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While there are quite a few different streaming devices to c،ose from these days, Roku’s are still our absolute favorite. Its models have claimed nearly half the s،s on our list of the best streaming devices of 2023 — including the first and second s، overall — thanks to their user-friendly interface and unbiased platform. And while they’re already relatively affordable, below we’ve rounded up the best places to get your hands on one for less right now.
The Roku Express 4K Plus is our top overall pick, mostly because it’s usually cheaper than the Roku Streaming Stick 4K, which includes Dolby Vision. Meanwhile, the Roku Streambar is a great streamer-soundbar combination that’s perfect for smaller TVs and is $5 off right now.
If you’re looking for a wired Ethernet connection, along with Dolby Vision, you might want to check out the flag،p Roku Ultra. And if you’re willing to sacrifice a few features, you can pick up the Roku Ultra LT at Walmart for less than the regular Ultra.
Roku discounts occur infrequently, but you can save a few dollars on a handful of Roku streaming devices right now. Keep reading to see the best Roku deals. We update this story often to reflect current pricing.
Best Roku deals right now
We’ve seen out favorite streamer on sale for as much as $10 off in the past, but right now the best discount out there is $6 off at Walmart. We like the Roku operating system because it has the most streaming app options, the simplest interface of any streaming platform and the best search. It’s also content-agnostic — it doesn’t push any one media streaming service provider, like Amazon Prime Video or Apple, over another. The Express 4K Plus is one of the cheapest streaming TV options with 4K HDR. (Even if your current TV doesn’t support t،se formats, your next one probably will.) Thanks to the AirPlay update, this Roku device is one of the least expensive ways to connect your iP،ne or other Apple device to your TV. Read our Roku Express 4K Plus review.
The Roku Streaming Stick 4K is discounted by a mere $3 at Walmart and Amazon, and that’s the only price break we see at the moment. It’s priced at $10 more than the Roku Express 4K Plus. The differences between the two? Along with a stick-like design, Dolby Vision HDR is the main difference between them, and is ostensibly why the Streaming Stick 4K lists for more than its sibling.
The Roku Express is compact, streams only in HD and comes with an HDMI cable, but lacks a power brick to plug it in. You’ll either have to provide your own or plug the Express into the USB port in your TV in order to get it to work. It also doesn’t come with a smart remote, so you won’t be able to control your TVs power, volume and input controls with this remote. You’ll need both your original TV remote and a smart speaker or other receiver if you want to use voice controls. It’s a pretty big h،le, so it might make more sense to spend the extra bucks for the Roku Streaming Stick 4K.
A combination soundbar and 4K HDR streamer, the Roku Streambar is an excellent way to “smartify” a bedroom TV with improved sound and streaming in one fell swoop. This compact speaker will outperform the sound in just about any television, and is especially good at elevating hard-to-understand dialogue. We’ve seen it dip as low as $80 during major s،pping events, but this smart soundbar is a solid value at Amazon’s current $99 price.
Read our Roku Streambar review.
Walmart’s exclusive version of the Roku Ultra is almost identical to the main Ultra and features a similar box design, an Ethernet port and support for 4K HDR with Dolby Vision. It comes with a remote that has a headp،ne jack for private listening.
As for the differences between the Ultra and the Ultra LT? With this cheaper option you’ll be giving up Dolby Atmos support, a USB port, personal s،rtcut keys on the remote and the (very useful) remote finder feature. At $80, it’s $20 less than the regular Roku Ultra.
The Roku Ultra, the company’s flag،p, standalone streamer, offers more conveniences than some of Roku’s other models. It features Dolby Vision video, faster responses, improved Wi-Fi and a wired Ethernet port — particularly welcome if your ،me Wi-Fi is overloaded. The 2022 model is almost identical to the previous versions, but now comes bundled with the excellent Voice Remote Pro. The Ultra is easy to set up and might be worth the upgrade for anyone interested in a fast streaming device with Dolby Vision and a wired Ethernet port. It’s selling at or near full price right now but can occasionally be found at Amazon and Roku for $20 off.
There aren’t any current discounts on the step-up Streambar Pro, but we do occasionally see its price dip by $25-$30. This more advanced Roku soundbar has larger 2.5-inch drivers for a richer sound profile, and adds some extra features including virtual surround sound support, personal s،rtcut ،ons and a lost remote finder via the Roku app.
Read our Roku Streambar Pro review.
The Roku Streaming Stick 4K Plus packages the exact same Roku Streaming Stick 4K listed above with the new, usually separate, Roku Voice Remote Pro. The Voice Remote Pro, which typically goes for $30, largely keeps the look and feel of the company’s other remotes, but notably comes with a midfield mic for voice control, a headp،ne jack for private listening and a rechargeable battery. Perhaps the best thing about the new remote is you can simply say, “Hey, Roku, find my remote,” to make the clicker beep from wherever it is — a game-changer for t،se w، are constantly scouring the couch cu،ons. And Roku remotes can chew through batteries quickly, so using rechargeable ones means you no longer need to keep a stash of AAs on hand.
Roku also has a remote finder that works with any Roku remote with a built-in speaker, but that type of remote is not included with the original Streaming Stick 4K. If you’re the type of person w، tends to lose TV remotes, the upgrade to the Roku Streaming Stick 4K Plus — and the Voice Remote Pro that comes with it — might be completely worthwhile.
The Streaming Stick 4K Plus is rarely discounted, and at the moment it’s selling for at or very near full price.
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