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Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra
alaScore 94

6 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Roku Ultra. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Roku Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 6 reviews)

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Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Roku Ultra review

 

Call it the "cascading upgrade effect" (CUE). Every time some newfangled home theater format comes along, like high-definition, 3D, 4K or high dynamic range, you have to upgrade everything associated with it. Not only do you need a new TV, but you also...

The Roku Ultra can access more TV shows and movies in 4K and HDR than most rival devices. It has the most features of any Roku streamer, and unlike the Chromecast Ultra it actually includes a remote (and an Amazon Video app). Roku's ecosystem offers...

It's more expensive than the Roku Premiere+. Content in 4K and HDR is still uncommon, and your HDR TV probably already has compatible apps. Unlike some of those TVs, the Ultra doesn't work with with Dolby Vision HDR. Some app interfaces are less...

If you own a 4K TV and an AV receiver or sound bar that doesn't pass 4K HDR signals, the Roku Ultra is a great 4K streaming choice.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Roku Ultra

 

The Roku Ultra includes just about every media-streaming feature you can think of, at a premium price.

Speedy performance. Supports 4K HDR video. Advanced remote with headphone jack and microphone.

Added features don't quite justify the premium over the Premiere+.

Conclusions The Ultra is Roku's most impressive streaming device yet, but at $130 it's a bit pricier than the comparable (but not HDR-compatible) Amazon Fire TV . The $100 Premiere+ is a better overall value, offering the same selection of 4K content...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jared Newman (pcworld.in)

Roku Ultra and Roku Premiere+ reviews: The priciest Roku still isn't the best Roku

 

Even before the Roku Ultra arrived, spending more than $100 on a Roku box wasn't really necessary. Last year's Roku 4 was a compromised device at $130, with an internal fan and an unusually large footprint for a media streamer. And besides its support...

Nov, 2016

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Barb Gonzalez (soundandvision.com)

Roku Ultra Streaming Player

 

Roku has once again upped the streaming game by including HDR and more in its highly recommendable Ultra 4K media player. I bought the Ultra the first week it came out and purchased the UHD copy of Batman v Superman and the Atmos worked from day 1 - as...

Excellent 4K HDR picture and sound quality; Optical audio output for full Dolby Digital Plus surround sound; Agnostic voice search finds movies/TV shows on most streaming channels

Playback control for music and slideshows is awkward; Doesn’t play Dolby Atmos from Vudu

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Sean P. Aune (technobuffalo.com)

Roku Ultra Review – Can it set a new standard for streaming devices?

 

TechnoBuffalo reviews the new Roku Ultra.

Nov, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (tomsguide.com)

Roku Ultra Review — The Media Streamer to Beat

 

With a $130 price tag, the Roku Ultra had a lot to prove, but in my experience, the device has succeeded in almost every way. The physical product is small and unobtrusive; the interface is snappy and functional; the channel selection is unparalleled,...

Small, quiet design ; Unparalleled channel selection ; Snappy interface ; Useful bells and whistles

Should have included an HDMI cable for the price ; Remote won't suit all users

The Roku Ultra lives up to its name, with 4K resolution, HDR support, digital audio, USB connectivity and more than 3,500 channels.

Oct, 2016