helpful.
4They are both good but there are some differences
By Ice
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.

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful.
5A great streaming device and easy to use
By Eric G
I've been really happy with my Roku media players! I bought my first one a couple years ago when I wanted to try out streaming on my TV. My brother and I went with the streaming stick because of the price and because it was small and we didn't have to find a place to set up the console, it just plugged in to the back of the TV . Very easy to use and set up, and personally has everything I need. This year I talked my parents into cutting their cable and just paying for internet in order to stream their shows. We bought a Roku Express and they tried it out for a week and ended up liking it so much, we bought two more for the other TV's in their house. Recently I decided to buy the Roku Premiere because of it's 4K capabilities in case I ever want to upgrade my TV to a 4K monitor. Would definitely recommend to others!

33 of 36 people found the following review helpful.
1Not made for surround sound.
By R. Mead
My home theater computer is showing its age, so I figured I would listen to the suggestion of a coworker and get a Roku! The Premiere was on sale and appeared to have features that I'd find valuable and useful, so I went for it. I connected it directly to my Marantz SR5011 receiver, running 7.2 channels. I ran the setup wizard (very easy to do) and linked my Amazon, Google Play, Plex, and Netflix accounts. After trying to figure out why I have so many media sources, I sat down to watch a movie and was sorely disappointed. Through a series of tests and troubleshooting, I determined that the Premiere cannot handle surround sound decoding without showing visible A/V sync issues. Regardless of source via the Roku, if I had any level of audio greater than 'stereo', the audio would by out of sync by as much as 3 seconds. If I switched to stereo, the problem was gone. After my own testing, I turned to the web and found that this has been a known issue for Roku with no fix in sight; not only does it affect the Premiere, but also the Premiere+ and the Ultra. I finally reached out to Roku support and explained everything. She gathered my info and said she'd escalate the ticket...

As we were chatting, I ordered the Roku 'Streaming Stick'. I ran the same tests on it and guess what... Flawless! The less expensive version (currently) out performs the more expensive, better speced device. I've got the Premiere boxed up and ready to ship back to Amazon for a refund.

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